5 Paying Magazines Now Open to Submissions

Send work to Frontier Poetry, Palette Poetry, Rattle Poetry, Isele, and Afreada.
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AFREADA print Issue 00. From @AFREADA on Twitter.

AFREADA print Issue 00. From @AFREADA on Twitter.

The Frontier OPEN Prize

Frontier Poetry, which recently named the Nigerian American poet I.S. Jones editor-in-chief, is accepting work for its 2022 Frontier OPEN till July 17, 2022. The $5,000 poetry prize is open to all poets for “one outstanding piece of poetry.” Ten finalists will each be awarded $100 and all winners be published on Frontier Poetry.

Submit here.  

Palette Poetry‘s Sappho Prize for Women Poets

Palette Poetry‘s Sappho Prize for Women Poets is open till June 19, 2022. With a $20 reading fee, both cis and trans women are encouraged to submit. The winner will receive $3,000 and will be published on Palette Poetry.

The magazine is also open to free submissions all year. Contributors are paid from $50 to $150 per poem.

Submit here.

Isele Magazine

Isele, whose editor Ukamaka Olisakwe we profiled last year, is seeking submissions for its “Queer Joy” quarterly issue. It will accept “fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, visual art, and hybrid works that explore the freedom, euphoria, and serenity in the queer existence” till June 30, 2022. Contributors will receive a modest token.

Submit here.

Rattle Poetry

For Rattle Poetry’s Ekphrastic challenge each month, interested poets are to respond to a piece of visual art posted on their page. Two winners will be chosen for publication and $100 each. The challenge closes June 30, 2022.

Afreada Magazine

Afreada, which extended to print two years ago, is looking for fiction no longer than 5,000 words. While there is no theme, they seek “originality and creativity.” Writers will be paid £25 for each accepted piece and retain full rights to their work after publication. Submissions are open till July 31, 2022.

  Submit to Africa Risen, a Speculative Fiction Anthology, Co-edited by Sheree Renée Thomas

Submit here.

Paula Willie-Okafor
Paula Willie-Okafor is a staff writer at Open Country Mag. She is a student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where she is custodian of The Writers' Community (TWC). Her writing has appeared in Kissing Dynamite Magazine and Praxis Magazine.

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