Literary Journals

Freefall Magazine

Freefall Magazine

“FreeFall encourages the voices of new, emerging, and established Canadian writers while providing a platform to be proud of for their quality work.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Buys first rights for 3 months. No reprints. Responds within 3-6 months.

Pays $10 per page for fiction/non-fiction and $25 for poems.” 4000 word maximum.

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.

The Massachusetts Review

The Massachusetts Review

“The Massachusetts Review, a literary magazine, promotes social justice and equality, along with great art. Committed to aesthetic excellence as well as public engagement, MR publishes literature and art that provokes debate, inspires action, and expands our understanding of the world around us.” Circ. 1600. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 12 months of acceptance. Buys First N.A. rights. No reprints. Responds within six months. Subscription $35/year U.S.; $55/year International. Guidelines online at https://massreview.org/submission-guidelines/general-guidelines.

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 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.

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