Wednesday, 23 March 2016

List of Fiction Writing Markets

Today I have a list of paying fiction writing markets.

So you can put your creative thinking cap on while you peruse this list, then start writing and submitting.

If you were to be successful with all your submissions, you could earn well over $10,000 for your efforts.

That's the beauty of being a writer. If you're successful with your freelance writing submissions and publishing, your earnings can be substantial.

And that's the best feeling in the us writers at least. :)

Eureka Street Magazine
Eureka Street will consider unsolicited submissions of up to 800 words.
Articles should provide humane, ethical analysis or commentary on politics, religion, popular culture or current events in Australia or the world.
Payment: $200 per article, paid for exclusive first publication rights & $200 for first publication rights of short fiction and 'creative non-fiction' up to 1000 words. Eureka Street also accepts unsolicited POETRY submissions, which should be emailed directly to Published poets receive a share of $50 allocated for poetry each week.

The Wrong Quartly
The Wrong Quarterly is a London-based literary magazine which celebrates new talent in fiction.
We accept fiction under 8,000 words, fully edited, and previously unpublished. We also accept non-fiction, life-writing, and essays of under 5,000 words.
Payment: Not specified.
See also

OneStory. Inc
Submission period: September 1st — May 31st
One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone.
Payment: $500 and 25 contributors copies for First Serial North American rights.

Harlequin Romance Books
As the world's most prolific and recognized name in romance and women's fiction, Harlequin is actively looking for new works for all of its imprints. We are always on the lookout for talented writers—from established authors to those just starting their writing careers.
With more than 85 titles published each month over a wide range of genres, this imprint truly offers readers a romance for every mood and taste.
Payment: Advance plus royalties.

The New Yorker
Accepts mainstream fiction and humorous fiction in it's "Shout's and Murmurs" section.
Length is approximately 600 to 1,000 words.
They receive a lot of submissions so your work needs to be good.
Payment: unspecified but believed to be around $250 per story.

The ThreePenny Review
Looking for short stories of up to 4,000 words.
Submissions only through their online form or via snail mail.
Payment: $400 per story.

The First Line
Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided.
The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words.
We are open to all genres. We try to make TFL as eclectic as possible.
Writers should include a two- to three-sentence biography of themselves that will appear in the magazine should their story run.
Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction

Daily Science Fiction
 Daily Science Fiction (DSF) is a market accepting speculative fiction stories from 100 to 1,500 words in length. By this we mean science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, etc.
Payment: 8 cents per word

Brevity publishes well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form.
Payment: $45 honorarium for featured essays and craft essays.

Grimdark Magazine (Australia)
We want dark settings, grey characters of both sexes, morally ambiguous decisions, and plenty of grit.
In a medieval fantasy or sci-fi setting.
Previously unpublished stories at a strict maximum of four thousand (4,000) words.
Reprints at a maximum of six thousand (6,000) words and not currently available for free online.
Unpublished stories: AUD$0.07 per word.
Reprints: AUD$0.01 per word.