“St. Anthony Messenger is a Catholic family magazine that aims to help its readers lead more fully human and Christian lives. Our mission is to spread the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis. We publish articles that report on a changing church and world, opinion pieces written from the perspective of Christian faith and values, personality profiles, and fiction which entertains and informs.” Monthly. Pays “upon signed contract.” Publishes ms within a year of acceptance. Buys first worldwide serial rights. No reprints. Responds in one month.
Pays $0.20/word for articles up to 2,000 words. Pays $2/line for poetry.
100% freelance. “Representation matters, and Sesi represents Black girls to the fullest as the only teen magazine on the newsstand geared toward this demographic. With each issue, our teen readers (target ages 13-19) can see themselves reflected on the covers, in the editorial, and in the advertisements. Our mission is to fill that void in the mainstream magazine marketplace, in which Black girls are virtually invisible, through an entertaining mix of features highlighting beauty, fashion, culture, social issues, and more.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after invoice is received. Invoices are sent after editing and final approval. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds in 24-48 hours.
Pays flat rate of $100/article.
“The Puritan began in 2007 as an independently funded print journal dedicated to publishing fiction, essays, and interviews in Ottawa, Ontario, and was sold in bookstores across the city. In its early years, The Puritan was Ottawa’s only quarterly prose journal. After a brief hiatus, the magazine returned to publishing, now in the form of an online magazine run from Toronto. Since expanding its mandate to include poetry and reviews, The Puritan now seeks to publish the best in all forms of writing.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys First rights. No reprints. Responds in 1-4 months.
Pays $150 for fiction, $25 per poem, $200 for essays, $100 for interviews and $100 for reviews.
“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.