Most Popular Twitter Pitch Parties for Writers



Getting published is hard. Finding an agent to take your writing to the next level can be even harder! That’s why other writers have created Twitter Pitch Parties. They’re a chance for agents to hear about your story, and if you’re lucky, they’ll sign you as one of their clients.Pitch Party Dates

What exactly is a Twitter Pitch Party?

Each pitch party has slightly different rules that I’ll explain below, but the objective for each is the same – to help you find a literary agent using a finished and polished manuscript as your bait. Literary agents are essential since there are some publishing houses that will only look at your manuscript if it’s submitted through an agent. Let’s just say agents are kind of important in the traditional publishing world.

Most pitch parties have you sum up your book in 140 characters* or less, including the pitch party’s hashtag (which allows agents to see your tweet). Usually, the parties happen on specific days of the year, during specific hours in the day.

*Please note: because of the twitter character limit increase. Many pitch parties have increased their allowed character counts. Read rules carefully before participating. 

What does it mean if an agent “hearts” your pitch?

If an agent likes (or “hearts”) your tweet, you have a free pass to send them your manuscript. That does not mean that they will automatically offer you representation, but if they like what they read, they may offer for you to be one of their clients – putting you one step closer to your dream.

Most Popular Twitter Pitch Parties

Twitter_Social_Icon_Circle_ColorAqua#PitMad is for all writers of all genres. With PitMad you create a 280 character tweet, but it must include the hashtag #PitMad AND a genre hashtag, such as #YA for young adult. The PitMad website has thorough instructions and lists all necessary hashtags there. Click here to go to

#DVPit  is a pitch party ONLY for diverse authors. They describe diverse authors as:

Twitter_Social_Icon_Circle_ColorRedOrng“Native peoples and people of color; people living and/or born/raised in underrepresented cultures and countries; disabled persons (including neurodiverse); people living with illness; people on marginalized ends of the socioeconomic, cultural and/or religious spectrum; people identifying within LGBTQIA+; and more. Any decisions regarding eligibility are yours to make. Authors are not obligated to disclose anything they do not feel comfortable with and are not required to pitch only #ownvoices work, though that is certainly welcome!”

As with the other pitch parties, you need to include #DVPit in your pitch and pay close attention to other dates and rules found on their website:

Pitch Parties for Individual Genres

There are also a handful of twitter pitch parties for specific genres.Twitter_Social_Icon_Circle_ColorAqua

#PBPitch is for picture book authors only. More info here:

#KidPit is for ALL children’s literature genres (picture book, chapter book, early readers, middle grade, and young adult). More info here:

#AdPit is for Adult books only. This also includes the newer genre of “New Adult” which falls between young adult and adult literature. More info here:

#SFFPit is for Science Fiction and Fantasy Books only.  Yes, you get to try and sum up your massive, intricate world in a single tweet. Good luck! More info here:

#PitDark is for authors who write darker themes. This pitch party is not limited to just horror though – dark fantasies, murder mysteries and more are included. More info here:

#KissPit is a new twitter pitch party that is specifically for romance writers. More info here:

#ISWSGPit is from the creatively named “Insecure Writer’s Support Group.” I love their name so much. Makes me snicker every time. 2018 is their second twitter pitch party. One benefit to participating in newer pitch parties is your tweet is more likely to be seen. More info here:

Twitter_Social_Icon_Circle_ColorRedOrng#SonofaPitch (also know as #SOAP18) is a little different than some other pitch parties because it allows you to tweet a pitch every hour, where most pitch parties only allow you to send out two tweet pitches a day, per manuscript. There is also a three week build up to this twitter pitch party, where you can get feedback and possibly even have editors and agents requesting your stuff.  This is currently only open to YA, New Adult, and Adult novels right now. She is considering including Middle Grade in 2018. You can learn more about this unique pitch party in a podcast here . You can also there more here (these are last years dates, link will be updated once she has posted this year’s information):

If you’ve never participated in a pitch party, I recommend you do. While the majority of people who participate do not get a heart from an agent, some lucky ones do. It could be you! I was lucky enough to get a heart my first-time pitching. The agent wasn’t the best fit, so nothing came of it, but it was exciting and good experience submitting to her.


2018 Pitch Parties:

#IWSGPit on January 18th

#KissPitch on February 14th

#PBPitch on February 22nd

#PitMad on March 8th, June 7th, September 6th and December 6th

#AdPit on April 4th and November 7th.

#KidPit on April 4th and November 7th.  

#SOAP18 / #SonofaPitch in July – see here (check back for the specific date)

#PitDark in May and October (check back for specific dates)

#DVPit on April 25th (Children’s, up to YA) & April 26th (Adults)

#SFFPit in June (check back for the specific date.)

Since these parties cover all genres, what have you got to lose? There’s one for everyone! If you have a completed manuscript, I say go for it. This might be your lucky year.



Book Word Counts – Does yours make the cut?

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Wondering if your book is the length agents and editors are looking for? I’ve got a quick guide to help you see if your manuscript makes the grade.


Picture Books : 500-1000 words

This is why picture books are so hard – you have to fit the entire story arch in there!

Early Readers:  1500 words max.

Think Elephant and Piggie, by Mo Willems.

Chapter Books: 5000 to 15000 words

Junie B. Jones books are an average length, falling between 5000 and 7000 words.

Middle Grade Novels: 20,000 to 55,0000 words

Keep your reader in mind. The longer lengths should be reserved for the older readers.

Graphic Novels: 20,000 – 75,000 words

These novels run in a similar range to Middle Grade, but because of the heavy visual content, can run a little longer. For instance, Diary of a Wimpy kid averages around 20,000, but El Deafo comes in around 75,000.

Young Adult Novels: 55,000 to 75,000 words

Some young adult novels fall a little shorter than this, but it’s not recommended, try to keep in this range. And you should only be going longer than this if your YA is a fantasy or science fiction.

Young Adult (Fantasy/ Science Fiction):  75,000 to 85,000 words

Again, remember your audience. This is not adult fantasy and sci-fi. YA is often read by middle grade aged tweens and early teens.

New Adult Novels: 60,000 to 85,000

These books fall in very similar word count ranges to young adult books.

General Adult Novels: 80,000 to 90,000 words

This is a very blanket number. Some crime novels and historical novels will go higher but try not to go much shorter than this.

Fantasy / Science Fiction Adult Novels: 100,000 to 120,000 words

Readers of this genre love details. No wonder the book lengths are always longer.

Memoirs: 80,000 to 90,000 words

You might think memoirs would have a lower word count, but not so! Stick to general adult novel word counts here.

Non-Fiction: 80,000 to 100,000 words

This is for adult non-fiction. For children’s or YA non-fiction, follow the general word count guidelines for those genres.

If you’re ready to submit your work, remember this is a general guide. Always check with your agent or publisher to see what lengths they are buying in your genre. Each professional’s opinion may vary slightly.

If you’re still writing. Use this cool calculator that lets you know how many pages to write to reach your word count goals!WtoPButton



Get your story critiqued for free by others in the writing field.

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If there’s one thing we writers can all agree on it’s on how important it is to have someone other than your Aunt Margaret edit your manuscript. You’ve been starring at your precious gem for so long you don’t see the little things. That’s why editors and publishers nearly demand that your manuscript be edited by someone other than you before you submit it for publication. That’s great and all, but what if you don’t know someone willing to read your work? Or maybe you don’t want people you know to read your work – what then? That’s when you a need a critique group.

If you search online you can often find critique groups in your areas of people who meet up at bookstores and coffee shops once a month and swap manuscripts. Too intimidating for you? Or don’t have time for in person critique groups? There’s also online options that won’t cost you a fortune fir feedback. The one I’ve used most when I go the online route is:



Creating a free account is easy, and you can start critiquing others work in the Story Queue right away. You earn credits for the critiques you give (typically around one credit a critique- more if it’s a longer piece). Then you use those credits to get your own stories added to the queue. It takes 3 credits to post your own story. If you want to post more than one story during the same critique period, the subsequent stories will cost more credits. If you are posting a novel, I recommend you break it down to 1-3 chapters per posting, max. People are willing to commit to smaller word counts.

They have different queues for the many different genres of writing. You are open CC-Queuesto critique from and post your work to any queue you’d like. At first, I preferred to stick to posting my work in the “Newbies” queue which lets others on the site know you’re new to this. There is limited time to post here, but I recommend you use it while you can.  After that, I recommend you find your genre(s) and stick to reading and posting there since you’ll find writers with similar interests who have more experience in your type of writer (makes their critiques much more helpful).

Stories are left up for one week and receive between 2 and 8 critiques each – sometimes more, sometimes less. You can stop accepting critiques at any point. After reading the nice things people say, give them a ‘grade’ for their hard work and start the reading, posting cycle all over again.  Simple!


My husband has phenomenal editing skills, but I can only ask him to read so many of my manuscripts before it starts to feel abusive. Critique Circle lets me see my manuscript through the eyes of readers who don’t know me, so they’re more honest than husband is (smart man). There is even the option to critique anonymously, if you’d like.

The site encourages critiquers (or “critters”) to be constructive while still being positive. 98% of the users of the site stick to this beautifully. Most critiques left me feeling good and ready to make their suggested changes.

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The other – less tactful – 2% I chalked up to it being “them not me” and would do my darnedest to set their opinion aside. With any critique site you have to go in to it realizing that just like you don’t like everything you read, there will be people who don’t prefer your work. It doesn’t mean it’s not good, or not marketable, it just means it’s not their taste. Those are the critiques you politely thank for their time and then ignore their suggestions. If you remember to stay polite regardless of what’s being thrown your way then you’ll see that kindness reciprocated.


While I can’t begin to list them all, there is a lot more than just story queues on their site.  There are forums where you can meet and talk with other writers. Messaging so you can talk back and forth. Tools to track your progress. Writing exercises, games. Resources to answer your publishing/writing questions and blog posts to keep you encouraged. You really have to join to see everything they have to offer.  With Premium memberships your options are even greater for a small monthly fee.

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Basic Service is FREE. Premium membership for around $3 per month and Gold for about $6.


Agents, editors – they all want to know if your work has been reviewed by others and for good reason. Your work is your baby, and like the parent of that awkward looking baby that has NO clue their child isn’t cute – you have to have someone that isn’t in love with your story look at it and honestly tell you if it’s awkward, cute or just a ugly duckling story that hasn’t been revised into a swan yet. Critique Circle is a great place for that. I recommend you give it a try.



Agents answer Authors Questions #askPSLA


Authors have questions and agents have answers! During twitter party #askPSLA, agents Maria Vicente and Kurestin Armada from P.S. Literary Agency answered authors questions. Scroll through their replies below to see what might be helpful for you.

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Three steps to becoming a published writer

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Kim B. Clark, a University president, taught a principle for learning that applies perfectly for writing as well. He says, “In every major there is a Know-Do-Become pattern that applies to that field. Deep learning of this kind only comes with diligence on the part of the learner.” * He teaches, to reach the next level of learning you must conquer the one before it first.


Before you can become a writer you have to know you want to become a writer. Simple? For some. But there are some people who teeter on the edge saying they’d like to write a book one day or “wouldn’t it be fun to be a writer” but haven’t made up their minds whether it’s for them or not yet.

“Do you like writing enough to write almost every day?”


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If you haven’t decided yet, here are three things you need to ask yourself:

  1. Am I willing to read… a lot?
  2. Do I like writing enough to do it almost every day?
  3. Do I want to be a writer bad enough that I’m willing to make myself write, even when I’m not in the mood?

If you didn’t answer yes to all three of those questions, you need to rethink becoming a writer. The reading and writing can’t be escaped, and what’s the fun doing it if you don’t want it…bad.


Goals are achieved in the doing. If we only spend time thinking about being a writer, or wishing we were a writer, it’s never going to happen. We have to actually do what it takes to be a writer. So what does it take?

360px-Tobey_Maguire_2014What it takes to become a writer is simple, but not easy. Let me explain. Toby Macquire sat on Oprah Winfrey’s couch for an interview. She asked what his weight loss secret was when becoming Spiderman. He leaned forward, crooking his finger ’til she leaned in too, then whispered, “I exercised and ate right.” She sat back and laughed. He assured her that really was all he did. Writing is no different. All you have to do is read a lot and write a lot. That’s it! But like weight loss, sticking with the routine, until you get the results you want, is the hardest part.

“What it takes to become a writer is simple, but not easy.”

For me, having a community of other writers keeps me doing my writing. What motivates you to keep writing? Maybe it’s watching videos on writing or reading blogs and articles online, like this one? What about reading books that inspire you? Whatever it is, find what works for you and keep doing your writing and submitting your writing until you become a published writer.


Every writer’s goal is to one day become a published writer. But you can’t become a published writer writer until you first know you want to be a writer and then do the work that gets you there.

Stephen King put it simply:

“If you want to be a writer you have to do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” Stephen_King_Signature

Like any farmer will tell you, you can’t reap the harvest unless you know what you’re planting, and then do the work to help your crop grow. If you want to become a writer and harvest the fruits of your labors, you have to work.


On the bright side, when you know you want to be a writer, you’ll also want to do the “doing” part. There’s a reason we want to be writers, writing is magical. Sure, there’ll be days you don’t want to. If you can push through the days you’re not in the mood and do it anyway you’ll reach the next level of becoming a published writer eventually. And is there really any better job in the whole wide world? I don’t think so.

Learn to speak like a writer. Click here for our writing lingo guide.

Need a laugh? Watch this day in the life of author, Rachel Hollis.

11 publishers who accept unsolicited adult fiction and non-fiction.


Once you have your manuscript finished, what next? If you don’t have an agent, finding places- to submit your work can be overwhelming.  But you can still submit to publishers without an agent as long as they accept unsolicited manuscripts, like these ones!

This is a list of publishers who accept unsolicited adult fiction and/or non-fiction (click here for children’s publishers). Please be sure to read their submission guidelines thoroughly, editors like it better when you follow them 😉

Conquer that Slush Pile!


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  1.  Chicago Review Press (click here): 

    They do not publish fantasy, sci-fi, short stories, novellas, or YA fiction.

  2.  Baen (click here):

    Only science fiction and fantasy, and the reply time is between 9-12 months.

  3. Dream Big Publishing (click here):

    They do not accept: Non-Fiction, Horror, Thrillers, Self Help, Religious and Poetry.

  4. Skyhorse Publishing (click here):

    This publishing house only accepts non-fiction.

  5.  Sterling Publishing (click here): 

    The Sterling list covers a broad range of subject areas including current events, diet and health, parenting, pop culture, reference, history, art, music, and everything in between. Sterling Epicure focuses on food, wine, and spirits. Sterling Ethos is a rich list encompassing all aspects of body, mind, and spirit. Lark Crafts publishes books on crafting, decorating, creativity, and outdoor living. Puzzle and game books—including crosswords, cryptograms, sudoku, logic puzzles, and I.Q. builders—are published under the Puzzlewright Press imprint.

  6.  NCM Publishing (click here):

    They accept Fiction, Non fiction and some Young Adult.

  7. Joffe Books (click here):

    They do not accept sci-fi, non-fiction, conspiracy theories, or erotic.

  8. HUB City Press (click here):

    If your book takes place in the southern part of America, this is the press for you., but they do accept books in other settings too.

  9.  Woodbine House (click here):

    Keep in mind they need books written for children and adults with disabilities, but written at an appropriate reading level.

  10. Chronicle Books (click here):

    They do not accept fiction, but they do accept various non-fiction topics such as “cookbooks, fine art, design, photography, pop culture, craft, fashion, beauty, home décor, relationships, lifestyle, and innovative formats such as interactive journals, kits, decks, stationery, and much, much more.” (scroll down page to Adult section)

  11. Kensington (click here):

    Established in 1974, Kensington, America’s independent publisher, located in New York City, is the foremost independent publishing house in the United States publishing in hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market. We publish over 600 books annually in both fiction and non-fiction. Kensington has sweeping and diverse imprints, including Kensington, Zebra Books, Pinnacle Books, Lyrical Press, Dafina Books, and Citadel Press. These imprints are well-known for popular commercial fiction, mysteries and thrillers, African-American titles, multicultural fiction, nonfiction, as well as true crime and Westerns. Kensington continues to be the foremost American publisher of romance novels.

Good Luck!

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Free Cover Letter Template for Writers and Authors

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SubmittingI like free stuff, I’m guessing you like free stuff too? So, I’m giving away a free cover letter template to all my subscribers. Simply click the subscribe button above or the link below and tell me where to send your editable cover letter template! 

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Just a little something for you that I wish someone had done for me when I started out. Cover and query letters don’t have to be scary. Hopefully, this template makes them even less frightening.

Good luck submitting!

5 Cover Letter Tips for Writers to Get You Noticed!



You’ve got a manuscript, and it’s glorious. Now, you just have to find an editor that thinks it’s as wonderful as you do. How do make your work stand out compared to all the other writing in the slush pile?  It’s your cover letter.

Cover letters used to make me nervous, not gonna lie, but here’s some dos and don’ts that helped me get my works out of the slush pile and under contract.

  1. Keep it Brief:

    You need enough, but not too much. Completely useless advice, right? It’s not though. Make sure your letter is not longer than one page. Shorter is better as long as it has an intro, a description of the work, why it’s a good fit for that publisher and your info. That’s it. Cut out all the other fluff.

  2. Be you:

    Cut out the stuffy and let them hear your voice. Yes, you have to be professional, but editors are overwhelmed with words and they probably aren’t going to remember yours unless those words make them feel something. Maybe it’s excitement, or curiosity  about your work (or you just make them smile so they read on because of that). Regardless, remember they connect with your work if they feel something, and they can only feel something when you are you in your writing.

  3. Not published yet? Zip your yap.

    If you’ve been published before, include that. If you haven’t, don’t. Saying you’re unpublished can be worse than not saying anything at all. I know you’re itching to say something, but take a deep breath and trust me.

  4. Know your facts

How much do you love people calling you by the wrong name? You don’t! And neither do editors. They want a cover letter addressed to them and  not one addressed to an editor who worked there ten years ago.  The internet is a wonderful thing. Use it’s powers for good and find the editor’s name.

5. Repeat after me, follow the submission guidelines.

Final piece of advice here, be a rule follower. Break out of the box with your writing, but not how your submit! If they don’t want a cover letter with your manuscript, don’t send it. If they want a query letter first, do that instead. Each publisher has specific submission guidelines. Follow them! So, if they want your manuscript hand delivered by a singing hippopotamus… you should probably rethink that publishing company.

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Writing Terms – what’s it all mean?

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When I started writing, one of those most confusing things was figuring out the lingo. I read articles about getting published and had to research more just to understand what “query” meant and to see if my manuscript was “unsolicited” or not. So, for you other confused souls I’m here to help.

Here’s some terms writers should know.

Agent: Your new best friend. These are bookworms turned contract signing ninjas! (Okay, so really, they help you polish and submit your work to publishers for a small cut of your earnings). If you’re serious about writing you’ll need one, eventually. Avoid agents who charge reading fees. That’s a no-no. Agents should never charge to read your stuff.

Author: You. Yes, you can call yourself that.

Contract: THE JACKPOT! This is a magical sheet of paper that says the publisher liked your book enough to make millions of copies! Maybe not millions but that’s what it feels like when you sign your first one. In reality it’s a legal contract you have to sign before a publisher can print your book. It outlines pay and copyright terms. Most exciting kind of boring paperwork you’ll ever sign!

Cover Letter: Short, simple, but catchy intro to your story and yourself that attaches to your manuscript when submitting. 

Editor: The big-wig, head honcho at the publishing company (or magazine, or website). You should know their name when you submit your stuff to them. People like it when you know their names, and editors… they’re people too.

Literary Agent: I once thought an agent and literary agent were two different things. They’re not. Don’t be an idiot like me. (see “Agent”)

Manuscript: The printed, or digital final draft of your story. Ya, that one – that took you 7 years to finish. It is glorious.

Publishing House: The big (sometimes little) company that prints your book. Here’s a nice list of some.

Query or Query Letter: Let’s call it a sample idea. Like those Costco taste testers that tempt you with little bites, a query letter is an idea you think might interest an editor. You give them a quick summary of the idea, and they let you know whether they’d be interested in seeing your writing about that. No guarantee they’ll publish your work, just a good way to get a feel for what editors wants. Mostly used for magazine and online content.

Self-Published: Traditionally, this is when you cut out the middle guy, skip the publisher all together and create and print copies of your book at your own expense. This side of the writing industry used to have a bad rep but is constantly evolving. This form of publishing is far more accepted now. Google it to see what’s new.

Slush Pile: That big, ugly inbox that holds all the manuscripts that editors have to work through and accept or reject.

Submission / Submit:  The scary act of mailing or emailing your manuscript to an editor (then restraining yourself from obsessively checking for a reply – they take forever to reply).

Unsolicited: You’ll sometimes see this as “unsolicited manuscripts” or “unsolicited work” it all means the same thing, it’s writing you submit all by your lonesome, without an agent. Most writers get their start here.

Writing Contract: Like with literary agent, I thought writing contract was different than contract. They’re not. Apparently I struggle when you add a second word to one I already know. Don’t judge me. (see “Contract”)

Hopefully this little guide will help you have more confidence in the writing world. It’s not as scary as it sounds, and writers, editors and illustrators are some of the nicest people you’ll ever work with.

Keep plugging away at those writing goals! And follow me for more tips and motivation!


Submit: Magazines that will Publish Your Short Stories


One of the best ways to build up your resume is to submit your short stories to magazines. It shows publishers that you can work with an editor, and depending on what magazines hire you, it also reflects your skill level.

Here is a wonderful list created by Christopher Fielden. He also has lists for other countries on his site as well.

These are for adult audiences, I will include a children and teen list soon.

Short Story Magazines USA

Submissions Address
American Short Fiction USA
online submissions only – see link
Payment is competitive and upon publication
$3 dollar submission fee – no set guidelines as to content or length but their Submission Manager requires that uploaded files be less than 500 KB
Black Bird USA

online submissions preferred, but postal address is: VCU Department of English
P.O. Box 843082
Richmond, VA 23284-3082, USA

They do pay for successful submissions, but I can’t find any details of how much
If writing more than 8,000 words, contact them prior to submitting – submissions between Nov and Apr only
Clarkesworld Magazine USA
online submissions only – see link
10¢ per word for the first 4,000 words, 7¢ for each word over 4,000
1,000 to 8,000 words – Sci-Fi, fantasy and horror – average response time 2 days
Conjunctions USA
Conjunctions, 21 East 10th St., #3E, New York, NY 10003
No official restrictions on word count – use common sense, don’t send them extremely long work
Fantasy & Science Fiction USA
C.C. Finlay – Editor, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, P.O. Box 8420, Surprise, AZ 85374
7 to 12 cents per word
25,000 words max – founded in 1949, the magazine has published some amazing authors, including Stephen King and Ursula Le Guin – they invite submissions of science fiction and fantasy – the SF element can be slight, but must be present
Fantasy Scroll Mag USA
online submissions only – see link
1 cent per word
5,000 words maximum – fantasy, sci-fi and horror
Fence USA
online submissions – see link
25 pages max
Fiction Magazines USA
online submissions – see link
Royalty payments – each author receives 10% of single copy price
many different themed publications throughout the year – wordcount limits vary so check website for current details
Glimmer Train USA
online submissions – see link
anywhere from around $600 to about $3,000
maximum word counts vary – submissions open for different story lengths, payment/prizes all year round so check website for current details
Indianola Review USA
online submissions – see link
Fiction: $20 for stories 2,500 to 6,000 words; $10 for stories under 2,500 words

Poetry: $5 per page

5,000 words max, poetry 3 to 5 poems – they also accept miscellaneous articles
Light Speed Magazine USA
online submissions – see link
5 cents per word for previously unpublished work, 1 cent per word for work that has been previously published
1,500 words min to 7,500 words max, but stories of below 5,000 words preferred – science fiction and fantasy ONLY – expect response within two weeks
Literary Juice USA
online submissions – see link
No monetary payment, but published stories in the Literary Juice online magazine will include a by-line and author biography
1,500 words max – any genre – response time between 1 and 3 months
Longshot Island USA
online submissions – see link
5 copies of the printed magazine
stories between 500 and 3,000 words in length – magazines submitted to the O. Henry awards
Metamorphose USA
online submissions – see link
No monetary payment, but that might change in the future
7,500 w0rds max – sci-fi and fantasy – for unpublished authors, see submission guidelines for full details
One Story USA
online submissions – see link
$250 and 25 copies of the magazine
3,000 to 8,000 words – anystyle or genre, submissions accepted from 1 September to 31 May
One Teen Story USA
online submissions – see link
$500 and 25 copies of magazine
2,000 to 4,500 words – aimed at young adult market – accept submissions from teenage writers
Paris Review USA
The Paris Review, 62 White Street, New York, NY 10013, USA
no details given on the site, but they do suggest you read a copy of the magazine prior to submitting
Review Americana Creative Writing Journal USA
online submissions – see link
no max word count stated – poems, short fiction, short screenplays, short plays, creative nonfiction and essays – published twice a year
Ruminate Magazine USA
online submissions – see link
$15 per 400 words
5,500 words max – only submit one story per reading period – optional critique service
Spry Literary Journal USA
online submissions only – see link
2,500 word max – any style or genre – 3 to 6 months response time
Strange Horizons USA
online submissions – see link
8 cents per word, with a minimum $50 payment
9,000 words maximum, but prefer stories of 5,000 words or less – response time 2 weeks
T Gene Davis Speculative Fiction Blog USA
online submissions – see link
No max word count specified – family friendly horror, fantasy and science fiction – stories published on blog and in anthology
The New Yorker USA
online submissions – see link
No submission guidelines given, best to read the magazine to see what kinds of stories they publish
The Sun Magazine USA
Editorial Department, The Sun, 107 N. Roberson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
$300 – £1500 for fiction, determined by length and quality
7,000 words max – they receive 1,000 submissions a month, so competition is high
The Threepenny Review USA
The Editors
The Threepenny Review
PO Box 9131
Berkeley, CA 94709
$400 for stories and articles, $200 for poems
4,000 words max for short stories, 2,500 for articles, 100 lines for poetry – published quarterly – submissions accepted between January and June
Tin House USA
Tin House, PO Box 10500, Portland, OR 97210, USA
10,000 words max – they accept unsolicited submissions in March & September USA
online submissions – see link
25¢ a word for the first 5,000 words, 15¢ for the next 5,000, 10¢ after that
17,500 word max, 12,000 words or less preferred – speculative fiction, including SF, fantasy and horror – response time three to seven months
Word Riot USA
online submissions – see link
6,500 words max – any style or genre
Zoetrope All Story USA
Zoetrope: All-Story, Attn: Fiction Editor, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Unknown, but their short story competition pays $1,000 first prize
7,000 words max – they receive 12,000 submissions a year – they don’t accept submissions between 1st September and 31st December as this is when their short story competition is run

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