“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.”
“Since 1956, Westerly has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles. The magazine has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive. It covers literature and culture throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly Western Australia, and the Asian region.” Welcomes new writers. Bi-annual. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys non-exclusive rights (rights remain with each writer). No reprints. Responds within one to two days. “Writers can get a sample of our publication through our website: free download of online special issues, full digital archive.”
Pays $180 to subscribers for stories ($135 + subscription for
non-subscribers); $180 to subscribers for essays ($135 + subscription
“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
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
“Annual, 224pp, perfect bound; publishes the best fiction, CNF, and poetry available; features an author interview in each issue; currently in 14th year of publication.” Fiction and Creative Nonfiction almost 100% freelance; Poetry by invitation only. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1.2K. Annual. Pays on publication (July). Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. Serial Rights. No reprints. Responds to queries within 24 hours during publishing season; otherwise 6 months. Does not encourage queries.
“The Rialto is a poetry magazine. We welcome excellent new poetry, but do not publish reviews and the small amount of prose in the magazine is commissioned by the editors. Unsolicited prose will be junked.” Welcomes new writers. Guidelines online
Pays £20 per poem.
“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.” Guidelines online.
PAYS $1.50 per line for poetry ($40 minimum) and $0.08 per word for prose ($100 minimum).
“A perfect-bound annual poetry magazine. We feature a range of kinds of poetry, although light verse is far less likely to be accepted.” Warmly welcomes new writers. Circ. 350. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-12 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds in 1-4 months. Sample can be ordered from the editors for $4.00. Subscription $7 in the U.S.; $15 Canada or overseas. Guidelines by mail with SASE.
“Button comes out once a year or so, and Button contributors have also published in venues like the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Harpers, as well as publishing plenty of books. Writers include David Barber, Sven Birkerts, Mary Campbell, Romayne Dawnay, Rodney Dennis, Diana Der-Hovanessian, Brendan Galvin (National Book Award finalist!), Andrew Lear, Ralph Lombreglia, Stephen McCauley, Lawrence Millman, John Hanson Mitchell, Jean Monahan, Amanda Powell, Stephen Sandy and Wayne Wilson. Button publishes sheet music (inspired by the example of Godey’s Ladies Book around the mid-19th century). Major label, and smaller label musicians whose compositions have appeared include: They Might Be Giants, Combustible Edison, Roger Miller (of Mission of Burma), Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Jen Trynin, Malcolm Travis (who played with Bob Mould of Husker Du).” 20-40% freelance.
Pays small honorarium.
“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.