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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. We feel when a magazine is published over a long period of time and is recognized nationally we feel it gives the authors more opportunity for exposure. This list also includes BOLD type where literary magazines take online submissions. Top 50 Literary Magazine New Yorker The best of the best. Ploughshares The Atlantic Harper's Magazine Tin House Paris Review Agni

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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.

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.

Mark and Delia Owens, poachers, Zambia shooting In the early nineteen-seventies, Mark and Delia Owens, two graduate students in biology at the University of Georgia, were seized by the idea of resettling in remotest Africa. They organized an auction, sold their possessions, and used the modest proceeds to buy camping equipment and a pair of one-way air tickets to Johannesburg. When they arrived, in January, 1974, Delia, the daughter of a Georgia trucking executive, was twenty-four years old. Mark, who grew up on a farm west of Toledo, Ohio, was twenty-nine, the divorced father of a four-year-old boy named Christopher. Mark and Delia had scoured the map of Africa, searching for a site so isolated that its wildlife would have no knowledge, and no fear, of humans.

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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? John Steinbeck's bitter fruit I read The Grapes of Wrath in that fierce span of adolescence when reading was a frenzy. I was all but drowned in the pity and anger John Steinbeck evoked for these people, fleeing Oklahoma to seek work but finding nothing save cruelty, violence, the enmity of immoral banks and businesses, and the neglect by the state of its own people in the Land of the Free. The novel was published in 1939 and delivered a shock to the English reading world. But for years I did not read him. Earlier this year, when asked to make a film about Steinbeck for the BBC, I went back with apprehension.

GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine Image: J. Dyck Posted by guts on Monday, February 23, 2015 · Leave a Comment 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.

Carol Ann Duffy: 'Poems are a form of texting' The poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is launching a poetry competition for secondary school pupils. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Hardly a week goes by without a warning about how educationally detrimental it is for children to spend hours of every day screen-gazing and message-sending. Malahat Review Writing Contest Contests Click to download as a colour-version PDF! The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for its Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. One award of $1,000 CAD is given. The Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize is awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization.

Art Magazines Accepting Submissions, Magazine Submissions Now accepting submissions for our next issue, themed Critique. Please submit writings, proposals and artist projects (that speak, in some way, to ideas surrounding: critique, criticism and/or critic.) Writers: We are currently accepting submissions for exhibition reviews and featured articles. Please e-mail submissions or proposals to Kimberly at

Ghosts of Gone Birds: exhibition enlists artists to save endangered species They are all, alas, bleeding demised, passed on, no more, ceased to be, bereft of life and resting in peace. Like Monty Python's dead parrot, the great auk that author Margaret Atwood is knitting probably shuffled off his mortal coil, ran down the curtain and joined the choir invisible 150 years ago. But the loss of species also including the Hawaiian crow and Jamaican red macaw may yet help currently endangered birds, hope the organisers of an ambitious multimedia art project.