Jobs and Markets February 2009

Clarke World Magazine

Clarkesworld Magazine is an online venue and chapbook series for short works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Clarkesworld Magazine pays 10¢ a word for works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We have a firm word limit of 4000 words. Please do not query about word lengths. We will not consider stories longer than 4000 words or shorter than 1000 words. See website for more details.

Passionfruit Magazine

It is a great challenge to translate living experience into compelling words and pictures, and Passionfruit is looking for writers and photographers who can take their readers on journeys of their own. Currently accepting submissions for all departments of the magazine. Feature stories should range from around 1,500 to 4,000 words. Passionfruit is published quarterly, in December, March, June, and September and their deadline for finished manuscripts is three months prior to the date of publication, i.e. September 1 for the Winter issue, December 1 for Spring. Upon publication, they pay $20 to $100 for stories, depending upon length. And pay $10 to $25 for photos, illustrations, and $75 for cover art. See site for more details.


The Sun Magazine

We publish essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. We tend to favor personal writing, but we’re also looking for thoughtful, well-written essays on political, cultural, and philosophical themes. Please, no journalistic features, academic works, or opinion pieces. Other than that, we’re open to just about anything. Surprise us; we often don’t know what we’ll like until we read it.We pay from $300 to $3,000 for essays and interviews, $300 to $2,000 for fiction, and $100 to $500 for poetry, the amount being determined by length and quality. We may pay less for very short works. We also give contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun. We purchase one-time rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication. See site for more details.


Underground Voices Magazine

Looking for Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, and Flash fiction.
If you would like to submit, please include a bio and send email submissions in the body of the email or as an attached word document to Fiction should run up to roughly 4000 words maximum. We only accept unpublished work and hold first and one-time rights only i.e, once we have published your work, you are free to submit it elsewhere. We do accept simultaneous submissions but if your work has been accepted elsewhere, please notify us so that we may withdraw it from consideration. Our budget allows payment for fiction($30) but no payment (yet) for poetry and prose. We’re working on changing that. See website for more details.


The Pedestal Magazine

The Pedestal Magazine, supports both established and burgeoning writers and are committed to promoting diversity and celebrating the voice of the individual.

The Pedestal Magazine does not accept previously published work; however, they will accept simultaneous submissions, (see their site for exceptions). Submissions are only accepted using the form on the magazine’s website.  Pedestal is currently accepting submission in the following genres: Poetry: Pay Rate: $30 per poem, Fiction: Pay Rate: $.05 per word Length: up to 6,000 words, Flash Fiction: Pay Rate: $.05 per word Length: up to 1000 words, Book Reviews:. Pay Rate: $.02 per word Length: 850-1,000 words, Interviews, and Spoken Word/Slam. Please  see the website for complete details on submitting.


Boston Review

The Boston Review accepts submissions in non-fiction, book reviews, fiction, and poetry through their online submissions system. Simultaneous submissions accepted if BR is notified. A self-addressed stamped envelope must accompany all snail-mailed submissions. Payment varies. Response time is generally 2-4 months. Please visit their website for details.


Grain Magazine

Grain Magazine, published four times per year, is an internationally acclaimed literary journal that publishes engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists. Grain has a nine-month reading period, September 1st to May 31st. Poetry: Individual poems, sequences, or suites up to a maximum of 12 pages. Fiction: 1 or 2 stories, to a maximum of 5000 words each. Literary non-fiction: To a maximum of 5000 words..All contributors, regardless of genre, are paid $50 per page to a maximum of $225, plus 2 copies of the issue in which their work appears. Visual work published inside the magazine (reproduced in black and white) is paid at the same page rate as text contributions. Cover images (full-color) are paid at the current CAR/FAC rates. Send Submissions ToGrain Magazine, PO Box 67, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3K1, Canada see website for details.


The Missouri Review

The editors invite submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction of general interest (no literary criticism). Do not mix genres in the same submission. Payment rate is $30 per printed page. The Missouri Review is now accepting submissions in all genres online. The fee for online submissions is $3. Visit the website for details.



Ploughshares welcomes unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, and a limited amount of nonfiction. Ploughshare seeks work of the highest literary quality, but otherwise do not have any specific guidelines for style or subject matter. Reading period is August 1 to March 31

Payment is upon publication: $25/printed page, $50 minimum per title, $250 maximum per author, with two copies of the issue and a one-year subscription. Visit the website for details.


The Three Penny Review

At present The Threepenny Review is paying $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece. In addition, each writer gets a year’s free subscription. Three Penny does not accept email submission. Please visit Three Penny online for more information about the magazine and their guidelines.




Upcoming premises (target themes) and deadlines for submission:
Put it in your pocket, Lillian (March 1, 2009)
The dean’s cat (July 1, 2009)
Math & music (November 1, 2009)

The premise (target theme) must be an integral part of the plot, not necessarily the central theme but not merely incidental. Fewer than 20 double spaced pages preferred. Indicate premise (target theme) on title page. Because manuscripts are evaluated in blind review, do NOT put author’s name on any page beyond the title page. Indicate target theme in cover letter or on first page of manuscript. Include self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with each submission. Rejected manuscripts unaccompanied by an SASE will not be returned. Response time: 3 months after premise deadline.  NO READER’S FEE.

On acceptance for publication, we will pay the following amount: short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem, $10; artwork, $25 for cover, $10 for interior page display. Send to: Virginia Howard, editor, Box 8747, Metairie, LA 70011-8747 Include SASE and indicate premise.  If you are submitting art/photography for more than one premise, BE SURE to include a separate SASE for each premise.E-mailed submissions are not accepted. See website for details.

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