10 Magazines that Pay $300+ for Short Stories

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The following is a list of magazines and anthologies accept fiction and pay up to $300; some pay considerably more. They are currently open for submissions or have submission periods coming up. — S. Kalekar
Galli Books: Speculative Masculinities

The editors want work that interrogates, problematises and questions the forms of toxic male masculinities that have dominated speculative fiction since the beginning of the 20th Century. They want fiction, essays and poetry that explore other possible models of mansculinity, models not centred on violence and dominance and repression of feelings. They welcome work from writers of marginalised backgrounds and identities, especially where those identities complicate the author’s relationship with mascilinity.
Deadline: 15 April 2018
Length: 1,000-7,000 words for fiction; 1,000-3,000 words for nonfiction
Pay: £0.08/word for fiction; £30/poem; £50/essay
Details here.

Fireside Fiction

They publish any genre, and publish more of speculative fiction. They welcome stories from traditionally marginalized voices.
Submission period: 23-27 April 2018
Length: Flash fiction of up to 1,000 words, short stories up to 4,000 Pay: 12.5c/word
Details here.

UFO – Unidentified Funny Objects

This is an annual anthology of humorous science fiction and fantasy. Past headliners have included George R. R. Martin and Neil Gaiman.
Submission period: 1 April – 30 April 2018
Length: 500-5,000 words
Pay: $0.10/word
Details here.

Cohesion Press: SNAFU – Resurrection

This is a military horror anthology. Think Doom, Resident Evil, Terminator – anything that can be called a high-action monster story. They want extreme action of the military or paramilitary kind.
Deadline: 30 April 2018
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Pay: AUD0.04/word
Details here.

The Georgia Review

This literary magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and book reviews. They have published work that is less than half a page, and more than 60 pages. There is no fee for mailed submissions.
Deadline: 15 May 2018
Length: See above
Pay: $50/printed page of prose; $4/line of poetry; $50/page for essay-reviews; $50 for book briefs
Details here.

The Gettysburg Review

This quarterly literary magazine publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction and essay-reviews. There is no fee for mailed submissions.
Deadline: 31 May 2018 (postmarked)
Length: Up to 10,000 words for fiction and nonfiction
Pay: $25/page of prose; $2.50/line of poetry, up to $250 for a poem
Details here.

One Story

They accept literary fiction, and can be of any style and in any subject. They publish one story per issue.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Length: 3,000-8,000 words
Pay: $500
Details here.

SubTerrain Magazine

They welcome fiction, nonfiction, commentary and poetry from all writers, including underrepresented groups. Submissions for their themed issue, Margins, will open on 26 March. There is no fee for mailed submissions.
Submission period: 26 March – 8 June
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.

Liguorian Magazine

Apart from articles and personal essays, this Christian publication also accepts fiction submissions.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: Up to 2,000 words for fiction, 2,200 words for articles, and 1,000 words for personal essays
Pay: $0.12-0.15/word
Details here.

Gray’s Sporting Journal

This journal of hunting and fishing has a column called Yarns, which are campfire tales, where writers can submit features that are fact or fiction. The magazine mainly publishes articles on fishing and hunting, expedition articles (travel pieces with hunting and fishing), and also poetry.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: 750-1,500 words; see guidelines for other features/columns
Pay: $600 for yarns, $600-1,250 for features, $850-1,000 for expedition pieces
Details here.


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