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St. Anthony Messenger

Literary Magazine





St. Anthony Messenger is a national magazine founded in 1893. This Franciscan publication boasts a strong tradition of informing and inspiring Catholic readers.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    up to eight weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

Pays$0.2 per word

Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 2000

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 0.2 per word

Stories that sound more like essays or monologues with no dialogue or interaction on the part of the characters will not succeed. Dialogue should move the story forward and sound real.

Nonfiction (Feature articles)

Max words: 2000

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres:

Payment: $ 0.2 per word

Feature articles. Our articles are popular and accessible in tone.


Photo support is crucial for articles about a one-of-a-kind event. Our art director is part of the decision to buy an article and will indicate whether photos or illustrations will be needed. For more information, contact our art director at

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    We seek to promote deeper faith, stronger family life, good citizenship, and greater economic justice—all in the spirit of St. Francis. The best way to know what we publish is to study several recent issues. Payment for articles and fiction is 20 cents per published word. We buy first worldwide serial rights to publish and republish “the work” in any and all forms or formats, including all electronic formats. Copies. Authors receive two complimentary copies of published work.

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    Dr. Pauline Albert