I got an email a couple of days ago from the editors of the about to be published dongxi magazine. They have a blog too, and their business model sounds like the one Vice Magazine used: “we came to China to start dongxi. We just couldn’t compete back home”.
New Magazine Seeks Submissions
dongxi pays 50 RMB per poem, photograph and piece of artwork (ideally multiple contributions from each author/artist), and 200-500 RMB per short story.
As for subscribing, it’s very easy. E-mail us a postal address (and preferably a submission) and all future issues will be sent upon publication. If at any time you are not completely satisfied with dongxi, you may cancel your subscription by e-mail at anytime.
Waiting for your works,