Call for Submissions

4 PAYING LIT MAGS – Deadlines: Oct. 1 – Oct. 31, 2019

The literary magazines/journals listed below all offer some form of payment, do not charge submission/reading fees, take online submissions, and have submission deadlines in October 2019.

This list focuses on poetry submissions, but most lit mags accept prose and art as well. The listings are in order of closest deadlines.

Gordon Square Review

DEADLINE: October 1, 2019


FORMS: poetry, prose

PAYMENT: $25 per accepted prose piece and $10 per accepted poem

Hold the Line

DEADLINE: Year-round


NOTES: “We are seeking writers who are passionate about social justice as it intersects with the challenges of parenthood.”

FORMS: Poetry, short fiction

PAYMENT: Poetry – $20; Shorter pieces, listicles, or book reviews up to 950 words – $50; Longer pieces, 1300 – 1800 words – $100; Photos – $15

Chicken Soup for the Soul

DEADLINE: October 31, 2019


THEME: “Laughter Is the Best Medicine”

FORMS: Stories and poems



DEADLINE: October 31, 2019


NOTES: Writing by women, including trans* persons, gender-variant and two-spirit women, and women of non-binary sexual orientations, any theme for this issue

FORMS: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art

PAYMENT: “All contributors will be paid upon publication: $50 CAD for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages.”

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