18 Literary Markets Accepting Reprints Now – September 2019

Written by S. Kalekar

These are publishers of short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are open for reprints now, and many of them pay writers. Details about payment are added where relevant. None of them charge a submission fee. Here they are, in no particular order.

All are currently open for submissions, although a few might close soon.

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy
This is an annual publication and they accept reprints only, of science fiction and fantasy stories. The original publication of the story must be in a nationally distributed American or Canadian publication (i.e., periodicals, collections, or anthologies, in print, online, or eBook form – self-published stories are not eligible). Stories must be by a writer who is American or Canadian, or who has made the US or Canada their home. Story length must be 17,499 words or less. The story must be at least loosely categorized as science fiction or fantasy (horror is acceptable if it also has elements of science fiction or fantasy), and must have been published during 1 January to 31 December of the eligibility year. Pay is unspecified. This is published by an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Details here.


Zooscape
This magazine wants stories prominently featuring an anthropomorphic animal figure. Their guidelines say, “All stories must be furry.  That means an anthropomorphic animal figure should be significantly featured in your story — it could be anthropomorphic in body or only intelligence. We’ll consider any type of furry fiction from secret life of animals to fox in Starbucks.  We love science-fiction with animal-like aliens and fantasy with talking dragons, unicorns, or witch familiars.” They accept stories up to 10,000 words (query for longer). For original fiction, pay is $0.08/word up to 1,000 words, and a flat rate of $80 for longer. They pay $20 for reprints. They are open for submissions now. Details here.

Lighten Up Online
This is a quarterly light verse webzine. Their website says, “We believe that light verse is very far from being the poor relation of “proper” poetry.” Send up to three poems. They also accept reprints. Details here.


Deep Magic
They want clean fantasy and sci-fi stories. They won’t publish fiction with graphic violence, mature sexual themes, or profanity. Length guidelines are 1,000 to 40,000 words. Payment for original fiction is $0.06/word, capped at capped at $599. For reprinted stories that are not currently available elsewhere on the internet for free, they pay $.02 per word for the first 10,000 words, with payment capped at $200 for stories longer than 10,000 words. According to their Facebook page, the submissions deadline is 30 September 2019. Details here.

Memoir Mixtape: Vol. 11 — The Long & Winding Road
They only accept creative non-fiction essays (up to 3,500 words) and poetry (one poem) for publication – no fiction. “For Volume 11, we want you to bring us along for your favorite (or least favorite!) rides across this majestic planet. Of course, we won’t limit you to road trips; if you want to share the story of your honeymoon in Paris, or your spontaneous jaunt to the top of Mt. Everest, we’re all ears & eyes! We want all of your travel stories, whether they’re also love stories, horror stories, success stories…you know we’re flexible here.

The only rule is the same as it always is: this trip must include music!”They are accepting work on this theme until 30 September 2019, and they read work year-round. They also accept reprints, and work from students. Details here.

Cleaver Magazine
This Philadelphia-based literary magazine publishes fiction (up to 4,000 words), poetry (up to five poems), and creative nonfiction (up to 3,000 words). In addition to their literary quarterly, they publish weekly and daily features, including “Life As Activism” (poetry and prose with a social justice theme), “writer-to-writer” craft essays, author interviews, travel essays, and reviews of books from small and independent publishers. They also accept queries from artists and graphic novelists wishing to be featured. Regarding reprints their guidelines say, “Previously published work is generally not accepted but we will occasionally consider work shared on personal blogs/websites or work previously published in a limited print-only edition.” They accept submissions year-round. Details here.

Truancy
This magazine publishes “revised folktales, legends, myth and other traditional narratives that have been made new by your retelling or your original fiction that has these folkloric elements or mythic elements”, according to their guidelines. Length guidelines are 1,000-3,000 words for original fiction, and pay is $0.02/word. For reprint fiction, the editor says, “I will be reading works of fiction that are not readily available on the World Wide Web, and I will be giving priority to authors not from the first world and who are from marginalized communities. Essentially, if you have written revisions of folktales, folklore or original SFF in chapbooks, or regional magazines, please don’t be shy to send me your work! I’ll be paying USD25 per reprint.” The magazine also pays $15 per poem and $60 per fantasy or folklore-based reprint cover art that fits the issue. The deadline is 30 September 2019. Details here.


Empty House Press
They want poetry, prose poems, flash fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid work that addresses the way narrative and presence adhere to place and the way they vanish. Their guidelines also say, “We encourage broad interpretations of what the idea or image of an empty house might evoke. This includes but is not limited to writing about home, landscape, place, memory, and of course, the atmosphere of previously inhabited spaces.”Length guidelines are up to 2,000 words for prose, and up to three poems. Regarding reprints their guidelines say, “While we prefer previously unpublished work, we are willing to read work that has appeared on an author’s personal site or blog or at an online venue that has closed provided that the work is otherwise no longer available or appears in a significantly different form and appropriate acknowledgements are included.” They read work year-round, and they are now reading work for Issue 3. Details here.


The Drabblecast
This is a speculative magazine and podcast and their tagline is “Strange Stories for Strange Listeners”. Their guidelines say, “We’re looking for powerful stories that are simultaneously relatable and a good degree off the beaten path. We’re looking for stories that will work particularly well when read aloud and treated with full cast audio production. We’re looking for submissions that are humorous, bizarre, gross, disturbing, badass, interesting and original”. Short fiction length guidelines are 500-4,000 words. Stories under 500 words are unpaid, and for longer original stories, pay is $0.06/word, capped at $300. For reprint fiction, pay is $0.03/word, also capped at $300. They also accept artwork. They are open for submissions now. Details here.


Serial Magazine
They seek exciting stories that their readers will speed through. They accept all genres, but specialize in genre fiction like action-adventure, science fiction, mystery, fantasy, horror, thriller, romance, and Westerns. While “exciting”, “entertaining,” and “fun” are the main qualifications for their stories, they also appreciate stories that manage to communicate a positive message. They want stories that make readers feel good. For romance, their guidelines say, “We love unexpected endings, romances that dip into melodrama, or even romances that completely switch genres midway through. Romance-horror anyone? Traditional romances will be accepted too of course, but if you want to have fun with the genre, you are welcome here.” They publish reprints. Short stories are 500-10,000 words and for serialized novellas or novels, each chapter or section must be 7,500-10,000 words. They also accept black and white comics and illustrations that fit within their genres, and they have a preference for the aesthetic of vintage pulp fiction magazines. Pay is at least 0.004/word and royalties, if applicable. Their guidelines also say, “If your submitted work has been published before, please let us know where. We accept previously published work, however we want to make sure that we’re truly helping you gain more exposure.” They can accept submissions on a rolling basis, and can accept 100 free submissions via Submittable each month. If this limit is reached, writers can try again at the beginning of next month for fee-free submissions. Details here.

Salvation Army: The War Cry
This is a Christian publication and they publish fiction, albeit a limited amount. They also publish articles, reprints, news, nonfiction, Use New Living Translation, and photographs. They require work on specific themes (800-1,250 words) to be submitted 60 days prior to the issue publication and for special issues of Easter and Christmas, work has to be submitted six months in advance. They pay $0.35/word for original writing, and $0.15/word for reprints. They have rolling submissions. Details here.

The NoSleep Podcast
They want horror stories for their podcast, written from a first-person perspective. Stories should provide good audio cues and make good use of dialogue. They also accept script formats written as an audio drama starring two or more characters, with more being preferred. Dramas should ideally last 20-40 minutes. Regarding reprints their guidelines say, “Stories can appear elsewhere. Previously published or performed stories are fine, as long as you hold the rights to grant usage to The NoSleep Podcast. However, stories which have not already previously appeared in audio form will have priority.” They are open now for submissions of short fiction (1,200-2,499 words, pays $100) and regular fiction (2,500 words and over, pays $125) – flash fiction submissions are closed. Details here.

LIVE
This is a take-home story paper distributed weekly in adult Sunday School classes. Apart from fiction, they publish true stories, nonfiction, and how-to articles. Poems, first-person anecdotes, and short humor are also accepted. LIVE presents realistic characters who utilize biblical principles to resolve their problems. They do not accept Bible fiction or science fiction. Even problem-centered stories should be upbeat. Stories should not be preachy, critical, or moralizing. They should not present pat, trite, or simplistic answers to problems. Cover stories are 800 to 1,200 words, and inside stories are 200 to 600 words. Pay is $0.10/word for original writing and $0.07/word for reprints. They pay $35-60 for poetry. Details here (scroll down).

CRAFT
­­­­­They publish literary fiction (up to 6,000 words). They also publish talks, essays, interviews, and book annotations/reviews, but it is unclear whether they pay for these. Pay is $100-200 for original fiction. They also consider reprint fiction, but they do not pay for these. Details here.

Lotus-eater Literary Magazine
This is an online literary magazine based in Rome, and the name of the magazine is from Tennyson’s poem, ‘The Lotus-eaters’. They publish fiction (all genres), nonfiction, literary reviews, poetry, and  photographs. Length guidelines are up to 5,000 words for prose, and 3-6 poems. Although they prefer to receive unpublished pieces, reprints are acceptable. They are reading work for Issue 10, and they accept work year-round. Details here.

Copperfield Review
This is a journal of historical fiction – submissions that are not historical in nature will not be considered. They publish short stories (including flash and novel excerpts, if they can stand on their own, 500-3,000 words), book reviews, poetry, interviews with historical novelists, and nonfiction about tips for writing historical fiction or personal essays about writing historical fiction. Pay is $15 for book reviews and poetry, $20 for short fiction, and $25 for interviews. They accept previously published submissions, and they accept work on an ongoing basis. Details here.

Doubleback Review
They publish pieces of any genre that were published by a journal that subsequently became defunct. They only publish previously-published work from journals that no longer exist. They do not publish previously unpublished work nor work published at journals that are still available. Length guidelines are up to 4,000 words for prose, and up to five poems. They accept submissions on a rolling basis. They are associated with Sundress Publications, which publishes ‘The Best of the Net Anthology’. 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 publish stories up to 6,000 words. Pay is $0.06/word for original and $0.01/word for reprint fiction. They are open now for submissions. Details here.

 

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