5 literary journals that pay for poetry

Paying poetry markets may be dwindling, but plenty still exist if you know where to find them. Here are five publications that pay poets.

Literary journals that pay for poetry

Rattle

Rattle is a shining star in the literary community: Not only do they pay solid rates (the best on our list, in fact), but they also don’t charge submission fees. Submit up to four poems at a time of any length. All entries are automatically in the running for the $1,000 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor.

Payment: $100/poem + 1-year subscription for print; $50/poem for online. 

Submission fee: $0

Notable quote from the submission guidelines: “While most magazines suggest reading their back issues to get a sense of what they like to publish, we’d suggest reading to get a sense of what we’re having trouble finding – if you notice a style or subject matter that we don’t seem to be publishing, send us that!”