Fiction

Neon Literary Magazine

Neon Literary Magazine

“Neon Books is a UK-based independent publisher, producing a small-number of carefully-selected chapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera each year. We lean towards literary and slipstream writing, with a preference for the magical realist and the extremely odd. Everything we publish is about something. We think that most art should be. We work with authors from anywhere in the world. Our most recent publication, Fears For the Near Future, is a highly-academic index of imagined future anxieties. Our catalogue also includes the award-winning novella The Mesmerist’s Daughter by Heidi James, The Naming Of Cancer (a fourteen-poem chapbook by Scottish Book Trust Award-winning poet Tracey S Rosenberg), and A Week With Beijing by prolific author and academic Meg Eden. We also produce a number of free pamphlets.”

Pays £8 – £12 per creator per issue.

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.

Hotghostwriter Ltd.

Hotghostwriter Ltd.

“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.

Pays $13.00.

December

December

“We are a semi-annual literary magazine publishing outstanding poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art.” Welcomes new writers. Pays on publication. Publishes 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. Serial Rights. No reprints.

Pays $10 per printed page.

Apex Magazine, Apex Publications

Apex Magazine, Apex Publications

100% freelance. “We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three—the dark, weird stuff down at the bottom of your little literary heart. This magazine is not a publication credit, it is a place to put your secret places and dreams on display. Short fiction.” Unsolicited poetry not accepted. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys first rights and non-exclusive anthology rights. Responds 30-60 days.

Pays $0.05/word. Stories no longer than 5000 words.

Abyss & Apex

Abyss & Apex

100% freelance. “We publish Science Fiction and Fantasy only, up to 10K words, and genre poetry. We also review small press books (not self-published unless the author has previously had a story in Abyss & Apex). We especially like to review short story collections.” Welcomes new writers. “25% of our stories are the first things that writer had 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. Some of the writer’s we’ve helped launch are Lavie Tidar and Aliette de Bodard. We published early NK Jemisin and Alan Smale.” Circ. 12K servers/month. 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.

Pays $0.06/word, not to exceed $75/story.

Vestal Review

Vestal Review

“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.

Pays $25 flat fee for 10-500 words and $100 for the annual VERA award.

Westerly Magazine

Westerly Magazine

“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

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.

New Letters, University House, University of Missouri-Kansas City

New Letters, University House, University of Missouri-Kansas City

“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 storiesPays “$15 to $35 per poem; $35 book reviews; $65 to $200 short stories