Wednesday, April 10, 2019

35 Paying Markets for Poetry - No submission fees

Lady Reading Poetry by Ishibashi Kazunori  (Wikimedia)
Rise and shine, poets!

Here are 35 literary journals that pay for poems. Short, long, lyrical, light - you name it, they want it. And if these markets aren't enough, you can find more publishing opportunities for poetry in these posts:

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Epoch Magazine is edited by faculty at Cornell University. Genres: Poetry in all forms, including the long poem; send up to five poems, fiction, essays, cartoons, screenplays, graphic art, and graphic fiction. Payment: $50 per poem, and $150 per short story, more for longer stories. Reading Period: September 15 - April 15. Snail mail submissions only.

Terra Preta. Genre: Poetry, translation, creative non-fiction, craft essays, literary reviews, art, collage, and photography. Payment: Not specified. Reading Period: Rolling. Submissions are free until they reach their monthly cap of 100 submissions, so submit early in the month.

The Massachusetts Review. Genre: Poetry up to 100 lines. Submit up to six poems. Also fiction and essays. No fee for mailed submissions. Payment: $50 for work published in a single issue. Reading Period: October 1 - April 30. Translations, including poetry, are accepted year-round.

Room Magazine is an established Canadian feminist literary journal. They accept work by women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people. They specifically encourage writers with overlapping under-represented identities to submit their work. Genre: Poetry, send up to five poems. Also accept fiction, creative non-fiction, and art submissions. Payment: CAD $50-$150. Reading Period: Nov 1, 2019 to Jan 31, 2020.

Colorado ReviewGenre: Poetry of any style. Submit no more than five poems with a maximum of 15 pages. Also fiction and nonfiction. Payment: $10 per page ($30 minimum) for poetry and $200 for short stories and essays. Reading Period: Fiction & poetry manuscripts are read from August 1 to April 30; nonfiction manuscripts, however, are read year-round. No submission fee for mailed submissions.

Boulevard. Genre: Poems up to 200 lines. Send up to five poems. Also fiction and nonfiction.  Payment: $25-250 for poetry, and $100-300 for prose. Reading Period: November 1 to May 1. No submission fee for mailed submissions.

The Georgia Review. Genre: Submit up to five poems, fiction, nonfiction, and reviews. No fee for mailed submissions. Payment: $4 per line of poetry, and $50 per page for prose. Reading Period: August 16 - May 14.

Bennington ReviewGenre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, film writing, and cross-genre work. Payment: $100 for prose of six pages and under, $200 for prose of over six pages, and $20 per poem, in addition to two copies of the issue the piece is published in. Reading Period: The next submissions period will be from November 1, 2019 to May 15, 2020.

Vallum Magazine is a Canadian poetry magazine. Genre: Poems on the theme of  Fear. “It has been said by writers like William Golding that fear is the most destructive of human emotions. It may be a fear of the known or of the unknown, a fear that seems overwhelming and unbeatable. Franklin D. Roosevelt said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” How is fear represented in poetry, specifically in your poetry? What are we afraid of?” Send 4-7 poems (by mail only). They also accept essays, interviews, reviews, and audio and video poems. Payment: Not specified. Reading Period: Deadlines are posted on the site.

Grain Literary Magazine is a Canadian publication. Genres: Individual poems, sequences, or suites up to a maximum of 6 pages, fiction, literary nonfiction. Payment: CAD $50 per page up to CAD $250. Reading Period: September 15 to May 15.

Baltimore Review. Genre: Poetry; send up to three poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, videos (including poetry), and cross-genre work. Payment: $40. Reading Period: Submission periods are August 1 through November 30 and February 1 through May 31.

Highlights Magazine is a magazine for children ages 6-12. Genre: Poems up to 10 lines, especially non-rhyming and/or humorous poetry. No poems with nature or seasonal themes or poems about dogs. Also publish short stories (see guidelines for current themes), puzzles, articles, activities, and cartoons. Payment: $40 and up for poems, crafts, and puzzles, and $175 and up for fiction and nonfiction. Reading Period: Closed to submissions from December 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020.

ApparitionGenre: Poetry and fiction on themes. Payment: $0.01 per word, minimum of 10.00 dollars. Reading Period: Apparition Lit is open for poetry and short story submissions four times a year: February 15-28; May 15-31; August 15-31; and November 15-30.

The Lifted Brow. Genre: Translated fiction, comics, essays, experimental non-fiction, and poetry.  Payment: $75 - $300. Reading Period: See site for deadlines.

AGNIGenre: Poetry and prose. Payment: $10 per printed (or printed-out) page for accepted prose, and $20 per page for accepted poetry, up to a maximum of $150. Reading Period: September 1 - May 31.

Contemporary Verse 2Genre: Poetry and critical writing about poetry, including interviews, articles, essays, and reviews. Payment: $30 - $150. Reading Period: September 1 - May 31.

MslexiaGenre: Stories, poems and script on themes. Length: Stories up to 2,200 words, poems up to 40 lines, and short scripts up to 1,000 words (including character names and stage instructions). Payment: £25. Reading Period: See site for deadlines.

The Journal of Compressed Creative ArtsGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, "and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way." Payment: $50. Reading Period: See site for deadlines.

THEMAGenre: Short stories, flash fiction, poems, art on themes.  Payment: short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem, $10; artwork, $25 for cover, $10 for interior page display. Reading Period: See site for deadlines. Reprints accepted.

FIYAHGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry about African Diaspora. Themed issues. Length: Short fiction 2,000 – 7,000 words and novelettes up to 15,000 words. Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette. Reading Period: See site for deadlines.

WesterlyGenre: Short stories, poetry, memoir and creative non-fiction, essays and literary criticism. PaymentPoems: $120 for one poem or $150 for two or more poems; Stories: $180; Articles: $180; Visual art/Intro essay: $120; Reviews: $100; Online Publication: $100. "We expect our contributors to be subscribers of the Magazine. While we will accept submissions from non-subscribers, should your work be accepted for publication in this instance, you will be asked to accept a subscription to the Magazine as part payment for your work." Reading Period: See site for deadlines.

PentimentoGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art by individuals with a disability or a community member.  "If you are an individual with a disability or part of the disability community as a family member, caregiver, special educator, or in any way connected to disability, we want to see your disability-related writing." Payment: $25 - $250. Reading Period: The submission period for the Summer issue is January 1 to March 15 and July 1 to September 15 for the Winter issue.

Year-Round Submissions

RattleGenre: Poetry. Payment: $100. Reading Period: Year-round.

Modern Poetry in TranslationGenre: Translations of poetry. Send up to six poems. Payment: Not specified. Reading Period: General submissions are year-round.

New Reader Magazine. Genre: Poetry of all genres and types, and especially experimental poetry and work that defies genre conventions. Also investigative stories, memoirs and profiles, interviews, etc. of people who are doing interesting things and changing perspectives in big cities or small, secret towns, fiction, lyrical essays, and comics, as well as illustrations and photography. Payment: $5 per poem, $10-20 for prose.

The Sunlight PressGenre: Poetry, up to five poems in one submission. Also fiction, personal essays, reviews, photography, and Artists on Craft Series (Interviews/Reflections by artists on their process of the art of choice; accompanying photos welcome): under 1,000 words. Payment: Not specified.

Star*Line is the official newsletter of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. Genre: Speculative poetry (including science fiction, fantasy, and horror), interviews, articles, and reviews. Submit up to five poems, or short articles on topics related to science fiction, fantasy, and horror speculative poetry. Payment: $0.03/word for poetry, rounded to the nearest dollar. Minimum $3.

Glintmoon exclusively publishes poems of ten (10) lines or fewer. "We will consider any and all poetry that follows this one rule. However, it must be said that we are not partial to traditional forms, such as the haiku or the tanka, nor do we particularly enjoy rhymed or metred work." Payment: $5.

Australian Book Review publishes two or three new poems in each issue. "Space is always tight, so long poems are not possible. Nor do we publish very short poems. Generally we look for poems of 15 to 40 lines." Payment: $400 per poem.

Letters Literary Supplement. "Submit beautiful and challenging poetry for the LETTERS LITERARY SUPPLEMENT. If you are submitting multiple poems, please submit each poem individually." Payment: $25.

Frontier Poetry: New Voices. Submissions are open to new and emerging poets only (no more than one full-length published work forthcoming at the time of submission.) Payment: $50 per poem, up to $150.

Through the Gate. "We are looking for fantastical poetry of literary and emotional depth from a diversity of voices and perspectives. Our definition of fantastical is quite fluid, encompassing fantasy, magic realism, myth, folklore, surrealism and slipstream. We desire poetry that is atypically beautiful, unconventionally imaginative, and boundary-crossing. We are not interested in work that is strictly science fiction or mainstream, but poetry that blurs the lines between such genres and the fantastical is welcome." Payment: $20 (USD) per unpublished poem by PayPal.

Haiku Journal. "Haiku Journal celebrates the art of haiku poetry. As part of our mission, to make art accessible to everyone regardless of income, Haiku Journal is published, in its entirety, online for the world to see. Simplicity is the key here. Keep it simple and beautiful. Haiku should seem to say more than what is possible in three lines. They should resonate beyond themselves somehow." Payment: Token.

Poetry Magazine. Poetry magazine has been in continuous publication for more than 100 years, making it the oldest monthly magazine devoted to verse in the English language. Payment: $10 per line (with a minimum payment of $300), and $150 per page of prose, for first serial rights. All rights will revert to the author upon publication. Authors will also receive two contributor copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Wax Nine. "We publish each Wednesday, so long as you send us cool things. Take a look at what we've published so far to get a sense of what submissions we love. Because this is a poetry journal built on a record label's pre-existing website (translation: not especially text friendly) it is currently hard for us to make uniquely formatted pieces look great & true to form - although we do our best when we accept them. (Redesign someday that will allow for more interesting paragraph options, we promise.)" Payment: $50. 

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