on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
Writers should get paid for their work. Unfortunately, that can be an uphill battle. Most literary magazines don’t pay, but there are some that offer professional rates for fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Here are twenty-six literary magazines that pay $100 and up for fiction and personal essays. (Poetry rates vary.)
None charge submission fees.
Nearly all have reading periods, so check their guidelines carefully.