Essays

Unlocked

Unlocked

“Unlocked is a devotional with daily readings for teens that challenge readers to live out their faith in today’s world.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 12 weeks.

Pays $30 for 300-425 words.

Overtime

Overtime

100% freelance. “Overtime, a series of one-story chapbooks, was created to showcase some of the stories we receive that are a little too long for our Workers Write! series, but are worthy of publication. We are looking for stories between 5,000 – 12,000 words, where work is a central theme. (We also will consider serializing novels about the workplace. Please query first.)” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Rights purchased varies. Accepts reprints. Responds 1 week to queries; 1 month to stories. Samples at website.

Pays $50 flat fee for 5,000-12,000 words.

Bear Deluxe Magazine

Bear Deluxe Magazine

“The Bear Deluxe Magazine is a semiannual publication looking at place-based themes through a magazine format of journalism, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, poetry, fiction and reviews.” Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 44K. Biannually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within three months of acceptance. Buys first rights and online rights for one year. Accepts some reprints. Responds within three months.

Pays: $0.15/word or $75-$400 for fiction and nonfiction; $40 per poem.

Sasee Magazine

Sasee Magazine

“Women’s lifestyle monthly publication distributed free to readers along the northeastern coast of SC, and the southeastern coast of NC, plus a monthly digital issue.” Welcomes new writers. Pays 90 days after publication. Publishes ms about a month after acceptance. Buys first time rights, reverts back to writer upon publication. Occasionally accepts reprints. Responds in less than a week.

Pays $0.10/word.

Black Warrior Review

Black Warrior Review

100% freelance. “Established in 1974 by graduate students in the University of Alabama MFA Program in Creative Writing, Black Warrior Review publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and art twice a year. Contributors include Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside emerging writers. Work appearing in BWR has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, New Stories from the South, and other anthologies. The journal received a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize in 2019.” Welcomes new writers. Guidelines online.

$50-$500/article, depending on length

Verge Magazine

Verge Magazine

“Verge Magazine is North America¹s resource for ‘travel with purpose.’ We cover issues related to working abroad, studying abroad and volunteering abroad, as well as ethical and responsible travel.” 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Online publication. Pays 45 days after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys First rights. No reprints. Responds within 6-8 weeks.

Pays $35=$60 CDN.

upstreet

upstreet

“Annual, 224pp, perfect bound; publishes the best fiction, CNF, and poetry available; features an author interview in each issue; currently in 14th year of publication.” Fiction and Creative Nonfiction almost 100% freelance; Poetry by invitation only. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1.2K. Annual. Pays on publication (July). Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. Serial Rights. No reprints. Responds to queries within 24 hours during publishing season; otherwise 6 months. Does not encourage queries.

Pays $50-$250.

BUTTON, New England’s Tiniest Magazine of Poetry

BUTTON, New England’s Tiniest Magazine of Poetry

“Button comes out once a year or so, and Button contributors have also published in venues like the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Harpers, as well as publishing plenty of books. Writers include David Barber, Sven Birkerts, Mary Campbell, Romayne Dawnay, Rodney Dennis, Diana Der-Hovanessian, Brendan Galvin (National Book Award finalist!), Andrew Lear, Ralph Lombreglia, Stephen McCauley, Lawrence Millman, John Hanson Mitchell, Jean Monahan, Amanda Powell, Stephen Sandy and Wayne Wilson. Button publishes sheet music (inspired by the example of Godey’s Ladies Book around the mid-19th century). Major label, and smaller label musicians whose compositions have appeared include: They Might Be Giants, Combustible Edison, Roger Miller (of Mission of Burma), Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Jen Trynin, Malcolm Travis (who played with Bob Mould of Husker Du).” 20-40% freelance.

Pays small honorarium.

Boulevard Magazine

Boulevard Magazine

“Boulevard’s mission is to publish the finest in contemporary fiction and poetry as well as definitive essays on the arts and culture, and to publish a diversity of writers who exhibit an original sensibility. It is our conviction that creative and critical work should be presented in a variegated yet coherent ensemble—as a boulevard, which contains in one place the best a community has to offer.” Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. rights. No reprints.

Pays $100-$300 for prose; $25-$250 for poetry.

Bible Advocate

Bible Advocate

“The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. It is published by the Church of God (Seventh Day). The BA is geared to help Christians understand and obey God’s Word, with articles on Bible doctrine, current social and religious issues, Christian living, Bible topics, textual or biblical book studies, prophecy, and personal experience. We also print fillers (sidebars) and poetry (traditional, free, and blank verse). No fiction.”

Pays $25 per published page.