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.

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.

Vestal Review

“Vestal Review is the oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction. It has been published continuously since March 2000.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Biannual. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first NA Serial Rights. No reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mark-budman/vestal-review-issue-41/paperback/product-20970199.html

Grain Magazine

Grain, the journal of eclectic writing, is a literary quarterly that publishes engaging, diverse, and challenging writing and art by some of the best Canadian and international writers and artists. Every issue features superb new writing from both developing and established writers. Each issue also highlights the unique artwork of a different visual artist. Grain has garnered national and international recognition for its distinctive, cutting-edge content and design.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Sample copy available through website. Subscription: $35.00 in Canada; add $10.00 for U.S. subscriptions.