“Contrary® was founded in 2003 at the University of Chicago by alumni of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Humanities. It was quickly embraced and has been abundantly nourished by graduates of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program. It now operates independently and without a thought of profit on the South Side of Chicago and publishes writers from throughout the world. It publishes poetry, fiction, lyrical commentary, creative non-fiction, and especially works that blur the edges of those categories.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on receipt of invoice. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys all rights: “1) worldwide rights to publish in any or all versions of Contrary and other Contrary-affiliated media, including domestic and foreign, whether in the English language or translated into a foreign language, including any successor, similar or replacement versions thereof; 2) exclusive worldwide rights for a period of 90 days from the date of Contrary’s first publication of the work; 3. non-exclusive perpetual rights to republish, store, syndicate or distribute the work or portions of the work in any language and in any country, and 4) the right to use your name and likeness in a fair and dignified manner and to publish information about you in connection with the advertising and promotion of Contrary and of the Work. 5) When exclusive rights expire after three months, the author is free to seek republication elsewhere, but Contrary must be credited in all subsequent publications. 6) All rights granted by this agreement are granted in perpetuity and applicable in all media including, but not limited to, all electronic media, internet, wireless or mobile platforms whether now known or hereafter created.” No reprints. Responds in less than 90 days.
Pays $20 per author, per issue.
“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. Guidelines available on request by email or SASE.
America’s premier pro-life publication. Pays $0.15-$0.25/word for 1,000-1,800 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 mission of The Baltimore Review, founded in 1996, is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing, and promote the work of emerging and established writers from the Baltimore area, from across the U.S., and beyond. The BR publishes poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction, and also sponsors two themed contests each year. We do not charge any fees for non-contest submissions.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays upon publication. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within four months. Sample copies online. Guidelines online at https://baltimorereview.org/index.php/submit.
Pays $40 for regular (non-contest) submissions
“Written for personal property appraisers (antiques, collectibles, art, appraisers, dealers).” Welcomes new writers. 25-50% freelance. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue following acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks.
Pays $50-$60 for 300 to 500 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 theeditor. Most of the poetry we publish is also solicited; however, wedo publish one or two unsolicited works in each issue. TheCapilano Review publishes venturesome experimental writing andart.” Publishes 3 issues/year. Pays 30 days after acceptance. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys “First North American rights and limited, nonexclusive 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
“A literary journal publishing essays about the Beat Generation.” Welcomes new writers. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Sample articles online. Guidelines online.
“A weekly newspaper covering the antiques, collectibles, vintage and auction market.” Weekly. Pays a month after publication. Publishes 2 months after acceptance. Buys one time rights. Sometimes accepts reprints, depending on where they were first published. Responds within a month. Guidelines available by email.