Essays

BEATDOM

BEATDOM

“A literary journal publishing essays about the Beat Generation.” Welcomes new writers. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Response time varies.

Pays $50/article for 1,000-5,000 words

LIVE

“Christian reader for adults. Favors true first-person testimonials. Also considers fiction, how-to and as-told-to. Stories must be from a Christian point of view and must have something the reader can readily identify with. We do not accept Bible-based fiction.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. “We evaluate completed manuscripts. Response time varies but should be less than eight weeks.

Pays $0.10/word for first rights; $0.07/word for reprints; $60 for first rights poems and $42 for reprinted poems.

The Massachusetts Review

The Massachusetts Review

“The Massachusetts Review, a literary magazine, promotes social justice and equality, along with great art. Committed to aesthetic excellence as well as public engagement, MR publishes literature and art that provokes debate, inspires action, and expands our understanding of the world around us.” Circ. 1600. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 12 months of acceptance. Buys First N.A. rights. No reprints. Responds within six months. Subscription $35/year U.S.; $55/year International. Guidelines online at https://massreview.org/submission-guidelines/general-guidelines.

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.