5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in May 2019

Written by S. Kalekar

These literary markets are open during May 2019. They are a mix of literary and genre markets, and all of these pay writers.

One Story
They accept literary fiction stories, on any style or subject, that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone. They will also consider certain reprints (stories that have appeared in print outside North America), as well as translated stories. They publish one story per issue.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Length: 3,000-8,000 words
Pay: $500
Details here.

AGNI
This well-regarded literary journal accepts fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translations, and essays. All work will be considered for print and online publishing.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Length: No word limit for prose; up to five poems
Pay: $10/page of prose, $20/page of poetry, up to $150
Details here.

The Gettysburg Review
Published quarterly, this literary journal publishes fiction, poetry, and essays. Essays can be on literature, film, art, history, science, and contemporary thought. They can also take any form – creative nonfiction, memoir, biography. In fiction, they publish short-shorts and novel extracts. They do not publish genre fiction. Poetry can be short and long, and of any length or aesthetic bent. The magazine also publishes essay-reviews and artwork. There is a fee for submitting online, but not for mailed submissions. 
Deadline: 31 May 2018 (postmarked)
Length: Up to 10,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; up to five short, two longer, or one really long poem
Pay: $25/page of prose; $2.50/line of poetry (up to $250 for a poem)
Details here.

Escape Artists: Escape Pod
This is an online science fiction magazine and podcast. They want stories that center on science, technology, future projections, and/or alternate history, and how these intersect with people. They also accept reprints. Authors under 18 are welcome.  
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Length: 1,500-6,000 words
Pay: $0.06/word
Details here and here.

Tough
This is an online crime fiction journal publishing short stories and self-contained novel excerpts, and occasional book reviews. Their guidelines say, “We are particularly interested in stories with rural settings and stories that intersect with the weird or occult. To clarify: think H.P. Lovecraft for a modern audience, without the racist baggage. Think Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. We are not interested in science fiction or fantasy, except for stories in which those elements accentuate or play a major role in a crime.” They publish every Monday.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: 1,500-7,500 words for fiction; up to 1,500 words for book reviews
Pay: $25
Details here.

 

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