Pop Culture


“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.


“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).