Best Paying Magazines for Writers

For all the fiction writers and poets who want to publish short-stories in magazines; I’ve a better deal for you guys! Now, publish short-stories, flash-fiction and poetry and also get paid in return. I am listing down 10 magazines links which pay upon publication.

So, fellow writers submit your short-stories for money and fellow poets submit your poetry for money. Below is the list of online magazines paying for short-stories & poetry. Get submitting!!


While I will list all the necessary basic details, I strongly advise you to visit the website and read the submission guidelines, properly, before submitting. As most of the time, it is the lack of following guidelines which earns you a rejection.


Split Lip Magazine

  • Submission Fee: None
  • Writing Form: Fiction, Flash, Poetry
  • Remuneration (if accepted): $50 per piece
  • Please read the detailed guidelines before submitting.

Haunted Waters Press, Penny Fiction

  • Submission Fee: None
  • Writing Form: Flash (up to 20 words)
  • Remuneration (if accepted): $3
  • Please read the detailed guidelines before submitting.

Claw & Blossom

  • Submission Fee: None
  • Writing Form: Short prose, poetry
  • Remuneration (if accepted): $25
  • Theme: Flame
  • Please read the detailed guidelines before submitting.

Third Point Press

  • Remuneration (if published): $10
  • Theme: None
  • Form: Poetry, Fiction
  • Submission Fee: None
  • Guidelines: here

Ruminate

  • Remuneration (if published): $20
  • Theme: None
  • Submission Fee: None
  • Guidelines: here

Tinderbox Poetry Journal

  • Remuneration (if published): $15
  • Theme: None
  • Submission Fee: None
  • Guidelines: here

Antithesis Journal

  • Remuneration (if published): $50
  • Theme: Mental
  • Submission Fee: None
  • Guidelines: here
  • only for people based in Australia, overseas people have to pitch their idea first

Nashville Review

  • Remuneration (if published): $100 per prose
  • Theme: None
  • Submission Fee: None
  • Form: Short/Flash up to 8000 words
  • Guidelines: here

The Baltimore Review

  • Remuneration (if published): $40
  • Theme: None
  • Submission Fee: None
  • Guidelines: here

Orca- A Literary Journal

  • Remuneration (if published): $25
  • Theme: None
  • Submission Fee: None
  • Guidelines: here

I hope all these resources help you to find a place for your valuable work. Let me know if you bag a submission, so that we can celebrate together!

Cheers & start submitting, folks!


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28 thoughts on “Best Paying Magazines for Writers”

    1. Don’t mention it, sister! I really hope that this helps 😊 I would be very happy if you get an acceptance from these leads.
      Stay safe and keep writing 😘❀️

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    2. Thank for these leads! You have a generous nature;-) Check out The May 31st deadline for a poetry contest about “ancestors” at The Boston Review. I think the deadline for free submissions has ended, but the one for those willing to pay is still open It has a very interesting theme/twist.

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