Sunday, September 19, 2021

Markets for your short stories, reviews, personal essays and other nonfiction

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The Quilliad Press publishes the writing and art of emerging and established Canadian authors, photographers, and other visual artists. “We care more about the quality of your work than your past publications.  

Quilliad looks for work that engages with the weird; that includes magic realism, literary science fiction, apocalyptic stories and poetry, retold/re-imagined fairy tales/folklore/myths, horror, and other spooky, speculative, dark, and macabre work.

Send poems (up to 5), flash fiction (up to 5 pieces), short fiction (up to 2,500 words preferably), visual art, and photography. 

“We read every submission and consider all submissions seriously.”

Open for submissions Aug 30 to Sept 30. Guidelines here.


Zoomer magazine and Everything Zoomer website invites writers and artists to submit pitches. We read all submissions but will only contact you if we’re interested in publishing your material.

Email submissions to:

Tint Journal is an online journal for English as a second language writers.  

They accept submissions for their In Conversation section year-round. In this section, they publish ESL book reviews, ESL writer profiles and interviews with ESL writers. They consider any writer ESL (English as a second language) who has acquired or learned the English language after they have been fluent in another language.

They accept creative writing submissions by ESL writers and artwork submissions by artist of all backgrounds for their biannual literary issues only within open call periods. 

See submission calls here.


Vox is actively seeking contributors to their Best Money I’ve Ever Spent essay series.

They're also looking for first-person essays that use personal stories and unique perspectives to explain the most important news stories of the day. 

They also want feature stories, science stories, etc.  

Payment varies

Guidelines here.


Creative Nonfiction: True stories, well told. Creative Nonfiction is arguably the world’s most prestigious journal for creative nonfiction. Nonetheless, it draws heavily from unsolicited submissions, and a typical issue contains at least one essay by a previously unpublished writer. 

“Surprise us! The only rules are that all work submitted must be nonfiction and original to the author, and we will not consider previously published work."

Length: 5,000 – 10,00 words. Pays $300. Note: There is a $3 fee to submit online. No charge for snail mail. 

Guidelines here.


Quick Brown Fox Quick Brown Fox welcomes your book reviews and 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 reviews of any kind and of anything, anywhere or 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).

Submit to:

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


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