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Top 50 Literary Magazines

Top 50 Literary Magazines
Find a complete listing of literary magazines here. Our criteria for this list has changed and we feel the literary magazines on this list are much better ranked than our previous list. It's always hard to build this list, but we looked about close to 20 data points in coming up with this list. The most important criteria we used this time was date of founding, number of national anthologies publications (and we looked at a lot of them), and the quality of work of and names of passed greats published in the magazines. The purpose of this list is to help writers find a place to publish their writing that will get them some recognition. This list also includes BOLD type where literary magazines take online submissions. Top 50 Literary Magazine New Yorker The best of the best. Ploughshares Founded in 1971 Ploughshares is our best and highest ranked university non-commercial literary magazine. The Atlantic Founded in 1857 and often honored by national anthologies. Harper's Magazine Tin House Epoch Related:  Submission Guidelines

North American Review Submission Manager The North American Review is the oldest literary magazine in America (founded in 1815) and one of the most respected. We are interested in high-quality poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on any subject; however, we are especially interested in work that addresses contemporary North American concerns and issues, particularly with the environment, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and class. We like stories that start quickly and have a strong narrative arc. Poems that are passionate about subject, language, and image are welcome, whether they are traditional or experimental, whether in formal or free verse (closed or open form). Nonfiction should combine art and fact with the finest writing. We read poetry, fiction, and nonfiction year-round. Please submit no more than five poems, one short story, two short-short stories, or one essay (no more than 30 pages typically). The status of your submission can be checked by logging back into the submission system.

The Malahat Review | Submission Guidelines The Malahat Review invites writers at all stages of their careers to submit their work. It publishes poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction by new and established writers mostly from Canada as well as reviews of Canadian books, and the best writing from abroad. Click here for details on submitting to Elusive Boundaries: CNF in Canada, the Malahat's first-ever issue dedicated entirely to creative nonfiction (deadline July 1, 2015). Please note that submitters must be Canadians, Canadian residents, or Canadian expatriates. The Malahat Review accepts submissions of poetry and creative nonfiction by Submittable only. The Malahat Review runs four literary contests per year. When and What to Submit The Malahat Review reads all year. The best way to know what we are looking for is to order an issue at the address below: $14.95 in Canada (including shipping and postage), $16.95 for U.S. orders, and $17.95 for those from elsewhere. Genres Poetry Fiction Creative Nonfiction Translations Artwork

Everything in Writing and Life is Fiction I don’t know how to write. Which is unfortunate, as I do it for a living. Mind you, I don’t know how to live either. I’ve written six books now, but instead of making it easier, it has complicated matters to the point of absurdity. Something, obviously, is going on. I do no research. And I mean that—everything is fiction. So I love hearing from people who have no time for fiction. Related: Read Keith Ridgway’s interview with Cressida Leyshon about his short story “Goo Book,” which appeared in the April 11, 2011, issue of the magazine. Illustration by Richard McGuire.

21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic (Updated 2012) It's easy to build a blog, but hard to build a successful blog with significant traffic. Over the years, we've grown the Moz blog to nearly a million visits each month and helped lots of other blogs, too. I launched a personal blog late last year and was amazed to see how quickly it gained thousands of visits to each post. NOTE: This post replaces a popular one I wrote on the same topic in 2007. #1 - Target Your Content to an Audience Likely to Share When strategizing about who you're writing for, consider that audience's ability to help spread the word. If you can identify groups that have high concentrations of the blue and orange circles in the diagram above, you dramatically improve the chances of reaching larger audiences and growing your traffic numbers. #2 - Participate in the Communities Where Your Audience Already Gathers Thankfully, you don't need to spend a dime to figure out where a large portion of your audience can be found on the web. sources: Comscore + Google

20 Great Places to Publish Personal Essays « Writerland I frequently receive e-mails from people looking for places to publish their personal essays. Fiction and nonfiction writers alike all have a great story about the time Aunt Harriet came for dinner and left on the back of a horse, or the time the cat disappeared and returned six years later, or the time they had an epiphany about the meaning of life while walking through the woods at dusk. But where can you submit that funny, poignant, life-changing essay that’s gathering virtual dust in a folder on your computer? Who will publish it? And who will pay? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 7×7—Another West Coast publication, 7×7 has an Urban Ledger column for which readers can pitch their personal essays. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. In addition to those listed above, there is a plethora of other literary journals that publish personal essays. Do you have any publications to add to the list, or details/tips about any of those listed above? Be Sociable, Share!

Contact the team at Aeon Magazine You can email us at for syndication requests, technical problems and any other general queries. Pitches should be sent to following the guidelines below. Syndications If you would like to republish one of our articles online or in print, first read our syndication policy, which includes details of our fees. Please note we do not allow online/digital re-publication of either full-length or substantial excerpts of our essays in English under any circumstances. Contact a writer We cannot pass on your contact details to any of our writers unless this is in relation to an interview request or similar professional contact. Feedback on an essay The best way to let us know your opinion about one of our essays is via the comments section. Terms and conditions, word rates Aeon Magazine pays all of its contributors; see our freelance terms and conditions. Pitches Any pitches that do not meet our specifications below will not be considered.

A Little Ode to the Little Magazines and their Very Big Work | TMR Blog (*today’s post comes to us via the wonderful Latanya McQueen.) I remember how in college, before there were resources like Newpages or Duotrope, to find out about literary journals one had to either order them or go to the bookstore and look at them. Weekends during my senior year my best friend and I would frequent all the independent bookstores that we could find. I was twenty-one and had never even heard of Tin House before. Wondering what to make of a Tin House Conjunction I still have many of the issues from that time in my life despite my transient existence over the years, having kept them all for nostalgia’s sake. And yet, by the end of it, he says how his life got better “save some scars.” In that same issue is a story by Justin Torres. The brothers revelry is interrupted when their mother, tired from always working graveyard shifts, comes into the kitchen. I don’t know why I remember these two stories more than the others. And I suspect if you’re reading this, you have too.

How to build your own app for free | Mobile Ever want to build an app for yourself? It's actually not hard. There are a number of companies that offer the ability to create your own app for a minimal fee, which is great for small businesses looking to stay relevant in this increasingly mobile world. Take Conduit. "We're trying to give companies a tool to really go mobile," said Ori Lavie, vice president of product strategy at Conduit Mobile. I've tried the service, and it's pretty simple to use. For the purposes of testing, I decided to build a mobile application out of my personal Tumblr blog, Annoying PR. To add content to the app, I typed in the address for my blog, which drew in the feed. In terms of the look, I was able to change up the color scheme. There's also an option to run mobile ads on the app, in which Conduit and the customer would split any potential revenue. The tool worked very much like Wordpress, Tumblr, or any other Web site or blog creation service, and is fairly intuitive.

Get Paid $50 to Write a Guest Post There’s been plenty written on the web, including this blog, about websites like Associated Content and Demand Media. The problem with these sites is that they use a revenue sharing model which means most people will never earn more than a buck or two for their article. We know your time is more valuable than that, so we’ve put together a list of blogs that will pay you $50 or more for every article that you write for them. Guest blogging is pretty easy and most articles only need to be between 500-600 words. However, most bloggers have high standards, so you’ll want to make sure you’re producing your best work to increase the chances that your post will be published. On to the list…. 1. This site was founded by Heather Wheeler and Joanie Demer, who have both featured on TLC’s Extreme Couponing. 2. This website is all about building online businesses. 3. Writers Weekly was established in 1997 and it is a freelance writing ezine and hub for all things writing. 4. 5. Another writing blog.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ISSUE 4 | GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine Image: J. Dyck Posted by guts on Monday, February 23, 2015 · Leave a Comment February 23, 2015 Our upcoming issue will take on the topic of Moms. Every single person on earth spent some time growing within the body of another human being. For many of us, thinking critically about the lives and decisions of our own mothers and grandmothers is an early introduction to feminist modes of thinking: Why are their lives the way they are? Motherhood was once seen as part and parcel of feminist visions of change; in Canada in particular, suffragist politics emphasized the distinct ability of mothers to care for and shape society. These days, questions of motherhood, parenting, reproduction, and work are often framed in terms of personal lifestyle preferences. At the same time, motherhood is a political and social identity that is at once revered and demeaned. Possible topics might include: GUTS accepts literary essays and reviews, long form journalism, interviews, letters, and fiction.

Jorie Graham wins Forward Prize Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham has become the first American woman ever to win one of the U.K.’s most prestigious poetry accolades, the Forward Prize for best collection. She will receive an award of 10,000 pounds. Graham is the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory in the English Department at Harvard. The Forward judges expressed their hope that Graham’s win for her 12th collection, “Place,” would find her “startling, powerful” poetry a wider readership in the U.K. The judges, headed by the poet Leonie Rushforth, called Graham’s collection “powerful, never predictable” and “a joy” to read, showing off her “huge confidence” and original use of form. “The energy, intelligence, and breadth of the poems … reflect a heightened perception and a philosophical exploration of the discomfort of living,” said Rushforth and her fellow judges, a panel of the poets Ian McMillan and Alice Oswald and the literary critics Emma Hogan and Megan Walsh.

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