Call for Submissions

7 PAYING LIT MAGS – Deadlines: Aug 31 – Sept 30, 2018

The literary magazines/journals listed below all offer some form of payment, do not charge submission/reading fees, and have submission deadlines between August 31 and September 30, 2018.
This list focuses on poetry submissions, but most lit mags accept prose and art as well. The listings are in order of closest deadlines.


Filling Station

DEADLINE: August 31, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, critical non-fiction (about literature and occasionally about visual art), and visual art

PAYMENT: “In addition to a complimentary 3-Issue Subscription ($25 value) and a discount on future renewals and subscriptions, filling Station offers each of its contributors a $25 honorarium”

Qu Literary Magazine

DEADLINE: August 31, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: Fiction, essays, script excerpts, poetry

PAYMENT: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem

The New Quarterly

DEADLINE: August 31, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: NONE

NOTES: Canadian writers only, snail mail only

FORMS: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction

PAYMENT: “We pay writers $250 for a short story or nonfiction entry, and $40 per poem or postscript story.”

Hysterical

DEADLINE: September 1, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: Open to submissions only from writers who are women, femmes or non-binary people.

FORMS: Prose, poetry, and hybrid/cross-genre writing

PAYMENT: “We’re dedicated to paying for work, as we value writers and art. At the time of this writing, payment is $50 per accepted prose piece or group of poems.”

Arsenika

DEADLINE: September 15, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: Flash fiction and poetry

PAYMENT: “Payment is $60 USD for fiction and $30 USD for poetry for first world electronic rights and non-exclusive audio rights. We hope to raise the poetry rate to $60 as well in the future”

The Puritan

DEADLINE: September 25, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None for regular submissions

FORMS: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry

NOTES: only issues payments via PayPal or PayPal check in the mail

PAYMENT: “$100 PER INTERVIEW, $100 PER ESSAY, $100 PER REVIEW,
$75 PER WORK OF FICTION, AND $20 PER POEM (OR PAGE, CAPPED AT $80 FOR POEMS RUNNING FOUR PAGES OR MORE).”

EVENT

DEADLINE: Reached Submittable limit – reopens in December

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: Fiction, poetry

PAYMENT: Per their Editorial Policy:

  • For poetry we pay, upon publication, a minimum of $35/page, up to a maximum of $500, along with two copies of the issue.
  • For prose we pay, upon publication, a minimum of $30/page, up to a maximum of $500, along with two copies of the issue.
  • For cover art we pay, upon publication, $150 along with two copies of the issue.
  • For the commissioned illustrations, we pay, upon publication, $500 along with two copies of the issue.

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