Many writers never reach their goals because they don’t know what their goals are. More precisely, their goals are too vague.

In order to have quality goals, we really need to quantify what those goals are. That gives you clarity on your own vision for your writing career. With clarity, you can work toward a specific goal every day, meet your writing dreams, and ultimately live the author lifestyle.


To keep you on the right track and step closer to your goals, we’ve curated a list of three publishing opportunities with inspiring prompts for various genres.

Here’s a pro-tip on how to ensure your work gets selected: talk to a professional who understands what literary journals, writing contests, and publishers look for in submissions. I can work with you on your first 5 pages. You will receive tailored feedback and feel 100% ready to publish. Drop yourself into my calendar here. Spaces are limited.

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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Event Magazine 

Who They Are: They are one of Western Canada’s longest-running literary magazines, and  welcome submissions written in English from around the world. Each issue of EVENT includes high quality fiction, poetry, non-fiction and book  reviews, and we feature emerging and established writers side-by-side in our pages.

What They’re Looking For: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction and book reviews.

What They Pay: $40/page for poetry and $35/page for prose, up to a maximum of $500.

Deadline: September 30th, 2021.

Get more information and submit here.

The Spectacle

Who They Are: Twice a year, the magazine publishes issues that include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. They value and emphasize relationships between the literary and visual arts, pairing the majority of the pieces we publish with original work from a variety of contributing visual artists.

What They’re Looking For: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction.

What They Pay: $50.

Deadline: October 1st, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid fee.

Get more information and submit here.

Gordon Square Review

Who They Are: Gordon Square Review is published online biannually to showcase emerging writers nationwide and internationally, award editing mentorships, and provide a venue to spotlight Northeast Ohio writers.

What They’re Looking For: Poetry and prose

What They Pay: $25 per prose piece and $10 per poem.

Deadline: October 1st, 2021.

Get more information and submit here.

Is your work good enough to get published?

Many writing contests and anthologies receive 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 or competitions. 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.

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