Paying Markets for Writers

Kaleidoscope: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts

Kaleidoscope: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts

“Kaleidoscope magazine creatively focuses on the experiences of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, friends, caregivers, educators and healthcare professionals, among others. The material selected for publication challenges and overcomes stereotypical, patronizing and sentimental attitudes about disability. The criteria for good writing apply: effective technique, thought-provoking subject matter and a mature grasp of the art of storytelling.” Biyearly. Pays after publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. “Email us to have your contact information added to our electronic list for notification each time an issue is posted online.”

Pays: $10-$100

The Gay & Lesbian Review

The Gay & Lesbian Review

“The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide is a bimonthly magazine of history, culture, and politics targeting an educated readership of GLBT men and women. The G&LR publishes essays in a wide range of disciplines as well as reviews of books, movies, and plays. ‘It’s our intellectual journal,’ remarked Larry Kramer in The New York Times.” Bimonthly. Pays within 60 days of publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. Occasionally accepts reprints “excerpted from previously published works, and published on our blog.” Responds immediately if interested; otherwise, up to 6 months. Guidelines online

Pays $100 – $200

FIDO Friendly Magazine

FIDO Friendly Magazine

“FIDO Friendly is the Travel & Lifestyle magazine for you and your dog. Each issue includes hotel and destination reviews, adoption stories, health and wellness topics and the latest trends.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Quarterly. Pays on publication.

Pays $0.10/word.

Foreword Reviews

Foreword Reviews

We are a trade magazine devoted to exclusive coverage of independent books. Each issue contains reviews of approximately 110 titles across all genres, from independent and university presses only.” Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays writers each month. Publishes ms within a month of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds in about a week. Free to librarians and booksellers online. Guidelines by email.

Westchester Magazine, Westchester Weddings, Westchester Home and 914Inc.

Westchester Magazine, Westchester Weddings, Westchester Home and 914Inc.

“A regional lifestyle monthly publication located in lower-Westchester County covering education, wellness, parties and benefits, food and dining, interesting people, real estate, theater, music, cultural events, style and beauty, area celebs, and more.” Welcomes new writers. 40% freelance. Circ. 55K. Monthly. Typically pays within 4-6 weeks of writer submitting story. Buys “First N.A. serial rights to the article, photograph, graphic illustration, or other work that freelancer submits to company, as well as the non-exclusive perpetual electronic rights in any existing or new formats, media or technology, whether edited or adapted, in whatever manner the work is displayed or accessed.” Responds within one week.
Guidelines by email. Pays $75-$1000 for 150-3000 words.

Workers Write

Workers Write

“Since our first anthology, Workers
Write! has become an important voice in working class literature. We are collecting the stories and poems about jobs that define who we are as individuals and communities.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500. Annual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys FNAS Rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week.

Pays flat fee of $25-$50/story up to 5,000 words (no minimum); $5-$20/poem.

Westerly Magazine

Westerly Magazine

“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

Rack magazine

Rack magazine

“We publish ONLY stories about the harvests of world-class animals, 90 percent of which are white-tailed deer scoring 180 or more inches as Typicals or 200+ as Non-typicals. Other stories may revolve around the harvest of most any North American big game trophy, so long as the animal qualifies for one of the major record books.” Welcomes new writers.

Pays up to $360.