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:
- Electric Literature Blog: The Outlet
- Boston Review (soon to start a blog)
- View From Here: Guest Writer Series
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