Erika Krouse

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Erika Krouse’s OCD Ranking of
485 Literary Magazines for Short Fiction

I've often had students ask me what the “best" literary magazines were. I realized that I didn't actually know, right after I agreed to teach an intensive class on the subject. Where are the best places to submit, and according to what standards? I stumbled upon John Fox’s excellent ranking of the magazines most often mentioned in The Best American Short Stories series. But then I wondered, what about Pushcart? So I found Clifford Garstang's blog, equally helpful. But O. Henry stories are amazing, too, so then I found Random House's site. Then I wondered why all the rankings were SO different from each other. And then I wondered if I had any Valium left over from my prescription 10 years ago. And then I remembered spreadsheets.

So this is a ranking of magazines that I've been using and sharing with students for years. It's pretty subjective. I mostly focused on the following elements:

  1. Score, calculated according to prizes won. The prizes I calculated were The Best American Short Stories (from John Fox's website), Pushcart Prizes (from Clifford Garstang's blog), and the O. Henry Awards (from Random House's website). BASS scores are weighted more heavily, because they count more to prospective editors and agents (don't get mad at me, Pushcart et al! Hate the game, not the player). Given this methodology, this list is primarily useful for literary short fiction, although there are some genre magazines in there.

  2. Circulation. Who doesn’t want more readers?

  3. Money. The magazines that pay more generally have more clout. But that doesn’t mean nonpaying magazines aren’t amazing.

  4. Coolness. Some magazines got a bump up (despite being remiss in one of the above elements) just because they pay a lot, or have great circulation, or have something special that they do. And some got a bump down (despite great performance) because they did something crappy like fire their editor after 30 years of service, or publish hardly any women, or charge $20 for a submission. Sorry, magazines, no offense. Just please behave better in the future, and take comfort in the fact that I know nothing about Search Engine Optimization.

I also listed magazines that don’t accept simultaneous submissions in their own section kind of far down in the tiers, because I think most writers prefer to wait on submitting to those magazines, or skip them. Given acceptance rates and reading periods, it would take the average writer 250-500 years to publish a piece using exclusive submissions. (In case you're intimidated by my awesome math skills, you should know it took me longer to figure out that equation than it did for me to update this entire list.)

If you're already overwhelmed, click here for submission strategies.

This information was last updated in March of 2018. I'm guessing it's probably about 87% accurate across the board. I welcome all additions and subtractions; many of these magazines may be defunct, especially in the later tiers. Contact me (please!) with any suggested changes/edits, and I’ll incorporate them a few times a year. Thank you, and I hope this helps!

The Ranking

This ranking has 9 tiers. The order of the magazines within each tier means something until Tier 8, when it starts to be somewhat random and vaguely alphabetical. Good luck, and happy submitting!

Tier 1, Elite GLOSSIES: career makers, circulation above 100K, prizewinning, professional payment (#1-4)

  • The New Yorker — Score: 993, Circulation: 1.050M, Payment: $2/word, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 3, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Harper’s — Score: 276, Circulation: 230K, Payment: $0.50-1/word, Reading Period:  not restricted, Response Time (months): 1.5 - 6, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The Atlantic — Score: 249, Circulation: 494.5K, Payment: $3000, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 1, Maximum Word Count: 4K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Esquire  — Score: 59, Circulation: 125K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 2 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: men's themes

Tier 2, Elite litmags with HIGHER circulation: career changers, circulation above 5K, prizewinning, good payment (#5-18)

  • Tin House — Score: 414, Circulation: 12K, Payment: $200 - 800, Reading Period: Sep and Mar, Response Time (months): 3 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 10K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ploughshares — Score: 301, Circulation: 6.5K, Payment: $25/pg, $250 max, Reading Period: June 1 - Jan 15, Response Time (months): 2 - 4, Maximum Word Count: up to 6K, prefers 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Granta — Score: 198, Circulation: 39K, Payment: $400 for online version; DK print, Reading Period: Oct 1-Mar 31, Response Time (months): 6, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Paris Review — Score: 190, Circulation: 16K, Payment: $500-1000, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 3, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • One Story  — Score: 162, Circulation: 15K, Payment: $500, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): 2 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 3-8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Kenyon Review — Score: 161, Circulation: 6K, Payment: $15-40/pg, Reading Period: Sep 15 - Nov 1, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 7,500, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern — Score: 146, Circulation: 30K, Payment: varies, somewhere around $400, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 1 - 9, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Zoetrope: All-Story   — Score: 173, Circulation: 40K, Payment: $1000, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 5, Maximum Word Count: 7K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The Sun — Score: 41, Circulation: 70K, Payment: $300-1500, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 3 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 7K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Missouri Review  — Score: 84, Circulation: 5.5K, Payment: $40/pg to 750, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 3, Maximum Word Count: 2-30K, prefer under 9K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Georgia Review  — Score: 82, Circulation: 5K, Payment: $50/pg, Reading Period: Aug 16-May 14, Response Time (months): 2 - 4, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Glimmer Train  — Score: 186, Circulation: 16K, Payment: $700, Reading Period: April, Nov, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: 12K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Oxford American — Score: 44, Circulation: 55K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: prefers Southern writers or Southern content

  • Boston Review — Score: 1, Circulation: 62K, Payment: $300, Reading Period: Sep 15 - June 15, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

Tier 3, Elite litmags with SMALLER circulation: prizewinning, circulation under 5K, usually decent payment (#19-34)

  • New England Review  — Score: 174, Circulation: 2K, Payment: $10/pg, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): 3, Maximum Word Count: any, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • American Short Fiction  — Score: 157, Circulation: 2K, Payment: $300-500, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 2-15K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Southern Review  — Score: 149, Circulation: 3K, Payment: $30/pg, Reading Period: Sep 1 - Dec 1, Response Time (months): 2.5 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 4-8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Virginia Quarterly — Score: 146, Circulation: 3K, Payment: $0.25/word, Reading Period: July only, Response Time (months): 6 IME, Maximum Word Count: 2-8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Yale Review  — Score: 104, Circulation: 4K, Payment: $400 - 500, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • ZZYZZYVA — Score: 103, Circulation: 2K , Payment: copies, Reading Period: Jan 1 - May 31 & Sep 1 - Nov 30, Response Time (months): 3 - 6, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Iowa Review — Score: 102, Circulation: 2.9K, Payment: $0.08/word, $100 minimum, Reading Period: Sep 1 - Nov 30, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 25 pages, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • AGNI — Score: 94, Circulation: 2.5-5K, Payment: $10/pg, up to $150, Reading Period: Sep 1-May 31, Response Time (months): 2 - 4, Maximum Word Count: 15,000, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • A Public Space  — Score: 92, Circulation: 3K, Payment: $26-100, Reading Period: Sep 15 - Apr 15, Response Time (months): 6, Maximum Word Count: 13,000, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ecotone — Score: 90, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: None?, Reading Period: Aug 15–Oct 1, Dec 15–Feb 1, Response Time (months): 3, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: “reimagining place” and the natural world

  • Gettysburg Review   — Score: 79, Circulation: 4K, Payment: $30/pg, Reading Period: Sep - May, Response Time (months): 3 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 2-7K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Antioch Review — Score: 68, Circulation: 3K, Payment: $15/pg, Reading Period: 9/2-5/31, Response Time (months): 4 - 6, Maximum Word Count: 5K is best, but up to 8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Alaska Quarterly Review  — Score: 64, Circulation: 2.7K, Payment: 1 copy and AQR subscription, Reading Period: Aug 26 - May 9, Response Time (months): 1.5-4, Maximum Word Count: 50 pgs, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Subtropics — Score: 60, Circulation: DK, Payment: $1000, Reading Period: Jan 15 - Feb 28, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Five Points — Score: 58, Circulation: 2K, Payment: $15/pg to 250, Reading Period: Sep 1-Dec 1 and Jan 1-Apr 1, Response Time (months): 1 - 4, Maximum Word Count: 7.5K average, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Freeman’s — Score: 10, Circulation: DK, Payment: $700, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: does not accept direct submissions

Tier 4, Highly respected: small circulation, prizewinning, usually payment (#35-51)

  • Michigan Quarterly Review — Score: 49, Circulation: 1 - 2.5K, Payment: $10/pg, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: 1.5-7K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Colorado Review — Score: 48, Circulation: 1.3K, Payment: $200, Reading Period: Aug 1 - Apr 30, Response Time (months): 2 - 3, Maximum Word Count: 30 pgs, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Boulevard  — Score: 46, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: $100-300, Reading Period: Oct 1-Apr 30, Response Time (months): 3 - 4, Maximum Word Count: 1-9K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sewanee Review  — Score: 45, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: $10-12/pg, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): 1.5-2, Maximum Word Count: 3.5-7.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Image — Score: 43, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: “art, faith, mystery”

  • Witness — Score: 42, Circulation: 1 - 2.5K, Payment: $25/1500 words, Reading Period: Jan 15–Mar 31, Sep 1–Nov 15, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Crazyhorse — Score: 40, Circulation: 2K, Payment: $20 - 35/pg to 200, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31 (but not Jan), Response Time (months): 3 - 4, Maximum Word Count: 2.5-8.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Santa Monica Review — Score: 40, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: copies, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Idaho Review — Score: 40, Circulation: 1K, Payment: $100, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Shenandoah  — Score: 39, Circulation: 2K, Payment: $25/pg to 250, Reading Period: Sep 15 - April 15, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Noon Annual — Score: 38, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cincinnati Review — Score: 38, Circulation: 1K, Payment: $25/pg, Reading Period: Aug 15 - Apr 15, Response Time (months): 3 - 4, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Harvard Review — Score: 37, Circulation: 2K, Payment: copies, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): 6, Maximum Word Count: 1-7K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Southwest Review — Score: 37, Circulation: 1.5K, Payment: nominal and copies, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • StoryQuarterly  — Score: 37, Circulation: 5K - # is suspect, Payment: $50, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 4-6, Maximum Word Count: 6,250, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • West Branch — Score: 36, Circulation: 1-2.5K, Payment: $0.05/word to 100, Reading Period: Aug 1 - Apr 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Electric Literature Recommended Reading — Score: 12, Circulation: 5-10, Payment: $300, Reading Period: periodic, sometimes the beginning of Nov or Dec, Response Time (months): 3 - 6, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

Tier 5, Very respected: small circulation, prizewinning, may pay (#52-70)

  • Bellevue Literary Review — Score: 30, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: copies, 2 subscriptions, occasional honorarium, Reading Period: Sep 1-June 30, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 5K max, 2-4K preferred, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Mississippi Review  — Score: 29, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: contest only, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: only accepts submissions via contests

  • The Normal School  — Score: 28, Circulation: 1-2.5K, Payment: none, Reading Period: Sep 1 - Dec 1, Jan 15 - Apr 15, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 7K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Massachusetts Review  — Score: 27, Circulation: 1-2.5K, Payment: $50, Reading Period: Oct 1-Apr 30, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fiction Magazine — Score: 26, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: Oct 15 - Apr 15, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: best under 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • BOMB magazine  — Score: 25, Circulation: 14K but art-focused, Payment: $100, Reading Period: July and December?, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fifth Wednesday — Score: 24, Circulation: under 1K, Payment: copies and subscription, Reading Period: Fall? Maybe Sep - Nov?, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New Letters — Score: 23, Circulation: 3K, Payment: $45-100, Reading Period: Oct 2-Apr 30, Response Time (months): 5, Maximum Word Count: 3-5K average, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Black Warrior Review  — Score: 22, Circulation: 2K, Payment: nominal, Reading Period: Dec 1-Mar 1 & Jun 1-Sep 1, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: 7.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Chicago Quarterly — Score: 22, Circulation: DK, Payment: 2 copies, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 6, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New Ohio Review  — Score: 20, Circulation: under 1K, Payment: $10/pg, copies, 1 year subscription, Reading Period: Sep 15 - Dec 15 Jan 15 - Apr 15, Response Time (months): 2-4, Maximum Word Count: 20 pgs, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hobart — Score: 19, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 2K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Nimrod  — Score: 19, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Gulf Coast — Score: 18, Circulation: 3K, Payment: $50/pg, Reading Period: Sep 1 - Mar 1, Response Time (months): 4 - 6, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Commentary — Score: 16, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: conservative journal on politics and Judaism

  • Copper Nickel — Score: 11, Circulation: 1-2.5K, Payment: $30/pg + 2 copies + subscription. Also one $500 editor's prize per issue, Reading Period: Aug 15 - Apr 15, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ninth Letter  — Score: 8, Circulation: 2K, Payment: $25/pg, Reading Period: Sep 1 to Feb 28, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: 8K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • TriQuarterly — Score: 31, Circulation: 5K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: Oct. 1-Mar 31, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Narrative — Score: 90, Circulation: DK, Payment: $350-1000, Reading Period: First two weeks in Apr, Response Time (months): 1 - 3, Maximum Word Count: not restricted, Other Restrictions: submission fee is prohibitive ($20). Exploitative? You decide.

Tier 6, Highly respected but NO simultaneous submissions (#71-75)

  • Conjunctions  — Score: 121, Circulation: 2.5 - 5K, Payment: none, Reading Period: -, Response Time (months): 3 - 6, Maximum Word Count: any, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Epoch  — Score: 104, Circulation: 1K, Payment: $5/pg, Reading Period: Sep 16 - Apr 14, Response Time (months): 2, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Threepenny Review  — Score: 74, Circulation: 10K, Payment: $400, Reading Period: Jan 1 - Jun 30, Response Time (months): .5 - 2, Maximum Word Count: under 4K preferred, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Prairie Schooner  — Score: 70, Circulation: 3.2K, Payment: copies, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 1, Response Time (months): 4 - 6, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hudson Review  — Score: 19, Circulation: 2.5K, Payment: none, Reading Period: Sep 1 -Nov 30, Response Time (months): 6, Maximum Word Count: 10K, Other Restrictions: N/A

Tier 7, Respected: small circulation, honorable mentions for prizes, payment is rare (#76-129)

  • Crab Orchard Review — Score: 7, Circulation: DK, Payment: $25/pg, Reading Period: Oct 1 - Nov 15, Response Time (months): 1 - 5, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cimarron Review — Score: 15, Circulation: DK, Payment: 2 copies, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 3-6, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Orion — Score: 15, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Does not accept unsolitcited submissions in fiction

  • Byliner — Score: 15, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Does not accept unsolitcited submissions in fiction

  • Washington Square — Score: 15, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Callaloo — Score: 14, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: African-American Southern writers only

  • Wigleaf — Score: 14, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Joyland Magazine — Score: 13, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The Common — Score: 13, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Salamander — Score: 13, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Daily Lit — Score: 12, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pleiades — Score: 12, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • n+1 — Score: 11, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pinch, The — Score: 11, Circulation: DK, Payment: copies plus 1 possible $200 award, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • North American Review — Score: 10, Circulation: DK, Payment: $20 - 100, Reading Period: - , Response Time (months): 5, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Indiana Review  — Score: 10, Circulation: DK, Payment: $5/pg + subscription, Reading Period: Sep 17 - Nov 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New Madrid — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New Orleans Review — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 2.5K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Meridian — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Commonweal — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • E-Flux Journal — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Little Star — Score: 9, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Third Coast — Score: 8, Circulation: DK, Payment: copies, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hopkins Review — Score: 8, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Confrontation  — Score: 8, Circulation: DK, Payment: $25 - 250, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

[Still Tier 7!]

  • Pembroke Magazine — Score: 7, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Epiphany — Score: 7, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Southampton Review — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Salmagundi — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: Nov 1-Dec 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Tampa Review — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Blackbird — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Redivider — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • J Journal — Score: 6, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sonora Review  — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cutbank  — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ruminate — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Midstream — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Jewish themes

  • Manoa  — Score: 5, Circulation: 2.5K, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pen America — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Raritan — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Western Humanities Review — Score: 5, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Florida Review — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Denver Quarterly  — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Water-Stone Review — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Post Road — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: Feb 1-Apr 1, Jun 1-Aug 1, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fourteen Hills — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Chariton Review — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Chicago Review  — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Consequence Magazine — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sou’wester  — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Event — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bennington Review — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Prairie Fire — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Slice — Score: 4, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

Tier 8, Very good: small circulation, 1-3 prize honorable mentions, payment is rare (#130-270)

  • Glamour — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: $1-2/word, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: occasionally publishes fiction

  • One Teen Story — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: $500, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: teen writers only

  • Literarian, The — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Malahat Review — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: $40/pg CAD, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Wired — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Alligator Juniper — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Common, The — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Wind Magazine — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Southern Humanities Review — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New South — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The Quarterly — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • December Magazine — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Unstuck — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: 50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Able Muse — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Greensboro Review — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Red Rock Review — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Carolina Quarterly — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Coffin Factory — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hayden’s Ferry — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Literary Review — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Apple Valley Review — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet — Score: 3, Circulation: , Payment: , Reading Period: , Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: speculative

  • Territory — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Arts & Letters  — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Upstreet — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Chicago Tribune (Printer’s Row) — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Black Renaissance Noire — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: African-American writers only

  • Notre Dame Review — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

[Still Tier 8!]

  • Willow Springs — Score: 3, Circulation: 1.4K, Payment: 100, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Isthmus — Score: 3, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Kweli — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Healing Muse — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New York Tyrant — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Mid-American Review — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: copies, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): 1 - 5, Maximum Word Count: 6K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Beloit Fiction Journal — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Berkeley Fiction Review — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Salt Hill — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Juked — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fiction International — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • River Styx — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Brooklyn Rail — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • American Reader — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New Republic — Score: 2, Circulation: 100K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Per Contra — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Tikkun — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Jewish themes

  • Fence  — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Press 53 — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Appalachian Heritage — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Appalachian writers only

  • Chautauqua — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Mythium — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Chattahoochee Review — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • World Literature Today — Score: 2, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Baltimore Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Prism International  — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Grain Magazine — Score: 1, Circulation: 1.2K, Payment: $50/pg CAD to 225, Reading Period: Sep 1 - May 31, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Farmer’s Market — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Rio Grande Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Stanford Humanities Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Wigwag — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Yellow Silk — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: erotica

  • Crescent Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • North Carolina Literary Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Outpost 19 — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Minnesota Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Brick — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Memorious — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Green Mountains Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Provincetown Arts — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

[Still Tier 8!]

  • Catapult — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Seneca Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • East — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Transition — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Tweed’s — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Glossolalia — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sweet — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Gigantic — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Spectacle — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • African American Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Moon City — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Yemassee — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Obsidian — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hunger Mountain — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Mud City Journal — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Midwestern Gothic — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fjords — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sixfold — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Elm Leaves Journal — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Enizagram — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Crab Creek Review  — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Little Fiction — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Lumina — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • North Dakota Quarterly — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The Thoroughbred Times — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Dominion Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bloom — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Land-Grant College Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • GQ — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: men’s themes

[Still Tier 8!]

  • Kalliope — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Xconnect — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The Fairy Tale Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bamboo Ridge — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Barrelhouse — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Calyx — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: women writers only

  • Brooklyn Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Puerto del Sol  — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The Journal — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • failbetter.com — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Asian American Literary Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Natural Bridge — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Catamaran — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cleaver — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Collagist — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bellingham Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: sometimes, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Carve — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • At Length — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Passages North — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Five Chapters — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Relief — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Christian themes

  • Smoke Long Quarterly — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Stone Canoe — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Texas Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Timber Creek Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Anomalous — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • News from the Republic of Letters — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Blue Earth Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Blue Mesa Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Rosebud — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: $30, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: Ideally 1K-3K, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • [sic] — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Caribbean Writer — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Caribbean writers only

  • Faultline — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Dogwood — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Dossier Journal — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Exile — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Folio — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Freight Stories — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Gray’s Sporting Journal — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Grist — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hotel Amerika — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Jabberwock Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Kelsey Review — Score: 1, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Guernica — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

Tier 9, Good: small circulation, no prizes, payment is rare (#217-485)

  • New Haven Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $500, Reading Period: not restricted, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Meanjin — Score: 0, Circulation: 2,000, Payment: $0.20/word AUD, Reading Period: Mar 14? - Jun 3, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 2-4K, Other Restrictions: Australian writers only

  • Capilano Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50/pg to 200, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Story Magazine (new) — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $20/pg to 200, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Redux — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: 0, but gives new life to old stories, Reading Period: 2/15-3/15, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Turnrow — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $15/pg, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cafe Irreal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $0.01/word, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 2-4, Maximum Word Count: 2K, Other Restrictions: “Irreal”/fantastic fiction

  • Descant — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Antigonish Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $10/pg to 50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Asia Literary Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $0.05/word, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Big Fiction — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bound Off — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $20, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bourbon Penn — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $10-25, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Masters Review: New Voices — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $0.10/word to 200, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: new writers only

  • Nashville Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Page and Spine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $20, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pedestal Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $0.05/word, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • River and Sound — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Vestal Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $25, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Vine Leaves Literary Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: 3.50 EUR, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sixpenny — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Washington Pastime — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $0.05/word, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Wet Ink — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $70-120, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Flash Fiction Online — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $60, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: flash fiction only

  • Frigg — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sequestrum — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $10 to 15, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Camera Obscura — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: 1 writer in each issue gets awarded $1K, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Carte Blanche — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: modest honorarium, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fugue — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: nominal, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The Fiddlehead — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $40 CAD/pg, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • H.O.W Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

[Still Tier 9!]

  • Iron Horse — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $100, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Phantom Drift — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: new fabulism/fantasy

  • annalemma — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sycamore Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: $50, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Literal Latte — Score: 0, Circulation: 30K, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Barcelona Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: 4500, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Briar Cliff Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • JuxtaProse — Score: 0, Circulation: 5K, Payment: 0, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Whiskey Island — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Jubilat — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Daedalus — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: Does not accept unsolicited submissions in fiction

  • American Letters & Commentary — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Baffler — Score: 0, Circulation: , Payment: , Reading Period: , Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Another Chicago Mag  — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Columbia Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Lake Effect — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: none, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ascent — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Swink — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: fantasy/sci-fi

  • Brain, Child — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: motherhood themes

  • Argosy — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Connecticut Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Yankee — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New York Stories — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Amazon Shorts — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Quarterly West  — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • American Literary Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): 4, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Artful Dodge — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ballyhoo Stories — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bridge — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Contemporary West — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

[Still Tier 9!]

  • Final Edition — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hemispheres — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Kyoto Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Laurel Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Dos Passos Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Lit — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Lynx Eye  — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Margin — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Nebraska Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Nerve.com — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • The New Guard—Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: contests, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: I think you can only submit via contests

  • Night Train — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Northeast Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pearl — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Phoebe — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pindeldyboz  — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Polyphony — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Quarter After Eight — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Quick Fiction — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Seems — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • South Carolina Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Spork — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Tiferet — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Transformation — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Underground Voices — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • War, Literature and The Arts — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Adirondack Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Alea — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Alimentum — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • American Voice — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Anderbo — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Apalachee Quarterly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Apt 3 — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Argonaut — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

[Still Tier 9!]

  • Armchair/Shotgun — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Atlas Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Atticus Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bat City Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bayou Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bitch — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Blue Lake Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Bodega — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Brooklyn Quarterly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Burnside Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • California Quarterly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Calliope — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Canteen — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Central Park — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Christopher Street — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cottonwood — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cream City Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Crosscurrents — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Cutthroat — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Delos — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Diagram, The — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Eclipse — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Edinburgh Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Elimae — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: mystery stories

  • Euphony Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: mystery stories

  • Evergreen — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fiction Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • FictionWeek Literary Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Field — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fifty-two Stories — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fine Madness — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Five Fingers Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Flatmancrooke — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fogged Clarity — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Forehead — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Formations — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Forum — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Four Quarters — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Fourth River — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Free Lunch — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Front Porch — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

[Still Tier 9!]

  • Gargoyle — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Georgia State Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Gigantic Sequins — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Grasslimb Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Great River Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hanging Loose — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Harp and Altar — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Harpur Palate — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hawaii Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Heat City Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Helicon Nine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Herman Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hippocampus — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Hoot — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Illuminati Girl Gang — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Iowa Woman — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Kaleidoscope — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: disability themes

  • Kansas Quarterly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Duende — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Keyhole — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Key West Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Madison Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Make — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Palaver — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Manhattan Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Many Mountains Moving — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Minnetonka — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Mom Egg — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: women writers only

  • The Museum of Americana — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Nantucket Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New Delta Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New Mexico Humanities Rev. — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New Renaissance — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • New York Quarterly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • No Colony — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • No Roses Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Northern Lights — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Ohio Journal — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

[Still Tier 9!]

  • On the Bus — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Opium — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • PANK — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pennsylvania Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pequod — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Permafrost — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Piedmont Literary Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Pig Iron — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Plainswoman — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Potomac Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Primavera — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Quarry Magazine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Rain Taxi — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Saint Anne’s Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Seattle Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Sequoia — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Shiny — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Smokelong Quarterly — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Spinning Jenny — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Solstice — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Soundings Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Soundings East — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • South Dakota Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Spoon River — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • St. Ann’s Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Storyglossia — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Syracuse Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Talking Writing — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Tendril — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Thirteenth Moon — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Torch — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: women writers only

  • Twisted Vine — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Unsaid — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Valparaiso Fiction Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Vice — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Volt — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Webster Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • William and Mary Review — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Word Riot — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Writers Forum — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

  • Zone 3 — Score: 0, Circulation: DK, Payment: DK, Reading Period: DK, Response Time (months): DK, Maximum Word Count: DK, Other Restrictions: N/A

 

One of these markets is anxiously awaiting your short story. I hope this helps, and good luck!

Erika

PS: Click here for submission strategies.

 

Last updated: Mar 2018. Will be updated every year or so.