Compiled by Claire Meler, editor-in-chief

You’ve been published in From the Fallout Shelter, you’ve graduated from college, now what? Where do you go to publish your work? There are a number of publications that compensate authors for creative work, allowing you to enjoy writing as a hobby and also receive financial recognition. Below is a list of seven magazines that pay accepted writers.

  1. AGNI

AGNI is a literary magazine based in Boston, Massachusetts that has published more than sixty issues throughout its 35-year existence. They accept fiction, essays, reviews, and poetry with pay ranging from 1 to 4.9 cents per word for fiction and $5-$50 for poetry.

  1. Carve

Carve accepts short stories and poetry, paying between $20 and $50 as their funding allows. They seek to publish outstanding literary fiction and to promote the writers we publish, helping both new, emerging, and established authors reach a wider literary audience.

  1. Boulevard

Boulevard was established in 1985 by an author who published 15 books and over one hundred songs and musical pieces. They accept fiction, poetry, and non-fiction from all authors, but they focus especially on less experienced or unpublished writers with exceptional promise. Pay ranges from $50 – $500 for accepted work.

  1. Wet Ink

Wet Ink is a quarterly publication that showcases the best new writers alongside established authors. They accept a wide range of genres, and compensation is $70 for poetry and prose, and $120 for pieces over 1500 words.

  1. FLASH Fiction Online

As the title suggests, FLASH accepts flash fiction, paying authors $50 per story.

  1. turnrow

turnrow is a biannual journal published by the University of Louisiana at Monroe. They accept poetry, prose, essays, interviews, and visual art, paying $50 per poem and $15 per page of prose and longer works.

  1. Crab Orchard Review

The Crab Orchard Review, a publication of the Southern Illinois University, accepts poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction. Pay varies depending upon budget allocations from the state and the university. Additionally, the COR hosts a yearly writing contest, awarding the best submission in each genre $2000.