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Last updated 18th October 2014

This page contains details of short story magazines that accept unsolicited submissions and regularly publish fiction. Some of them pay decent amounts of money to writers who have their work published. Others simply offer excellent opportunities for writers to see their work in print. I will try and keep the list up to date, but please check the submission requirements and submission dates on the different magazine’s websites before contacting them, as they do vary.

Most of the magazines advise that you subscribe or read a few back issues so you understand the format and style they favour. A lot of them receive around 1,000 submissions a month, so it is worth noting the competitive nature of this market and only submitting your best work.

The lists I’ve created contain details of magazine submission addresses, required word count and how much money you might be paid if published, where I’ve managed to find details, plus any other notes that might be useful. I have provided links to the most relevant pages on the different websites to try and make this resource easy to use.

If you run a magazine that publishes short stories and would like to have your details listed on this page, please contact me. This page is currently at a very early stage of development, so I will be adding to it as I complete more research on magazines that publish short stories and other forms of fiction in the UK, USA and throughout the rest of the world.

If you are a writer and have had your work published through a short story magazine, either in print or online, and you’d be willing to share your experiences to help other writers achieve publication, please contact me. I will publish other writers’ stories if they’re accompanied by details of your experiences with the magazines in which you have had your work published. See The Treasure No Thief Can Steal as an example of the format I’d require.

Short Story Magazines UK

Magazine
Country
Submissions Address
Payment
Notes
Aesop Magazine UK
online submissions only - see link
None
500 to 5,000 words - authors receive exposure to 60,000 London commuters
Crimewave UK
Crimewave, TTA Press, 5 Martins Lane, Witcham, Ely, Cambs, CB6 2LB
There is no mention of payent on the website
Crime and mystery - current published stories range from 2,700 to 19,000 words, so looks like there is no particular word count limit - users have experienced problems with this magazine, please see Carolyn's comment at the bottom of this page
Dark Lane Quarterly Collaberative UK
online submissions only - see link
No Monetary payment, but UK based authors will be given a copy of the magazine in which their work appears - they're unable to send copies to those living outside the UK
1,000 words max - magazine distributed for free in Bristol & Manchester UK, but you can receive free PDF version every quarter
Fiction Desk Magazine UK
online submissions only - see link
£15 per 1,000 words , plus 2 free copies of the magazine plus an extra monetary prize for the best story in each issue
2,000 - 20,000 words, magazine published triannually, free to submit, but optional £2 fee to speed up response times
Granta Magazine UK
The Editor, Granta Magazine, 12 Addison Avenue, London, W11 4QR, UK
Unknown
3,000 to 6,000 words, they encourage you to read the magazine prior to submitting, 3 month response time
Litro Magazine UK
online submissions only - see link
3 copies of the magazine
There are 3 publishing opportunities here: Litro Magazine, Litro Online and Litro Lab, it's best to check the link for all the different details
MSLexia Magazine UK
Mslexia Publications
PO Box 656
Newcastle upon Tyne 
NE99 1PZ
£15 per 1,000 words
They accept many different types of submission, so best to check the link - they also have their own list of magazines that accept short story submissions, which is well worth checking out
The New Writer UK

via email or to:

The New Writer, 1 Vicarage Lane Stubbington Hampshire PO14 2JU, UK

£10 credit voucher
3,000 words, recently taken on by Guise marketing, publisher of Newbooks Magazine, they also run a short story competition whichyou can find out about on my short story competition page
Scribble UK
Scribble, Park Publications, 14 The Park, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 1DX UK
up to £75
3,000 words max - approximately 10 stories published a quarter, readers vote for favourite story, highest 3 voted stories receive money - I've been published through this magazine, so you can read more about my experiences here
Short Fiction Literary Journal UK
email submissions only
Unknown
no max word count stated - any style or genre, submissions accepted from September to January only
Smoke a London Peculiar UK
email submissions only
none - they have no income, so can't pay, although payment maybe devised in the future
Prefer 2,500 words or less, but no actual word limit - any style or genre but has to be inspired by the city of London
Storgy UK
online submissions only - see link
no monetary payment, but published storieswill include a by-line and author biography
5,000 words max - response time 2 months
Structo Literary Magazine UK
online submissions only - see link
no monetary payment, but if published you receive a free copy of the magazine
3,000 words max - slipstream fiction (crossing genre boundaries between sci-fi, fantasy and traditional literay fiction) is favoured
Words With Jam UK
online submissions only - see link
£10
2,200 words max - you can submit previously published work but no payment will be made if published,
Writers' Forum UK
Writers’ forum Story Contest , o Box 6337, Bournemouth, BH1 9EH UK or submit online
up to £300
3,000 words max - this is a short story contest run monthly which I have been published through, so you can read more about my experiences here

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Short Story Magazines Ireland

Magazine
Country
Submissions Address
Payment
Notes
Albedo 1 Ireland
Albedo One, 2 Post Road, Lusk, Co. Dublin, Ireland - or submit online
€3 per 1,000 words
2,500-8,000 words - science fiction, horror and fantasy, although their definition is extremely broad
The Dublin Review Ireland
The Editor
The Dublin Review
P.O. Box 7948
Dublin 1
Ireland
Unknown
no guidelines provided on the website at all so probably best to read a copy before submitting
The Moth Magazine Ireland
Rebecca O’Connor, The Moth, 81 Church Street, Cavan, Co. Cavan, Ireland or by email
Unknown
2,500 words max
The Incubator Journal Ireland
online submissions only - see link
None
3,000 words max - submissions in March, June, September and December - public launch of each issue where writers can read their work
The Penny Dreadful Ireland
online submissions only - see link
Unknown
3,000 words max - you need to click the image of the dude at the bottom of the submit page to submit (it took me ages to work this out)
The Stinging Fly Ireland
The Stinging Fly, PO Box 6016, Dublin 1, Ireland
token payment and 2 free copies of the issue you are published in
no word limit given, but they state they have printed stories that are 600 words to 5,000+

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Short Story Magazines USA

Magazine
Country
Submissions Address
Payment
Notes
American Short Fiction USA
online submissions only - see link
Payment is competitive and upon publication
$3 dollar submission fee - no set guidelines as to content or length but their Submission Manager requires that uploaded files be less than 500 KB
Black Bird USA

online submissions preferred, but postal address is: VCU Department of English 
P.O. Box 843082
Richmond, VA 23284-3082, USA

They do pay for successful submissions, but I can't find any details of how much
If writing more than 8,000 words, contact them prior to submitting - submissions between Nov and Apr only
Black Clock USA
online submissions only - see link
Writers of stories that are published receive complimentary copies of the issue in which they appear. Token stipend paid if funds allow.
4,500 words max - not always open for submission - check website to see if they are currently being accepted
Clarkesworld Magazine USA
online submissions only - see link
10¢ per word for the first 4,000 words, 7¢ for each word over 4,000
1,000 to 8,000 words - Sci-Fi, fantasy and horror - average response time 2 days
Conjunctions USA
Conjunctions, 21 East 10th St., #3E, New York, NY 10003
Unknown
No official restrictions on word count - use common sense, don't send them extremely long work
Fence USA
online submissions - see link
Unknown
25 pages max
Glimmer Train USA
online submissions - see link
$700
12,000 words maximum - you can only submit in January, May & September
Light Speed Magazine USA
online submissions - see link
5 cents per word for previously unpublished work, 1 cent per word for work that has been previously published
1,500 words min to 7,500 words max, but stories of below 5,000 words preferred - science fiction and fantasy ONLY - expect response within two weeks
Literary Juice USA
online submissions - see link
No monetary payment, but published stories in the Literary Juice online magazine will include a by-line and author biography  
2,500 words max - any genre - response time between 1 and 3 months
One Story USA
online submissions - see link
$250 and 25 copies of the magazine
3,000 to 8,000 words - anystyle or genre, submissions accepted from 1 September to 31 May
Paris Review USA
The Paris Review, 62 White Street, New York, NY 10013, USA
Unknown
no details given on the site, but they do suggest you read a copy of the magazine prior to submitting
Pithy Pages For Erudite Readers USA
online submissions - see link
Short stories, $75 - Flash stories, $25 - Poetry, $15
6,500 words maximum, published twice a month - you can subscribe to the magazine for FREE
Review Americana Creative Writing Journal USA
online submissions - see link
Unknown
no max word count stated - poems, short fiction, short screenplays, short plays, creative nonfiction and essays - published twice a year
Ruminate Magazine USA
online submissions - see link
$6 per 400 words
5,500 words max - only submit one story per reading period - optional critique service
Spry Literary Journal USA
online submissions only - see link
Unknown
2,500 word max - any style or genre - 3 to 6 months response time
Strange Horizons USA
online submissions - see link
8 cents per word, with a minimum $50 payment
9,000 words maximum, but prefer stories of 5,000 words or less - response time 2 weeks
T Gene Davis Speculative Fiction Blog USA
online submissions - see link
$50
No max word count specified - family friendly horror, fantasy and science fiction - stories published on blog and in anthology

Tales From The Shadow Realm; Anthology Of Horror And Suspense

USA
online submissions - see link
Contributors receive a free digital copy of the magazine in which their stories appear

Flash fiction and stories up to 5,000 words - published bi-monthly - artists are also welcome to submit for the cover - you can read a free sample copy here

The Coffin Factory USA
online submissions - see link
Unknown
6,000 words maximum, $5 reading fee for fiction submissions
The New Yorker USA
online submissions - see link
Unknown
No submission guidelines given, best to read the magazine to see what kinds of stories they publish
The Sun Magazine USA
Editorial Department, The Sun, 107 N. Roberson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
$300 - £1500 for fiction, determined by length and quality
7,000 words max - they receive 1,000 submissions a month, so competition is high
Tin House USA
Tin House, PO Box 10500, Portland, OR 97210, USA
Unknown
10,000 words max -
Tor.com USA
online submissions - see link
25¢ a word for the first 5,000 words, 15¢ for the next 5,000, 10¢ after that
17,500 word max, 12,000 words or less preferred - speculative fiction, including SF, fantasy and horror - response time three to seven months
Word Riot USA
online submissions - see link
Unknown
6,500 words max - any style or genre
Zoetrope All Story USA
Zoetrope: All-Story, Attn: Fiction Editor, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Unknown, but their short story competition pays $1,000 first prize
7,000 words max - they receive 12,000 submissions a year - they don't accept submissions between 1st September and 31st December as this is when their short story competition is run

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Short Story Magazines Australia

Magazine
Country
Submissions Address
Payment
Notes
Andromeda Spaceways Australia
Email only - see this page
A$10 for flash fiction, 1.25C per word for short stories, min fee A$20 10,000 words max, science fiction
Aurealis Australia A$20 - A$60 per 1,000 words Science fiction, fantasy or horror stories between 2000 to 8000 words 
Cosmos Australia
fiction@cosmosmagazine.com or Cat Sparks (Fiction Editor), PO Box 302, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012,
Sydney, Australia
A$300
Science fiction only - publish stories of 2,000-4,000 words - only 7 stories published a year in print, so competition is really high - also publish online and pay A$75
Meanjin Australia
online submissions - see link
20c per word in the printed edition, online-only rates are negotiable
Costs $2 to submit fiction, no guide on word count or genres given
Overland Literary Journal Australia
online submissions - see link
Minimum payment for work printed in the journal is A$400, online it varies
Long stories are unlikely to be accepted for publication, but no max word count given - primarily publish Australian authors, but do publish overseas writers occasionally

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Short Story Magazines Canada

Magazine
Country
Submissions Address
Payment
Notes
One Throne Magazine Canada
online submissions or post to: One Throne Magazine, PO Box 1437, Dawson City, YT, Y0B 1G0, Canada
no payment
1,000 to 7,500 words for fiction and creative non-fiction - also accept flash fiction under 1,000 words
Page of Stories Ficta Fabula Magazine Canada
online submissions - see link
no details given
they ask that you contact them for submission criteria as they love to open dialogue with authors, so you need to contact them
Prarie Fire Canada
Prairie Fire Press, Inc.
423-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3, Canada
C$0.10 per word up to a maximum of C$400
10,000 words max
Prism Magazine Canada

online submissions or post to: PRISM international
Creative Writing Program, UBC, Buch. E462 – 1866, Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada

C$20 per printed page
6,250 words max - each issue is themed, so check website for theme currently being accepted

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Short Story Magazines Sweden

Magazine
Country
Submissions Address
Payment
Notes
Sassafras Literary Magazine Sweden
online submissions - see link
no monetary payment
1,000 words max - aimed at very short flash fiction - published online only with print version planned for launch mid 2014

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Kaylum J
I found this very helpfull. Now, hopefully, I can follow my dream of being a fiction writer. Thank you!

June C
Hi Chris, great site, here's a few stalwarts on the Irish literary scene that take short stories: Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review, The Penny Dreadful and The Moth Magazine

Chris Fielden
Thanks June, added!!

June C
That's super! Your resource/blog is brillo by the way! Well done. Best, June

Chris Fielden
Thanking you June, much appreciated :-)

Jan H
Hi Chris

Great blog; nice to get comp details without a fee/registration.  Wondered whether you could perhaps give advice on which comps are worthy of entry and also which to avoid in terms of copyright.  Heard some real horror stories about c/right issues.

Brilliant website though!  Thank you. :)

Chris Fielden
Hi Jan, all of the comps listed on the competitions page are worth entering. Obviously the more prestigious ones would look better on your writing CV if you managed to win one, but you'd be up against professional writers and thousands of entrants, so winning is less likely, even if you pen a masterpiece! That shouldn't stop you entering the big comps BTW. I'd just advise you enter a variety of competitions to give yourself the best chance of publication.

Re copyright - I haven't had any nightmare experiences with it yet, thankfully. Most comps and magazines ask for previously unpublished work and require first publication rights. You retain copyright, and can do what you want with them after they've been published. I'd just read the Ts and Cs ccarefully and make sure you're happy with the rights asked for before entering a comp or submitting to a magazine.

I have one interesting situation however - I was shortlisted in the Chater One Promotions short story competition at the beginning of 2012. They were supposed to be publishing my story in an anthology at the beginning of 2013 and were supposed to send me a draft to proofread last November. I signed a contract early in 2012, but have heard nothing from them since - they're not replying to emails or letters, which is frustrating. So I may have my first nightmare looming. If so, I'll be sure to write about it and let you know what happens.

Anyway, I hope that's useful. Cheers, Chris

Steven R
Thank you so much for the work you've put into your site. As a beginner it's invaluable.

Kay J
Excellent work. A wonderful guide for any one interested in submitting to magazines.Thank you, K J

Foti S
Christopher, great resource, in Australia you need to add more especially Meanjin, Overland and if you like go to the Victorian Writers Centre and they have lists as well. Cheers

Chris Fielden
Thanks Foti - Meanjin and Overland Literary Journal listed!

Tarak G
I am a senior journalist and writer from Kolkata, India. Thanks a lot for presenting this website. It is very useful. Tarak

Jesse C
Good list... very helpful thanks Chris...

Not always easy to submit with all of them...

American sites by far the most user-unfriendly...

I reposted this link on FB...

Chris Fielden
Great, thanks Jesse :-)

Jesse C
Going by the response I get from my submissions I realise that the conditions imposed by people who 'take' (or rather don't take) submissions are so many that in the end... they only end up turning most stuff down...

How can a magazine turn down multiple submissions if they are genuinely interested in writers? All the same... how can most of the press refuse email submissions? What age do those people live in?

Chris Fielden
Thanks for the comment Jesse. I understand your frustration, but you have to bear in mind that most fiction magazines receive hundreds / thousands of submissions a month. If you read a lot of magazine submission pages, they state that they receive a huge volume of stories but only have room to publish a fraction of the work submitted. It's industry standard. Don't be disheartened.

A lot of writers submit to magazines without reading previous issues to see if their stories might be appropriate. Do your research thoroughly. Write with the market in mind. Submit to magazines that might appreciate your style. Don't be put off by rejection. One editor might dismiss a story that another might love.

Re email subs, I think that the majority of magazines offer online submissions nowadays. Some still only accept submissions via post, but they are an ever growing minority.

Jesse C
Hi Chris !

Thanks for your return... I only mean to be informative and not to contradict... still...

More than frustration, we writers feel there is ample room for more space for our work. To top it all very often when we are published the press never even tell us or send us a copy (a PDF would suffice)...

Believe it or not, I've contacted hundreds of magazines and I hear this from other writers too... a lot of them never voice their feeling... for fear of not being read next time they submit their work...

As to emails subs, speaking from experience most magazines won't take them and, when they do, it's one submission at a time...

I have created groups, pages and blogs to welcome writers to gain exposure...

Thanks again for all your good work and kind help ! Nothing but the best, Jesse

Chris Fielden
Hi Jesse

Thanks again for your comments.

I've found when writing for newspapers that they don't always tell you if they're going to use your work, but I haven't experienced this problem when writing fiction. But you and I may well be writing different genres and therefore submitting to different publications!

I never use the post, so always submit via email or online submission forms, hence my experience is different to yours again. Do you submit to a lot of French magazines? I only have experience with Australia, Ireland, UK and USA markets. Maybe that's the difference?

I think most magazines are forced to take only one submission from a writer at a time due to the sheer volume of submissions they receive. Often magazines are run by a small number of people and they simply can't read thousands of stories a week. I've also found that magazines often close submissions from time to time, just so they can get on top of all their reading!

It's great that you offer blogs to help other writers - keep up the fab work :-)

Best of luck with your writing! Chris

Sarah P

Hi Chris, love the article – very handy for those of us studying Creative Writing with the OU, who are (as part of an assignment) required to find a publication suitable for our work.

My question is hopefully a relatively simple one – the top item on your listing – “Crimewave” magazine – the current issue (11) according to the link is November 2010. As the ‘zine is supposed to be issued quarterly, would it be correct to assume it’s no longer active, or am I being too presumptuous and there’s simply a typo in the year? I hope you might know the answer. Thankyou for providing such a useful resource – this problem aside!

Sarah

Chris Fielden
Hi Sarah - it looks like their Contributors' Guidelines page is out of date. If you look on the main Crimewave page you will see that they have current updates and fresh content. So it looks like it's still running to me :-) Best of luck with your course!

Sarah P
Hi Chris, I looked there too, and the “main news” page is the same whichever publication you select at the top (whether it be Interzone, Crimewave or Black Static). I’m still thinking that although the publisher (ttapress) may be going, that Crimewave itself isn’t. Actually, having revisited that, Black Static has one additional entry, but Interzone and Crimewave share the same information.

Thanks for the reply though – I just thought it might be worth mentioning it. I will contact TTA Press for a definitive answer.

Thanks also for the luck – two more assignments, and I’m back in my maths comfort zone – Creative Writing has been a lot of fun, and it’ll be something I continue to do for pleasure, but I am not sure I am ready to try to get published yet!

Best wishes, Sarah

Chris Fielden
Thanks for pointing all this out Sarah, it's really helpful :-)

If you do get a response from TTA Press, could you let me know? Then I can update the page accordingly!

Cheers, Chris

Gill J
A long time ago I was stationed in a place called Aden with the Royal Marines.  I would write copious short stories and articles on the Sgt Maj's old battered typewriter.  Most were  accepted around the world at that time, and payment was given for all.  Years later I lived in NZ, and again sold many short stories and articles.  I then lived in SA and sold a lot of short stories there.

I've now written 20 novels, and had 8 published as Print on Demand - but no agent has ever read anything I've done - they just won't accept submissions.  I now have several crime stories, mainly written from experience as a Det/Sgt in the NZ Police - but still no luck.

What do we have to do - be a "celebrity", a serial killer or something?

Best of luck with your own writing, Chris, looks like you've hit it!

Chris Fielden
Hi Gill. 20 novels - that's pretty prolific! I've managed 1 to date, although others are in the pipeline.

It's a shame you haven't had any luck with publishers or agents, but I guess they must receive a huge amount of submissions. You could try looking through my novel / book competitions page and see if there is anything suitable for your work there?

Best of luck with your writing. Chris

Erin
Thanks for the link to Spry Literary Journal. I just wanted to note that we are actually based out of the USA, and not the UK. Thanks!

Chris Fielden
Hi Erin, apologies for the mistake and thanks for letting me know - I've updated the listing for you!

Maureen O
I just found out about the Coffin Factory. They publish short stories three times a year. There is a 5 dollar submission fee. Cheers Maureen

Chris Fielden
Thanks, Maureen. Coffin Factory has been added to the list.

Janet E
I was looking up information for my 21 year old son. He is under a doctor's care, but is able to write some very creative short stories. He leans toward the horror genre, but he strives for fresh images and situations. Any suggestion would be helpful. Thank you.

Chris Fielden
Janet, you could try Darker Times. They run a monthly horror competition and publish an anthology once a quarter, so that might be appropriate. You could also try Albedo One who also run a competition that states horror as one its genres.

Aside from that, you can try Writers' Forum, Scribble and other magazines of that nature, as they will consider all different types of fiction.

Try having a look through my short story competition page, as a lot of these comps accept entries from all genres, including horror :-)

Janet E
Thank you very much!

Grainne M
Fabulous resource! Thank you Chris.

Miranda H
Thanks for the listing of Sassafras, Christopher!

It's a great website you have, lots of useful links, and your posts are so worth stopping by to read, I'll be looking out for new posts, cheers, Mira

Sheela J
I stumbled across this page, and thought I must thank you for it's useful. I live in Goa, India and write short stories.

Chris Fielden
Janet, Grainne, Mira and Sheela - thank you all very much :-)

Dave M
Hey great resource - thanks a lot! I've been tinkering around with various stories and this site has given me lots of ideas where to submit them :)

Dee L
Chris, please can you advise on the protocol for submitting short stories to publications - for example do you have to wait for your submission to be rejected by one before sending it to another for consideration or can you send the same submission to several at the same time? Regards Dee

Chris Fielden
Thanks Dave :-)

Dee, the rules vary from magazine to magazine and competition to competition. I find magazines are often more open to simultaneous submissions than competitions, but it's best to read the submission criteria for each magazine / competition you wish to approach.

Some magazines and many competitions ask you not to submit elsewhere while a story is under their consideration, but sometimes (especially with annual competitions or magazines with very long editorial queues) you can be waiting 6 months to a year for a reply. If the turnaround time is short (say up to 3 months) I won't submit a story elsewhere if it's a requirement. But if the turnaround time is longer than this I tend to submit elsewhere anyway. If you don't, you just limit your chances of being published - in my opinion, life is too short to be waiting six months to a year for a decision! In all honesty, the likelihood of a story being accepted twice is pretty slim, even if your story is amazing. In all the time I've been writing and submitting stories, I've only had to withdraw from a competition that asked you not to submit elsewhere once. I wrote them a polite email explaining the situation and they wrote back saying, 'Thanks for letting us know.'

That's how I deal with it, but you have to do what you're comfortable with :-)

Hope that's helpful.

Carolyn T
I sent a story to Crimewave but got no reply. Three months later I sent a letter enquiring about it and enclosed a stamped addressed envelope for a reply but again I got no response. Before sending the story I sent for a copy of their latest magazine which I received but it seemed to have been published in 2011 and they are still advertising that magazine on their website so I am wondering whether the magazine is still being published although they calim it is published twice a year.

Chris Fielden
Thanks for letting me know Carolyn. I have linked to your comment from the listing so that other users can see the problems you experienced. Please let me know if you hear anything more from them so I can update the listing. Thanks :-)

Catherine B
Dear Christopher, thank you for doing such a fantastic job compiling all this information! Truly appreciated! I wanted to recommend two websites that might be of interest:

Apart from contests, the Glimmer Train Literary Magazine also accepts standard submissions. And then there's something called the Submission Calendar for Writing Contests, Grants, etc. From what I gather it has mostly American contests.

Chris Fielden
Thanks Catherine. I've listed Glimmer Train and have linked to the competition calendar in your comment as it will be useful to other readers.

Catherine B
Dear Christopher, thank you for your reply. Regarding your list of magazines that accept short stories, would you happen to know which one of these magazines accept stories from beginning writers? For example, The New Yorker tends to only accept stories from more established writers, and that might also be the case for some of the other magazines.

Chris Fielden
Catherine, you’d have to read the submissions guidelines for each magazine really. And it’s advisable to read previous issues before submitting, to get a flavour of what the editors might be looking for.

I know that Writers’ Forum and Scribble both consider work from beginners, as they were the first two magazines to publish my work in print. So you could start there maybe?

Catherine B
Hello Chris, thank you very much for your advice, and I will look into the Writers´ Forum and Scribble magazines. If I stumble upon new contests or magazines I will let you know.

Chris Fielden
Fab, thanks Catherine :-)

Claire J
Wow! What an amazing website, just what I've been looking for! Thank You. Best get scribbling..... :)

Chris Fielden
Thanks Claire, best of luck with your scribbling :-)

Nayan S
Thanks for this brilliant site. A quick question though... do these publications accept stories/write-ups from countries outside the geography of publication?

Chris Fielden
Nayan, most of the magazines accept listing from authors residing anywhere in the world, as long as the stories are written in English. But it's best to check each of their submission guidelines, as there are some exceptions to the rule.

Anthony E
Your blog, Chris - which I stumbled upon by the way - is the best in this generation and I hope many upcoming authors will make a stop here. I've already sent out a couple of my dormant stories hoping one hits the mark. Best regards.

Chris Fielden
Thank Anthony! Best of luck with your story submissions :-)

Steve C
Thank you - I have been trying to find help on publishing, getting published and literary agents for a while now but it isn't easy. Then I chanced upon this little jewel. I hope it works.

Chris Fielden
Welcome Steve - best of luck with your submissions :-)

David W
This is an excellent site, thank you for taking the trouble to make so much useful information available to aspiring short story writers , like myself, who have had nowhere to go for some time now :)

Chris Fielden
Thanks David, you're welcome :-)

Richard H
I found this so helpful as l have joined a writers course and want to write a book and get it published.

Chris Fielden
Glad you found it helpful, Richard. Best of luck with your book :-)

Darryl A
Thanks for the help.  Learning to write well is such an arduous process that I am always amazed that it is not more prized. I write humorous fiction and the people I send it to love to read something light that may make them laugh.  It seems a market should exist for this and not be so complicated to be considered for publication. 

Your efforts are truly appreciated, Darryl

Chris Fielden
Thanks very much Darryl :-)

I am currently running a humorous short story competition - maybe you'd like to enter that?

Hope
This is helpful. Keep up the good job.

Chris Fielden
Thanks Hope :-)

Sudhanwa P
Hi, this is Sudhanwa from India. I found this very interesting and extremely helpful. Thank you for creating such page.

Margie W
I need to get a listing of magazine publishers and the addresses for children and their guidelines. Please help me.

Chris Fielden
Sudhanwa, thanks, I'm glad you found the page useful :-)

Margie, you could try the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook. That might have what you need. Hope that's helpful :-)

Ashley B
I submitted two of my short stories to Glimmer Train. Hopefully something good will come of it. I'm very excited, and hope to at least get some feedback on my work.

Chris Fielden
Excellent, Ashley! Best of luck with your submissions :-)

Lally M
I've been writing since the early ninties, I am a bad speller, but have writen ten stories. I am seventy now and still hoping to get somone to publish at least one before i kick the bucket. Any decent sugestions please?

Vito S
Thanks for the guidance. I found this very helpful. I will thank you forever when I sell my first story. It feels good having a dream to pursue.  Thank you!

Chris Fielden

Thanks Vito!

Lally, I'd look through the lists of short story competitions and magazines on my site and see which ones might be most appropriate for your style. If your spelling is bad, I'd use a spell checker before submitting as lots of errors can seriously hinder your chances of success.

Hope that's helpful :-)

Roshan K
Sir,I am really feeling great to read all your books. I am a young writer and I'm looking for a good platform to send my articles and work. Please let me know where I could start, i.e, those magazines which I could send my articles to. They are mostly issue based.

Chris Fielden
Roshan, you will need to do some research and see where your writing would fit best. I compile these lists in the hope that it's easier for writers to find websites and magazines that might publish their work, but you will have to read their submission guidelines and see what will work best for you and your style of writing. It's best to read the magazines and websites where possible, to see what kind of work they publish.

Best of luck with your writing!

D Schultz
I'm trying to find magazines that publish short stories in German. Can you help? Thanks.

Chris Fielden
David, I'm afraid I don't know of any magazines that publish fiction in German. Sorry I can't be of more help.

If you find any, please let me know and I'll list them on the site.

Varun V
This is just to inform you that there is another magazine which accepts fiction works from writers. It is titled Clarkesworld Magazine. It has a fair turnaround and good payment for selected works.

Chris Fielden
Thanks for letting me know, Varun. I've added it to the lists!

Varun V
I forgot to mention Tor.com...

It accepts stories upto 17.5k words, recommended amount is 15k words... No entry fee... Turnaround time is high but quality-wise, this is one of the best. It pays 25 cents per word for first 5k words, 15 cents per word for the next 5k words, and 10 cents a word after that. Online submissions only... I think this is the highest paying of the entire list, but as can be predicted, hard to get in.

Chris Fielden
Awesome, thanks Varun. Tor.com also added to the lists :-)

Asma E
I want to send one of my stories to a publisher to read. What shoud I do? Is it possible they'll accept my writing?

Chris Fielden
Asma, you will have to research publishers, see what their submission guidelines say and then decide whether your work is appropriate for that market. Usually all this information is on a publisher's website. If not, you could try calling them to find out.

Hope that's helpful!

Charles V
I am eighty four years young and have been married to the same lady for sixty-six years. I retired from three major corporations and after retirement was a free-lance columnist, authored three books, and have made over three hundred speeches to senior organizations.

My writings deal with growing up in the 30's and 40's and how life was with the writings intended for the seniors, so they can search their memory data bank for their stories and for the young to give them a history lesson on the last great generation. In searching for an outlet to publish my type of stories, I was unable to find a source.

So if you can direct me to a source, I would deeply appreciate it. Thank you.

Chris Fielden
Charles, at the moment, with the 75th anniversary of D Day, there are quite a few one-off war story competitions running. Most of the competitions do not require the story to about the war, but need to be set within that period of history. As your stories are set in the 30's and 40's, they might fit here. You can find details of these on the Short Story Competitions page.

I hope that's helpful. Best of luck with publishing your stories.

Lorraine K
I have written a story entitled "The Hidden Baby" with a little less than 10,000 words.  I can shorten it if someone is interested.  I originally intended to make it a novelette. I would like some advice on where to submit "The Hidden Baby" as a short story.

Thank you.

Chris Fielden
Lorraine, you'll have to do some research and see which magazines might be most appropriate for your writing style. It's best to buy back issues and see what kinds of stories they publish. That way you'll be able to tell if your style of writing is appropriate for them.

There are very few short story competitions that accept 10,000 word stories. So magazines are probably a better bet for you. You can start your researching by using this page. Try Booktrust as they have some useful lists too.

Best of luck with getting your stories published :-)

Shaniah B
Hello , I know you get this a lot but , I would like to publish my short story . My story is about a young lady that falls in love with a man named David who gave her aids . This story is a life lesson that I know women around the country can relate too.

Chris Fielden
Shaniah, I don't publish other writers' stories on my website, accept through my short story competition.

There are a lot of magazines listed on this page that you could approach, but you will have to do some research. Try buying a back copy of any you want to approach and see if your style of writing is appropriate for the magazine. Or try some of the short story competitions I list. There are lots of opportunities for writers now, you just need to research and see where you want to submit.

Best of luck with getting your work published :-)

Moragh C
Thanks, Chris. A very helpful list.

Chris Fielden
Welcome, Moragh, glad you found it useful :-)

Marion H
I am three-quarters 0f the way through my writers course with the Writers Bureau and have written several articles: fiction and non-fiction, which I'd like to have published.  My preference is fiction really and eventually I'd like to complete the novel I've already started and publish that as well.

What do you advise as the most cost-effective avenue for publishing my work?

Many thanks for your kindness.

Chris Fielden
Marion, the best bet is to do some market research. While it's best to do this before writing, particularly with non-fiction - so you can write with your market in mind - you can still submit successfully after writing. You'll still have to do market research though. Have a look for publications that cover the subject matters and style you write in. Then buy back issues and read them. If it's a blog you're considering approaching, read the blog and see what kind of writing they publish. Then tweak your work to give it the best chance of publication and approach them.

For fiction, try Writers' Forum. They consider most styles and genres of story, so it's a good place to start. They also run a monthly short story competition, so turnaround times are quick, and they offer affordable and useful critiques.

I hope that's helpful, and best of luck with your writing.

Agam
I have been writing stories for  quite a long time. Could you help me to submit? I am from India. Writing is my utmost passion. Please do help me. Thank you

Chris Fielden
Agam, you will have to undertake some research - see which magazines accept the kind of style and genre of stories that you write. Read some back issues and see if your writing fits, then submit.

Best of luck with your writing!

Ricky M
As a freelance writer, I am always looking for solid sites, companies and magazines to work with. Your site seems to consist of pretty good leads, and seems to be better than most. Being that I am returning to writing after a long absence, I am grateful for your informational site, and have made contact with some of these companies to clarify exactly what they are looking for, and what their desired format consists of. I hope to be back writing full time very soon and it seems that I have your site to thank for making the process much quicker. Thank you for your great informational site.

Chris Fielden
Thanks Ricky, glad you found the site useful :-)

Saiful
Thank you so very much for this. It is wonderful. Do these magazines accept writing from all over the world or is it restricted to certain geographies?

Chris Fielden
Saiful, most of the magazines will accept stories from writers based anywhere in the world. You will just have to check the submission guidelines for each one before submitting to them. Best of luck with your writing!

Kartik P
This was really helpful. And the list covers a wide range of magazines but you should also write about some Indian magazines.  Gotta check the whole website for some more good stuff like this.

Chris Fielden
Kartik, I would be happy to list magazines in India but don't know of any. If you know of any, please let me know :-)

Christopher O
Hello. I have short stories that I've written and I thought that I should sell them or enter them into competitions. Is this platform beneficial, safe and worthy for my writing?

Chris Fielden
Christopher, yes, entering short story competitions is a great way to see your first story published.

It is safe (you just have to read all the rules and terms and conditions and make sure you are happy with them) and it is also beneficial as most competitions and magazines have an audience who will then read your work and become aware of you as an author.

Best of luck with your writing :-)