Pop Culture

Contrary

“Founded in 2003 at the University of Chicago, Contrary is an online journal of fiction, poetry, commentary, and especially work that blurs the distinction between those categories.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on receipt of invoice. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 3-6 months. Sample copy online. Pays $20 for up to 1500 words.

The Blot

“A new news site focusing on pop culture, sex, news and witty commentary.” Circ. 80K hits/day. Daily. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one week of acceptance. Buys first Web-Serial rights. No reprints. Responds
“ASAP. ” Guidelines available by email.
Pays $50-$100/post, depending on social reach.

Cineaste

“America’s leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema” 30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys First serial rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 3-4 weeks. Sample available by sending $7 postpaid to the above address. Subscription $22; $40 outside the U.S. Pays from $50 (for most reviews) to $100 or more (for feature articles or interviews).