Thursday, February 19, 2015

The New Yorker pays well for fiction, poetry, humour, and cartoons

The New Yorker
1 World Trade Center
New York, NY 10007

So, you think you’ve got one of the best short stories ever written and you’re wondering where to send it? Try The New Yorker. For literary fiction, this is the best of the best. It’s been around forever, has a circulation of a million readers, and will pay you (about $7,500) for that short story. The New Yorker also accepts poetry submissions, humorous stories, and cartoons.

Fiction submissions: Please send your submissions (as PDF attachments) to or by mail to Fiction Editor. We read all submissions within ninety days, and will contact you only if we’re interested in publishing your material.

Poetry submissions: Poetry is reviewed on a rolling basis. Send up to six poems per submission, but please submit no more than twice in twelve months. We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere (including Web sites and personal blogs), or translations that have already been published in English (the original text may have been published.) Simultaneous submissions are welcome; please notify us promptly if a poem is accepted elsewhere. Response time averages two to six months; after three, you are welcome to query the status. Mail paper submissions to: Poetry Department, The New Yorker (with an SASE enclosed). Or upload your work via Submittable.

Shouts & Murmurs submissions: Please send your submission (as a PDF attachment) to, or by mail (with an SASE enclosed) to Shouts & Murmurs Editor, The New Yorker. We read all submissions and try to respond within ninety days. We ask that you not send us more than one submission at a time, and that you wait to hear back about each pending submission before sending another. Keep in mind that Shouts & Murmurs are humorous fiction; first-person essays will not be considered.

Cartoon submissions: Please send your submissions (as a single PDF attachment with one cartoon per page) to, or by mail (with an SASE enclosed) to Robert Mankoff, The New Yorker. We read all submissions and try to respond within ninety days. All cartoons should be drawn fully; we do not accept written ideas for cartoons.

Full submission guidelines here.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


  1. It is really good opportunity. But not all can find out the success. Very few writings will be selected for the publishing. You can choose self-publishing to publish your book for all readers. It will be more profitable for you.

  2. Would love to send a poem and was wondering if you are accepting at the moment and how do i go about sending you this, thanks


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