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Thought-provoking is the name of the game if you want to get published in AGNI. Its editors look for pieces that hold a mirror up to the world around us and engage in a larger, ongoing cultural conversation about nature, mankind, the society we live in and more. Currently open for books, comics, and a few other categories. Check the webpage to see all open categories and sign up for the email list to learn as soon as new open categories are announced.

The Cincinnati Review publishes work by writers of all genres and at all points of their careers. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be no more than 40 double-spaced pages. Each issue contains short fiction stories , words that each begin with the same pre-assigned first line. You can also write a nonfiction critical essay words about your favorite first line from a piece of literary work.

February 1 spring ; May 1 summer ; August 1 fall ; November 1 winter. Another one high on the prestige list, The Georgia Review features a wide variety of essays, fiction, book reviews and more across a wide range of topics. You can read specific requirements for each in the submission guidelines below, but the common theme among them all is quality, quality, quality.

Open except for the period of May 15 to August Camera Obscura is a biannual independent literary journal that publishes contemporary literary fiction and photography. Stay tuned to the guidelines page to find out when the next deadline is announced.

Open to a wide variety of fiction from mainstream to avant-garde, Crazyhorse puts no limitations on style or form. Crazyhorse also accepts nonfiction of any sort, including memoirs, journal entries, obituaries, etc.

Keep your word count between 2, and 8, words. Open for submissions from September 1 to May 31, except for the month of January when it only accepts entries for the Crazyhorse Prizes. Story Magazine is, you guessed it, all about the story, whatever shape it takes.

Prefer to keep your short stories extremely short? Vestal Review publishes flash fiction of no more than words. R-rated content is OK, but stay away from anything too racy, gory or obscene. Submission periods are February to May and August to November.

Ten cents per word for stories up to words ; five cents per word words ; three cents per word words. Flash Fiction Online allows for slightly longer flash stories — between and 1, words. Its editors like sci-fi and fantasy but are open to all genres.

As with Vestal, stay away from the heavier stuff like erotica and violence. As of March 1, , FFO accepts previously published works. Black Warrior Review publishes a mix of work by up-and-coming writers and nationally known names. BWR also accepts flash fiction under 1, words and nonfiction pieces up to 7, words that examine and challenge beliefs and boundaries.

Submission periods are December 1 to March 1 and June 1 to September 1. A one-year subscription to BWR and a nominal lump-sum fee amount not disclosed in its guidelines. Works should run no more than 7, words. Submit something the editors love, and you could get a nice payday.

A diverse publication that features both award-winning and emerging writers, VQR accepts short fiction 2, to 8, words but is not a fan of genre work like romance, sci-fi, etc. It also takes nonfiction 3, to 9, words like travel essays that examine the world around us.

Keep your stories under 7, words 4, words is around the sweet spot. Daily Science Fiction is looking for character-driven fiction, and the shorter, the better.

Open except for the period between December 24 to January 2. Eight cents per word, with the possibility of additional pay for reprints in themed Daily Science Fiction anthologies. For more potential places to share your short fiction, check out the following resources, several of which helped us compile this list: Kelly Gurnett runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits and is growing her own freelance writing, editing and blogging empire day by day.

You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook and hire her services here. Want to sell more books? With tools that help with everything from formatting your Amazon description to finding more reviewers, Author Marketing Club can help you share your book with more readers. What is a surprise is that there are so many of them and that so many of them pay for short stories.

That is a refreshing piece of news! Great informtion to know. I am new brand new! So i need all the help i can get. Good luck to you! Thanks for posting this list. A few of these publications are including on the market listings I usually frequent. I think to publish the story in New York Times magazine is a dream and honor for every writer. Well yes, i agree but its hard to get in. So the posibilites are…you wont get in. Another brilliant list, Kelly. I just visited Glimmer Train.

Personally I have the idea perhaps mistaken that my time and effort is worthy of compensation. I can see paying a nominal fee the professional readers are also worthy of compensation , but at the G.

Maybe instead of being a writer, I should be a publisher! No one should be prevented from submitting their work for lack of funds. I like their web site and magazine. Of course it does. All of this in little over a year.

I believe this has been made possible through joining WDC and I hope it will continue for many more years. If you want to write, this is the place to do it! I have received some of the most helpful, kindest reviews since I have joined some three years ago.

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