Literary Journals

The Antioch Review

The Antioch Review

“The Antioch Review, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. We publish fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors. Authors published in our pages are consistently included in Best American anthologies and Pushcart prizes. Finalist for National Magazine Award for essays in 2009 and 2011 and for fiction in 2010. We continue to serve our readers and our authors and to encourage others to publish the “best words in the best order.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months. Buys all rights. Responds in 4-6 months.

Pays $20 per published page. “We don’t publish pieces longer than 8000 words.”

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 Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead

“For over 70 years, The Fiddlehead has continually upheld its mandate to publish accomplished poetry, short fiction, and Canadian literature reviews; to discover and promote new writing talent; to represent the Atlantic region’s lively cultural and literary diversity; and to place the best of new and established Canadian writing in an international context.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. “Accepted work usually published within one-three issues of acceptance.” Buys first serial publication rights. “All other rights remain with the author, but we ask if the work is reprinted elsewhere that the first publication in The Fiddlehead be acknowledged.” No reprints. Responds within 1-6 months.

Pays $60 CAD per page.

The Prairie Journal

The Prairie Journal

“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

Pays $20-$200 for 500-2000 words.

The Threepenny Review

The Threepenny Review

“A quarterly review of the arts and society, combining essays, memoirs, fiction, poetry and observations about the world with first-class photography.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 6K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 3-18 months after acceptance. Buys first serial rights. No reprints. Responds during reading period January through June.

Pays $200/short poetry pieces; $400/longer essays and fiction. 250-1000 words for Table Talk; 1200

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

The Cincinnati Review

The Cincinnati Review

“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. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Guidelines online.

Pays: $30/page for poetry, $25/page for prose.

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.

PRISM international, Creative Writing Program

PRISM international, Creative Writing Program

“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 N.A. rights. No reprints. Responds within 1-6 months.

Pays $40 per page of poetry, $30 per page of prose.

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.

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

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