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
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. Welcomes new writers. 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 $35-$50 for 5,000-12,000 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. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Guidelines online.
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. 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.” Submit query by mail.
“THEMA is a theme-generated journal of short stories, poetry, art and photography, each issue a stand-alone anthology based on a unique theme. The journal is designed to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary artists, to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing, and to provide readers with a unique collection of creative work.”
“Founded in 1970 and edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, The Iowa Review takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature. We publish a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, and work in emerging forms by both established and emerging writers. Work from our pages has been consistently selected to appear in the anthologies Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories.” Published 3 issues/year. Pays on publication. Buys first N.A. rights. No reprints. Responds “very fast.” Guidelines online.
PAYS $1.50 per line for poetry ($40 minimum) and $0.08 per word for prose ($100 minimum).
“The Puritan began in 2007 as an independently funded print journal dedicated to publishing fiction, essays, and interviews in Ottawa, Ontario, and was sold in bookstores across the city. In its early years, The Puritan was Ottawa’s only quarterly prose journal. After a brief hiatus, the magazine returned to publishing, now in the form of an online magazine run from Toronto. Since expanding its mandate to include poetry and reviews, The Puritan now seeks to publish the best in all forms of writing.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys First rights. No reprints. Responds in 1-4 months.
Pays $150 for fiction, $25 per poem, $200 for essays, $100 for interviews and $100 for reviews.
“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.
The Capilano Review publishes art, poetry, and criticism that inhabit and reflect our challenging times, resist convention and excite response. Our magazine features full-colour art sections designed to promote dialogue between writers and artists. Each issue of TCR includes
art, fiction, and interviews sourced and commissioned by theeditor. Most of the poetry we publish is also solicited; however, wedo publish one or two unsolicited works in each issue. TheCapilano Review publishes venturesome experimental writing andart.” Publishes 3 issues/year. Pays 30 days after acceptance. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys “First North American rights and limited, nonexclusive digital rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication.” Occasionally accepts reprints – “Recently published work may be excerpted/featured in our magazine in special instances.” Responds 3-6 months.
Pays $50 per published page
“A literary journal publishing essays about the Beat Generation.” Welcomes new writers. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Sample articles online. Guidelines online.