“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.
“Stories, poems, and artwork by children ages 8 to 13. We do not publish any writing or art by adults.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Bimonthly. Pays upon publication. Publishes ms 4 months after acceptance. Samples available at website. Subscription $37; $43 Canada, $49 Other. Pays $40. Send copy of complete ms by mail; no SASE.
“Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls’ Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The mission of GEMS is to help bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.” 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9K. Monthly (October through March. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first NA rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds 6-8 weeks. Sample copy available for $1 via SASE. Subscription $10.70, $18.70 foreign.
“Enchanted Conversation, an online publication, celebrates the spirit of classic fairy tales through retelling old stories and creating new ones. The audience is age 15 and up.” Kate Wolford, Editor and Publisher. 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms four to six weeks after acceptance. Buys first electronic rights. No reprints. Sample copy available online. Subscription $0. Guidelines online at http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/p/blog-page_22.html?m=0. Pays flat fee of $30 for 700-3000 word stories, and $10/poem.
“Consumer publication that contains feature articles on a wide variety of topics as well as news of interest to members of the BPO Elks, a fraternal, charitable organization.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 860K. Publishes 10 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms in 3-4 months. Buys all rights. Responds within months. Sample copy available by phone. Subscription $12. Guidelines available by mail. Submit query by mail. Pays $0.25/word for 1500-2500 words.
“The Antigonish Review is a quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University. The Review features poetry, fiction, reviews and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas, using original graphics to enliven the format.” Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Circ. 1200. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 4-8 months. Sample copy available by mail for $7. Subscription $24, $40 foreign. Pays “$50.00 plus two copies for fiction, essays, articles and book reviews. $10.00 per page to a maximum of $50.00 plus two copies for poetry; $100.00 plus two copies for cover art.”
“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 purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination-to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place.” 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. . Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. 1 month after acceptance. Buys all rights for 2 years only. No reprints. Responds to queries in 1 week. Sample online at
http://www.thefirstline.com/subscribe.htm. Subscription [$15]; $15 Canada/Mexico; $25 other, E-sub $5.
“Every week two authors will receive the same writing prompt from the arena. One author, a challenger, will come from you, the audience. The other author will be a member of the arena. Those authors will then have ten days to write a story that meets the parameters as outlined by the writing prompt. Ten days after the prompt is published, the stories will be published for all to enjoy. Over the next few days the stories will also be judged. Two judges have already been chosen and will each pick one story, awarding it one point. The third judge is you, the audience. In the comments section we encourage you to engage in discussion about the stories and to state which one you chose as your favorite. We’ll tally up those votes and weight them with the decision of the judges and declare a winner.“ 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Publishers two stories every week for four weeks, then one week off. Pays after publication. Publish ms after about a week after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 3-9 months. Sample copy available online at http://thewritersarena.com.
Write Naked is a space that breaks down the misconceptions many people have about freelance life.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3.1K – 3.6K. Publishes 3 plus new posts monthly, including 1 guest contributor. Pays on publication. Pays $50 flat fee. “Potentially $200 if a post really impresses me.” Posts average 450-650 words. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys exclusive rights. No reprints. Responds 1-90 days. Sample copy available at www.writenaked.net. Subscription is free. Guidelines online at https://writenaked.net/guest-blog-writers/.