Did you make a resolution to get published this summer finally? Did you follow through? It can be easy to let time slip by without making any real forward progress on your writing goals and then find yourself in the same position at the end of the summer as in the beginning.
But if you were planning on trying to get your name in print, it’s not too late to give it your best shot.
It can be tricky to find publishing opportunities with upcoming deadlines that you might miss, especially when you’re short on time.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of exciting publishing opportunities with deadlines this month that you can submit to today.
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Who They Are: Volney Road Review is a biannual literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. We have decided to dedicate the magazine to the Youngstown great, Volney Rogers, whose actions led to the creation of Mill Creek Park. VRR is also dedicated to Volney Road, a historical neighbourhood in Youngstown, which contains some amazing homes—hidden gems of the city.
What They’re Looking For: Fiction, poetry, CNF, art
What They Pay: $10
Deadline: July 31, 2021.
Who They Are: Hiraeth Publishing showcases what we consider the very best in speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal, anything out of the ordinary. We welcome new and established authors and artists equally, as talent is often found in out-of-the-way places. We publish novels, novellas, chapbooks, coloring books, anthologies, collections, even short stories online in the effort to showcase the many talented writers and artists how have entrusted us with their creations. We do our best to present their work in an attractive package that will gain the most attention and entertain the most readers.
What They’re Looking For: Stories, poetry, nonfiction about the paranormal
What They Pay: $25 for fiction, $20 for articles, $7 for reviews, $6 per poem
Deadline: July 31, 2021.
Who They Are: MudRoom is a magazine devoted to the transition. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been writing for ten years, or if you just started last month. While like many journals, they publish issues of prose and poetry, they also work to put out content devoted to developing a practice—advice columns on craft, and short essays focused on writing’s convergence with our everyday lives.
What They’re Looking For: Poetry, fiction, essays, and essays in translation
What They Pay: $15
Deadline: August 1, 2021.
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