Extra Cash: 7 Literary Magazines That Pay For Creative Writing

1. Catapult

Description: Catapult is an independent print and online publication. Its website offers a host of resources for emerging writers, including creative writing classes and workshops. 

Accepting: Primarily narrative nonfiction — lyric essays, personal essays and reportage (500-6,000 words).

How to submit: Via Submittable or email

Website: https://catapult.co/

2. The Deaf Poet’s Society

Description: The Deaf Poet’s Society is an online journal that highly encourages deaf, disabled and chronically ill writers and artists to submit their work.  

Accepting: Poetry, prose, reviews and visual arts.

How to submit: Via email

Website: https://www.deafpoetssociety.com/

3. Isacoustic

Description: Isacoustic is a new experimental poetry journal that publishes first online then aggregates the poems into a quarterly print publication. It’s notable for an extremely fast response time, typically within seven days of submission.

Accepting: Poetry

How to submit: Via email

Website: https://isacoustic.com/

4. Kahini Magazine

Description: Kahini is an international magazine published 11 times per year to email subscribers. The publication offers several monthly virtual workshops and lectures.

Accepting: Poetry, prose and cross-genre writing.

How to submit: Via email

Website: http://www.kahini.org/

5. Poetry Nook

Description:  An online hub of poetry news and discussion, Poetry Nook is an excellent resource for budding and veteran writers alike. Though not a magazine per se, it does offer a weekly poetry contest with deadlines every Sunday.

Accepting: Poetry

How to submit: Create an account to submit to an active weekly contest.

Website: https://www.poetrynook.com/

6. Serial

Description: Serial dubs itself a “pulp fiction” magazine. New to the market, it’s looking for genre fiction submissions for its inaugural print issue due January 2019. From there, Serial plans to publish every other week.

Accepting: Any and all genre fiction (500 to 10,000 words).

How to submit: Via email

Website: https://www.serialpulp.com/

7. Zizzle

Description: Also new to the market, Zizzle will publish hardback issues starting this fall. With a mission to spark lifelong passion for reading, Zizzle is primarily focused on fiction for young adults.

Accepting: Young adult fiction (500 to 1,200 words).

How to submit: Directly through the website

Website: https://www.zizzlelit.com.