Friday, August 27, 2021

16 Print Literary Magazines Accepting Fiction, Poetry and Nonfiction - Paying markets

Print magazines are not quite a thing of the past, even if many, if not most, have been supplanted by electronic formats. So, in this age of the Internet, why publish in print? 

It is immensely satisfying to actually hold a volume that contains your work, for one thing. And for another, it is easier to get your work reprinted in an online format if it has first appeared in print. (That being said, some of the following journals employ both.)

All of these literary magazines pay, and none charge submission fees. Some have submission periods, so read their guidelines carefully. 

Happy submitting!

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ReckoningGenre: Creative writing and art about environmental justice. Payment: 8 cents a word for prose, $30 per page for poetry, art negotiable, minimum $25 per piece. Deadline: September 22, 2021 (?) 

One Story Genre: Literary short stories. "They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone." Single stories are sent to email subscribers every month. Length: Up to 8,000 words. Payment: $500 and 25 contributors copies. Deadline: November 14, 2021.

West BranchGenre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. Payment: $50 per submission of poetry, and $.05/word for prose with a maximum payment of $100. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

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. Deadline: May 31, 2022.

The FiddleheadGenre: Fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, art, and poetry. Payment: $60 CAD per published page. See submission periods.

Small Beer Press: Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and black and white art. “The fiction we publish most of tends toward but is not limited to the speculative.”  Payment: $0.03/word for prose ($25 minimum), and $10 for poems. Submissions must be mailed.

Fourteen Poems Genre: Poetry. "We want to represent all that's thrilling about the new wave of LGBT+ poets. If you’re a poet, even if you’ve never been published before, we want to read your work. Every issue we publish 14 of the best queer poems we’ve found, and we want to include you! We publish 4 times a year, but take submissions all year round.  To be considered, email up to 5 poems, preferably in a pdf format, with a small paragraph about yourself to Payment: £25 for each poem published.

Star*Line is the official print journal of the SFPA, established in 1978. It is a literary venue for speculative (including science-fiction, fantasy, and horror) poets and poetry enthusiasts, and features interviews, articles, reviews, member news and letters, association business, and poetry—by members and nonmembers. Genre: Poetry, nonfiction, art. Payment: Poetry: 3¢/word rounded to next dollar, minimum $3. Short articles on topics related to science-fiction, fantasy, and horror speculative poetry - 1 cent/word. Cover art pays $10; interior art pays $5. One copy to all contributors.

Crow Toes QuarterlyGenre: Playfully dark fiction, poetry and art for children. "We are looking for "playfully dark", intelligent, humorous, descriptive literature written for children ages 8 - 13. We invite poetry and fiction submissions by email." See themesPayment: $20 - $50. 

Bourbon Penn. Genre: Slipstream, cross-genre, magic realism, absurdist, and the surreal. "We are looking for highly imaginative stories with a healthy dose of the odd.  Odd characters, odd experiences, odd realities." Length: 2000 - 7500 words. Payment2¢ per word. Print and online.

Filling Station Magazine. GenreInnovative poetry, fiction, non-fiction (creative non-fiction, reviews, articles, interviews, live event reviews, photo essays, etc) Payment: $50.

Rattle. Genre: Poetry. "We’re looking for poems that move us, that might make us laugh or cry, or teach us something new. We like both free verse and traditional forms—we try to publish a representative mix of what we receive." Payment: $200 for print publication. All submissions are automatically considered for the annual Neil Postman Award for Metaphor, a $2,000 prize judged by the editors.

Bennington ReviewGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. Payment: $100 for prose of six typeset pages and under, $200 for prose of over six typeset pages, and $20 per poem. Deadline: May 8, 2022. Print and online.

Storm Cellar  Genre: Fiction, poetry, art/images/graphics, and hybrid work. For hybrid works, send up to 15 pages and pick a home genre. “We want your prose, poems, chimeras, and ideas penned on envelopes in buses and train cars. The magazine aims to publish amazing work by new and established writers and artists, present a range of styles and approaches, and be as un-boring as it can. If you write one thing to be read while waiting for the all-clear to sound, send it here.”  Payment: $10. Print and ebook.

Ninth Letter "We are interested in prose and poetry that experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work." Payment$25 per printed page, with a maximum payment of $150. No submission fee during November and December.

Synthetic Reality Magazine Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, SHTF, Slipstream, Horror, Sword and Sorcery and Surreal Fiction, Accepts reprints and simultaneous submissions. Publishes fiction, poetry, articles on the craft of writing, photo essays, book reviews, and interviews with authors. Payment: varies. Print and online format.

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