Paying Markets for Writers

PRISM international, Creative Writing Program

PRISM international, Creative Writing Program

“PRISM international is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Writing from PRISM has been featured in Best American Stories, Best American Essays and The Journey Prize Stories, amongst other noted publications.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1K. Quarterly. Pays right before or right after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. No reprints. Responds within 1-6 months.

Pays $40 per page of poetry, $30 per page of prose.

National Communications Magazine

National Communications Magazine

“We’re a tight niche publication serving radio hobbyists interested in scanners (typically referred to as “police scanners”), citizens band (CB) radio and the hobby radio services – General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), Family Radio Service (FRS) and Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS).” Warmly welcomes new writers. Guidelines not available.

Pays $75-$100.

Outpost Magazine

Outpost Magazine

“Canada’s only international adventure-travel magazine.” Warmly welcomes new writers. Bi-monthly print; weekly online. Pays on publication. Publishes manuscript within a month of acceptance if publishing online; longer for print.”

Pays up to $50 (CAD) for online publication for 800-1500 words; competitive rates for longer articles in print.

Salt Lake

Salt Lake

This publication ONLY works with local writers. Do not contact them if you are not located in their city.

“Lifestyle, fashion and culture magazine, glossy for Park City, Salt Lake City and Utah.” Welcomes new writers. 33% freelance. Circ. 127K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month.

Pays $0.45/word.

Good Old Boat

Good Old Boat

“A niche magazine covering subjects of interest to the Average Joe or Jane sailor who owns and maintains their own sailboat. These stories can relate to 19-foot trailer boats to 40-foot ocean-going boats. Writers are sailors themselves and write from their own experience. We expect all submitters to be familiar with our magazine and content.” Welcomes new writers. “If you’re a new writer with a good story and good photos, we’ll work with you to whip your words into shape.” Circ. 30K. Bi-monthly. Pays 60 days before publication. Publishes between 3 months to a year after acceptance.

Pays $50-$750.

Feed-Lot

Feed-Lot

“Feed-Lot serves feedlots and cow/calf operations over 500 head, also backgrounders, preconditioners, and seedstockers/growers over 100 head.” 85% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within four months of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week.

Pays: $0.30/word for 350-700 words.

Alaska Business Monthly

Alaska Business Monthly

“Alaska Business Monthly’s goal is to provide thorough and objective analysis of the issues and trends affecting Alaska’s businesses, and to feature stories on the individuals, organizations, and companies that shape the Alaska Economy. Alaska Business Monthly explores the Alaska economy with a statewide and regional approach to business coverage.” 80% freelance. Welcomes published authors from Alaska. Monthly. Pays month of publication. Buys all rights. Responds promptly to queries.

Pays $100-$500 for 500-2,500 words.

Abyss & Apex

Abyss & Apex

100% freelance. “We publish Science Fiction and Fantasy only, up to 10K words, and genre poetry. We also review small press books (not self-published unless the author has previously had a story in Abyss & Apex). We especially like to review short story collections.” Welcomes new writers. “25% of our stories are the first things that writer had published. We cannot afford to pay pro rates so, if we see promise in a writer we work with them on rewrites and MAKE pro writers. Some of the writer’s we’ve helped launch are Lavie Tidar and Aliette de Bodard. We published early NK Jemisin and Alan Smale.” Circ. 12K servers/month. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes around a year after acceptance. Buys “World English Rights, for publication in the English language on the World Wide Web and in downloadable PDF; Right of first offer on world anthology rights; The work shall be available online through an archived copy for at least four months and then Indefinitely or until the author requests its removal.” No reprints. Responds between 2 weeks to 6 months.

Pays $0.06/word, not to exceed $75/story.

The Antioch Review

The 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. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months. Buys all rights. Responds in 4-6 months.

Pays $20 per published page. “We don’t publish pieces longer than 8000 words.”

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