Writing

The Masters Review

The Masters Review

“Founded by Kim Winternheimer in 2011, the Masters Review is an online and in print publication celebrating new and emerging writers. We are on the lookout for the best new talent with hopes of publishing stories from writers who will continue to produce great work. We offer critical essays, book reviews by debut authors, contest deadlines, submissions info, and interviews with established authors, all with the hopes of bridging the gap between new and established writers. The Masters Review has several ways to submit. New Voices is open year round and is available to any emerging writer. This category is always free to enter and pays up to $200 for selected stories. Additionally, we are (almost always) open to contest submissions, with prizes up to $3,000. There is a $20 submission fee for contest entries. The full contest calendar is available on our website.” Weekly. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within three months.

Pays $200 for short stories and narrative essays, $100 for flash-length work

The Iowa Review

The Iowa Review

“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).

BUTTON, New England’s Tiniest Magazine of Poetry

BUTTON, New England’s Tiniest Magazine of Poetry

“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. Annual (to the best of our ability, and the quality of work we receive). Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first N.A. Serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1-5 months.

Pays small honorarium.

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. Responds within 4 months.

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

Abuzz Press

Abuzz Press

A hybrid publisher charging no setup/design fees to authors. “Abuzz Press pays the design and publication fees, which include: interior formatting assistance, professional cover design (no boring templates), ISBN and barcode, printer setup, and print proof (the first printed/bound copy of your book, which will ship directly to you for approval). Also includes ebook formatting/conversion. Distribution – Print Edition – We will list the book with Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor. Our print books are listed in Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillion.com, Chapters.ca and many other online bookstores, both domestic and foreign. Any bookstore with an Ingram account can pick up Ingram’s feed so you’ll find your book listed in stores you’ve never heard of. Most bookstores use Ingram’s database to find and order books so readers can ask their neighborhood bookstore to order your book as well. Your readers can also walk into their neighborhood bookstores and ask them to order a copy. Ebook Edition – Our ebooks are listed on Amazon.com (for the Kindle), BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook), Apple (for iPads, iPods and iPhones), and Kobo (Canada’s popular ebook retailer).” Welcomes new writers. Publishes up to 30 titles/year. Pays royalties. Three-year exclusive contract required.

Pays royalties.

The Hollins Critic

The Hollins Critic

“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. Sample copy available for $3 via SASE.

Pays $25/poem

The Capilano Review

The Capilano Review

“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 the editor. Most of the poetry we publish is also solicited; however, we do publish one or two unsolicited works in each issue. The Capilano Review publishes venturesome experimental writing and art.” Publishes 3 issues/year. Pays 30 days after acceptance. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys “First North American rights and limited, non-exclusive 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

The Baltimore Review

The Baltimore Review

“The mission of The Baltimore Review, founded in 1996, is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing, and promote the work of emerging and established writers from the Baltimore area, from across the U.S., and beyond. The BR publishes poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction, and also sponsors two themed contests each year. We do not charge any fees for non-contest submissions.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays upon publication. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within four months. Sample copies online. Guidelines online at http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/submit.

Pays $40 for regular (non-contest) submissions

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