“Downstate Story has been publishing quality fiction, featuring mostly writers from Illinois and the Midwest, since 1991.” Welcomes new writers. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to a year after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Sample articles available online. Guidelines online.
Pays: $50/article, up to 2,000 words.
“Annual, 224pp, perfect bound; publishes the best fiction, CNF, and poetry available; features an author interview in each issue; currently in 16th year of publication.” Fiction and Creative Nonfiction almost 100% freelance; Poetry by invitation only. Welcomes new writers. Pays on publication (July). Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. Serial Rights. No reprints. Responds to queries within 3 days during publishing season; otherwise 6 months.
Does not encourage queries. Sample copy $10 by check. No subscriptions. Guidelines online.
“Neon is a magazine of slipstream fiction, poetry, and artwork. We publish creative work that is fantastic or surreal, and which crosses the boundaries between science-fiction, horror and literary fiction.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 2K. Publishes bi-annual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within one year of acceptance. Buys non-exclusive, one-time, worldwide serial and digital rights, and archive rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-6 months. Guidelines online.
Pays £0.02/word for prose, and £0.20/line for poetry.
Pays $100-$300 for prose; $25-$250 for poetry.
“Fifteen-minute open-world text RPGs. An interactive fiction lit mag.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 1-2 months of acceptance. Accepts reprints. Responds within two months. Sample copies available for download online. Guidelines online.
“The Puritan began in 2007 as an independently funded print journal dedicated to publishing fiction, essays, and interviews in Ottawa, Ontario, and was sold in bookstores across the city. In its early years, The Puritan was Ottawa’s only quarterly prose journal. After a brief hiatus, the magazine returned to publishing, now in the form of an online magazine run from Toronto. Since expanding its mandate to include poetry and reviews, The Puritan now seeks to publish the best in all forms of writing.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys First rights. No reprints. Responds in 1-4 months.
Pays $150 for fiction, $25 per poem, $200 for essays, $100 for interviews and $100 for reviews.
“Raleigh Review is a nonprofit magazine of poetry, short fiction, and art, offering accessible works of experience that are emotionally and intellectually complex. At Raleigh Review we believe that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see the world through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. Our mission is to foster the creation and availability of accessible yet provocative contemporary literature through our biannual magazine as well as through workshops, readings, and other community events. Further Guidance on Submissions: Please note, we do not accept submissions to Raleigh Review via email or US postal service in most cases. They must go through Submittable. See Submission Guidelines for details. We understand these are difficult times. We plan to launch a detailed application every December for those writers who cannot swing the small fee to submit. Besides receiving the necessary approval for a fee free waiver to submit to our general submission category, the only exception to the submissions via Submittable only rule is inmates in correctional institutions may use the mailing address below to send us one submission per reading period via US Post. Follow the general submission guidelines, and please only send the work and your return address in this case. We welcome your submissions to Raleigh Review though we ask that you adhere to our submission guidelines as well as to the policy in the above paragraphs.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 800 print, and 13K digital. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approximately 4 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Sample articles available online. Subscription $50/year. Guidelines online at https://www.raleighreview.org/submit.html.
Pays $15 flat fee.
“Since 1956, Westerly has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles. The magazine has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive. It covers literature and culture throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly Western Australia, and the Asian region.” Welcomes new writers. Bi-annual. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys non-exclusive rights (rights remain with each writer). No reprints. Responds within one to two days. “Writers can get a sample of our publication through our website: free download of online special issues, full digital archive.”
Pays $180 to subscribers for stories ($135 + subscription for
non-subscribers); $180 to subscribers for essays ($135 + subscription
“New Letters is an international quarterly magazine featuring fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and interviews with writers and original art, published by the University of Missouri at Kansas City.” Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys First NA rights. No reprints. Responds in 3-6 months.
Pays “$15 to $35 per poem; $35 book reviews; $65 to $200 short stories
“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 cozy to hardboiled fiction. Available in print on Amazon and on Kindle Newsstand with a 30 day trial. 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance.
Pays $0.02/word for 2500-7500 words.