Tired of low pay?

Writing and publishing is hard enough. Finding publishing opportunities that actually pay their writers can seem impossible. Worse still, many publications charge their writers a fee just to submit their work, meaning that trying to get published can mean you lose money.

That’s why we’ve collected a list of upcoming publishing opportunities with no submission fee and high pay. 

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Who They Are:  MetaStellar is an online magazine that publishes fantasy, horror, and science fiction.

What They’re Looking For: Flash fiction up to 1,000 words.

What They Pay: $0.08/word.

Deadline: March 31.

Get more information and submit here.

Deep Magic 

Who They Are: Deep Magic is a quarterly electronic magazine that publishes clean short fiction in the fantasy and science fiction genres. Our issues are also filled with author interviews, art features, book reviews and tips for writers. Most of our non-fiction pieces are invitation only to industry professionals and Deep Magic staff, but if you have a fantastic piece, please send it our way. Not all the authors we feature write exclusively clean fiction. We don’t judge. But everything you find inside Deep Magic will be.

What they’re looking for: What you first need to understand is that we aim to be the dominant magazine for clean fantasy and sci-fi stories. It’s our tag-line. If you can tell a gripping story that doesn’t rely on sex, swearing, and graphic violence—you’ve come to the right place. We accept stories between 1,000 and 40,000 words.

What They Pay: $.08/word for original fiction; $.02/word for reprints.

Deadline: March 31.

Get more information and submit here.

Westerly Magazine

Who They Are: Since 1956, Westerly has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles. The magazine has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive.  It covers literature and culture throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly Western Australia, and the Asian region.

What They’re Looking For: Short stories, micro-fiction, poetry, memoir and creative non-fiction, artwork, essays and literary criticism.

What They Pay: AUD 200 for stories and articles and up to AUD 150 per poem.

Deadline: March 19.

Get more information and submit here.

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