Monday, April 21, 2008


A lot of writers think once you sell a piece and it hits the newstands, it's off the market. This couldn't be further from the truth. Plenty of magazines and websites will be happy to reprint your stories, poems, articles, or essays, as long as you still hold the copyright. You might as well get all the mileage you can out of your writing. Why not get paid twice for the same piece?

Here are just a few speculative markets that will pay you money for reprints (and some more that pay in copies or exposure).

Pay in $$$:
- Aberrant Dreams
- Atomjack
- Escape Pod
- Fear & Trembling Magazine
- Killer-Works
- Lone Star Stories
- Niteblade
- On the Brighter Side (closed to submissions until August 15th)
- Pseudopod
- Swimming Kangaroo Books Newsletter (reads short story submissions from July 15th to August 15th)
- The Town Drunk (query first for reprints)

Pay in Exposure/Copies:
- Cemetery Moon (pays 1 copy)
- MicroHorror
- Tales from the Moonlit Path
- Trail of Indiscretion (pays 2 copies)
- Yellow Mama

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

Very good point. This is something I know but don't capitalize on as much as I should. I did sell a reprint just last month of a story, and I've got a couple of stories I've sold 3 and 4 times. Especially over a long career when mags fold and are forgotten.

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