Writing

Mystery Weekly Magazine

“Mystery Weekly Magazine presents crime and mystery short stories by some of the world’s best established and emerging mystery writers. The original stories we select for each issue run the gamut from cosy to hardboiled fiction. Available on the App store and Google Play via Magzter.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. Buys world periodical, archival and web exclusive rights for 12 months. No reprints. Responds 1-3 weeks. Sample copy available by email to editor@mysteryweekly.com. Pays $0.05/word for 2000-10000 words.

Bookmarks Magazine

“Bookmarks magazine introduces readers to the “best in books” through consensus-oriented reviews of new books in all genres, classic and contemporary author profiles and interviews, book group and reader picks, and more.” Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 40K. Bimonthly. Pay varies by article type and ranges from $30-$400. Publishes ms within one to two issues after acceptance. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample article at website. Subscription $27.95.
Guidelines email Jessica at jessica@bookmarksmagazine.com.

Authorship, National Writers Association

“3,000 members and is cover-to-cover about writing. Estab. 1950s. Association magazine targeted to beginning and professional writers. Covers how-to, humor, marketing issues. Disk and e-mail submissions preferred. Quarterly magazine covering writing articles only.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 4K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. No reprints. Responds within two months. Sample copy available online. Guidelines available by email.

Abuzz Press

A hybrid publisher charging no setup/design fees to authors. “Abuzz Press pays the design and publication fees, which include: interior formatting assistance, professional cover design (no boring templates), ISBN and barcode, printer setup, and print proof (the first printed/bound copy of your book, which will ship directly to you for approval). Also includes ebook formatting/conversion. Distribution – Print Edition – We will list the book with Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor. Our print books are listed in Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillion.com, Chapters.ca and many other online bookstores, both domestic and foreign. Any bookstore with an Ingram account can pick up Ingram’s feed so you’ll find your book listed in stores you’ve never heard of. Most bookstores use Ingram’s database to find and order books so readers can ask their neighborhood bookstore to order your book as well. Your readers can also walk into their neighborhood bookstores and ask them to order a copy. Ebook Edition – Our ebooks are listed on Amazon.com (for the Kindle), BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook), Apple (for iPads, iPods and iPhones), and Kobo (Canada’s popular ebook retailer).” Welcomes new writers. Publishes up to 30 titles/year. Pays royalties. Three-year exclusive contract required.

The Baltimore Review

“The mission of The Baltimore Review, founded in 1996, is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing, and promote the work of emerging and established writers from the Baltimore area, from across the U.S., and beyond. The BR publishes poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction, and also sponsors two themed contests each year. We do not charge any fees for non-contest submissions.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays upon publication. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within four months. Sample copies online. Guidelines online at http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/submit. Subscription is free online but an annual print edition can be purchased for $16.95.

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.

River Styx

“River Styx, now in its 39th year, is a tri-annual, non-profit, multicultural literary and arts magazine based in St. Louis. We publish thoughtful yet accessible, unpredictable yet moving literature and art.” Welcomes new writers. 100% freelance. Circ. 2K. Tri-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months of acceptance. Buys first North American rights. No reprints. Responds within six months. Sample not available. Subscription $20. Pays at least $25/poem and $75/prose piece.

The Prairie Journal

“Arts, literary, cultural small press journal.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 750. Semiannually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys First North American Serial Rights. Responds within 2 months. Sample copy available by mail for $5. Subscription $12. Pays $20-$200 for 500-2000 words.

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.

The First Line

“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. [2500]. 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.