Are you looking for publishing opportunities? Are you tired of not getting paid for your work?

You spend hours looking for opportunities, and find you don’t have any time left to write. Even worse, the opportunities you do find don’t pay–making all that effort seem hardly worth it.

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We’ve curated a list of literary magazines looking for your short stories, excerpts and novellas this month. Get paid up to $45/page for your work.

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The Fiddlehead

Who They Are: From their website: “The Fiddlehead was first established in 1945. What began as a mimeographed 8-page journal stapled together by Alfred Bailey is now a veritable institution of literary culture in Canada. For over 70 years, The Fiddlehead has continually upheld its mandate to publish accomplished poetry, short fiction, and Canadian literature reviews; to discover and promote new writing talent; to represent the Atlantic region’s lively cultural and literary diversity; and to place the best of new and established Canadian writing in an international context.”

What They’re Looking For: From their website: “The Fiddlehead is open to good writing in English or translations into English from all over the world and in a variety of styles, including experimental genres. Our editors are always happy to see new unsolicited works in fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We also publish reviews, and occasionally other selected creative work such as excerpts from plays.”

Length: Maximum 6,000 words for fiction, creative-nonfiction, or novel excerpts; maximum 10 pages for a play excerpt.

Pay: $60 CAD per published page, plus two complimentary copies of the issue with your work. All nationalities welcome to submit.

Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Get more information and submit here.

Deep Magic

Who They Are: From their website: “Deep Magic is a quarterly electronic magazine that publishes clean short fiction in the fantasy and science fiction genres. If you can tell a gripping story that doesn’t rely on sex, swearing, and graphic violence—you’ve come to the right place.”

What They’re Looking For: Clean fantasy and science fiction stories.

Length: 1,000-40,000 words.

Pay: $.08 per word for the first 7,499 words, with payment capped at $599.92 for stories longer than 7,499 words.

Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Get more information and submit here.


Who They Are: LampLight is a quarterly literary magazine published as print and ebook that features dark fiction in a similar style to “The Twilight Zone.”

What They’re Looking For: “We go for stories that are dark, literary; we are looking for the creepy, the weird and the unsettling. No specific sub-genres or themes, just good stories. We do not accept stories with the following: vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers, hitmen, excessive gore or sex, excessive abuse against women, revenge fantasies, cannibals, high fantasy.”

Length: Maximum 7,000 words.

Pay: Unpublished Fiction: $.03 per word, $150.00 max. Reprints: $.01 per word.

Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Get more information and submit here.

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