Publishing … and other Forms of Insanity:
I have a special fondness for Canadian literary magazines. They often pay their writers, don’t ask for “perpetual rights,” and for the most part do not charge submission fees. In addition, Canada, unlike its neighbor to the south, has a deep respect for literature and literacy. As a result, Canadians appreciate good writing. It is an honor to be published in one of their literary journals.
All of these magazines are paying markets. The majority accept non-Canadian writers. English is the preferred language, but sometimes French is accepted as well. I have indicated which magazines have submission periods, but not when they are unless the guidelines are explicit. (Read their guidelines carefully.) A few (not many) charge a small fee to submit online, but offer snail mail submissions, for which there is never a charge.