September 24, 2007

I Wanna Be Published!

As a future authoress I'm always looking for outlets to get my work out there. One way to start is with the personal essay- an area that I've left unexplored until now. Several publications welcome personal, well-written essays with open arms, including many online-only magazines (ah the wonders of new media journalism). Below is a short list of three such e-zines: a rather infamous online magazine that publishes a variety of work- opinion pieces, essays, and news articles. Finding submission information was slightly tricky, as does not make it exactly user friendly to receive information. There are no set guidelines as with other publications, no word limit, or even what pieces they are likely to accept, only that fiction and poetry are not allowed. Their best advice: If you wish to contribute, please spend some time familiarizing yourself with Salon's various sections and regular features". Submissions are only accepted via email, although a specific email was never given. Try and put "Editorial Submissions" in the subject line.

Literal Latte- another e-zine that publishes all things literary. Most of their works come from previously rejected submissions (the "slush-pile") from unpublished authors. The magazine accepts several different submissions, such as fiction writing and personal essays up to 6,000 words, plays and poetry up to 4,000 words, and even art pieces. Email submissions are not accepted; instead works should be sent to:
Literal Latte
200 East 10th Street, Suite 240
New York, NY 10003

Literary Traveler- a travel literary e-zine that welcomes first person literary travel experiences. In order to submit to the magazine an author can create a personal essay from 1,500-2,000 words or a review from 300-400 words. As with, fiction and poetry pieces are not accepted. Submissions are also accepted only through email:

Try one or all of the above publications. And remember, rejection is all part of the writing process.

(For EL 230)

Posted by VanessaKolberg at September 24, 2007 4:40 PM | TrackBack

Keep at it, Nessa. I'm sure with your considerable skills you'll get published in no time.

Posted by: ChrisU at September 24, 2007 11:32 PM
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