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 tricky 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, which can only help you in your future publishing endeavors.
As lovely 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 three publishing opportunities to help you – attach your manuscript and a few other documents to an email, hit send, and presto! Sit back, relax, and wait for a reply.
We hope this list makes the publishing process feel a little less intimidating.
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Who They Are: VQR strives to publish the best writing we can find. While they have a long history of publishing accomplished and award-winning authors, they also seek and support emerging writers.
What They’re Looking For: Poetry: All types and length. Short Fiction: Length is from 3,500–8,000 words. Nonfiction: Length is 3,500–9,000 words. We publish literary, art, and cultural criticism; reportage; historical and political analysis; and travel essays.
What They Pay: For poetry – $200 per poem, up to 4 poems; for a suite of 5 or more poems – $1,000.
For short fiction, VQR generally pays $1,000 and above.
For other prose, such as personal essays and literary criticism, VQR generally pays $1,000 and above, at approximately 25 cents per word, depending on length.
Deadline: VQR read unsolicited fiction, poetry, and nonfiction submissions from June 15 to July 15.
Who They Are: FFO is an online professional ezine that celebrates this unique form of writing by presenting its readers with brief, beautiful, and dynamic flash fiction — complete stories told in 500-1000 words — across a range of speculative and literary genres.
What They’re Looking For: Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction.
What They Pay: $80
Deadline: June 21, 2021.
Who They Are: The Puritan is one of Canada’s premier online literary magazines. Based in Toronto, and founded in late 2006, The Puritan is committed to publishing the best in new fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, reviews, and more, from both Canada and abroad — and has published many of today’s finest literary talents.
What They’re Looking For: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry
What They Pay: 100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem
Deadline: June 25, 2021.
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