Literary Markets

My main focus here is on fiction, but many of these literary/mainstream markets also publish poetry and nonfiction. Any additions/corrections much appreciated. Comments from anyone other than myself in "quotes".

Tiered listings are followed by detailed market info. The tiering assessments are highly idiosyncratic, based on a combination of pay scale, reputation, and circulation; it's rather difficult to tell which magazines are actually most prestigious. If you disagree with a particular publication's tier listing, please don't get upset -- just write and let me know why, and there's a good chance that I'll adjust it.

Thanks to Ben Rosenbaum, Toiya K. Finley, Alan DeNiro, and Paul Ketzle for extensive market listing help.

-- Mary Anne

O. Henry Award Magazine Index

LAST UPDATED -- March 22, 2006

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