Sunday, March 26, 2017

Five paying markets for short prose, poetry, and essays, plus two writing contests

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Confrontation magazine publishes short fiction (up to 7,200 words) and flash fiction (up to 500 words), poetry, and nonfiction (essays and memoir) . Pays $175–$250 for prose, $75–$100 per work for poetry
Deadline: April 15, 2017.
Also, the Confrontation magazine 2017 Poetry Prize is open to submission. $10 entry fee includes a submission to the magazine (which is normally $24). Prize: $750. The winner will be prominently published in the magazine. All entries will be considered for publication. Deadline: April 30.
Details for both the contest and general submissions here.

Southern Indiana Review publishes plays, short stories, film scripts novellas, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction and poetry. Pays: $50 – $100 per piece.
Deadline: April 30, 2017. Guidelines here.


The Quilliad is an independent literary and arts publication based in Toronto. Publishes emerging and established writers and welcomes submissions from all Canadians.
The spring/May issue is open to general literature (no genre fiction or poetry), while the fall/Halloween issue is open to apocalyptic fiction, retold fairy tales, horror, and science fiction as well. Wants poetry flash fiction (500 words or less), short stories (1,000 – 2,000 words). Also accepts some visual art, photography, and comic art. Pays $13.
For the May 2017 issue, submit February – April; for the October 2017 issue, submit July – September. Guidelines here.

Dear literary comrade,
We’d be grateful if you can help spread the word to your writerly members and friends about subTerrain magazine’s awards opportunity: our 15th annual Lush Triumphant Literary Awards contest.
The competition boasts 3 Categories – Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry – and $3,000 CAN in total cash prizes.
The winners will be published in the winter 2017 issue of subTerrain; runners-up will be published in the spring 2018 issue.
The $27.50 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to subTerrain. Enter now, enter often!
Deadline: May 15, 2017. Full contest details here.
Brian, Thanks for helping us get the word out!
All the best,
Natasha Sanders-Kay
Managing Editor, subTerrain
Note: subTerrain is also seeking submissions for its summer issue. This issue will be devoted almost entirely to interviews with (mostly) Canadian writers and thinkers, covering a wide range of topics from writing, the economy, politics, the future, migration, borders in an increasingly “borderless” world, and wherever the conversations take us. Pays $50 per poem and $50 per page for prose.
Deadline May 1, 2017. Guidelines for the summer (and also the fall and spring issues) here.

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Submissions are read from August 15 to May 15 of every year. The review aims “to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be ‘making birds, not birdcages,’ we are particularly taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.
Pays $100–$200 for prose, $20 per poem. 
Deadline: May 15, 2017. Guidelines here.

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Navigating tip:
 For more paying markets, go to the Labels for this posting listed below and click on Paying Markets, or Best Paying Markets. In the list of Labels, you’ll also find a links to various other collections of postings.

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