Literary Journals

Black Warrior Review

Black Warrior Review

100% freelance. “Established in 1974 by graduate students in the University of Alabama MFA Program in Creative Writing, Black Warrior Review publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and art twice a year. Contributors include Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside emerging writers. Work appearing in BWR has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, New Stories from the South, and other anthologies. The journal received a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize in 2019.” Welcomes new writers. Guidelines online.

$50-$500/article, depending on length

THEMA

THEMA

“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.”

Pays $10-$25.00.

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.

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.

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.”

WILLOW SPRINGS

WILLOW SPRINGS

“100% freelance. “Literary magazine.” Welcomes new writers. Bi-annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue available after acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds up to 6 months. Guidelines online”

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. Circ. 1k. Publishes 3 issues/year, January, May, and September. Buys first rights for 3 months. No reprints. Responds within 3-6 months. Sample articles online at http://www.freefallmagazine.ca/subsc.html. Subscription $25 (CAD) or $42.00/two years. Online subscriptions $18.00 (CAD). U.S. subscriptions an additional $15.00. International subscriptions an additional $25.00/year. Guidelines online at https://freefall.submittable.com/submit.