Sunday, February 25, 2018

Short fiction, memoir, reviews, essays, and poetry – including paying markets

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Quick Brown Fox welcomes short essays about your favourite book(s) and about reading and writing, plus your reviews of books and movies or whatever else catches your eye.  More hereRead how to write a book review (or any kind of review) here.
Deadline: Ongoing – I’m always looking for reviews and essays about books, reading, and writing

Southword is an Irish literary journal featuring poems, fiction and reviews and published biannually by the Munster Literature CentrePays €120  for short stories and €30 per poem.
Deadline: March 15, 2018. Submission guidelines here.


Hippocampus Magazine’s mission is to “entertain, educate, and engage readers and writers of creative nonfiction. Our Books Division is an extension of that goal. Books by Hippocampus seeks to publish compelling, thought-provoking works of creative nonfiction for all types of readers. We want to take a chance on books — memoirs, essay collections, or other personal narratives — that may not yet have found a home because they don’t conform to “traditional” publishing standards, whether in topic, format, voice, or style. We want to publish, as we do in our magazine, memorable creative nonfiction.
See the guidelines for their book division here. See guidelines for submitting to Hippocampus magazine here. (Note submissions to Hippocampus magazine are closed until March 2018.)
Currently, Hippocampus is looking for essays and memoir excerpts for an anthology: Greasy Spoons: Essays on Bottomless Coffee, Homefries, Pie, and Other Things We Love About Roadside DinersPays $40 + 2 contributor copies upon publication. 
Deadline: March 31, 2018. Submission guidelines here.

The Ocotillo Review wants submission for the summer 2018 issue. Short Fiction (1,000 – 4,200 words) pays $50U.S., Poetry (submit up to 5 poems) pays $25, Narrative Nonfiction, and Flash Fiction (500 words or less). Pays $25.
Deadline March 31, 2018. Guidelines here.


Brick Books
PO Box 404, Toronto Station C
Toronto, ON M6J 3P4
Brick Books is looking for poetry manuscripts for publication in 2020.
“Our editors are interested in seeing work from as broad a range of aesthetics and experiences as possible.” They encourage submissions from the usual suspects: Indigenous poets, racialized poets, poets from the LGBTQ community, and poets with disabilities.
Reading period: January 1 – April 30. Submission guidelines here

CommuterLit is looking for short stories, memoir, novel excerpts and poetry (one poem or a series of poems), in any genre, with a word count of 500 to 4,000. “On occasion we will run stories and excerpts up to 12,000 words in length, serializing the story and running it over a number of days — but we prefer stories up to 4,000.”
Deadline: Ongoing – they always need stories. Full submissions guidelines here.

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