“Launched in March of 2000, Vestal Review is the world’s oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction.” Welcomes new writers. Bi-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds within 3 months. Samples available online.
Pays $25 flat fee for 10-500 words and $100 for the annual VERA award.
“We are a fast-paced, growing ghostwriting service that can provide you with consistent and exciting projects week after week! Our mission is to provide the highest quality novels and a great experience to our clients, and we want you to be part of this mission.” Pays on acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 48 hours. Guidelines available by email.
“Arts, literary, cultural small press journal.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 750. Semi-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys First NA Serial Rights. Responds within 2 months.
Pays $20-$200 for 500-2000 words.
“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. Buys world periodical, archival and web exclusive rights for 12 months. No reprints. Responds in 1-3 weeks.
Pays $0.01/word for 2500-7500 words.
“The Cincinnati Review is a literary magazine published biannually out of the University of Cincinnati. Prose and poetry from our pages has appeared in anthologies including Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and others.” 100% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1000. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance.
Pays: $30/page for poetry, $25/page for prose.
“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.
60% freelance. “ALLEGORY is a biannual publication of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Founded in 1998, we are one of the oldest continually running ezines in the world. We publish quality original fiction by new and established authors from all around the globe.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 400K. Biannual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms approximately two months after acceptance. Buys first rights for six months. Accepts reprints. Responds in one to two months.
65% freelance. “PRISM international is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Writing from PRISM has been featured in Best American Stories, Best American Essays and The Journey Prize Stories, amongst other noted publications.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1K. Quarterly. Pays right before or right after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. No reprints. Responds within 1-6 months.
PAYS: $40 per page of poetry, $30 per page of prose.
Welcomes new writers. “25% of our stories are the first things that writer have published. We cannot afford to pay pro rates so, if we see promise in a writer we work with them on rewrites and MAKE pro writers. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes around a year after acceptance. Buys “World English Rights, for publication in the English language on the World Wide Web and in downloadable PDF; Right of first offer on world anthology rights; The work shall be available online through an archived copy for at least four months and then Indefinitely or until the author requests its removal.” No reprints. Responds between 2 weeks to 6 months. Sample copies online.
Pays $0.06/word, not to exceed $75/story.
“A science fiction publication.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. online only. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 weeks after acceptance. Buys non-exclusive electronic rights. Accepts reprints. Response time varies.
PAYS: $25 flat fee.