5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in September 2019

Written by S. Kalekar

These literary markets are open during September 2019, although not all of them are open throughout the month. They’re a mix of literary and genre markets, and they all pay writers.

Broken Pencil
This is a Canadian publication of zine culture and independent arts. They are currently open for fiction submissions via Submittable, and for pitches and nonfiction via email.
Deadline: 15 September 2019 for fiction
Length: Up to 3,000 words for fiction
Pay: CAD50-100 for fiction, CAD30-300 for articles
Details here.

Nashville Review
This literary magazine accepts fiction, nonfiction (memoir excerpts, essays, and imaginative meditations), translations, poetry, and comics. Submissions for literary comics are open year-round.  
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Length: Up to 8,000 words for prose, including novel extracts; up to 3 poems; anything from one-page comics (no single-frame cartoons) to graphic novel excerpts
Pay: $100 for prose and art, $25 for poetry
Details here.

Truancy
This is a market for “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 guidelines. They also accept fiction reprints, poetry, and art.
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Length: 1,000-3,000 words for fiction, up to five poems
Pay: $0.02/word; $15/poem; $60 for reprint art
Details here.

Deep Magic
They want clean fantasy and science fiction stories. They do not want fiction with graphic violence, mature sexual themes, or profanity. “We want a broad, family-friendly audience; think original Lord of the Rings trilogy or Star Wars”, according to their guidelines. They also accept reprints.
Deadline: 30 September 2019 (according to their Facebook page)
Length: 1,000 to 40,000 words (pay capped at 10,000 words)
Pay: $0.06/word, capped at $599 for stories longer than 10,000 words
Details here.

One Story
They accept literary fiction, which can be of any style and in any subject. Their guidelines say, “We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone.” They publish one story per issue. Apart from cash payment, they give 25 contributor copies.   
Deadline: 14 November 2019
Length: 3,000-8,000 words
Pay: $500
Details here.

 

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