Call for Submissions

12 NO FEE/PAYING Literary Mags – Deadlines: August 1 – 31, 2020

The literary magazines/journals and contests listed below all offer some form of payment, do not charge submission/reading fees, take online submissions, and have submission deadlines in August 2020.

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


The First Line

DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

THEME: “The Simmons public library was a melting pot of the haves and have-nots, a mixture of homeless people and the wealthy older residents of the nearby neighborhood.”

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, short fiction, nonfiction

PAYMENT: “We pay on publication: $25.00 – $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 – $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction (all U.S. dollars). We also send you a copy of the issue in which your piece appears. You’ll receive your money and issue at the same time.”

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/1/the-first-line

Scum

DEADLINE: Opens August 1 and closes August 7, 2020 (1st week every month)

THEME: Feminist-friendly

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: Fiction, non-fiction, column, poetry, review

FORMAT: online

PAYMENT: “We pay $60AUD per piece of writing.”

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/16379/scum-mag

Speculative City

DEADLINE: August 24, 2020 

THEME: afrofuturist fiction, poetry, and essays written by authors who are specifically of Black and/or African descent

FORMAT: digitally online

SUBMISSION FEE: None

PAYMENT: Writers published will be paid $20-$55 according to the category and length of their submission.

FORMS: speculative fiction, poetry, and nonfiction

INTERVIEW: https://trishhopkinson.com/2017/11/22/paying-no-fee-submission-call-interview-speculative-city-new-deadline-dec-15-2017/

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/7609

Westerly

DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2020

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, reviews

FORMAT: online and print

PAYMENT:

  • “Poems: $120 for one poem or $150 for two or more poems
  • Stories: $200
  • Articles: $200
  • Visual art/Intro essay: $120
  • Reviews: $100
  • Online Publication: $100″

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/1493/westerly

Foundry

DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2020

SUBMISSION FEE: None / $5 for expedited

PAYMENT: “We pay $20 per poem via Venmo or Paypal shortly after publication. We also promote our authors on social media and submit nominations for prizes.”

FORMS: poetry

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/20712

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review

DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2020

SUBMISSION FEE: None

THEME: Politics

FORMS: poetry and cover art

FORMAT: online

PAYMENT: “We pay a semi-professional rate of five dollars per poem and pay ten dollars for cover art and five dollars for other art.”

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/16871/songs-eretz-poetry-review

Apparition Lit

READING PERIOD: August 15 – 31, 2020

SUBMISSION FEE: None

THEME: Satisfaction

FORMS: short stories, poetry

FORMAT: print

PAYMENT: “Apparition is a semi-pro rate magazine, paying $0.03 per word, minimum of $30.00 dollars for short stories (excluding flash contest. See details in the Flash Fiction dropdown for flash rates) and a flat fee of $30 per poem.”

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/23045/apparition-literary-magazine

Mud Season Review

READING PERIOD: August 1 – 31, 2020

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: Poetry, fiction

FORMAT: print

PAYMENT: “We pay authors and featured artists $50 for their work. Artists whose images we select to pair with writing receive $15.”

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/14659/mud-season-review

The McNeese Review

DEADLINE: August 31, 2020

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: Poetry, fiction

FORMAT: print

PAYMENT: $50

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/7523/the-mcneese-review

Chicken Soup for the Soul

DEADLINE: August 31, 2020

THEME: Miracles, Amazing Coincidences & the Unexplainable

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: Stories and poems

PAYMENT: $200

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/4482/chicken-soup-soul-series

Contrary

DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2020

FORMAT: digitally online

SUBMISSION FEE: None

PAYMENT: “For original commentary, fiction, and poetry, Contrary Magazine pays $20 per author per issue, regardless of the number of works or nature of the submission, if invoiced within six months.”

FORMS: fiction, poetry, and commentary

DUOTROPE: If you subscribe to Duotrope, click here to read their interview with the Contrary editors.

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable

DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2020

SUBMISSION FEE: None

THEME: Migration

FORMS: poetry, fiction, memoir

FORMAT: print and online

PAYMENT: “$20 for featured author stories
$10 for stories published on our &More page
$5 for poems we publish”

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/7321/bethlehem-writers-roundtable


If you like this post, please share with your writerly friends and/or follow my blog or like my Facebook page. You can see all the FREE resources my blog offers poets/writers on my Blog Tour page. 

1 reply »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s