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


The Fiddlehead

Published four times a year, The Fiddlehead is housed at the University of New Brunswick and has been around since 1945. Submittable reading periods are January 1 to April 30 and September 15 to November 30; however, mailed submissions are welcome all year round.

Payment: $60 CAD per published page + two copies of the journal.

Submission fee: $0

Notable quote from the submission guidelines: “We particularly welcome submissions from Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQQIA+ writers, and writers from other intersectional and under-represented communities. If you are comfortable identifying yourself as one or more of the above, please feel free to mention this in your cover letter.” 


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