Literary Journals

Boulevard Magazine

Boulevard Magazine

“Boulevard’s mission is to publish the finest in contemporary fiction and poetry as well as definitive essays on the arts and culture, and to publish a diversity of writers who exhibit an original sensibility. It is our conviction that creative and critical work should be presented in a variegated yet coherent ensemble—as a boulevard, which contains in one place the best a community has to offer.” Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. rights. No reprints.

Pays $100-$300 for prose; $25-$250 for poetry.

The Malahat Review

The Malahat Review

“The Malahat Review, established in 1967, is among Canada’s leading literary journals. Published quarterly, it features contemporary Canadian and international works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction as well as reviews of recently published Canadian poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction. On occasion, it also publishes interviews, essays, and issues on a single theme or author, such as Indigenous Perspectives (No. 197), The Victoria Issue (No. 200), and Queer Perspectives (No. 205).”

Pays $65 CAD/published page, includes two copies of the issue as well as a one year print subscription

Leading Edge

Leading Edge

“Leading Edge magazine publishes short stories, poetry, and essays that relate to science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We also contract for short-term blogs and art. The magazine was started in 1981 by a team of students from Brigham Young University and continues to be run by a team of dedicated volunteers. Leading Edge is a great place for both first-time and well-established authors.” Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-5 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. rights, for six months. No reprints. Responds within one week.

Pays $10-$50.

The First Line

The First Line

“The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination-to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place.” 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers.

Pays $25-$50/stories of 300-5000 words; $25 for essays of 400-800 words; $5-$10 for poetry.

Write Naked

Write Naked

“Write Naked is a space that breaks down the misconceptions many people have about freelance life.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3.1K – 3.6K/month. Publishes 3+ new posts monthly, including 1 guest contributor.

Pays $75 flat fee.

December

December

“We are a semi-annual literary magazine publishing outstanding poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1,500. Biannual, May 1 and Nov. 1. Pays on publication.

Pays $10 per printed page.

The Kenyon Review

The Kenyon Review

“The mission of the Kenyon Review is to identify exceptionally talented emerging writers, especially from diverse communities, and publish their work (fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, reviews, etc.) alongside the many distinguished, established writers featured in its pages. Kenyon Review is also committed to the advancement of literary writing through education, seeking to improve the skills of young people and adults through intensive, high quality workshops.” Welcomes new writers.

Pays flat rate of $50 for Online book reviews; $0.08 per published word for prose ($80-$450); $0.16 per published word for poetry ($40-$200).

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.”

Overtime

Overtime

“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 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

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