I’ve put together a list of lit mags accepting FREE submissions. I incorporated Erika Krouse’s list of 500 Ranked and Brecht De Poortere’s Twitter list. You can download the spreadsheet, feel free to share: click here.
We’ll talk about the steps involved in a strong submission, whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. How to properly format your file, find the right place for your writing, and how to write the kind of cover letter editors are happy to see. The types of rejections and acceptances, paid vs. free submissions, and much more.
Date October 17: 7 AM EST / 12 PM BST / 4:30 PM IST
Cost About 10 GBP / 17 CAD / 1012 INR, 2 free spots if needed
These are four stories I loved reading.
Before The Original Sin by Mileva Anastasiadou in Flash Boulevard
“…in the old days people didn’t cover their mouths or noses, I didn’t believe you, I rolled my eyes to make sure you knew you couldn’t fool me…” Mileva plays with words like a cat, and weaves a beautiful/terrible future.
Cigarettes and Mint by Shelonda Montgomery in Akikiro
“Daddy lost his job, Momma got lupus, and the rent is due…” What runs like steel wire through this piece is the fierce love this family has for each other.
Swimming Pool Blues by Brian Koukol in Hippocampus
“I watched from my pediatric wheelchair as she plucked powdery purple jewels from the vines that hugged the redwood siding of the hillside home my grandpa had built when my dad was still a kid…” This story had me sitting on the couch literally gasping for breath.
Tussaud by Noa Covo in Flashback Fiction
“She grows up in a house of abandoned arms and legs…” I didn’t know a thing about Madame Tussaud beyond the wax museum before I read this piece. Noa Covo effortlessly brings her to life.
Join me next week, for four more fantastic stories.
So happy to be part of Mayday with a true story that’s very close to my heart. “I’m thirteen. And the Miller Junior High class of 1985 has, in some unspoken, telekinetic election, chosen me as the ugliest and fattest kid in school…” Click here to read.