“CPM is an easy-reading, homespun magazine featuring coal people and coal towns, with special sections on news and product development.” 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays on publication. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $25. Guidelines available by email.
Pays flat fee of $250 for up to 2500 words.
There ARE fiction periodicals that pay writers respectable amounts. Here are nine of them!
“We’re a regional bicycling magazine, with a focus on bike tourism, general interest news relating to bicycling, and bicycle events.” Publishes 11 issues a year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-2 weeks. Subscriptions are free by email. Guidelines available on request by email or SASE.
Pays $50/photo for interior photos, and $125/cover photo.
“EContent is a leading authority on the businesses of digital publishing, media, and marketing, targeting executives and decision-makers in these fast-changing markets.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Six issues per year. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys 90-day rights. No reprints. Responds to queries in 24 hours.
“CURVE, the nation’s best-selling lesbian magazine, reaches nearly a quarter-million readers each issue and 500,000 online. Savvy, hip and intelligent, CURVE magazine presents the latest in film, pop culture, politics, fashion, travel, automotive, home entertainment, technology and health. Our celebrity interviews, news, style, social issues and reviews have helped CURVE achieve a level of prominence that has kept us in the spotlight for over 20 years.” 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within two weeks.
Pays $0.15-$0.20/word for 200-2500 words.
“Farming Magazine celebrates the joys of farming well and living well on a small, ecologically-conscious scale. It explores the intricate bonds connecting people, land, and community and it offers a hopeful vision of the future of farming in America. The magazine is created in the spirit of stewardship for the earth and regard for its inhabitants.” Welcomes new writers. 75%-90% freelance. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week.
Pays $175-$200 for columns, and
$400-$500 for features for 800-1800 words.
“The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada’s international literary journal, is entertainment for the thoughtful with its mix of poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction by established and new writers.” Welcomes new writers. 100% freelance. Circ. 1200. Quarterly. Pays on publication.
Publishes within 2-3 issues of acceptance. Buys first serial publication rights – “all other rights remain with the author, but we ask if the work is reprinted elsewhere that the first publication in The Fiddlehead be acknowledged.” Responds usually 1-6 months.
Pays $60 CAD per page.
“We cover the cutting and grinding of metal to produce parts.”
Pays $0.50-$1.00/word for 600-2,000 words
“As world economies converge, CFI.co reports from the fault lines of integration. CFI.co features original writing on financial, economic, and political topics that have a global impact.” Welcomes new writers. 25% freelance. Circ. 120K. Quarterly moving to bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms in next quarterly issue. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 1-2 days. Sample copy available in PDF form. Subscription $59.95. Guidelines available by email.
Pays $0.10-$0.15/word for 700-2500 words.
“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