10 Calls for Short Stories (Earn $100+ Per Story)

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These magazines/websites pay $100 and up for fiction. Some of them also accept non-fiction, reviews, poetry, translations, and comics. They don’t charge a submission fee, or they have fee-free options.  – S. Kalekar

For those of you who are interested in publishing your writing in these publications, I highly recommend getting a copy of Submit, Publish, Repeat. It is a wonderful guide to publishing your creative writing in literary journals and magazines. It is available here. –– Jacob Jans

The Georgia Review
­­­­­This literary magazine publishes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. For prose, they have published work of less than one page in length to more than 60. There is no fee for mailed submissions.     
Deadline: 14 May 2019
Length: Unspecified for prose; up to five poems
Pay: $50/page for fiction and non-fiction ($50 for book briefs), $4/line for poetry
Details here.

This journal is a source of critical study and creative response to the corpus of Thomas Ligotti as well as associated authors and ideas. They want literary horror fiction inspired by Ligottian and/or related themes. They also want scholarly and/or critical articles pertaining these themes, and poetry.   
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Length: 750-6,000 words for literary horror fiction, 2,000-7,500 words for articles, poetry of up to 50 lines
Pay: $0.05/word for prose, $50/poem
Details here.

Nashville Review
This literary magazine accepts fiction, and they hope to work with emerging and established authors. They also accept translations, non-fiction (memoir excerpts, essays, and imaginative meditations), poetry, and comics. Submissions for literary comics are open year-round.  
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Length: Up to 8,000 words for prose, including novel extracts; up to 3 poems; anything from one-page comics to graphic novel excerpts
Pay: $100 for prose, $25 for poetry
Details here.

Grain Magazine
This literary magazine accepts work from Canadian and other writers around the world. The magazine is published four times a year. They publish fiction, literary non-fiction, and poetry that is “engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging”, according to their guidelines. Queries for submissions of work in other forms (i.e. short plays, comics, etc.) are welcome.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Length: Up to 3,500 words for prose; up to 6 pages for poetry
Pay: $50/page, up to $250
Details here.

El Chapo Review
This is a new magazine and they accept fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. They will read any genre for fiction: sci-fi, fantasy, crime, neo-noir, literary, historical, absurdist, surrealist, magic realism, romance, horror, mystery, bizarre, gonzo, fairy tale, or any other. Despite the name, they are not really looking for pieces on drugs, cartels, kingpins, etc.
Deadline: 1 June 2019
Length: Up to 1,000 words
Pay: $100
Details here.

SubTerrain Magazine
This Canadian literary magazine accepts fiction, non-fiction, and commentary from emerging and established writers, including underrepresented groups. They do not accept unsolicited poetry. They are currently reading for their general Summer/Fall issue. There is no fee for mailed submissions.  
Deadline: 24 June 2019
Length: Up to 3,000 words for fiction, 4,000 words for other prose
Pay: CAD0.10/word for prose, up to CAD500; CAD50 per poem
Details here.

New Haven Review
They like their writers to have a connection with the New Haven area, though this is not mandatory. They publish fiction, non-fiction, reviews, and poetry. They also publish translated poems.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: No length guidelines for prose; shorter pieces tend to be 1,200 words, longer ones may run into several thousand; 4-6 poems
Pay: At least $500 for prose, at least $25 per poem
Details here.

The Sun
This award-winning magazine publishes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. They tend to favour personal writing, but are also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. They also pay well for interviews and photography.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: No minimum length guidelines for fiction and non-fiction; rarely publish something over 7,000 words
Pay: $300-2,000 for fiction and non-fiction; $100-250 for poetry
Details here.

The Dark
­­­­­This online magazine publishes horror and dark fantasy. Their guidelines say, “Don’t be afraid to experiment or to deviate from the ordinary; be different – try us with fiction that may fall out of “regular” categories.” This is, however, not a market for graphic, violent horror. They also accept reprints.   
Deadline: Rolling
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Pay: $0.06/word
Details here.

This is an Australian literary magazine. They publish fiction, poetry, and essays. They publish fiction “by new and diverse writers (as well as some established authors) with a focus on work that is politically engaged, intellectually challenging and emotionally charged, across a range of genres and styles.” They actively seek work from emerging writers in regional Australia. 
Deadline: Rolling
Length: Unspecified
Pay: AUD500 for print fiction and essays; AUD150 per poem and online fiction; AUD120 for online essays
Details here and here.


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