Sunday, August 25, 2019

Six more places to send your short stories, poetry, reviews and true stories - and more of them pay

Quick Brown Fox Quick Brown Fox welcomes your short stories, poems, and essays about reading, writing, favourite books, and libraries. Read a few essays on the blog to get a taste of what other writers have done (see here and scroll down). Quick Brown Fox also welcomes book reviews – or any kind of review of anything, of anywhere or of anybody. If you want to review your favourite coffee shops or libraries, babysitters or lovers (no real names please), go for it. See examples of book reviews here (and scroll down); other reviews here (and scroll down).

Include a short bio at the end of your piece and attach a photo of yourself if you have one that’s okay.

Literally Stories was created by writers for writers. It exists to showcase a wide spectrum of short story fiction from new writers, emerging writers and more seasoned writers. Stories should be between 500 and 3,000 words.
Accepts submissions on on-going basis; no deadline. Guidelines here.

Shenandoah was founded in 1950 by a group of Washington and Lee University faculty members and undergraduates, Tom Wolfe among them. For a brief time, it was primarily an undergraduate magazine, but under the leadership of student editor Tom Carter, Shenandoah became a quarterly, publishing a cast of international writers including e e cummings, Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden, James Merrill, Ezra Pound, William Faulkner, and Flannery O’Connor. 
Shenandoah aims to showcase a wide variety of voices and perspectives in terms of gender identity, race, ethnicity, class, age, ability, nationality, regionality, sexuality, and educational background. We’re excited to consider short stories, essays, excerpts of novels in progress, poems, comics, and translations of all the above.  Pays: $100 per 1,000 words of prose up to $500. 
Deadline: For the fall 2019 reading period, Shenandoah is be open for prose submissions (short stories, essays, and novel excerpts) from August 15 to September 15 and poetry submissions from November 15 to December 15. We accept COMIC submissions all year. 
Accepts a maximum of 800 submissions, so send your piece ASAP.
If you miss this submission period, then try again later. Guidelines here.

Arc is a Canadian poetry magazine that’s been around for 40 years. It pays $50 per page for poetry or prose published in the magazine. $50 per webpage for online reprints on the website. $50 per column for How Poems Work. 
Reading periods: submissions received from September 1 to December 31 will be read for the Summer issue
submissions received from April 1 to July 31 will be read for the Winter issue
Guidelines here.

As always, Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for true stories for upcoming anthologies.
The Golden Years or Second Wind – Deadline Sept 30, 2019.
Laughter is the Best Medicine – Deadline Sept 30, 2019.
You Go, Girl! – Deadline Dec 15, 2019
Stories about Self-Care and Me Time – Deadline Dec 31, 2019.
The Magic of Cats – Deadline Jan 15, 2020.
The Magic of Dogs -         Deadline Jan 15, 2020.
Stories About Christmas – Deadline Jan 30, 2020.
Listen to Your Dreams – Deadline Feb 28, 2020.
Pays $200, publication, and 10 author copies. 
Guidelines here.

Hi, Brian,.
Would you be able to add this to Quick Brown Fox.
Thanks so much.

Voices of Older Adults, a project funded by the City of Burlington, is calling for submissions from anyone living in Burlington who is age 55+. The theme of the anthology is Voice. We are open to short stories, fiction or non-fiction 500-1,000 words for consideration or a poem. 
Submissions should be emailed to
with submission typed in the subject line. There is no payment but every participant will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

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