We recently adopted a new policy: Include a Word attachment, but also paste the text into your message. Here are 20 newspapers, magazines, literary journals, and anthologies to help you begin your search: If you want to see your essays published without delay, you must be creative and thorough in your search for places to submit your work.
Strong POV and a compelling personal writing style are key. Wait three months before following up. Always be reading, writing, and submitting. Click here for submission guidelines.
For the same reason specialist magazines, those which deal with a specific realm of subjects, are likely to be similarly well disposed towards your work. Participate in our ongoing micro-essay experiment on Twitter!
Be prepared to hold your horses, though: Did you know there is a difference between and essay and a narrative? Tin House Submit a story or essay of 10, words max in either September or March.
Weekly or monthly tabloid format newspapers may use personal essays for their back page. While your essay should be carefully proofread, a small typo will not influence the overall evaluation of your submission.
Send your pitch to notes thebillfold. We do understand that mistakes happen, however, so in the event that you submitted the wrong file, realized that your essay was a poem, or some other obvious oversight, we do allow editing of submitted essays within a limited set of parameters--usually within two weeks of the original submission date or up until a contest deadline.
University and college bookstores will have excellent collections of essays put out by the college text divisions of major publishers. In addition to publication information about the essays and biographical notes about the authors, this anthology also includes a list of all the presses featured in past The Pushcart Print Editions.
Wait three months before following up.
Payment is leanbut possible: The editors prefer to read full drafts whenever possible. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Local neighborhood newspaper editors and editors of local literary journals may be more receptive to your work and more willing to offer guidance if you are a new writer.UDPATE: For the latest version of this list, subscribe to Writerland in the right sidebar to receive 31 Great Places to Publish Personal Essays in your inbox!
Meghan. I frequently receive e-mails from people looking for places to publish their personal essays. Though they get less press than novels and short fiction, personal essays actually have one of the most welcoming markets in publishing.
Dedicated essayists have a great chance of seeing some form of publication, so long as they’re willing to put the work in and understand the marketplace.
Leslie Jamison's incredible new essay collection, The Empathy Exams, covers topics ranging from random violence to HBO's Girls to abortion to bad romance to stereotypes, proving she can write.
Personal Essay Publishing Project-spring A special collection of personal essays will be printed in early You are invited to submit your writing for consideration for inclusion.
Writers from North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky are especially encouraged but all are welcomed. A personal essay is a short work of autobiographical nonfiction characterized by a sense of intimacy and a conversational manner. Also called a personal statement.
A type of creative nonfiction, the personal essay is ‘all over the map,’ according to Annie Dillard. Leslie Jamison's incredible new essay collection, The Empathy Exams, covers topics ranging from random violence to HBO's Girls to abortion to bad romance to stereotypes, proving she can write.Download