Some magazines pay the author when they accept a story; some pay only on publication; some are in between. From the writer’s perspective, payment on acceptance is obviously preferable. However, most markets don’t disclose their payment schedule up front. Therefore, below is a list of markets I know to pay on or near acceptance. Feel free to suggest others in the comments.

Pay on or near acceptance

Pay after acceptance but before publication


What are your suggestions for the list? I use ‘on or near’ to mean within a month, and well before publication. ‘After acceptance, before publication’ means well after acceptance, but still well before publication. If you want, include the number of days between each of acceptance, payment, and publication.