Get Published in These 3 Well-Respected Lit Mags and Earn Up to $250

Get Published in These 3 Well-Respected Lit Mags and Earn Up to $250

Are you hoping to make a name for yourself by writing? Do you wish you could make a buck or two while you’re at it?

If your goal is to achieve fame and fortune as a writer, it can be tough knowing where to start.

Getting shorter works published in well-renowned magazines and journals is a great way to get your foot in the door. Prestigious magazines will stand out in your portfolio and mark you as an accomplished writer, something that can only help you in your future publishing endeavors. Plus, because these magazines are well-known, they often pay more than other publications.

As nice as that sounds, it’s not always easy to know which magazines and journals are well-known and high-paying.

That’s why we’ve curated a list of 3 journals and magazines accepting submissions that are not only well-respected, but that pay writers up to $250 per submission.

Here’s a pro-tip on how to ensure your work gets selected: talk to a professional who understands what literary journals and publishers look for in short stories. Our experienced writing coaches can work with you on your first 5 pages to give you tailored feedback so you’re 100% ready to publish. Drop yourself into our calendar to reserve your slot.

If these aren’t your thing, no worries. We put out a curated list of the latest publishing opportunities each week. Be sure to check back here in 7 days for 3 more opportunities! Or, you can get on our mailing list to have this list delivered straight to your inbox. Never miss a publishing opportunity again. Click below to sign up.

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Upstreet

Who They Are:  From their website: “Upstreet is an independently owned and published, nationally distributed magazine… It is based in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, is an award-winning annual literary anthology containing the best new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction available.”

What They Publish: Unpublished fiction and creative nonfiction pieces.

Length: 5,000 words or less.

What They Pay: Between $50 and $250 for short stories or essays, plus one complimentary copy of the magazine.

Get more information and submit here.


AGNI

Who They Are: From their website: “AGNI is a literary magazine housed at Boston University and known ‘among readers around the world,’ as the writers group PEN put it, ‘for publishing important new writers early in their careers, many of them translated into English for the first time.’ The print magazine appears twice yearly, in late April and late October.”

What They Publish: Poetry, essays, fiction, interviews, reviews.

Length: No word limits, thoughspace is at a premium and length sometimes affects [their] decisions.”

What They Pay: $10 per printed (or printed-out) page for accepted prose, and $20 per page for accepted poetry, up to a maximum of $150, plus a year’s subscription to AGNI.

Get more information and submit here.


Grain Magazine

Who They Are: From their website: “Grain, the journal of eclectic writing, is a literary quarterly that publishes engaging, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists. Every issue features superb new writing from both developing and established writers.”

What They Publish: Unpublished poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction; queries for submissions of work in other forms (i.e. short plays, comics, etc.) are also accepted.

Length: Individual poems, sequences, or suites up to a maximum of six pages; fiction or literary nonfiction to a maximum of 3,500 words.

What They Pay: $50 per page to a maximum of $250, plus two copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Get more information and submit here.


Is your work good enough to get published?

Many publications receive thousands and thousands of submissions. Are you confident that your work is strong enough to stand out from the rest?

We help writers hone their craft so they can feel confident about submitting their best work to publications. If If you’re serious about publishing, you can speak with us to see how we can help you put your best foot forward when you submit your work. Book a call with us today.

 

 

Get Published in These 3 Well-Respected Lit Mags and Earn Up to $250

3 High-Paying Publishing Opportunities with Upcoming November Deadlines

Are you looking for publishing opportunities? Are you tired of not getting paid for your work?

You spend hours looking for opportunities, and find you don’t have any time left to write. Even worse, the opportunities you do find don’t pay–making all that effort seem hardly worth it.

We’ve saved you time and done the hard work for you. If you have short fiction ready to submit, these opportunities that could be just what you’re looking for.

We’ve curated a list of literary magazines looking for your short stories, excerpts and novellas this month. Get paid up to $45/page for your work.

Here’s a pro-tip on how to ensure your work gets selected: talk to a professional who understands what literary journals and publishers look for in short stories. Our experienced writing coaches can work with you on your first 5 pages to give you tailored feedback so you’re 100% ready to publish. Drop yourself into our calendar to reserve your slot.

If these aren’t your thing, no worries. We put out a curated list of the latest publishing opportunities each week. Be sure to check back here in 7 days for 3 more opportunities! Or, you can get on our mailing list to have this list delivered straight to your inbox. Never miss a publishing opportunity again. Click below to sign up.

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The Fiddlehead

Who They Are: From their website: “The Fiddlehead was first established in 1945. What began as a mimeographed 8-page journal stapled together by Alfred Bailey is now a veritable institution of literary culture in Canada. For over 70 years, The Fiddlehead has continually upheld its mandate to publish accomplished poetry, short fiction, and Canadian literature reviews; to discover and promote new writing talent; to represent the Atlantic region’s lively cultural and literary diversity; and to place the best of new and established Canadian writing in an international context.”

What They’re Looking For: From their website: “The Fiddlehead is open to good writing in English or translations into English from all over the world and in a variety of styles, including experimental genres. Our editors are always happy to see new unsolicited works in fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We also publish reviews, and occasionally other selected creative work such as excerpts from plays.”

Length: Maximum 6,000 words for fiction, creative-nonfiction, or novel excerpts; maximum 10 pages for a play excerpt.

Pay: $60 CAD per published page, plus two complimentary copies of the issue with your work. All nationalities welcome to submit.

Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Get more information and submit here.


Deep Magic

Who They Are: From their website: “Deep Magic is a quarterly electronic magazine that publishes clean short fiction in the fantasy and science fiction genres. If you can tell a gripping story that doesn’t rely on sex, swearing, and graphic violence—you’ve come to the right place.”

What They’re Looking For: Clean fantasy and science fiction stories.

Length: 1,000-40,000 words.

Pay: $.08 per word for the first 7,499 words, with payment capped at $599.92 for stories longer than 7,499 words.

Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Get more information and submit here.


LampLight

Who They Are: LampLight is a quarterly literary magazine published as print and ebook that features dark fiction in a similar style to “The Twilight Zone.”

What They’re Looking For: “We go for stories that are dark, literary; we are looking for the creepy, the weird and the unsettling. No specific sub-genres or themes, just good stories. We do not accept stories with the following: vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers, hitmen, excessive gore or sex, excessive abuse against women, revenge fantasies, cannibals, high fantasy.”

Length: Maximum 7,000 words.

Pay: Unpublished Fiction: $.03 per word, $150.00 max. Reprints: $.01 per word.

Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Get more information and submit here.


Is your work good enough to get published?

Many publications receive thousands and thousands of submissions. Are you confident that your work is strong enough to stand out from the rest?

We help writers hone their craft so they can feel confident about submitting their best work to publications. If If you’re serious about publishing, you can speak with us to see how we can help you put your best foot forward when you submit your work. Book a call with us today.

 

 

Get Published in These 3 Well-Respected Lit Mags and Earn Up to $250

3 Writing Contests With Quick, Inspiring Prompts You Could Finish Today and Win up to $350

Feeling blocked lately? Tired of the long slog of writing a novel? Have a talent for poems or dialogue and want to make a quick buck?

One of the top techniques we use in the Writing Gym to get creative juices flowing is doing short writing exercises apart from your main work in progress.

That’s right, we tell writers to stop working on their novel and write something else for a little while instead. It seems counterproductive, but it can seriously help you get out of your head, let go of expectations, and get into their creative zone. Think of it like doing scrimmages or drills before a real sports game.

Trust us, it works. There’s a reason our writers finish and publish their novels so quickly.

What if I told you that you could take an hour or two today to use this technique, not only to unlock your creativity, but also to get paid and published too?

Sounds too good to be true, right? It’s not.

We’ve curated a list of 3 writing contests with inspiring, fun prompts sure to get your creative juices flowing–and they should only take a few hours to finish. Winners can earn up to $350 PLUS publication.

Here’s a pro-tip on how to win: don’t just write the thing and submit. Talk to a professional who understands what literary journals, publishers, and contests look for in winning pieces. Our experienced writing coaches can work with you on your first 5 pages (which will cover the entire submissions for the poetry contests) to give you tailored feedback so you’re 100% ready to win. Drop yourself into our calendar to reserve your slot.

If these aren’t your thing, no worries. We put out a curated list of the latest publishing opportunities each week. Be sure to check back here in 7 days for 3 more opportunities! Or, you can get on our mailing list to have this list delivered straight to your inbox. Never miss a publishing opportunity again. Click below to sign up.

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Better Than Starbucks Sonnet Contest

Who They Are: Better Than Starbucks is “not your ordinary poetry magazine.” It is run out of Florida and was founded in 1995.

Contest Details: This contest is for a metrical sonnet. Previously published work okay, as long as you own the rights. You may submit up to 2 sonnets

Length: Sonnets are 14 lines long.

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Prize: 1st place: $350. 2nd Place: $100. 3rd Place: $50

Get more information and submit here. 


Dialogue Only Contest by Black Hare Press

Who They Are: Black Hare Press is a small, independent publisher based in Melbourne, Australia. They aim to make opportunities for authors all around the globe to participate in short form story anthologies in various Speculative Fiction and Horror genres.

Contest Details: A story told in dialogue only. At least one character must be from a speculative fiction world (alien, superhero, werewolf, zombie, vampire, faerie, etc). A good example of this is The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy.

Length: About 5,000 words

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Prize: 1st place: $100. 2nd Place: $25. 3rd Place: $10, Plus Publication

Get more information and submit here. 


Ekphrastic Contest: Write a Poem on This Photograph by the Society of Classical Poets

Who They Are: The Society of Classical Poets aims to “preserve humankind’s artistic traditions; to reestablish poetry as one of the most widely appreciated forms of literature, communication, and entertainment; to increase appreciation of centuries of rhyming or metered poetry; to support poets who apply classical techniques in modern poetry through publication and performance opportunities and awards; and to advance language arts in education and culture.” They publish a journal of poetry.

Contest Details:

Above is a recent photograph of Chateau Boswell, a winery, vineyard, and tasting room located in California. It has suffered terribly because of the recent “Glass Fire” in Napa Valley. Write a poem based on the above photo. You may submit up to 2 poems.

Length: Any length

Deadline: November 8, 2020 by midnight EST.

Prize: $100

Get more information and submit here. 


Is your work good enough to win these contests?

Contests are, by nature, highly competitive. Are you 100% confident your work is the best of the best?

We help writers hone their craft so they can feel confident about submitting their work to even the most competitive contests out there. We’ve had many of our writers win contests, like Lauren and Dana.  If you’re serious about publishing and winning writing contests over and over again, you can speak to a member of our team to learn more about our programs. Book a call here. 

 

 

Get Published in These 3 Well-Respected Lit Mags and Earn Up to $250

3 Major Publishers Looking for Manuscript Submissions Now. No Agent Required.

Are you determined to make 2020 the year you finally get published? Are you gearing up to finish your novel in NaNoWriMo, but wondering where you’ll submit your completed manuscript when it’s done?

Publishing– as many of you already know– can be even harder than writing. And what makes it even harder is many major publishers open and close their doors to submissions throughout the year. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s another, even greater obstacle: many publishers require you to have an agent before submitting anything at all.

So many hoops to jump through, none of which allow you to spend time doing what you really want to do: writing.

But publishing doesn’t have to be so hard.  If you know where to look for opportunities and support, it can become a relatively straightforward process. That’s what we’re here to do.

We’ve curated a list of 3 major publishers that don’t require an agent and are open to submissions all year round. Submit directly, whenever you’re ready.

But not so fast! If your manuscript isn’t going through an agent, you are now assuming full responsibility for the quality of your work. Are you 100% confident it’s up to snuff? If you want professional eyes and feedback on your writing before submitting, we can help. Our experienced writing coaches can work with you on your first 5 pages, your whole manuscript, and even your publishing strategy to give you tailored feedback so you’re publishing-ready. Drop yourself into our calendar to chat about how we can help you go from struggling writer to published author. .

If these aren’t your thing, no worries. We put out a curated list of the latest publishing opportunities each week. Be sure to check back here in 7 days for 3 more opportunities! Or, you can get on our mailing list to have this list delivered straight to your inbox. Never miss a publishing opportunity again. Click below to sign up.

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Harlequin

Who they are: Harlequin is easily the most famous romance only publisher out there. Most of the famous romance writers got their start at Harlequin. They were acquired by Harper Collins a number of years ago.

What they publish: Romance, LGBTQ+ Fiction, Historical Romance, and a multitude of sub-genres within Romance.

Who they publish: Those just starting their writing careers and established authors. Welcome to writers from all backgrounds, cultures, and communities.

Word Count: 50,000-75,000 words depending on subgenre.

Get more information and submit here. 


Baen

Who they are: Baen is one of the best-known publishers of Science Fiction and Fantasy books.

What they publish: Science Fiction or Fantasy.

Who they publish: You do not need to have a history of publication and are one of the few established publishers that will accept full-length manuscripts from authors that do not have an agent. You also do not need to submit a query.

Word Count: 100,000-130,000 words.

Get more information and submit here. 


Holiday House

Who they are: Holiday House is an established and reputable children’s book publisher. Holiday House has been around for over 75 years. The books that they have published have won numerous respected awards and honors.

What they publish: They publish picture books as well as books aimed at children grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and grades 7 and up. They specialize in quality hardcovers, from picture books to young adult, both fiction and nonfiction.

Read their guidelines and submit your work here. 


Is your work good enough to get published?

These publishers accept nothing less than perfection. Is your work ready?

We help writers hone their craft so they can feel confident about submitting their work to even the most prestigious publishers out there. We’re accepting select writers to join our community of successful, published authors. If you’re serious about publishing, you can speak to a member of our team to learn more about our programs. Book a call here. 

 

 

Get Published in These 3 Well-Respected Lit Mags and Earn Up to $250

3 Highly Prestigious Literary Magazines That Pay $500-$2,000 for Short Stories

Do you have dreams of publishing with the big names in publishing? Do you want to make a career out of writing?

A great place to start is by submitting your shorter pieces to well-regarded literary magazines.

There are certain literary magazines that can launch your writing career–names that will stand out on your portfolio and pave the path towards publishing time and time again. Plus, the pay for these type of publications tends to be higher, which is a huge bonus if you’re trying to transition to writing full-time.

So where can you find these golden-ticket opportunities? Right here!

We’ve curated a list of 3 highly-prestigious literary magazines that pay up to $2,000 for short stories and essays. And don’t worry–these are new-writer friendly so whether you’re just getting started or a veteran author these opportunities are for you.

Not confident your work is cut out for such competitive opportunities? Don’t write yourself off yet. You might just need a professional opinion before you submit. We can give you feedback and edits on your first five pages so you can submit with confidence that your work is in publishing-ready shape. Drop yourself into our calendar to book your spot!

If these aren’t your thing, no worries. We put out a curated list of the latest publishing opportunities each week. Be sure to check back here in 7 days for 3 more opportunities! Or, you can get on our mailing list to have this list delivered straight to your inbox. Never miss a publishing opportunity again. Click below to sign up.

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The Sun

Who they are: The Sun is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. From its idealistic, unlikely inception in 1974 to its current incarnation as a nonprofit magazine with more than 70,000 subscribers, The Sun has attempted to marry the personal and political; to challenge the status quo and reveal injustice; to honor courageous and honest writing; and to touch the mystery of our humanity. Writing from The Sun has won the Pushcart Prize and been selected for the Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories anthologies.

What they publish: Personal essays, fiction, and poetry. Personal stories that touch on political and cultural issues are welcome. They encourage submissions from writers of color.

Word Count: No minimum length, under 7,000 words preferred.

Pay: $300-$2,000

Get more information and submit here. 


LitMag

Who they are: LitMag is a print journal of fiction, poetry and nonfiction, a home for award-winning, emerging and unknown writers. We seek work that moves and amazes us. We are drawn to big minds and large hearts.

What they publish: Short stories, novellas, creative nonfiction, essays, biography, memoir, poetry. Unpublished work only

Word Count: 15,000 for print, 4,000 for online

Deadline: November 30 for fiction and nonfiction

Pay: $500 for fiction

Get more information and submit here. 


One Story

Who they are: One Story is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes one story at a time. Subscribers receive one curated and edited work of short fiction each month in the mail or on their digital devices.

What they publish:One Story is seeking literary fiction. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone.

Word Count: 3,000-8,000 words

Deadline: November 14, 2020

Pay: $500

Read their guidelines and submit your work here. 


Is your work good enough to get published?

These prestigious magazines accept nothing less than perfection. Is your work ready?

We help writers hone their craft so they can feel confident about submitting their work to even the most prestigious publishers out there. We’re accepting select writers to join our community of successful, published authors. If you’re serious about publishing, you can speak to a member of our team to learn more about our programs. Book a call here. 

 

 

Get Published in These 3 Well-Respected Lit Mags and Earn Up to $250

3 No-Fee Short Story Competitions Awarding Up to $5,000 in Prizes

Tired of getting your short stories rejected by traditional publishers? Sick of low pay, and high submission fees?

Writing is a notoriously difficult career to make a living in, especially if you’re just starting out. The long process to find an agent, a publisher, query, negotiate terms can feel overwhelming.

But there’s a secret way to make a quick buck from your writing–writing contests. Of course, you have to win to get the prize, but the path to entry is much, much easier.

And if there are no submission fees, what do you have to lose?

We’ve curated a list of 3 short story writing contests paying up to $5,000 in prizes. And there’s no fee to submit.

We’d love to see what you come up with–especially before you send in your work. We can even give you feedback and edits on your first five pages so you can submit with confidence that your work is in winning-ready shape. Drop yourself into our calendar to book your spot!

If these aren’t your thing, no worries. We put out a curated list of the latest publishing opportunities each week. Be sure to check back here in 7 days for 3 more opportunities! Or, you can get on our mailing list to have this list delivered straight to your inbox. Never miss a publishing opportunity again. Click below to sign up.

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Writers of the Future

What they publish: Science fiction and fantasy stories. New writers only–not those who have professionally published more than 1 novel or more than 3 short stories.

Word Count: Up to 17,000 words

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Prize: One $5,000 award for grand prize-winning story, as well as receipt of the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Pen Award. Four $1,000 prizes for 1st place winners, additional $750 and $500 prizes for runners up.

Get more information and submit here. 


ServiceScape Short Story Award

What they publish: Short stories of any genre.

Word Count: 5,000 words

Deadline: November 29, 2020

Prize: $1,000

Get more information and submit here. 


Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival Competition 

What they publish: Original short comedy scripts.

Word Count: 10 minute acting time, 1-3 players.

Deadline: November 1, 2020

Prize: 1st place: $500. 2nd place: $250. 3rd Place: $100. Winning entries will be performed together by the OOHP Snowdance ensemble in the winter of 2021 in Wisconsin. The audience will vote for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Read their guidelines and submit your work here. 


Is your work good enough to win?

Writers in our programs submit to–and win–writing contests all the time. And we’re accepting select writers to join our community of successful, published authors. If you’re serious about publishing and winning writing contests on a regular basis, you can speak to a member of our team to learn more about our programs. Book a call here. 

 

 

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