Literary Journals

The Hollins Critic

“Literary journal with a lead essay on the work of a contemporary writer; poetry; and book reviews.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 350. Publishes issues in February, April, June, October, December. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one year. Buys first serial rights. Responds two to three months. Sample copy available for $3 via SASE. Subscription $10, $15 foreign.

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts THIS MARKET HAS BEEN REMOVED BECAUSE THEY CHARGE A “READING FEE.” WRITERS SHOULD NEVER PAY TO APPLY FOR WORK! Phone: Fax: Website: Guidelines: Editor: Email address: About The Publication: Current Needs: Photos/Art: Hints: Welcomes New Writers:

Journal of Information Ethics

“JIE publishes columns, articles and reviews that deal with the production, dissemination, storage and retrieval of information in an ethical context.” 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within two years. Responds within one week. Buys one-time rights. No reprints. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $40, $55 foreign.

Bear Deluxe Magazine

“The Bear Deluxe Magazine is a semiannual publication looking at place-based themes through a magazine format of journalism, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, poetry, fiction and reviews.” Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 44K. Biannually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within three months of acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within three months. Sample copy available by mail for $5. Subscription $10, $16 Canada, $20 other. Guidelines available by mail.

The Cincinnati Review

“The Cincinnati Review is a literary magazine published biannually out of the University of Cincinnati. Prose and poetry from our pages has appeared in anthologies including Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and others.” 100% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1000. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Sample copy available for $9 online. Subscription $15. Pays $30/page for poetry, $25/page for prose.

BUTTON, New England’s Tiniest Magazine of Poetry

“Button comes out once a year or so, and Button contributors have also published in venues like the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Harpers, as well as publishing plenty of books. Writers include David Barber, Sven Birkerts, Mary Campbell, Romayne Dawnay, Rodney Dennis, Diana Der-Hovanessian, Brendan Galvin (National Book Award finalist!), Andrew Lear, Ralph Lombreglia, Stephen McCauley, Lawrence Millman, John Hanson Mitchell, Jean Monahan, Amanda Powell, Stephen Sandy and Wayne Wilson. Button publishes sheet music (inspired by the example of Godey’s Ladies Book around the mid-19th century). Major label, and smaller label musicians whose compositions have appeared include: They Might Be Giants, Combustible Edison, Roger Miller (of Mission of Burma), Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Jen Trynin, Malcolm Travis (who played with Bob Mould of Husker Du).” 20-40% freelance. Circ. 500+. Annual (to the best of our ability, and the quality of work we receive). Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first NA Serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1-5 months. Sample copy $2.50 via SASE. Subscription $5. Guidelines available by email.

Antioch Review

“The Antioch Review, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. We publish fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors. Authors published in our pages are consistently included in Best American anthologies and Pushcart prizes. Finalist for National Magazine Award for essays in 2009 and 2011 and for fiction in 2010. We continue to serve our readers and our authors and to encourage others to publish the “best words in the best order.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months. Buys all rights. Responds in 4-6 months. Sample copy available for sale online. Individual subscription $40, $60 Canada. Pays $20 per published page.

Apex Magazine, Apex Publications

100% freelance. “We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all threeóthe dark, weird stuff down at the bottom of your little literary heart. This magazine is not a publication credit, it is a place to put your secret places and dreams on display. Short fiction.” Unsolicited poetry not accepted. Welcomes new writers. Circulation: 15K views per month. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys first rights and non-exclusive anthology rights. Responds 30-60 days. Pays $0.05/word.

Royal Fireworks Publishing Co, Inc.

“We publish a range of fiction, mostly historical fiction for young people, and we publish titles for the education of gifted children. We publish some adult fiction, mostly westerns.” Publishes 75 new titles/year. Welcomes new writers. Average size of first print run 1500. No upfront fees. Rarely pays advances. Publishes ms 3-8 months after acceptance. Responds 4-6 weeks. Catalog online.

T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog

“T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog publishes a new family-friendly science fiction, fantasy, or horror story every Monday. Most stories are by guest authors.” 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 4K views. Daily. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. Buys first electronic rights worldwide. Responds within three weeks.