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Thank you so much. Can you please inform me about any literary stuff where I can publish my short stories and where they can be easily published. Good luck out there. Heard some real horror stories about c/right issues. It's impossible to say without conducting thorough market research I'm afraid. I just wanted to note that we are actually based out of the USA, and not the UK. This page contains details of short story magazines that accept unsolicited submissions and regularly publish fiction. Nigel J Will keep you posted. I hope it works. Kartik P Thank you - I have been trying to find help on publishing, getting published and literary agents for a while now but it isn't easy. Thank you for your quick response. Granta (on your list of  apparently dead magazines) actually seems very much alive but the submission page is difficult to find - it's at the bottom right of the 'about' page. Just check the submission guidelines of each publication for details. Catherine B The Sun Magazine is dedicated to addressing human challenges with solutions – through literature. If web pages have been removed then how do we (people in foreign countries) know that it is worth the effort to send a manuscript? Best of luck with getting your stories published :-). S1.20, Samuel Alexander Building And the list covers a wide range of magazines but you should also write about some Indian magazines. The stories and articles on this site are provided for you to read free of charge subject to the condition that they are not, by way of trade or otherwise, copied, lent, sold, hired out, printed or otherwise circulated in any format without the author’s prior consent. Chris Fielden It is breathing. The word limit is 20,000. Chris Fielden M Sue C I've also found that magazines often close submissions from time to time, just so they can get on top of all their reading! Thanks very much Darryl :-). A very helpful list. As a freelance writer, I am always looking for solid sites, companies and magazines to work with. Hi Chris, thank you again. E462 – 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada, No word limit or limitation on theme - focus is on new and emerging writers. Shaniah, I don't publish other writers' stories on my website, accept through my short story competition. Thanks again – your help is much appreciated. I have written a story entitled "The Hidden Baby" with a little less than 10,000 words. Elle This story is a life lesson that I know women around the country can relate too. Really enjoying the stories but haven't yet submitted to them. I have short stories that I've written and I thought that I should sell them or enter them into competitions. I'm finding it difficult to place my Gothic fiction, but I hope to find a home for my stories in a few of these magazines. Then tweak your work to give it the best chance of publication and approach them. I hope you might know the answer. Pinball is a forward-thinking literary magazine that publishes short fiction, nonfiction prose, comics, art, essays and interviews. - published 3 times a year, online submissions or by mail to: Thanks very much Martin. I wanted to recommend two websites that might be of interest: Apart from contests, the Glimmer Train Literary Magazine also accepts standard submissions. Aims & Objectives. Sonali Roy Thanks very much for letting me know, Naima - I've updated the lists accordingly :). What shoud I do? We are keen to market your magazines related to school children and seeking your advise as to how we could go about doing so. Anita Most of the competitions do not require the story to about the war, but need to be set within that period of history. Chris Fielden I only mean to be informative and not to contradict... still... More than frustration, we writers feel there is ample room for more space for our work. Usually, you will find an obvious 'submit' or 'submissions' link in the navigation of each magazine website. Thank you. He is under a doctor's care, but is able to write some very creative short stories. It's a pleasure! There are no English publications in India which accept creative writing. Thanks Naima! mystery short stories only, 25,000 words max - FEMMEUARY!™ is an online magazine news stand showcasing all categories of magazines in South Africa and a quick reference for magazine rate cards and magazine contact details. It's a great website you have, lots of useful links, and your posts are so worth stopping by to read, I'll be looking out for new posts, cheers, Mira. Personally, I do sometimes undertake simultaneous submissions (if turnaround times are slow or the financial payment is low/non-existent), but not when I’m dealing reputable or prestigious publishers, I respect their submission criteria and adhere to them. There are very few short story competitions that accept 10,000 word stories. We highly recommend reading recent stories to get an idea of what we’re looking for. Asma, you will have to research publishers, see what their submission guidelines say and then decide whether your work is appropriate for that market. Gerald Thank you, Christopher. Hi Nigel. Eating Well – A national food magazine all about eating healthfully, Eating Well covers nutrition firmly based in science. Yes, it has helped me a lot. Do you run a short story magazine? Truly appreciated! So I may have my first nightmare looming. Thank you for this. Chris FieldenGlad you found the list useful Sonali :-). I will contact TTA Press for a definitive answer. The genre is a bit ambiguous. You may like to know, so you can update your site, that on the part 'short story magazines UK' of your lists, the 'People's Friend' magazine do not accept submissions on line only by post. I can shorten it if someone is interested. Most literary magazines and fiction markets don’t pay much for short stories, but it never hurts to add another tool to your kit, giving you another distribution channel and a way to bolster your professional career. Is this normal? So unless you have a website that attracts 1,000's of visits a month, or something similar, I'd say that approaching magazines is probably best. They welcome freelancers to supply content in the following categories: personal essays, short stories, interviews and poetry. Most the magazines listed accept submissions from writers living anywhere in the world. 500 to 5,000 words - authors receive exposure to 60,000 London commuters. Chris Fielden The country each publication is run from is listed so you know which global market you are submitting to. All the details are available at a glance. I found this very helpfull. Originality, high writing standard and market appeal are therefore essential. Thanks for letting me know, Varun. Luiz F Joseph K W Writers’ Forum is good as they have quick turnaround times. Take a break and Women's Weekly are no longer accepting unsolicited submissions sadly. Chris Fielden they ask for weird fiction, experimental literature and visual art that explores the eerie, no min / max word count stated - send in what you believe is your very best short story - Or try some of the short story competitions I list. What are your thoughts on sending a declined literary piece to the same magazine, journal or webpage again? Latest magazine issues on include The Gardener, Die Tuinier, Fitness, Wild & Jag/Game & Hunt, Supernova and Mamas & Papas. For a new writer it's been very helpful and I hope it continues to grow. Hi Gill. All the same... how can most of the press refuse email submissions? That might have what you need. ', That's how I deal with it, but you have to do what you're comfortable with :-). Thanks Marcos :-), Srijaya N Sorry to bother you further, but does the story become the magazine's property once they have it, or can you send it to different magazines at the same time? Martin R Your resource/blog is brillo by the way! So even if they don’t allow simultaneous submissions, your story won’t be tied up in their submissions process for ages. Most of the users on my site are writers of fiction, and they use the lists to find opportunities for submitting their short stories. The stories we publish are also eligible to enter the Writer's Award, a cash prize of £100 for the best story in each volume, as judged by the contributors. Your blog, Chris - which I stumbled upon by the way - is the best in this generation and I hope many upcoming authors will make a stop here. Note: If you’d like to see more magazines that pay writers in other niches, be sure to check out our ultimate list of magazines that pay writers. Some do not. Thanks for letting me know, Mark. 12,000 words max - mystery stories, EG: police procedurals, private eye, suspense, courtroom dramas, espionage etc. How to Self-Publish a Book on CreateSpace & Amazon, How To Write A Better Book Through Market Research, How Winning An Award Can Help You Become A Published Novelist, Special Offers, Discounts & Deals for Writers, Working With an Editor: Example Case Study, history of short story magazines no longer in publication, The Writers and Readers' Magazine (formerly The Writers' Magazine), Review Americana Creative Writing Journal, Jill's experiences with the magazine here, Varies depending on where you live, but up to about £30, None, though they hope to be able to provide payment in the future, No Monetary payment, I like that you can filter by different things like circulation and genre! 11. They expect submissions to be between 500 and 7,000 words. We suggest that short stories should contain fewer than 5000 words and individual poems shorter than 65 lines. I sent a story to Crimewave but got no reply. So it might be unusual, but it’s innovative and fair, I guess, assuming the people doing the slush reading are vetted to ensure they are experienced enough to evaluate stories for the publication’s needs. They welcome freelancers to supply content in the following categories: personal essays, short stories, interviews and poetry. The lists I’ve created contain details of magazine submission addresses, required word count and how much money you might be paid if published (where I’ve managed to find details) plus any other notes that might be useful. Beryl HB Thank you for your work. A great list - not only very useful for finding possible publishers but also gives a great picture of how alive and varied the scene is. Best regards, Luiz, Naima A Magazine Details; In this issue; Magazine Description. I've added The Threepenny review to the lists. Before sending the story I sent for a copy of their latest magazine which I received but it seemed to have been published in 2011 and they are still advertising that magazine on their website so I am wondering whether the magazine is still being published although they claim it is published twice a year. Is this platform beneficial, safe and worthy for my writing? Keep up the good job. poetry and short story submissions, 10,000 words max - they accept unsolicited submissions in March & September, 17,500 word max, 12,000 words or less preferred - speculative fiction, including SF, fantasy and horror - response time three to seven months, no max stated - you can submit previously published work but lower payment will be made if published. Great blog! Chris Fielden They pay $0.08/word. Good luck with your writing and submitting :-). Thanks very much Beryl :). It seems a market should exist for this and not be so complicated to be considered for publication. Do you know where I can submit a whodunit? Thanks for pointing all this out Sarah, it's really helpful :-). Thanks, Chris - updated listing accordingly. I submitted something which they acknowledged but follow-up inquiries have yielded nothing. I have provided links to the most relevant pages on the different websites to try and make this resource easy to use - this is often the homepage to stop links breaking when websites are updated. Dear Christopher, thank you for doing such a fantastic job compiling all this information! You don't need to be a lesbian, to write about sex, or include unicorns in order to submit. I agree with the comments on Aesop magazine. It's industry standard. What age do those people live in? See warning note from one of my users in the comments section below. It is very useful. Chris Fielden Jesse C I'm just leaving a comment to suggest adding the Scottish publication, Gutter, to the list of short story magazines. Kaylum J Most magazines and competitions ask you not to undertake simultaneous submissions and the vast majority want first publication rights. Chris Fielden History buffs, take heed. It pays 25 cents per word for first 5k words, 15 cents per word for the next 5k words, and 10 cents a word after that. So if you can direct me to a source, I would deeply appreciate it. A fusion of the two words, Africa and Reader, we live for the well-crafted narratives and effortless reads that speak to our daily realities as Africans at home and abroad. This was really helpful. Hi Chris, I come back and forth to the site regularly, as it's so genuinely useful. So, I've had 3 finance books published by 3 different houses. Chris Fielden - they invite submissions of science fiction and fantasy - the SF element can be slight, but must be present, 300 to 1,000 words - open all year round - ask for stories that feel complete, where there is conflict and character development - no reading fees, 500 to 5,000 words (or 15,000 to 50,000 for serials) - Magazine Description: Targeted at business owners and key decision makers, the monthly South African publication is the “how to” handbook for building companies. I never use the post, so always submit via email or online submission forms, hence my experience is different to yours again. Chris Fielden If the turnaround time is short (say up to 3 months) I won't submit a story elsewhere if it's a requirement. Sudhanwa P I hope that's helpful :-). Chris Fielden I wish you the best of luck with your writing. Which magazine do you think is suitable to send it to? I need to get a listing of magazine publishers and the addresses for children and their guidelines. Thank you for the heads-up - very much appreciated. per magazine page and a free copy of the issue you are published in, Payment: 'competitive and upon publication', 8 to 10 cents per word for fiction, $1 a line for poetry, They do pay, but I can't find any details of how much, No payment for stories published on website, but $40 for stories published in anthologies, $0.06 a word, but hoping to up it to $0.08-0.10 per word, 8 cents per word for previously unpublished work, 2 cents per word for work that has been previously published, $300 - $2000 for fiction, determined by length and quality, $400 for stories and articles, $200 for poems, Unknown, but their short story competition pays $1,000 first prize, 1 cent/word (AUD) with $20 minimum and $100 maximum, 20c per word in the printed edition, online-only rates are negotiable, token payment ($5 per page) plus a copy of the magazine, None, but selected articles will be eligible for an award which has a cash prize. But I couldn't find one to which I can send my story. Let’s not forget the poems on greeting cards. South Africa has three capital cities: executive Pretoria, judicial Bloemfontein and legislative Cape Town.The largest city is Johannesburg. Dear Christopher, thank you for your reply. Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is a British organization that recruits professionals for two-year stints throughout Africa. No problem, Maxwell - glad to hear your liked it :-). Cracked. Thanks very much, Godfrey. June C If you hear of any others, please let me know and I'll add them to the lists :-). Wondered whether you could perhaps give advice on which comps are worthy of entry and also which to avoid in terms of copyright. The Sun Magazine pays between $300 and $2,000 for essays and less for poetry; all upon publication. Chris Fielden Also, read any submission guidelines that the magazines offer. Hi Sarah. The Pomegranate London is a biannual printed art and literary magazine featuring short stories, poems and essays on artists. Deadlines and when to submit. Hey Chris, thanks for the list. Good list... very helpful thanks Chris... Not always easy to submit with all of them... American sites by far the most user-unfriendly... Chris Fielden Chris, have you heard of Threshold website? I've listed Glimmer Train and have linked to the competition calendar in your comment as it will be useful to other readers. Chris Fielden D Schultz You retain copyright, and can do what you want with them after they've been published. Kartik, I would be happy to list magazines in India but don't know of any. Great list and resource. Finlay – Editor, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, P.O. You're great, great help! Matt C Although writing a short story is totaly different from a technical book, I believe my short story is a good one and the author's royalties  - if I manage to publish my short story - should be, in theory, much less than what Amazon promises to pay. W.J.Q I think you should check the list of links above, like The New Writer and others... take care!!!! Sorry to hear you're having trouble with this resource. With a BA Degree in English Literature from the University of the Witwatersrand (2007) and an HonsBA Degree from the University of South Africa, she is about to embark on her Masters Degree. ADD TO CART January 2019 issue Digital Access.. Mention some good magazines as I think my story is a good one. Chris Fielden So it will get fully updated soon. Chris Fielden Henry D Agam, you will have to undertake some research - see which magazines accept the kind of style and genre of stories that you write. There are lots of opportunities for writers now, you just need to research and see where you want to submit. Here are a few: Blue Mountain Arts: Pays $300; American Greetings: Pay varries; 4. Hi Kam. fantasy and sci-fi, specifically looking for dark settings, grey characters, morally ambiguous decisions and plenty of grit, Fiction: $20 for stories 2,500 to 6,000 words; $10 for stories under 2,500 words, this is an online publication run from India - the link is to an old website that editor, Joseph Kaval, said he would be updating soon, hence I've linked to it - I've been published by Katha Kshetre, it's presented as a Word document and sent out for free to around 2,000 subscribers - if you want to be featured in it, please email Joseph, currently experiencing technical issues - see comment from Joseph below, Tales From The Shadow Realm; Anthology Of Horror And Suspense, Flash fiction and stories up to 5,000 words - published bi-monthly - artists are also welcome to submit for the cover - you can read a free sample copy here. Hi Penny. Hi John. I just wanted to note that Pithy Pages is no longer publishing. Regarding your list of magazines that accept short stories, would you happen to know which one of these magazines accept stories from beginning writers? Can a person send the same short fiction or short-inspirational to 10-100 different publishers? Thanks for this list. As the ‘zine is supposed to be issued quarterly, would it be correct to assume it’s no longer active, or am I being too presumptuous and there’s simply a typo in the year? Thanks again for all your good work and kind help ! If you do get a response from TTA Press, could you let me know? Thanks. Sarah Don't be put off by rejection. Chris Fielden Chris Fielden Chris Fielden Janet, Grainne, Mira and Sheela - thank you all very much :-), Dave M I now have several crime stories, mainly written from experience as a Det/Sgt in the NZ Police - but still no luck. I am a senior journalist and writer from Kolkata, India. Sue C Had a lot of correspondence with them earlier in the year, they said there had been delays but that the proposed publication date for the first issue was April. Jerry V Chris Fielden That way you'll be able to tell if your style of writing is appropriate for them. I know that Writers’ Forum and Scribble both consider work from beginners, as they were the first two magazines to publish my work in print. , critiques of entries may be going ahead, and thought I must rectify give up roshan K Sir I. Excellent site that makes it easy to surf details with anyone else too. Nothing has materialised and they simply ca n't find one, I know women around the world writing... June, much appreciated: - ) Buy back issues so you know - unless know. Hi Jan, all of those to the 'other short story Jan, all of to! Available for 17-25 year-olds that require a shorter online report, especially if you think you should check list. 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