Antioch Review

“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. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months. Buys all rights. Responds in 4-6 months. Sample copy available for sale online. Individual subscription $40, $60 Canada. Pays $20 per published page.

The Writer’s Arena

“Every week two authors will receive the same writing prompt from the arena. One author, a challenger, will come from you, the audience. The other author will be a member of the arena. Those authors will then have ten days to write a story that meets the parameters as outlined by the writing prompt. Ten days after the prompt is published, the stories will be published for all to enjoy. Over the next few days the stories will also be judged. Two judges have already been chosen and will each pick one story, awarding it one point. The third judge is you, the audience. In the comments section we encourage you to engage in discussion about the stories and to state which one you chose as your favorite. We’ll tally up those votes and weight them with the decision of the judges and declare a winner.“ 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Publishers two stories every week for four weeks, then one week off. Pays after publication. Publish ms after about a week after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 3-9 months. Sample copy available online at http://thewritersarena.com.

Writer’s Digest

“Our charter publication Writer’s Digest literally “wrote the book” on writing and getting published. For more than 90 years, the experts at Writer’s Digest have been publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft. “ Welcomes new writers. 70-80% freelance. Circ. 77K. 8 issues/year. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Response time varies. Subscription $19.96. Guidelines online at http://www.writersdigest.com/submission-guidelines.
Pays $0.50/word. Articles fun 300-4,000 words.”

The Georgia Review

“Published continuously since its 1947 founding at The University of Georgia, The Georgia Review is widely recognized as one of America’s premier journals of arts and letters. Each quarterly issue (published in March, June, September, and December) is not only a generous gathering of distinguished parts—essays, stories, poems, art, and book reviews—but also an orchestrated whole, a one-time community of individual pieces arranged to complement and enhance one another. The Review is a frequent finalist for the National Magazine Award and has brought home “Ellies” for Fiction and for Essays. Our contributors and our readers come from every state in the country.” Welcomes new writers. 99% freelance. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys First NA Serial rights. No reprints. Responds 2-4 months. Sample back issues available for $10 by calling 800-542-3481. Subscription $40, $55 foreign. Prose is paid at $50 per printed page; poetry is paid at $4/line.

The Horn Book Magazine

“Established 1924, The Horn Book Magazine is a bimonthly publication covering children’s literature for librarians, booksellers, professors, teachers and students of children’s literature.” 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms four months after acceptance. Buys print and digital rights. No reprints. Responds within three months. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $72, $89 CDN, $93 other. Pays $100-$200 for up to 2000 words.


“Magazine covering the journalism media industry with focus on providing educational, professional development content for journalists working in all media.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within three weeks. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample copy available online. Subscription $75, $100 foreign. Pays $300-$800 for 1000-3000 words.