Here are 10 Popular Places to Publish your Writing and they are currently seeking submissions. Now is the time to buckle down and finish those short-stories. Most of these publishers pay via PayPal, so if you’re looking, here are 4 Alternatives to PayPal. If you are in need of links to your work, feel free to contact me and guest blog right here. 🙂 Here are my 10 leads for you today, so good luck!
10 Popular Places to Publish your Writing
1. Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin know how difficult it can be for writers to get their work in front of publishers, which is why we’ve created our innovative and pioneering submissions system – The Friday Pitch.
The Friday Pitch allows for writers of all genres to have their work considered by one of our in-house Submission Editors.
Please select the genre of your work, and follow the links to the appropriate submissions page for more details.
2. Fox and Raven (South Africa)
We’re looking for short stories that fall into the speculative fiction genre – this means fantasy, sci-fi, horror, steampunk and related genres. For these short stories, we’re dying to sink our teeth into tales under 13,000 words (and not less that 9,500).
To sum it up: please submit speculative fiction stories of no more than 13,000 words, and no less than 9,500. Bam!
Fox & Raven pays a once-off fee of ZAR1,500 (that’s $150 for any non-South African writers) for each short story we accept.
3. Hachette Australia
(Australian or New Zealand residents only)
Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s largest publishers and is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories.
As part of this search, we are pleased to welcome email submissions from fiction and non-fiction writers.
4. ICAPA WRITIVISM SCRIPT WRITING RESIDENCY 2017
Deadline: March 31, 2017 12
Are you working on a feature or a short film script? Or are you interested in adapting an African story for the big screen?
If you answered yes to at least one question, then this could be your opportunity. Applications are invited for a bilingual (English and French) scriptwriting residency to be held in Senegal in May 2017.
5. lipmag (Competition)
Entries for the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction are now OPEN and close 5pm Friday 21st April, 2017.
The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is a themed fiction competition open to all women, female-identifying and non-binary writers.
The theme of our 2017 competition is ‘Rebirth’, with a focus on women’s stories. We’re looking for creative, insightful fiction up to 2000 words that addresses the theme in any way.
Rachel Funari, the namesake of the competition, was Lip’s founding editor. Tragically, Rachel went missing in 2011 while on holiday in Tasmania. We hold this prize in her honour because she was determined to better the lives and opportunities for young women.
$1500 cash prize
A 12 month online subscription to Books + Publishing
A “mixed bag” book pack courtesy of our sponsors Affirm Press, Scribe Publications, Wakefield Press and UNSWeetened Lit Journal
Publication on our website and in the next print edition of the magazine
6. Pan Macmillan Australia
- Prepare the first 100 pages (50 pages for a children’s book) of your manuscript, double spaced, and a synopsis (maximum 300 words) as separate Word or PDF documents, ensuring they are clearly labelled with the title of your manuscript.
- You are welcome to submit the first 100 pages and synopsis of multiple manuscripts, but not from the same series. If you have a trilogy, for example, please submit only the first instalment.
- Fill out the form below, indicating which genre your manuscript falls into.
- Attach your Word documents (synopsis and required pages).
- Send on the first Monday of the month between 10am and 4pm AEST. Any manuscript received outside of this period will not be considered.
Penguin Random House Australia comprises two adult publishing divisions and a children’s publishing division.
If your manuscript will engage and excite young readers, we’d love to see it. We are open for submissions from February to November.
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9. You.co.za (South Africa)
The main criterion is that the story is an entertaining, compelling read, and not too high brow or morbid. Stories with an interesting twist always make for fun reading.
Finally: There must be a definite story line; sketches will not do.
Target market: YOU is a family magazine and ideally we’d like our short stories to appeal to both male and female readers (young adults and adults).
Presentation: Only typed manuscripts will be accepted for consideration.
To facilitate our production process please:
• Use double quotation marks by pressing SHIFT and key with double quotation marks.
• Use only one space after full stops, commas, semicolons, question marks, etc.
• Press the ENTER key only once to make a paragraph; do not use indents.
Fee: ZAR 1,25 per word.
10. Zodiac Review
The Zodiac Review welcomes unpublished stories from a whole panoply of genres, including slice-of-life, psychological, light or dark humor, biting satire, fictionalized memoir, light sci-fi and light fantasy, provided that they include decidedly strong elements of literary fiction.
We are especially eager to publish pieces that include some of the following elements of literary fiction:
Character-driven as much as or more than plot-driven writing
Distinctive or idiosyncratic prose style; creative word usage
Literary devices including metaphor, analogy, allegory, imagery, irony
Subtle, subliminal or multiple meanings and sub-themes
An indeterminate or unresolved ending
That’s some list! I do trust that your submissions will be greatly rewarding. Do keep me posted as I would love to share your success stories on our Guest Blog page.
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