Looking for New Ways to Increase Your Exposure?


Superstar!I got one for you! Are you ready? Are you READY?

Literary magazines … but not your traditional story submissions. How does this work? I’m so glad you asked. 

In today’s world of technology, blogs, and social media, many literary magazines—especially emerging ones—seek guest posters for their blogs, or guest writers for online articles. And because these posts are published more frequently, you probably have a better shot at getting published.

Then, guess what? You can “officially” claim to have been published in a slew of literary magazines.

Additionally, publishing online articles or blog posts in various literary magazines will increase exposure to your blog or website. It will introduce your name to new eyes through Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin (depending on the publication), and of course, their website.

How do I know this? Simple: RESEARCH.

I want to be a successful writer. And because I don’t have the luxury of living in New York, or attending Ivy League schools like Columbia or Yale—therefore meeting editors who work for the New Yorker—this is my only way.

And since you’ve all been so great (please forgive me for my absence in responding to your comments lately … I promise I’ve been reading them and TRULY appreciate them!), I’m sharing my newly discovered insight. So … what say you? Think you’ll give it a shot?

Here, I’ll get you started. Check out these lit mags that also have online blogs—and therefore, contributors:

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5 thoughts on “Looking for New Ways to Increase Your Exposure?

    1. Hi Nina, I’d never thought of that either! It came up organically as I started researching literary magazines to submit my short stories to. I discovered many have recently begun blogs within the past year or two, and several were seeking guest-posters. And I thought, “Wow, what a great idea!” Glad my discovery got the wheels turning in your head, too. 🙂

    1. Haha! You’d be surprised. I’ve found, shockingly, that many literary magazines–especially humor ones–print swearing. Check out McSweeney’s. I think you’d take special interest in their “OPEN LETTERS TO PEOPLE OR ENTITIES WHO ARE UNLIKELY TO RESPOND.” Here’s a link to one such letter. At the top, there is an email to submit yours: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/an-open-letter-to-people-who-judge-my-single-post-college-lifestyle

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