Ranking of 500 Fiction Litmags — Erika Krouse (2023)

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500-ish Literary Magazines for Short Fiction

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I've often had students ask me what the “best" literary magazines were. I realized that I didn't actually know, right after I agreed to teach an intensive class on the subject. Where are the best places to submit, and according to what standards? I stumbled Clifford Garstang's incredibly helpful blog. But then I wondered, what about Best American Short Stories? So I found John Fox’s excellent site. And the O. Henry site. Then I wondered why all the rankings were so different from each other. And then I wondered if I had any Valium left over from my prescription 10 years ago. And then I remembered spreadsheets.

So this is a ranking of magazines that I've been using and sharing with students for years. I mostly focused on the following elements:

  1. Score, calculated according to prizes won: The Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prizes (from Clifford Garstang's blog), and O. Henry Awards, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. BASS scores are weighted more heavily because they count more to prospective editors and agents (don't get mad at me, Pushcart et al! Hate the game, not the player). Given this methodology, this list is primarily useful for literary short fiction, although there are some genre magazines in there.

  2. Circulation. Who doesn’t want more readers?

  3. Money. Magazines that pay often (but not always!) have more clout.

  4. Coolness. Some magazines got a bump up because they’re especially good to their authors or readers. And some got a bump down because they did something crappy like publish hardly any women, or charge $26 for a submission. Sorry, magazines, no offense. Just please behave better in the future, and take comfort in the fact that I know nothing about the internet.

I also separated out magazines that don’t accept simultaneous submissions (Tier 4b) because many writers skip them. Given reading periods, it would take the average writer 250-500 years to publish just one piece using exclusive submissions. If you're intimidated by my amazing math skills, you should know it took me longer to figure out that equation than it did for me to update this entire list.

New in 2021:

  • I changed my scoring method to use data from the past 5 years instead of 10, because life is uncertain. I also added Best American Nonrequired Reading to the source documents (which also include Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize, and the O. Henry Awards).

  • I cut most defunct litmags. There were many! Apologies.

  • I got rid of the “online only” tier and instead indicate online-only journals with an asterisk*. That means that there are now 7 tiers instead of 8.

  • On request, I added a genre sidebar tier at the very end, in case you write speculative/sci-fi/fantasy/mystery/sports/fairy tales/other genre stories.

  • Also on request, I’m providing this list as a downloadable Excel spreadsheetjust click here. Note: I only update this one once per year (as opposed to the list below, which I correct frequently) so there may be some lingering errors.

  • Due to COVID-19, reading periods and submission methods seem to change daily. Always check the site’s submission information! And please feel free to let me know what I got wrong.

  • At a future date, I’ll also add another list for creative nonfiction, if the meds hold out. Meanwhile, I’ve updated my much smaller list of additional CNF recommendations here.

This list is probably about 87% accurate across the board. I welcome all feedback; please use this handy dandy form to request corrections/additions/subtractions. Some people have asked me to post a donation button for this site—instead, please feel free to buy one of my books, or donate to a literary arts nonprofit.

Thanks, all, and I hope this helps!

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The 2021-22 Litmag Ranking

This ranking has 7 tiers. The order of the magazines within each tier means something until Tier 6, when it starts to be somewhat random and vaguely alphabetical. I tried to bump paying magazines to the top of each tier. DK= don’t know, N/A=not applicable, *=online-only, Circulation=print circulation. Good luck, and happy submitting!

Tier 1, Elite GLOSSIES: career makers, circulation above 100K, prizewinning, professional payment

  • The New Yorker — Score: 808, Circulation: 1.2M, Payment: $2/word, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 3, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Harper’s — Score: 297, Circulation: 105K, Payment: $0.50-1/word, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 1.5 - 6, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The Atlantic — Score: 37, Circulation: 478.5K, Payment: $3000, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 1, Maximum Word Count: 4K, Other Restrictions: N/A

Tier 2, Elite litmags with HIGHER circulation: career changers, circulation above 5K, prizewinning, good payment

  • Ploughshares — Score: 288, Circulation: 6.5K, Payment: $25/pg, $250 max, Reading Period: June 1 - Jan 15, Response Time (months): 2 - 4, Maximum Word Count: up to 6K, prefers 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Zoetrope: All-Story — Score: 231.5, Circulation: 40K, Payment: $1000, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 5, Maximum Word Count: 7K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • ZYZZYVA — Score: 227, Circulation: 5-10K, Payment: $250 + 1 copy, Reading Period: Jun-Sep, Response Time (months): 3 - 6, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Paris Review — Score: 217.5, Circulation: 23K, Payment: $500-1000, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 3, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Granta and *Granta.com — Score: 207, Circulation: 23K, Payment: $400 for online version; DK print, Reading Period: Oct 1-Mar 31, Response Time (months): 6, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • One Story — Score: 172, Circulation: 15K, Payment: $500, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): 2 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 3-8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Kenyon Review and *KR online — Score: 146.5, Circulation: 6K, Payment: $15-40/pg, Reading Period: Sep 15 - Nov 1, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 7,500, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and *McSweeney’s Internet Tendency — Score: 102.5, Circulation: 30K, Payment: varies, somewhere around $400, Reading Period: difficult to find out reading periods, Response Time (months): 1 - 9, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • A Public Space — Score: 83, Circulation: 5-10K, Payment: $26-100, Reading Period: Sep/Oct 15 - Apr 15, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 13,000, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Missouri Review — Score: 72, Circulation: 5K, Payment: $40/pg to 750, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 3, Maximum Word Count: 2-30K, prefer under 9K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Georgia Review — Score: 70, Circulation: 5K, Payment: $50/pg, Reading Period: Aug 16-May 14, Response Time (months): 2 - 4, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Oxford American — Score: 41.5, Circulation: 17-62K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: prefers Southern writers or Southern content

  • The Sun — Score: 32, Circulation: 60K, Payment: $300-1500, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 3 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 7K, Other Restrictions: they “discourage” simultaneous submissions, but do take them.

Tier 3, Elite litmags with SMALLER circulation: prizewinning, usually decent payment

  • American Short Fiction — Score: 182, Circulation: 2K, Payment: $300-500, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 2-15K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Southern Review — Score: 162.5, Circulation: 3K, Payment: $25/pg, $200 maximum, plus 2 copies and 1-year subscription, Reading Period: Sep 1 - Dec 1, Response Time (months): 2.5 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 4-8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Iowa Review — Score: 141.5, Circulation: 2.9K, Payment: $0.08/word, $100 minimum, Reading Period: Sep 1 - Nov 30, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 25 pages, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New England Review — Score: 128, Circulation: 2K, Payment: $20/pg, $50 minimum, plus 2 copies and 1-year subscription, Reading Period: Sep 1-Nov 30, Mar 1-May 31, Response Time (months): 3, Maximum Word Count: 20K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Conjunctions — Score: 107, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: none, Reading Period: N/A, Response Time (months): 3 - 6, Maximum Word Count: any, Other Restrictions: “strongly prefers” exclusive submissions rather than simultaneous submissions

  • Sewanee Review and *thesewaneereview.com — Score: 104.5, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: $10-12/pg, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): 1.5-2, Maximum Word Count: 3.5-7.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ecotone — Score: 103, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: None?, Reading Period: Aug 17–Sep 1, Dec 17–Jan 1, Response Time (months): 6, Maximum Word Count: 30 pgs, Other Restrictions: “reimagining place” and the natural world

  • Alaska Quarterly Review — Score: 94, Circulation: 2.7K, Payment: 1 copy and AQR subscription, Reading Period: Aug 26 - May 9, Response Time (months): 1.5-4, Maximum Word Count: 50 pgs, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Virginia Quarterly and *VQRonline.org — Score: 94.5, Circulation: 3K, Payment: $0.25/word, Reading Period: July only, Response Time (months): 6 IME, Maximum Word Count: 2-8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Chicago Quarterly — Score: 71.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: 2 copies, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 6, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Colorado Review — Score: 65, Circulation: 1.3K, Payment: $200, Reading Period: Aug 1 - Apr 30, Response Time (months): 2 - 3, Maximum Word Count: 15-25 pgs, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Freeman’s — Score: 61, Circulation: DK, Payment: $700, Reading Period: does not accept direct submissions, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: no submission portal

  • n+1 and *nplusonemag.com — Score: 58.5, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 75.5K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cimarron Review — Score: 57.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: 2 copies, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 3-6, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Subtropics — Score: 56, Circulation: DK, Payment: $1000, Reading Period: Sep 15-Oct 31, Jan 15 - Feb 28, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Witness — Score: 55.5, Circulation: 1 - 2.5K, Payment: $25/1500 words, Reading Period: Jan 15–Mar 1 no theme online, Aug 15–Oct 1 themed print, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • BOMB magazine — Score: 54.5, Circulation: 14K but art-focused, Payment: $100, Reading Period: July and December?, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • AGNI — Score: 49.5, Circulation: 2.5-5K, Payment: $10/pg, up to $150, Reading Period: Sep 1-May 31, Response Time (months): 2 - 4, Maximum Word Count: 15K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Gettysburg Review — Score: 48.5, Circulation: 4K, Payment: $30/pg, Reading Period: Sep - May, Response Time (months): 3 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 2-7K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Washington Square Review — Score: 47, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: Aug 1-Oct 15,Dec 15-Feb 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • swamp pink (formerly Crazyhorse) — Score: 45.5, Circulation: 2K, Payment: $20 - 35/pg to 200, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31 (but not Jan), Response Time (months): 3 - 4, Maximum Word Count: 2.5-8.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Guernica — Score: 44, Monthly Visits to Site: 48.4K, Payment: none, Reading Period: on as of Oct 11, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 1.2-4.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • LitMag — Score: 44, Circulation: DK, Payment: $250 + two copies, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 3, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Gulf Coast — Score: 41, Circulation: 3K, Payment: $50/pg, Reading Period: Sep 1 - Mar 1, Response Time (months): 4 - 6, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Noon Annual — Score: 40, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

Tier 4a, Highly respected: small circulation, prizewinning, often payment

  • Salamander — Score: 39, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Boulevard — Score: 36, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: $100-300, Reading Period: Oct 1-May 1, Response Time (months): 3 - 4, Maximum Word Count: 1-8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fourteen Hills — Score: 33.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bellevue Literary Review — Score: 33, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: copies, 2 subscriptions, occasional honorarium, Reading Period: Sep 1-June 30, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 5K max, 2-4K preferred, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Copper Nickel — Score: 33, Circulation: 1-2.5K, Payment: $30/pg + 2 copies + subscription., Reading Period: Sep 1-Dec 15, Jan 15-Mar 1, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cincinnati Review — Score: 33, Circulation: 1K, Payment: $25/pg, Reading Period: Sep 1 - Mar 1, Response Time (months): 3 - 4, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Story Magazine (new) — Score: 30, Circulation: DK, Payment: $20/pg to 200, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Image — Score: 31, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: “art, faith, mystery”

  • Harvard Review — Score: 29.5, Circulation: 2K, Payment: copies, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): 6, Maximum Word Count: 1-7K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Indiana Review — Score: 29.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: $5/pg + subscription, Reading Period: Sep 17 - Nov 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Michigan Quarterly Review — Score: 27.5, Circulation: 1 - 2.5K, Payment: $10/pg, Reading Period: Jan 15-Apr 15, Aug 1-Nov 30, Response Time (months): 4-6, Maximum Word Count: 1.5-7K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Passages North — Score: 25, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Epiphany — Score: 24.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Electric Literature — Score: 24, Monthly Visits to Site: 44.4K, Payment: $300, Reading Period: Random—dates announced via their eNewsletter, Response Time (months): 3 - 6, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Five Points — Score: 23.5, Circulation: 2K, Payment: $15/pg to 250, Reading Period: Aug 1 - Nov, 1 and Jan 1 - May 30, Response Time (months): 1 - 4, Maximum Word Count: 7.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • West Branch — Score: 23, Circulation: 1-2.5K, Payment: $0.05/word to 100, Reading Period: Aug 1 - Apr 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Yale Review — Score: 23, Circulation: 4K, Payment: $400 - 500, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

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  • Massachusetts Review — Score: 22.5, Circulation: 1-2.5K, Payment: $50, Reading Period: Oct 1-Apr 30, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hopkins Review — Score: 22.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • StoryQuarterly — Score: 22, Circulation: 5K - # is suspect, Payment: $50, Reading Period: various periods year-round, Response Time (months): 4-6, Maximum Word Count: 6,250, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Mississippi Review — Score: 21.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: contest only, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: only accepts submissions via contests

  • Pleiades — Score: 18.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Southampton Review — Score: 18, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Idaho Review — Score: 17.5, Circulation: 1K, Payment: $100, Reading Period: Sep 15 - Feb 28, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Common, The — Score: 17.5, Circulation: 1600 (print), Monthly Visits to Site: 2K, Payment: $100, Reading Period: Mar 1-Jun 1 and Sep 1-Dec 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 10K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Santa Monica Review — Score: 17, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: copies, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Nimrod — Score: 16, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Water-Stone Review — Score: 16, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *The Normal School — Score: 15.5, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 2K, Payment: none, Reading Period: Sep 1-Dec 1,Jan 15- Apr 15, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 7K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • E-Flux Journal — Score: 15, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Grain Magazine — Score: 15, Circulation: 1.2K, Payment: $50/pg CAD to 225, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 3.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet — Score: 15, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 4K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: speculative

  • Emrys Journal — Score: 15, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Tough — Score: 15, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: crime fiction

  • *New Orleans Review — Score: 14.5, Monthly Visits to Site: 1.4K, Payment: $200, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): >3, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Wigleaf: (very) short fiction — Score: 14, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 1K words, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pinch — Score: 14, Circulation: 1-1.5K, Payment: 2 copies, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fiction Magazine — Score: 13.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: Oct 15 - Apr 15, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: best under 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bennington Review — Score: 13, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ninth Letter — Score: 12, Circulation: 2K, Payment: $25/pg, Reading Period: Sep 1-Nov 30, Jan 1-Feb 28 , Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: 8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Antioch Review — Score: 12, Circulation: 3K, Payment: $20/pg plus 2 copies, Reading Period: 9/2-5/31, Response Time (months): 4 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 5K is best, but up to 8K, Other Restrictions: currently on hiatus

  • Fence — Score: 11, Monthly Visits to Site: 4K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Narrative Magazine — Score: 56.5, Monthly Visits to Site: 30.6K, Payment: $350-1000, Reading Period: all year round. Very high submission fee except for first 2 weeks in April, which are free, Response Time (months): 1 - 3, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: the (non-transparent) submission fee is $26 and you are considered for their contests, except for the first 2 (free) weeks in April. Exploitative? You decide.

Tier 4b, Highly respected magazines but NO simultaneous submissions, sometimes payment

  • Threepenny Review — Score: 125, Circulation: 10K, Payment: $400, Reading Period: Jan 1 - Jun 30, Response Time (months): .5 - 2, Maximum Word Count: under 4K preferred, Other Restrictions: no simultaneous submissions

  • Prairie Schooner — Score: 64, Circulation: 3.2K, Payment: copies, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 1, Response Time (months): 4 - 6, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: no simultaneous submissions

  • Epoch — Score: 56.5, Circulation: 1K, Payment: $5/pg, Reading Period: Sep 16 - Apr 14, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: no simultaneous submissions

  • Hudson Review — Score: 31.5, Circulation: 2.5K, Payment: none, Reading Period: Sep 1 -Nov 30, Response Time (months): 6, Maximum Word Count: 10K, Other Restrictions: no simultaneous submissions

  • December Magazine — Score: 10, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: no simultaneous submissions

  • Raritan — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: no simultaneous submissions

Tier 5, Very respected: small circulation, prizewinning, sometimes payment

  • New Letters — Score: 10, Circulation: 3K, Payment: $45-100, Reading Period: Aug 1-May 31, Response Time (months): 5, Maximum Word Count: 3-5K average, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • North American Review — Score: 10, Circulation: DK, Payment: $20 - 100, Reading Period: N/A, Response Time (months): 5, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sixfold Fiction — Score: 10, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: you must read 18 manuscripts in 36 days for your own manuscript to be considered

  • Notre Dame Review — Score: 10, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Event Magazine — Score: 10, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Southern Humanities Review — Score: 10, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Ascent — Score: 10, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Southern Indiana Review — Score: 10, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Puerto del Sol — Score: 9.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Believer — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: , Payment: , Reading Period: , Response Time (months): , Maximum Word Count: , Other Restrictions: does not accept unsolicited submissions in fiction

  • *Cosmonauts Avenue — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hunger Mountain — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Jellyfish Review — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Southwest Review — Score: 9, Circulation: 1.5K, Payment: nominal and copies, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *PANK — Score: 9, Monthly Visits to Site: 9.9K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Jelly Bucket — Score: 9, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Unstuck — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Payment: 50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • PRISM International — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Arts & Letters — Score: 8, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Orion — Score: 8, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: does not accept unsolicited submissions in fiction

  • Ruminate — Score: 7.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Consequence Magazine — Score: 7.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Salt Hill — Score: 7.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Grist — Score: 7, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fiction International — Score: 6.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Chautauqua — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Literary Review — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Catapult — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pembroke Magazine — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Redivider — Score: 6, Circulation: N/A, Monthly Visits to Site: .5K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Meridian — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *TriQuarterly — Score: 5.5, Monthly Visits to Site: 5.7K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: Oct. 1-Mar 31, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *New York Tyrant — Score: 5.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Salmagundi — Score: 5.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: Nov 1-Dec 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Transition — Score: 5.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: “Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race”

  • *Memorious — Score: 5.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Slice — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sycamore Review — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Masters Review: New Voices — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: $0.10/word to 200, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: new writers only

  • Arkansas International — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *X-R-A-Y — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • South Carolina Review — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Chicago Tribune Printer’s Row — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Thoughtprints — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Prime Number — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Paper Darts — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Oyster River Pages — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Lunch Ticket — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Greensboro Review — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Isthmus — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Hysterical Rag — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Apple Valley Review — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 0.6, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Portland Review — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Denver Quarterly — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Bridge Eight — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Little Star — Score: 4.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • J Journal — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: DK, Payment: copies, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 6K, Other Restrictions: Stories must be related to the theme of justice, if only tangentially.

  • Post Road — Score: 3.5, Circulation: 1.1K, Payment: $50, Reading Period: Feb 1-Apr 1, Jun 1-Aug 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Brick — Score: 3.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

Tier 6, Very good: usually small circulation, 1-3 “notable” prize mentions, sometimes payment

  • New Ohio Review — Score: 3, Circulation: under 1K, Payment: $10/pg, copies, 1 year subscription, Reading Period: Sep 15 - Dec 15 Jan 15 - Apr 15, Response Time (months): 2-4, Maximum Word Count: 20 pgs, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • One Teen Story — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: $500, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: teen writers only

  • Southeast Review — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Hobart — Score: 3, Monthly Visits to Site: 4.5K, Payment: none, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 2K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Booth — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • subTerrain — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Carolina Quarterly — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hayden’s Ferry — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Words without Borders — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: translations only

  • *Offing, The — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Foglifter — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: LBGTQIA+ authors only

  • Florida Review — Score: 2.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Blackbird — Score: 2, Monthly Visits to Site: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Healing Muse — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Black Warrior Review — Score: 2, Circulation: 2K, Payment: nominal, Reading Period: Dec 1-Mar 1 & Jun 1-Sep 1, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 7.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Willow Springs — Score: 2, Circulation: 1.4K, Payment: 100, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

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  • Zone 3 — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Confrontation— Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: $25 - 250, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • River Styx — Score: 1.5, Circulation: 1-1.4K, Payment: $45-150, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 5-6, Maximum Word Count: usually 8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Per Contra — Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Green Mountains Review — Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Kweli — Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Brooklyn Rail — Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Mid-American Review — Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: copies, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 1 - 5, Maximum Word Count: 6K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Chicago Review — Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Upstreet — Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Berkeley Fiction Review — Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: $25, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 6-12, Maximum Word Count: 30 pgs (double spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman), Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Collagist — Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: on hiatus

  • Minnesota Review — Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Chattahoochee Review — Score: 1.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Crab Orchard Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: $25/pg, Reading Period: Oct 1 - Nov 15, Response Time (months): 1 - 5, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: on hiatus

  • Barrelhouse — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Juked — Score: 1, Circulation: N/A, Monthly Visits to Site: 1.6K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *failbetter.com — Score: 1, Monthly Visits to Site: 8.5K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Western Humanities Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Another Chicago Magazine — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bat City Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Worcester Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Yemassee — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

    [Still Tier 6!]

  • Vassar Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Provincetown Arts — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Literal Latte — Score: 1, Circulation: 30K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Glossolalia — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Gigantic — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Spectacle, The — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • African American Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Moon City — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Obsidian — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pulp Literature — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Quiddity — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Mud City/Chapter House — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Midwestern Gothic — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: on hiatus

  • Fjords — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Jewish Fiction — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Jewish fiction only

  • *Rumpus — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Outlook Springs — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *About Place — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Potomac Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Baffler — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *New Delta Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Exile — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Reservoir Journal — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Shenandoah — Score: 0.5, Monthly Visits to Site: DK, Payment: $100 per 1000 words of prose up to $500, Reading Period: August 15-September 15 (except for comics & translations, open all year), Response Time (months): 1.5-2, Maximum Word Count: 8000 novel excerpts and short stories, 1000 flash fiction; submitters may include up to three pieces of flash in a single submission, Other Restrictions: no multiple submissions in different genres

  • Malahat Review — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: $40/pg CAD, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Joyland Magazine — Score: 0.5, Monthly Visits to Site: 2.2K, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 3-4, Maximum Word Count: 10K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Seneca Review — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sonora Review — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cutbank — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Beloit Fiction Journal — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • World Literature Today — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Baltimore Review — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Catamaran Literary Reader — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Cleaver — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • North Carolina Literary Review — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Crab Creek Review — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Little Fiction — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • At Length — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Texas Review — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Anomaly — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Lumina — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

Tier 7, Good: usually small circulation, no prize mentions (yet), sometimes payment

  • The Bare Life Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $750 for full-length prose, $300 for “shorter prose”, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: immigrant and refugee authors

  • New Haven Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $500, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Porter House Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $200 reported, but not in guidelines, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Meanjin — Score: 0, Circulation: 2,000, Payment: $0.20/word AUD, Reading Period: Mar 14? - Jun 3, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 2-4K, Other Restrictions: Australian writers only

  • *CRAFT — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100 for flash, $200 for short stories, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 1-6K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Capilano Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50/pg to 200, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Turnrow — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $15/pg, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Cafe Irreal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $0.01/word, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 2-4, Maximum Word Count: 2K, Other Restrictions: “Irreal”/fantastic fiction

  • Descant — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ragged Lion — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: copies, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Big Fiction — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Nashville Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Iron Horse — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Wet Ink — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $70-120, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Flash Fiction Online — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $60, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: flash fiction only

  • *Fractured Lit — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50-75, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 1K, Other Restrictions: flash and micro-fiction only

  • *JuxtaProse — Score: 0, Circulation: 5K, Payment: $50 for stories, $25 for flash, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Frigg — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *SmokeLong Quarterly — Score: 0, Monthly Visits to Site: 2K, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 5 days, Maximum Word Count: flash narratives up to 1000 words, Other Restrictions: “Please include no identifying information on your document, the filename, or the title on Submittable. Our editors read submissions blind.”

  • Fiddlehead, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $40 CAD/pg, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Antigonish Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 1.6, Payment: $10/pg to 50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Boston Review — Score: 0, Circulation: 62K, Payment: $300, Reading Period: Sep 15 - June 15, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Literarian, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Carve — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Short Story Stack — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: Winning story gets $100 plus 50% of subscription revenue, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: It’s a different format, more like a monthly contest + publication. You do not have to be a subscriber to submit. More info at shortstorystack@gmail.com

  • Phantom Drift — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: new fabulism/fantasy

  • annalemma — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Asia Literary Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $0.05/word, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The Shooter — Score: 0, Circulation: 1K, Payment: £25, Reading Period: Feb-May and Aug-Nov, Response Time (months): 1 month after deadline, Maximum Word Count: 2-6K, Other Restrictions: Themed issues 2x year

  • *Five South — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: modest honorarium, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Rosebud — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $30, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: Ideally 1K-3K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Coastal Shelf — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $30 per piece or $100 for a feature, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Good Life Review, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $25, Reading Period: vary, but quarterly, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bound Off — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $20, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: on hiatus

  • *Capable Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $20/prose piece & $10/poem, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 3K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bourbon Penn — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $10-25, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Page & Spine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $20, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Pedestal Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $0.05/word, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Vestal Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $25, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Vine Leaves Literary Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: 3.50 EUR, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Sequestrum — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $10 to 15, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Festival Review, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $15/contributor for quarterly issues, none for weekly web releases, Reading Period: Jan-Feb for quarterly issues, rolling for web, Response Time (months): 2-3, Maximum Word Count: 2.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bellingham Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: sometimes, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

    (Video) Which are the Very Best Literary Journals??

  • Santa Clara Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: sometimes, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *carte blanche — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: modest honorarium, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The MacGuffin — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • North Dakota Quarterly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Collateral Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Writing that "pushes the boundaries of exploring the impact of war from a range of perspectives…work that puts a spotlight on all those spaces beyond the combat zone.”

  • Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora

  • BLOOM — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Bangalore Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Commonweal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Tampa Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: currently by invitation only

    [Still Tier 7!]

  • Manoa — Score: 0, Circulation: 2.5K, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: on hiatus

  • American Reader — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New Republic — Score: 0, Circulation: 100K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Prairie Fire — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Chariton Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sou’wester — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New South — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Able Muse — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Apogee — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: July and January, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Pithead Chapel — Score: 0, Monthly Visits to Site: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 2, although they try to respond within 1 week, Maximum Word Count: 4K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Funicular Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $10/printed page (up to $100) for short stories, $25 for flash, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Red Rock Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Arts and Letters — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Black Renaissance Noire — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: African-American writers only

  • *Brain, Child — Score: 0, Monthly Visits to Site: 10.2K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: motherhood themes

  • *Fiction Writers Review — Score: 0, Monthly Visits to Site: 9K, Payment: , Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Barcelona Review — Score: 0, Monthly Visits to Site: 7.2K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 4500, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Bigbridge.org — Score: 0, Monthly Visits to Site: 5.3K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *The White Review — Score: 0, Monthly Visits to Site: 4.3K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *PIF magazine — Score: 0, Monthly Visits to Site: 4K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Nowhere — Score: 0, Monthly Visits to Site: 2.9K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Contrary — Score: 0, Monthly Visits to Site: 2.2K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Byliner — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: does not accept unsolitcited submissions in fiction

  • Callaloo — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: African-American Southern writers only

  • Land-Grant College Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The London Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 4K, Other Restrictions: DK

  • Tikkun — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Jewish themes

  • Tweed’s — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Kalliope: A Journal of Women's Literature & Art — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: women writers only

  • Bamboo Ridge — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Calyx — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: women writers only

  • Brooklyn Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Appalachian Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Appalachian writers only

  • Blue Earth Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Blue Mesa Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Dogwood — Score: 0.5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Dossier Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Freight: What are You Carrying? — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Hotel Amerika — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Jabberwock Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Kelsey Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: from Mercer County, NJ

  • *Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 1.1K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: speculative

  • New Millennium Writings — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Moth, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Stinging Fly, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Typishly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): “Personalized response in just one day,” Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

    [Still Tier 7!]

  • New Quarterly, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fugue — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: nominal, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Atticus Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: nominal, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Los Angeles Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • [sic] — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Caribbean Writer — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Caribbean writers only

  • Faultline — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Relief: A Journal of Art & Faith — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Christian themes

  • Folio — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Stone Canoe — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Briar Cliff Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Orca — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Parhelion — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Saturday Evening Post — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: Jan 1-Jul 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 3K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Whiskey Island — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Jubilat — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Columbia Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Lake Effect — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Adroit Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Connecticut Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New York Stories — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Quarterly West — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • American Literary Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: on hiatus

  • Artful Dodge — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ballyhoo Stories — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bridge — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Griffith Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Kyoto Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Laurel Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *LIT Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Margins, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Asian American themes

  • Nebraska Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Phoebe — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Polyphony — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Quarter After Eight — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Quick Fiction — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Tiferet — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Transformations — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Underground Voices — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • War, Literature and The Arts — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Adirondack Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Apalachee Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Apex Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: sci-fi, fantasy and horror

  • Armchair/Shotgun — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bards and Sages Quarterly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 1.4K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: speculative

  • Bayou Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *BlazeVOX — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Blue Lake Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Bodega — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Brooklyn Quarterly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Burnside Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: on hiatus

    (Video) Grant Writing for Authors | Pasha Malla and Fiona King Foster at Hamilton Public Library

    [Still Tier 7!]

  • Dublin Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Little Fiction, Big Truths — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Eclectica — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Evergreen — Score: 0, Circulation: N/A, Monthly Visits to Site: 1.6K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Decomp — Score: 0, Circulation: N/A, Monthly Visits to Site: 1.3K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Calliope — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Canteen — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cream City Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Cutthroat — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *DIAGRAM — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Decadent Review— Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): under 3, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: metafiction only

  • Eclipse Lit — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Elimae — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *FictionWeek Literary Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Firmament — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 1.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Five Dials — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fourth River — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Gargoyle — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Gigantic Sequins — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Great River Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Harpur Palate — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hawai’i Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Hazlitt — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • HOOT — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Kaleidoscope — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: disability themes

  • Great Plains Quarterly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Duende — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *West Review, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Lifted Brow, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: on hiatus

  • Madison Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Palaver — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Literary Orphans — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Litro Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *The Boiler — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Superstition Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Tahoma Literary Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Threadcount — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Mom Egg Review— Score: 0, Circulation: 500, Payment: none, Reading Period: 5/1-7/15. Free 'early bird' submissions 5/1-5/7 until they reach their submittable limit of 200, Response Time (months): 3-6, Maximum Word Count: 1K, Other Restrictions: “We publish work on women's lives and motherhood, but one need not be a woman or a mother to submit, as long as the subject matter is within our wheelhouse.”

  • *MER VOX Online Quarterly (Mom Egg Review online) — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: varies, Response Time (months): “fast”, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: “curated folios”

  • *Museum of Americana, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: work that “repurposes the old, the dying, the forgotten, or the almost entirely unknown aspects of Americana”

  • *New Mexico Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Painted Bride Quarterly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Penn Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Permafrost — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Phare, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: none but they like flash fiction. U.K.-based

  • *Roanoke Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: Sep 1 - Dec 1, Response Time (months): under 1, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Room — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: “restricted to women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people”

  • SAND — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Saint Ann’s Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Seattle Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Soundings Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Soundings East — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • South Dakota Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Talking Writing — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Tendril — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: on hiatus

  • *Twisted Vine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Unsaid — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Valparaiso Fiction Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Volt — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • William and Mary Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Winter Tangerine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: on hiatus

  • 100 Word Story — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: submissions must be exactly 100 words.

  • 3:AM Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Calla Press — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): .75-1, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Christian and Biblical focus. Fiction must be flash.

  • *Wildness — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 1, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Louisville Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 2-4, Maximum Word Count: none, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • *Raising Mothers — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: varies, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): under 3, Maximum Word Count: 1.2-3K, Other Restrictions: themed issues. “We exclusively publish narratives from women/femme/gnb writers of color who parent or their work is tangential in some way.”

  • Peach Mag — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Terrain.org — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Lascaux Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

Sidebar: Highly respected GENRE/SPECIALTY magazines, usually with HIGHER circulation, payment, and genre-specific prizes

*Note: the scores listed here aren't really relevant because I haven't calculated scores from genre-specific awards. Someday!

  • Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: 100K, Payment: 5-8 cents per word, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: mystery

  • *Tor — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 566.5K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: fantasy/sci-fi

  • Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: mystery

  • Gray’s Sporting Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: 28K, Payment: $600 to $1,250 for stories (features) “based on quality, not length.” $600 for “yarns.”, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: sporting adventure: hunting, fishing, and expeditions.

  • Analog: Science Fiction and Fact — Score: 0, Circulation: 21.5K, Payment: 8-10¢/word for short fiction, 6¢/word for serials, 9¢/word for fact articles, and $1/line for poetry., Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: sci-fi

  • Asimov’s Science Fiction — Score: 0, Circulation: 17K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: sci-fi

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction — Score: 0, Circulation: 10K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: fantasy/sci-fi

  • Clarkesworld — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 10.7K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: fantasy/sci-fi

  • *Lightspeed — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 10K?, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: fantasy/sci-fi

  • *Lackington’s — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: speculative

  • Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet — Score: 15, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 4K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: speculative

  • The Fairy Tale Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Monthly Visits to Site: 3.3K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: fairy tales

One of these markets is anxiously awaiting your short story. I hope this helps, and good luck!

—Erika

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FAQs

What do narrative magazines pay? ›

Author Payment: Authors are paid $150 for a story published as a Story of the Week, and all the Stories of the Week written by new and emerging writers are eligible for our annual $4,000 Narrative Prize.

What is the most prestigious literary magazine? ›

  • 1 New Yorker. Since 1925 this magazine has published some of the best writers in the country. ...
  • 2 Ploughshares. Founded in 1971 Ploughshares is our best and highest ranked university non-commercial literary magazine. ...
  • 3 Paris Review. ...
  • 4 Tin House. ...
  • 5 New England Review. ...
  • 6 Granta. ...
  • 7 Harper's Magazine. ...
  • 8 Kenyon Review.

Where did Erika Krouse go to college? ›

Erika Krouse

Where can I send short stories to be published? ›

With a few publication credits under your belt and a well-polished work of fiction, you might find some luck with these literary fiction journals.
  • Ploughshares. ...
  • The New Yorker. ...
  • The Atlantic. ...
  • Granta Magazine. ...
  • American Short Fiction. ...
  • Fireside Magazine. ...
  • Guernica. ...
  • Antioch Review.
11 Aug 2020

Who will buy my short stories? ›

Where To Submit Short Stories For Money: 19 Best Websites That Pay You To Write
  • Duotrope.
  • Poets & Writers.
  • The Grinder.
  • Readers Digest.
  • One Story.
  • Vestal Review.
  • The BBC.
  • Flash Fiction Online.
19 May 2022

How much can a short story sell for? ›

How much you make from selling a short story depends a lot on where you sell the story. A typical range for a short story can be anywhere between $5 and $1,000, but it's possible to make even more if you find the right publication or channel.

What is the number 1 magazine in the world? ›

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

What are the 3 types of magazines? ›

There are three main categories of magazine publications, each of which include more specific types of publications, are: General interest magazines. Special interest magazines. Professional magazines.

How much does Paris Review pay for fiction? ›

Submission Guidelines

Translations are acceptable and should be accompanied by a copy of the original text. Simultaneous submissions are also acceptable as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. The Paris Review pays up to $1000 per story.

Is the book tell me everything based on a true story? ›

Part memoir and part literary true crime, Tell Me Everything is the mesmerizing story of a landmark sexual assault investigation and the female private investigator who helped crack it open.

What do we use books for? ›

You can read it. You can make notes in it. You can fold down corners of various pages to mark something of note or just keep track of where you are. You can easily lend a physical book to a friend.

What is Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse based on? ›

Tell Me Everything is a stunner because it's both memoir (the story of Krouse's childhood abuse and relationship with her mother) and true crime (the story of a Title IX sexual assault investigation involving members of the football team and potential recruits at an unnamed big university we'll call the University of ...

Can I make money writing short stories? ›

For a long time, short stories were actually a fiction writer's best way to break into paying work, and they can still form a strong part of your author career. Selling short fiction into paying markets nets you exposure, new readers, and, oh yeah, some cash!

Can I earn money by writing stories online? ›

Getting paid to write short stories takes a lot of legwork and dedication, but it is possible. By submitting your stories to online and print publications, considering self-publication of some stories and developing your craft as a storyteller, you can start making money with your fiction writing.

Is it hard to get a short story published? ›

Getting your short story published is often more difficult than actually writing the story. Even with thousands of literary magazines accepting short stories for publication, you still have less than a 10% chance of getting your story published any time you submit.

Where can I submit my writing for money? ›

Get Paid to Write: 14 Websites That Pay Writers $100+
  • FreelanceMom. ...
  • Vibrant Life. ...
  • Transitions Abroad. ...
  • Christian Science Monitor. ...
  • A List Apart. ...
  • Barefoot Writer. ...
  • Zift. ...
  • Income Diary.
1 Dec 2021

Which app can I write stories and get paid? ›

  • Listverse. Image via Listverse. Listverse gives you a platform to write for various genres like entertainment, lifestyle, science, society, and general awareness. ...
  • WritersWeekly.com. Image via WritersWeekly.com. ...
  • Cracked.com. Image via Cracked. ...
  • SitePoint. Image via SitePoint. ...
  • Copyhackers. Image via Copyhackers.

How do fiction writers make money? ›

The truth is, it's even easier for fiction authors to earn a full-time income from book royalties than for non-fiction authors.
  1. Make Money Writing Fiction. ...
  2. Write Daily. ...
  3. Read Daily. ...
  4. Write Mostly Novels (Not Short Fiction or Novellas) ...
  5. Write More, Edit Less. ...
  6. Become a Well-Paid Author. ...
  7. Recommended Reading.

Can I sell my short stories on Amazon? ›

Writing short stories, joining the ranks of self published authors, and selling books have never been easier, thanks to Amazon and Kindle Direct Publishing.

Can I make money from writing? ›

Creative writing is wonderful and you can make money writing fiction(we'll cover this in the next section), but a lot of people aren't aware that writing is an integral part of content marketing. And in content marketing, you can make bank.

What is the longest running magazine? ›

The oldest consumer magazine still in print is The Scots Magazine, which was first published in 1739, though multiple changes in ownership and gaps in publication totalling over 90 years weaken that claim.

What newspaper is more widely read? ›

The 10 Most Popular Daily Newspapers In The United States
RankNewspaperCirculation
1USA Today2,301,917
2The New York Times2,101,611
3The Wall Street Journal1,337,376
4Los Angeles Times467,309
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1 Aug 2017

Who is the largest magazine publisher? ›

Pearson

What are the 5 major types of magazines? ›

Types Of Consumer Magazines
  • 1. News And General Interest Magazines. The umbrella term 'news and general interest' covers a wide range of popular titles. ...
  • Cooking Magazines. ...
  • Fashion Magazines. ...
  • Technology Magazines. ...
  • Health Magazines. ...
  • Children's Magazines. ...
  • Business Magazines. ...
  • Travel Magazines.

What was the first magazine? ›

The earliest magazine appears to have been the German Erbauliche Monaths-Unterredungen (1663–68; “Edifying Monthly Discussions”), started by Johann Rist, a theologian and poet of Hamburg.

What do you call a magazine? ›

periodical. noun. a magazine on a particular subject that is published regularly.

Do literary magazines pay you? ›

Most literary magazines don't pay, but there are some that offer professional rates for fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

How long does it take the Paris Review to respond to submissions? ›

Please allow three months for a response for fiction and nonfiction and six months for a response for poetry submissions. If, after that time, you have not heard back about your submission, call 212.343. 1333, or send an email to queries@theparisreview.org—be sure to write “Query” in the subject heading.

Does Paris Review accept submissions? ›

All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. Translations are welcome and should be accompanied by a copy of the original. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

How much does the New Yorker pay for fiction? ›

Try The New Yorker. For literary fiction, this is the best of the best. It's been around forever, has a circulation of a million readers, and will pay you well for that short story (about $7,500 according to reports) . The New Yorker also accepts poetry submissions, humorous stories, and cartoons.

How much do magazine writers make? ›

Magazine Writer Salary
Annual SalaryMonthly Pay
Top Earners$125,000$10,416
75th Percentile$124,500$10,375
Average$72,360$6,030
25th Percentile$39,500$3,291

How much does cosmopolitan pay articles? ›

A Brief Definition of Cosmopolitan

And the payment rate is $2 per word. The expected word count is 2,000 to 3,000 words.

Which app can I write stories and get paid? ›

Wattpad. The largest readers and writer's platform is not only for fulfilling your hobby of writing, in fact, you can also earn through it now. Wattpad invites some of its writers for their paid program. The stories are selected based on their originality, creativity, and of course the market value.

How can I make money writing my life? ›

Get Paid To Write About Your Life With These 12 Publications
  1. Medium.
  2. The Ascent.
  3. P.S I Love You.
  4. Forge.
  5. Post-Grad Survival Guide.
  6. The Sun Magazine.
  7. Buzzfeed.
  8. Vocal Media.
21 Mar 2021

Can I get paid for writing short stories? ›

Getting paid to write short stories takes a lot of legwork and dedication, but it is possible. By submitting your stories to online and print publications, considering self-publication of some stories and developing your craft as a storyteller, you can start making money with your fiction writing.

What are the odds of getting published in The New Yorker? ›

That equates to an acceptance rate of 1%-1.5% for a work of fiction. For poetry, the odds are slightly better at 5%. That's a rejection rate of 95-99%. The acceptance rate is higher compared to Split Lip and The New Yorker, but even then most of the work is rejected due to space limitations, among other reasons.

How many fiction submissions Does The New Yorker get? ›

You receive up to 400 submissions a week.

Does The New Yorker respond to submissions? ›

We read all submissions and try to respond within six months. We ask that you not send us more than one submission at a time, and that you wait to hear back about each pending submission before sending another. Keep in mind that Shouts & Murmurs are humorous fiction; first-person essays will not be considered.

Do newspapers pay for stories? ›

Stories will likely be sold to multiple newspapers (and maybe even TV stations), where your fee can start adding up. It's best to pick just one agency if you're selling your story as they'll all be trying to sell “exclusivity” to the same set of clients.

Do you need a degree to write for a magazine? ›

While some publications do not require their writers to have a formal education, a bachelor's or associate degree in journalism, English, creative writing or a similar field could give you an advantage in the hiring process.

Do freelance writers get paid? ›

Freelance writing is the ultimate side hustle. It's flexible, it pays well, and it's enjoyable. In fact, freelance blogging helped me go from earning $1,600 per month to earning more than $5,500 per month.

How do I sell articles to magazines? ›

8 Lucrative Tips for Selling Articles to Magazines and Websites
  1. Seek out the publication's writers' guidelines. ...
  2. You do not have to write full articles before you sell them. ...
  3. Consider what the gig has to offer. ...
  4. Keep an eye out for new publications. ...
  5. Write for local publications. ...
  6. Feel free to aim high, but expect to start small.
4 Jan 2022

Where can I submit articles? ›

15+ Best Article Submission Sites
  • sites.google.com.
  • github.com.
  • iSnare.com.
  • storify.com.
  • goarticles.info.
  • quora.com.
  • tumblr.com.
  • articlebiz.com.

How much does New York Times pay freelancers? ›

The estimated total pay for a Stringer/Breaking News Reporter (Freelance) at New York Times is $51 per hour. This number represents the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users.

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