This page is packed with opportunities on other websites, paper outlets etc. If you’d like to take part in anything on my blog, please take a look at the Opportunities on this blog page or email me for an information pack…
…or for submission information on specific genres, click the following links: Children’s, Flash fiction & short stories, non-fiction, Novels, Poetry, Sci-fi, fantasy, horror etc., or Scripts.
Now to business…
If you’re like me and you’d like to submit more often than you do but you’re not sure where to send it, some of these may be of use…
Songwriting (just two for now so no need for a page on their own as yet):
- http://www.newpages.com/classifieds/calls lists a variety of opportunities in varying genres.
- Red Hot Velvet welcome features on new bands, interviews and articles.
- Absolute Write, as well as having a literary community, is a great resource for information across the spectrum.
- Arabesques Editions is an Algerian-based magazine publisher but takes a variety of English language submissions.
- Baen Books is after non-fiction and fiction.
- Blackbird welcomes poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
- Carina Press take a variety of books in a variety of genres.
- Character i welcomes short stories, poetry and art in first person point of view (hence the ‘i’ :)).
- damselfly press seeks fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
- Duotrope is one of the best resources for submission opportunities around.
- Empirical Magazine invites submissions of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, art and photographs.
- Female First online magazine is seeking shorts & poetry from female & male authors. 🙂
- Fiction Magazine & Journal is calling for contributions: will publish work from leading writers, nationally and internationally, both established authors and first time writers.
- fourthirtythree is an audio magazine where authors read their own stories & you can just listen.
- www.HIPliterarymagazine.wordpress.com is looking for poetry, fiction, non-fiction, plays, reviews, essays etc. Submissions to email@example.com.
- The Holiday Cafe welcomes submissions of various formats. They don’t yet pay but it’s something they’re working on.
- Hothouse, our blog, publishes new stories, regular features, and more. If you wish to join their blog, check out www.hothouseblog.org.
- The Incongruous Quarterly “publishes the unpublishable” and is currently seeking submissions of fiction and poetry (check site for current theme).
- The Journal of Medical Case Reports is looking for poets and illustrators to contribute to their quarterly letter-pressed pamphlet celebrating the poetry of ailments.
- Jaidis Shaw features authors (and reviews books) on her Juniper Grove site.
- Lanico Enterprise welcomes a variety of fiction and is currently putting together two anthologies.
- Literary Submission Helper does what it says on the tin: “we currently have 500 fiction and non-fiction submission opportunities, across all genres, 50 of which have been made available for free.”. You get a sample for free but have to pay to see all 500+ across the genre range.
- The Literary Yard doesn’t pay but welcomes poems, stories, essays, reviews, critical pieces and non-fiction.
- Mad Hatters’ Review is looking for poems, flash fiction, short interviews, reviews etc. especially writing that’s “edgy, risky, gutsy…”
- Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review accepts submissions year-round. They publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. Their purpose is to promote “alternative work” from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. In each issue, they offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For them, alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude. Details can be found at www.matadorreview.com/submissions.
- Mighty Creatives: job opportunities based in the Midlands area, UK.
- A brilliant resource is My Perfect Pitch.com which has a page of publishers currently accepting book submissions.
- Newfound, a literary and visual arts journal, publishes fiction, poetry, non-fiction, visual art, reviews, interviews, and more that investigate human relationships to place. They welcome all angles—aesthetic, social, cultural, scientific, speculative, etc. They encourage interested writers and artists to visit us at www.newfoundjournal.org and read their submission guidelines here.
- New Pages list of literary magazines and their Classifieds/calls page lists a variety of opportunities in varying genres.
- There are various opportunities on The New Writer magazine website.
- The Northwest Institute of Literary Arts Soundings Review pays $25 for accepted prose (up to 4,000 words) and $10 for accepted poetry. Their submission guidelines can be found here. Note: There is a $3 submission fee.
- Online Newspapers has a great list of arts, literature and music magazines / journals. They have many other sections which you can filter out on the magazines page.
- Open Pen is London’s first ‘open literature’ magazine, completely comprised of reader-submitted creative writing.
- Open to Interpretation seeks themed poetry, fiction or non-fiction.
- Planet Magazine welcomes short stories, poems and proposals for articles and reviews.
- Rusty Nail is a new magazine taking submissions of prose (<3,000 words), poetry, book reviews and artwork.
- Scintilla Press welcomes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and book reviews.
- Sentinel Literary Quarterly seeks poetry, short stories, essays, plays, reviews and interviews.
- Shroud Magazine prefer fiction (<5,000 words) but will consider non-fiction in horror, dark mystery, dark fantasy and suspense.
- Slice Magazine welcome short fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
- Online poetry and short story magazine Sparkbright is for international writers and welcome submissions.
- Still Crazy has opportunities for writers aged 50+.
- The Subterranean Literary Journal welcomes prose (short stories), essays, reviews, poetry, art and illustrations… and “everything else, we love to be surprised and we’ll consider publishing almost anything”.
- Summersdale seek quotes, quips and witticisms.
- Terri Williams on LinkedIn said, “If you’re a decent writer, Demand Studios pays $20-$30 for 500 words. Also, below are links to a few reputable freelance job sites that usually post jobs ranging from $15 to over $100 an article, so you should be able to find something that matches your skill level. Good luck!
Freelance Writing Gigs: http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com
Job Board Blogging Pro: http://www.bloggingpro.com/jobs
Genuine Jobs: http://www.genuinejobs.com/search_jobs.php
Writers Weekly: http://www.writersweekly.com/markets_and_jobs.php
Media Bistro: http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings
Sun Oasis: http://www.sunoasis.com/freelance.html
Terry added “You should avoid BusinessBee.com like the plague. They don’t tell you in advance that instead of giving you a byline, the articles you write are attributed to their staff writers.”
- New online community totally4women.com is looking for contributors. Enthusiastic and articulate female writers are needed to contribute to a dynamic, evolving, and interactive website aimed at women in their 40s,50s and beyond. Previously unpublished writers are welcome. The site was founded in November 2012 by a 52 year old ex-lawyer and writer Carolyn Lazarus. What does the Site Offer? A space for like-minded women to share their authentic voices; Substantive original content, well presented, by the target market for the target market-fun, lively, different; The new women’s network: a dynamic powerful community built upon real personal connections; A site truly for women in their 40s, 50s and beyond-a forgotten sector; Women will be participants not consumers; An independent site for independent women. Content is different and always authentic, for example: original fiction (short stories, novel extracts) and poetry, descriptions of place, jottings on life, wit and humour, women making a difference, women in sport, women and music, women in business, women changing their lives, women studying, women in dialogue, women’s wisdom, what teenagers think about us and them, and… oh yes, a token man. Please join us for free at www.totally4women.com. If you are interested in contributing an article please indicate your interest on sign up and we will get back to you. For further information please contact: Karen Marriott @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vintage Script seeks historical articles and short stories.
- Weave Magazine seeks poetry, fiction, non-fiction.
- What The Dickens magazine is “always looking for submissions of not only fiction and poetry but also non-fiction and articles. I even accept artwork, photos, book reviews, film reviews and so on. I do set a theme for each issue though can be flexible around the non-fiction side of things. There are also competitions and give-aways which are all free to enter”. 🙂
- Womagwriter’s blog http://womagwriter.blogspot.com is one of the best places I know for women’s magazine guidelines including short stories and articles (“fillers”).
- Writer Selection: “If you write short stories or poetry and would like to see your work published, then writerselection is for you. Members can read and rate each other’s work. Highest rated short stories and poems will be published as both hard copy and ebook. You retain copyright over your work and receive royalties from any book sales.”
- The Writer’s Drawer is a free, intercultural showcase for writers of all genres and all levels, including non-native English speakers. They also offer free editing support for submissions and reader feedback, as well as book reviews and recommendations, and a free book promotion service for authors and editors.
- http://writersguidelines.blogspot.com does what it says on the tin; is packed with submission info.
- WritersReadersDirect welcomes fiction and non-fiction in a variety of formats.
- www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk/services/opportunities is a great list of opportunities.
- Xenith is open to “most forms and genres of writing: poetry (5 max per submission), fiction (max 8000 words), flash fiction (5-500 words), plays, creative nonfiction, graphic novels, comics and comic strips, unsent letters, experimental, sci-fi, literary mainstream, whatever”. Essays, articles and columns also welcome. Submit by email (no attachments) to email@example.com.
- Other mixed opportunities include The Beat, Bust, Cezanne’s Carrot, The Corner Club Press, Dead Drunk Dublin, The Literary Bohemian, The Long & The Short of It, New Orleans Review, New Welsh Review, Novel Magazine, The Ofi Press, Pentimento Magazine, Persimmon Tree, The Pygmy Giant, The Shine Journal, Splinter Generation, Step Away, The Waiting Room, Wet Ink, WritingRaw.
- And http://publishedtodeath.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/27-calls-for-submissions-in-november.html had a great list of paying outlets: The First Line, Ninth Letter, Virginia Quarterly Review, Skirt!, Sockdolager, Ellipsis, THEMA, Kenyon Review, Pear Tree Press, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Electric Literature, How Well You Walk Through Madness, Starwheel, Lamplight Magazine, Witness, Bright Wall/Dark Room, Tiny Tim Literary Review, Fun Dead Publications, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Notre Dame Review, Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine, World Weaver Press: Equus: Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menageries, The Pedestal Magazine, Literary e-clectic, Anthology: MONSTERS AMONG US, and Vestal Review. More details from the Published To Death blog post which was for November 2016 deadline but the outlets should be looking ongoing for other items.
If you do have any more information that could go on this page or find any broken links, old information etc., please email me.
16 thoughts on “Submission info.”
HI, saw you fantastic log and ask you outright if you’d interested in interviewing a former matchmaker from Dublin around Valentine’s on her novel:Next Time Lucky; Lessons of a Matchmaker? http://www.nexttimelucky.com.Also here on FB :under Next time Lucky and also Siggy Buckley.
Would love to hear from you, Siggy
Sure. 🙂 Valentine’s Day has gone but I can do the day before or after. I’ve emailed you the info. pack.
If you have room on your blog, I would like your help in promoting my newest book: Sweet Daddy Red.
Thank you, Etha. I’ve just sent you the information.
Your blog is great – so much helpful information. I am tweeting link for the submissions page. Awesome!
Thank you so much, Melinda. I see by your email address that you write so am sending you the info. pack should you like to get involved. 🙂
Ah, just spotted your comment on my website contact form. Delighted to have you on board. Sending email now. 🙂
Thanks for the great connection and articles in your blog. I would be really interested in having you consider me for a place on your blog. Here is my website, have a look around and tell me what you think.
Thank you for your message.
We did actually meet via LinkedIn and I emailed you the info. on the 14th Feb but do let me know if you didn’t receive it.
Excellent info on the submissions page. I’m tweeting and sharing on Facebook. Thanks for all the research 🙂 Jacqueline Gum, http://www.jacquelinegum.com
Thank you very much, Jacquie. I just keep adding to it… and think that one day I’ll have time to use some of it myself. 🙂
How about a self help book as I noticed there wasn’t anything like that mentioned in your submissions info. Does it make a difference that I am from England.
My website for my book “Now it Begins” is http:/www.garymarkwick.com
My website about what else I do and family background etc is http://www.palmistryinhand.com
Thanks for your time, you have a great blog.
Hi Gary. I welcome every genre. It’s all about the author, less about the book.
I’m in a writing group at the moment but if you’d like to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), note the spelling of my name, I’ll gladly send you an info. pack.
Morgen, it’s wonderful to see a writer helping other writers. Thank you so much for putting this together.
You’re very welcome, Angela. It helps me too. 🙂