The Pedestal Magazine (USA)

The Pedestal Magazine is an online literary magazine aiming to “support both established and burgeoning writers…[and] are committed to promoting diversity”.  This is a paying market with rates.They are seeking poetry ($40 per poem), book reviews ($0.02 per word), fiction($0.08 per word) and flash fiction($0.05 per word).

They are also “currently accepting submissions of slam, spoken word, poetry with music, and performance poetry. For this category, we are not interested in “straight” readings of poems. If interested, please send one (1) sample piece as an attachment in mp3 format to Please keep in mind that all mp3 files must be no larger than 7mb.”  Spoken word and slam submissions can be previously published and/or previously recorded.

No previously published work will be accepted but they do accept simultaneous submissions.  They also have blacked out dates when submissions  are not to be sent.

Work must be submitted at the website using the ONLINE submission form.  Go to the site to read the full  Submission Guidelines FIRST.

CONTACT: Email all queries at or use the Online Contact form  to The Pedestal Magazine in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

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