Literary Journals

The Live Novel Digest

“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.

Pays $100

The Hollins Critic

The Hollins Critic

“Literary journal with a lead essay on the work of a contemporary writer; poetry; and book reviews.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one year. Buys first serial rights. Responds 2-3 months. Guidelines online.

Pays $25/poem

The Baltimore Review

The Baltimore Review

“The mission of The Baltimore Review, founded in 1996, is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing, and promote the work of emerging and established writers from the Baltimore area, from across the U.S., and beyond. The BR publishes poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction, and also sponsors two themed contests each year. We do not charge any fees for non-contest submissions.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays upon publication. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within four months. Sample copies online. Guidelines online at https://baltimorereview.org/index.php/submit.

Pays $40 for regular (non-contest) submissions

AGNI

AGNI

“Known for publishing important new writers early in their careers” (PEN), AGNI discovers stories, poems, and essays that map our pressured interiority and respond in necessary ways to the bedeviled state of the world. Seven contributors have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.” Welcomes new writers. Biyearly. Pays on publication. Publishes 4-6 months after acceptance. Buys first worldwide rights. No reprints. Responds in 2-4 months. Guidelines online.

Pays $20 – $40

Workers Write

Workers Write

“Since our first anthology, Workers
Write! has become an important voice in working class literature. We are collecting the stories and poems about jobs that define who we are as individuals and communities.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500. Annual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys FNAS Rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week.

Pays flat fee of $25-$50/story up to 5,000 words (no minimum); $5-$20/poem.

The Antigonish Review

The Antigonish Review

“The Antigonish Review is a quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University. The Review features poetry, fiction, reviews and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas, using original graphics to enliven the format.” Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Circ. 1K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 4-8 months. Guidelines online.

Pays “$50.00 plus two copies for fiction, essays, articles and book reviews. $5.00 per page to a maximum of $25.00 plus two copies for poetry; $100.00 plus two copies for cover art.”

PRISM International

PRISM International

“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 for poetry, $30 per page for prose.

Geist

Geist

“Geist is a magazine of ideas and culture with a strong literary focus and a sense of humour. The Geist tone is intelligent, plain-talking, inclusive and offbeat. Each issue represents a convergence of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, comics, reviews, little-known facts of interest, cartography and the legendary Geist crossword puzzle.” Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 6 months of acceptance. Buys First N.A. Rights. No reprints. Responds within 6 months. Guidelines online.

Pays CAD $0.40/word, and a flat rate for poetry, photograph and art.

Downstate Story

Downstate Story

“Downstate Story Inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation founded in 1992 to publish Downstate Story, an independent, annual, literary magazine.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Annual. Publishes ms 6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds in the fall. Guidelines available online

Pays: $50/article, up to 2,000 words.

The Prairie Journal

The Prairie Journal

100% freelance. “Nonprofit arts, literary and cultural small magazine publishing.” Welcomes new writers. Biannual. Pays on publication. Publication time varies. Buys first N.A. serial rights, or limited online with previously published work. No reprints. Response time varies. Guidelines available online

Pays $25 – 100

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