Guidelines for submission
We are not currently accepting submissions. Our submission window will re-open on September 1st 2019.
In the meantime, check out the fantastic submissions opportunities below…
B O D Y is always looking for engaging prose, including personal essays, criticism, or excerpt from a longer work of literary non-fiction.
The Creative Nonfiction Foundation has announced that it is launching a new monthly magazine, set to debut this autumn. Each issue of TRUE STORY will feature one exceptional work of creative nonfiction, which will be distributed in print and digitally (though not available online). Submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject, in any style.
Catapult is accepting narrative nonfiction submissions for its online magazine. Catapult welcomes personal essays, lyric essays, reportage, and unconventional prose which resists categorization. All contributors will be paid.
The Sun is an independent, monthly magazine based in North Carolina that publishes personal essays. All contributors are paid but the magazine receives over 1000 submissions per month, meaning responses can take three to six months.
F(r)iction seeks nonfiction submissions of up to 7,500 words for the triannual journal.
The Forge seeks nonfiction prose of up to 3,000 words.
Hobart seeks essays and short nonfiction of up to 2500 words
The Offing seeks essays, micro essays, and short nonfiction across several categories
Sundog Lit seeks essays, flash essays and experimental nonfiction
Entropy seeks lyric essays, personal essays and creative nonfiction
minor literature[s] seeks lyric essays, personal essays, criticism and memoir
Willow Springs seeks long form nonfiction pieces all year round.
Hippocampus Magazine is accepting flash nonfiction, memoir and personal essays of up to 4000 words (800 words for flash).
Narratively is accepting pitches and complete pieces from 1,000-2,000 words that tell “original and untold human stories.”
Motherwell are accepting submissions, either personal essays or perspective pieces, on parenting, for which they pay.
Door Is a Jar litmag is seeking nonfiction pieces of up to 1000 words.
Wildness accepts creative nonfiction on a rolling basis up to 3,000 words
For even more places to submit essays and nonfiction head to Entropy’s website and peruse their comprehensive Where to Submit section.