Thursday, January 14, 2016

185 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints

Updated 3/13/23

There is nothing quite like having your work published, especially after you have spent months sending your stories or poems to magazines that take forever to respond.

Sadly, the elation you feel when you have finally seen your work in print may be short-lived. Most stories and poems that make their way into literary journals have only a brief shelf-life. After readers have read your work and the issue has been archived, now what?

One good way to extend the life of your story is to send it to literary magazines that accept reprints.

Fortunately, there are a lot of literary magazines willing to accept stories that have already been published. Very few of them pay, because reprints have little value in the literary marketplace. (Only the first magazine that publishes your work will be credited.) However, some venues, notably podcasts, pay competitive rates for work that has been previously published.

All of these markets are currently accepting reprints and all allow simultaneous submissions. Make sure you read their websites carefully to see if your work will be a good fit. And make sure that all rights have reverted to you when you submit to them. (Look at the contract you signed with the original publisher. It should say "All rights revert to author upon publication" or "All rights revert to author after X months.")

(Image: "Drawing Hands" by M. C. Escher)

Publication Submission Guidelines Payment Medium Genres
50-Word Stories No Electronic All genres, Flash Fiction only
Ancient Paths Online $1.25 per poem or fiction piece;
$1 will be added for any accompanying art work or photography (if also accepted)
Electronic Poems, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Spiritual themes only
Apocrypha and Abstractions
No Electronic All genres, Flash Fiction only (fewer than 500 words_
Avatar Review No Electronic All genres, poetry, nonfiction
The Cosmic Background 3 cents/word Electronic Slipstream Flash Fiction

"We don't want fiction in which the primary plot-driver is an act of violence against a woman. We do not want your transphobic TERFY bullshit. We don't want your racism, your anti-immigrant rhetoric, or your homophobia. Take all of that shit, and submit it somewhere else (like your garbage can)."
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores
2 cents/word for fiction reprints, 50 cents per line for poetry reprints, 2  - 8 cents/word nonfiction reprints Electronic Speculative Fiction Nonfiction and Poetry

Submission periods
Bewildering Stories
No Electronic Speculative Fiction

Submission periods
Allegory $15 Electronic Speculative Fiction
Murderous Ink Press:Crimeucopia
Up to £7.00 Print and ebook Crime fiction
Nightlight $50 Audio Black writers only

See submission periods
The Hungur Chronicles $12 Print  Horror. Vampires or creatures with vampiric themes

Prose, poetry, art
Burningword Literary Journal No Electronic and POD Poetry and Flash Fiction (up to 300 words)

Only open to writers under 30 No Electronic Poetry up to 50 lines and Fiction up to 5000 words
cahoodaloodaling No Electronic Narrative non-fiction, Fiction, Screenplays, Excerpts, and Poetry

"Our theme is the environmental crisis and the losses of species and habitat that are a result of this ongoing disaster."
No Electronic Poetry, Essays, and Fiction (1500 words max)

We prefer topics to deal with common social issues normal–or not so normal– problems people everyday.
No Electronic Fiction, Poetry
Showcase $50 Electronic Poetry, prose 

Has submission periods
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal No Electronic Poetry, Fiction, Art
and Photography
Children, Churches and Daddies No Electronic and Print Poetry, Fiction
Greenprints $150 Print Gardening
Columbia Journal No Electronic Poetry, Fiction,
The Margins No Electronic Every Tuesday, The Margins publishes the work of emerging and established Asian American and diasporic poets. We publish English-language poems and translations of poems. 

See reading periods
Copperfield Review No Electronic Historical Fiction and Poetry, Nonfiction
Cricket Online Review No Electronic Poetry, fiction, essays, sound, film, short drama, & experimental visual art
Enrapturing Tales Royalties Electronic Poetry, fiction, art on themes
Fusion Fragment 3.5 cents (CAD) per word Electronic and Print Speculative Fiction 

See reading periods
Deep South Magazine No Electronic  Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction about the deep South
Forever Magazine No Electronic Speculative Fiction
Down in the Dirt No Electronic and Print Almost any genre
East Coast Literary Review
No Print Poetry,
Flash Fiction,
Short Stories (up to 8,000 words)
Cosmic Horror Monthly 1 cent per word for reprints Electronic Cosmic horror, Lovecraftian, Weird, and dark science fiction stories

See reading periods
Ekphrastic No Electronic Poetry, micro, flash, and shorter fiction, and interesting reflections, essays, and other prose about or inspired by art
Every Writer's Resource
No Electronic Flash Fiction (500 words max)
Little Blue Marble $0.01 CAD a word for reprints Electronic and print Speculative fiction that examines humanity's possible futures living with anthropogenic climate change. 
Short Story Substack $100 and 50% of subscription revenue Electronic Short story - publishes one story per month
Fabula Argentea
$8 for short stories and poems, $3 for flash, $15 to $25 for longer stories  Electronic Poems, flash fiction, short stories
LA Review of LA A few pennies Electronic Stories and poems and stuff. Pictures. Sound files. Non fiction. Weird and offensive shit. Polite banter. Stuff about LA. 
Bards and Sages Quarterly
$15 Electronic and print Speculative fiction 
The Fear of Monkeys
No Electronic Politically conscious stories, poems, essays
The Current 25 euros Print Short stories, flash fiction or poems of maximum 7,500 characters (spaces included) or children's works of maximum 7,000 characters
The Feminist Wire No Electronic Feminist fiction and poetry

See submission periods
Fiction on the Web
No Electronic Short stories, all genres
Unstamatic Newsprint $10 Print Prose of 500 words or fewer; Poetry of 25 lines or fewer; Visual art of any sort
The Font – A Literary Journal for Language Teachers No Electronic Short stories, articles, essays, anecdotes, poems, cartoons and other forms of creative writing or visual art on the theme of language teaching or learning
FriGG No Electronic Fiction, nonfiction, poetry - all topics
Front Porch Review No Electronic Fiction, poetry, essays and visual arts
(5000 words)
Frontier Tales No Electronic and Print Westerns
Geist Unknown Print Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, art, reviews
either by Canadians or with a connection to Canada
Ginosko No Print Short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights
Dwarf Stars anthology No Print Speculative poetry 

Opens April 1
Jersey Devil Press No Electronic and Print Speculative fiction and poetry
Jewish Literary Journal No Electronic Poetry, fiction, nonfiction -
All submissions must be Jewish in nature

See submission periods
Joyland Unspecified Electronic and Print Fiction

Submissions are free one weekend a month
Kaleidoscope $10 - $100 Electronic Fiction, nonfiction, poetry - Must focus on some aspect of disability
White Enso $10 - $15 Electronic Short fiction, essays, creative non-fiction and artwork that encapsulates the Japan experience. 
The Archive €50 Electronic  We want the weird, the unexpected, the completely new. No theme, no genre, no need to be previously unpublished

See submission periods
The Lascaux Review No Electronic  Poetry, Fiction, Essays
Micro Podcast No Electronic  Micro Fiction
The Linnet's Wings No Electronic Poetry, Fiction,
Literally Stories No Electronic Short stories,
all genres (500 to 3000 words)

Sometimes takes up to 4,000 words, but the work has to be "outstanding"
Literary Mama No Electronic Short stories, and poems about motherhood
Miramichi Flash No Electronic Flash fiction - Canadians only
Phantasmacore Token payment Electronic  Speculative

Submission periods
The Lorelei Signal $2 Electronic and Print Fantasy featuring strong, complex female characters
Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles "a few pennies" Electronic "Stories and poems and stuff. Pictures. Sound files. Non-fiction." 
Lotus-eater No Electronic Poetry, prose (up to 5000 words), nonfiction, book reviews
Luna Station Quarterly No Electronic Speculative fiction written by women

Submission periods
$2 Electronic and Print "Twisted humor, funny horror, or anything else you think will disturb and amuse us."
Poetry Substack $10 Electronic Accepts one poem per month
Mediterranean Poetry No Electronic Poetry and prose inspired in some way or the other by the Mediterranean world
Neon Hemlock: We're Here No Electronic and Print Queer science fiction
Flash Fiction Online 2c/word Electronic Flash fiction up to 1000 words

See submission periods
The Missing Slate No Electronic and Print Fiction, poetry, essays, reviews and criticism 
Uncharted No Electronic Sci-ci, fantasy, horror, thriller/mystery/crime fiction
Mouse Tales Press No Electronic and Print Poetry and Prose (4000 words max)
Occult Detective Magazine No? Print and electronic Short detective stories dealing with the occult
Parents & Kids $25 Electronic  Nonfiction articles 
Tales from Between REPRINT: £5 plus a physical copy of the issue. Print We’re looking for ‘strange stories’. That can be horror, fantasy, literary.
Penumbric $10 Print and Electronic Fiction, poetry, illustration, graphic narrative, animation, music, or combinations of these. Work that constitutes the ever-moving edge of its kind, as a place between light and dark, consciousness and un, today and tomorrow; work exhibiting the strange, the bizarre, that which is not of the world we know, but more of a twilight realm or even altogether alien place.
Live Novel Digest $100 Electronic  Short stories 2,000 - 6,000 words
NonBinary Review Semi-pro Electronic  Themed
Mosaic ? Electronic Articles and reviews by writers of African descent
Van Gogh’s Ear: Best World Poetry, Prose & Art No Electronic Poetry and prose. Poem length shouldn’t be more than 165 lines and prose length no more than 1,500 words.
After Dinner Conversation $0.01 per word Print Children's, YA and Adult short stories
The Other Stories No Audio Fiction (up to 4000 words)
Aftermath 2 cents/word for short stories; 1 cent/word for everything else Electronic  Humans are doing so much damage to the natural world that it can only end in a spate of perfect storms that will wreck our civilization. These inevitable apocalyptic events offer a wealth of inspiration.
The Dirty Spoon $50 Electronic

(Podcast and online journal)
Nonfiction: essays, interviews and articles about people who work in our consumable culture.
Pen Sword Magazine No Electronic Short form fiction and non-fiction that presents the military service experience
Pulp Literature 50% of rate for original fiction Print Pulp fiction up to 50 pages

Submission periods
A Velvet Giant $20 Electronic  All genres

"We are especially interested in work by genderqueer & LGBTQ+ people, women, people of color, global writers, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault."
City. River. Tree. 2 cents/word Electronic Flash fiction, pictographs
Nightlight Podcast $50 Podcast Horror by Black writers
The Poeming Pigeon
No Print Poetry and Prose, themed issues
parABnormal $7 Print Fiction, nonfiction, poetry on the paranormal. "For us, this includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters and creatures from various folklores."
Scrawl Place $35 Electronic Your submission must be about or connected to or associated with a specific, physical place that someone could visit
The Voyage $200 Electronic YA short stories and nonfiction up to 6,000 words
Quantum Muse

(Offers peer reviews only) No Electronic Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Alternative
Radon .5¢ per word for reprints Electronic Fiction, flash fiction, poetry, art. "Radon welcomes short story and poetry submissions containing elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction."
r.kv.r.y. No Electronic Poetry, short stories and nonfiction (3000 words max)
relating to recovery
The Deadlands 1¢/word Electronic Speculative fiction, poetry, and nonfiction about death. They publish work “about the other realms, of the ends we face here, and the beginnings we find elsewhere.” 
Reading Out Loud No Audio Fiction up to 4000 words
Jay Henge anthologies $5 USD per 1000 words Electronic Speculative fiction
StarShipSofa $50 Audio Speculative fiction

Dark Moon Digest$0.01 per word for reprints Electronic Speculative fiction
Sanitarium Magazine Token payment Electronic Horror
Santa Fe Writers Project
No Electronic Fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews
Synthetic Reality Magazine DEFUNCT Payment varies Electronic Science Fiction, Fantasy, SHTF, Slipstream, Horror, Sword and Sorcery and Surreal Fiction. 
Escape Pod 8¢ per word for original stories, $100 for reprints Audio Science Fiction
Breath and Shadow ? Electronic Breath & Shadow only accepts work from people with disabilities.
DreamForge $0.04/word

Poems are paid at the rate of $25 to $100

Electronic SF and Fantasy

Has submission periods
The Dread Machine $.01/word for reprints Electronic  Futuristic dark fiction, speculative fiction, cyberpunk, slipstream, and science fiction
Grimdark Magazine Reprints: AUD$0.01 per word Electronic Grimdark fantasy and sci-fi

Submission periods
Short Fiction Break No Electronic Fiction (2000 words max)
The Short Humour Site
No Electronic and Print Humorous short fiction and nonfiction (500 words max)
TDot Spec CAD 2c/word for originals; 50% rate for reprints Electronic  Speculative fiction anthologies

See themes and deadlines
Tales From the Moonlit Path $10 Electronic Speculative fiction and poetry
Polar Borealis & Polar Starlight $10 Electronic Science Fiction, Fantasy, Weird Fantasy, Horror with SF aspects, Lovecraftian Horror

Contributors must be Canadian, or at least reside in Canada.

Has submission periods
Daikaijuzine $10 for fiction, $5 for poetry Electronic Speculative fiction, flash fiction, articles, and poetry
Dragon Soul Press Royalties Electronic Poetry and  fiction anthologies


All genres of fiction

See deadlines
Shoreline of Infinity £40/1000 words for reprints published in another language Electronic and Print Science fiction and fantasy

Has submission periods

Poetry submissions open all year round
Space Squid $5 Electronic and Print Scifi/humor. Flash fiction, short stories (2000 words max)
Mithila Review $10 Electronic Fantasy, science fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Witcraft No payment, but stories are selected for prizes Electronic  Stories that are brief, humorous and engaging. 
Still Point Arts Quarterly
Token payment and 2 copies of issue Print Art, articles, essays, fiction, and poetry.

Shanti Arts is focused on nature, art, and spirit.
Mesozoic Reader $10 Electronic and Print Stories and poetry of any genre are welcome, so long as dinosaurs or other prehistoric creatures are a central element

Has submission periods
Bulb Culture Collective No payment Electronic Poetry and prose (reviews, fiction, creative nonfiction, nonfiction, poetry); they want work that was “previously published (regardless of when it was published) by a journal that has since gone dark or if circumstances have made your work unavailable online for any reason. You must retain the rights of this work.”
Sub-saharan Magazine

Site not updated
Semi-pro Electronic and Print Stories that present Africa in a Fantasy, science fiction, or horror setting or with speculative elements (2000 words max)
Poetry Super Highway No Electronic Poetry
The Summerset Review No Electronic and Print Literary fiction and nonfiction of up to 8,000 words, poets may submit up to five poems
Survivor's Review

Open to cancer survivors, family members and caregivers No Electronic Poetry, short stories, essays (up to 1000 words)
The Future Fire $10 - $20 Electronic Fiction and poetry that focuses on the social-political elements of imaginary, futuristic, fantastic, horrifying, surreal or otherwise speculative universes
The Fifth Di... Reprint Stories: $15.00 Print Science fiction, fantasy, and spooky horror stories and poems
Tales of the Zombie War Semi-pro Electronic Zombies! (In poetry and prose) A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments No Electronic Poetry, essays, fiction, articles, artwork, videos, and other contributions
THEMA Token Print Poetry and prose - themed issues
The Stray Branch No Electronic Fiction, poetry, photography, and art
Flame Tree Publishing 4 pence for reprints Electronic and Print Speculative fiction anthologies

See deadlines
Glint No Electronic Poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, visual art. "We’re especially fond of hybrids. That terms encompasses form as well as content. We appreciate lyric essays, prose poems, flash fiction, collaborations, visual poetry, graphic fiction, literary fantasy, excerpts from verse novellas or verse biographies." 
Tall Tale TV
Podcast Unspecified Audio Science fiction and fantasy
The Phlogiston Press Royalties Electronic "We’re looking for short form speculative fiction, old style, slipstream, horror, fantasy, science fiction, literary, poetry, flash with a maximum length of 8,000 words - or even a longer story to serialise over a few newszines."
House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature $25 CND for poems and between $50 and $75 CND per short story Electronic  Speculative poetry, fiction

"We do consider previously published work, but we do not consider reprints that are currently available for free online."

See themes
Nightlight (Podcast) $50 Podcast Horror 

At least one of your birth parents must be Black.

See submission periods
Fixator Press No payment. Electronic Free-verse and experimental/off-beat poetry

Accepts reprints as long as they have not appeared anywhere in the last 12 months
MetaStellar No Electronic Speculative fiction
Underwater New York No Electronic Fiction, nonfiction, art, music and poetry inspired by the underwater objects and phenomena that surround New York City
Unlikely Stories: MarkV No Electronic Activist prose, music and poetry

(They have the longest guidelines in the world...)
Small Wonders Original flash fiction: $0.10/word

Reprint flash fiction: $0.01/word or $10, whichever is more

Poems: $60

Art: $125 for reprint rights
Electronic  Speculative fiction and poetry with elements not of this world: fantasy, science fiction, horror

1000 words max for prose
East of the Web 5 cents/word Electronic  Science Fiction
Toyon No payment Electronic Poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, art, audio, and translations
Frozen Wavelets 1 cent/word Electronic Speculative flash fiction and poetry
Alaska Parent $25-$40 Electronic and Print Parenting in Alaska
Wordgathering No Electronic Disability literature
Workers Write! Semi-pro Print Working class fiction - themed issues
Chesapeake Family Life $35 Print and electronic Nonfiction about family life in Maryland
Georgia Family Magazine Unspecified Print? Nonfiction about family life in Georgia
Hudson Valley Parent $25 Electronic Parenting in the Hudson Valley of New York
The Writing Disorder No Electronic and Print Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art, Reviews, Interviews, Comic Art and Experimental work Youth Imagination
Western New York Family Magazine $40-$150 Electronic and Print Parenting in Western New York
WritersWeekly $30 Electronic Nonfiction about the business of writing
Babybug Not specified Print Stories and poems for babies and toddlers
The Drabblecast Semi-pro Audio Weird stories (4000 words max)
GlitterShip Semi-pro Audio LGBTQ stories (6000 words max)
Ladybug Not specified Print Stories, nonfiction, activities and poems for children 3 - 6 years old
Spider Not specified Print "Fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers."
The Dirty Spoon $50 (?) Podcast Essays, interviews and articles about people who work in our consumable culture.

See submission periods
Gallery of Curiosities $.01/word Podcast Weird speculative fiction
Hourglass Books No Online? Fiction anthologies
Reprint Poetry No Online Poetry
Pseudopod $.08/word for original fiction, $100 flat rate for short story reprints, and $20 flat rate for flash fiction reprints (stories below 1500 words). Podcast Horror
Cast of Wonders $.06/word for original fiction, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction reprints, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction reprints Podcast YA,
High fantasy,
Science fiction
Cricket Not specified Print Fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction for children aged 9 to 14
The Lascaux Review $25 Digital Stories, poems, and essays
Funds for Writers $10-$15 Digital
Practical tools and information related to getting paid to write
Ask Magazine Not specified Print Nonfiction for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science
One Story $500 Print If a story has been published in print outside of North America, it will be considered
Podcastle $20 - $100 Audio
and text
Aromatica Poetica No payment Electronic Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art–images, video, audio–that engage with smell and taste.

Submissions periods
Dark Horses No payment Electronic Weird fiction  up to 10,000 words
Gwyllion £10 Print and Electronic Speculative fiction, poetry, book reviews
Azure: A Journal of Literary Thought

Published by Lazuli Literary Group
No Electronic Complex literary fiction
The Moth

Ireland No Print Poetry and short stories
Quail Bell Magazine No Electronic Short stories, art, multi-media, poetry
Abstract No Electronic Poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction essay or memoir, in addition to multimedia submissions featuring audio or video content.  

Abstract will consider work previously published in small-circulation journals, websites, or blogs

Manawaker Studios $3 Podcast Flash fiction
Craft No Electronic Fiction and nonfiction
Dodging The Rain No Electronic Poetry
Carrier Pigeon No Print Fiction, flash fiction, poetry

All accepted submissions are illustrated 
Eunoia Review No Electronic Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction
The Maul 2¢/word for reprints Electronic

and print?

100 - 3,000 words
Remington Review No Online Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction

Has reading periods
The Lake No Electronic Poetry
Nice Cage No Electronic Poetry and short fiction
Defuncted No Electronic They are looking for work that was previously published but is no longer available to read online because the journal it was published in has gone defunct.
Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy ? Print Stories must be by a writer who is American or Canadian, or who has made the US or Canada their home. Story length must be 17,499 words or less. 
Zooscape  $20 for reprints Electronic All stories must be furry.
Lighten Up Online No Electronic Poetry
Empty House Press No Electronic "We are willing to read work that has appeared on an author’s personal site or blog or at an online venue that has closed provided that the work is otherwise no longer available or appears in a significantly different form and appropriate acknowledgements are included."
Mirror Dance $5 Electronic Fantasy fiction and poetry
No Sleep Podcast Yes (various) Podcast Horror
Doubleback Review No Electronic "We only publish previously-published work from journals that no longer exist; we do not publish previously unpublished work nor previously published work that is still available online or in active print circulation."
Hedgerow No Electronic Poems, art         

Work previously published on social media permitted
Random Sample Review No payment Electronic Poetry, prose

We will consider work that has been previously published as long as you let us know where it was published, and that publication allows for republishing.

Submission periods
Our Day's Encounter No payment Electronic Art, photographs, poems, creative writings (if it’s poetry, please send three poems), thoughts, journal entries, just about anything written
The Collidescope No payment Electronic Art, fiction, poetry, critical essays, reviews, interviews, novel excerpts, and the unclassifiable.

We gravitate mostly toward magical realism and the surreal/slipstream.
Imagitopia 1 cent/word Electronic and Podcast Fantasy short fiction
Afterpast Review No payment Electronic Feminist literary magazine dedicated to uplifting underrepresented voices. We accept poetry, prose, and dramatic writing from all writers.
Story Unlikely $75 max Electronic "Good stories"
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  1. S-Curves, a Los Angeles-based literary journal, also welcomes previously published work. We primarily feature writers living/working in Topanga Canyon, but are open to non-canyon writers subject to space available.

  2. The Moon posted that it is shutting down.

  3. Great list. Thanks for posting it.

  4. This is a terrific resource. Thank you for putting it together.


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