Sunspot Literary Journal has begun paying for artwork or photos used on its cover.
The cover is selected from the pool of submissions accepted for publication every quarter.
Once a year, the magazine produces a print version. One of the pieces of art published in that year’s editions is selected as that cover. It might be one already used as a digital cover, or it might be a different one.
So, your accepted artwork has two opportunities to be selected for a cover. And yes, if the same piece is selected twice, two payments will be made.
The payment is currently $20. Sunspot will add payments for all contributors, and increase the amount of those payments, as funding grows.