For those looking for a new market, consider this journal, which is produced by the students of the MFA Program of St. Mary's College of California. Unlike most literary journals that only pay in contributor copies, this journal pays a welcome $50 honorarium, which is plenty with which to go out and celebrate with friends. Best of all, the publication pays close attention to quality material (ficiton, nonfiction, interviews/reviews, visual arts and poetry), as can be seen by reading past issues posted in the online archives. (The above artwork, titled Underwater Fire, is by Jim Fuess.)
I'm a writing junkie looking for other writing junkies who are in this gig for the cool of it. People striving to be better writers because that's where their minds fly. I've accrued any number of writing credentials: author of "Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up: A Thorough Primer for the Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction"; writer of short stories published in Watchword, the Berkeley Fiction Review, Iconoclast and other literary journals; journalist of hundreds of articles for such publications as the Chicago Tribune and Inside Karate Magazine; playwright of a play produced in Hollywood. But what I'm looking to create now is a safe haven for writers where they can forget the brutality of the publishing world for awhile and help one another jump literature to a new level. If you're that person, or would like to be, welcome.