This week’s featured market is The Wrong Quarterly, a new London-based literary magazine showcasing prose from both British and international writers. They are unaffiliated with any existing publishers, agencies, or academic institutions, and aim to provide an inclusive platform for emerging writers worldwide.
On their website, they write that they ‘gravitate towards the inventive’ when it comes to writing.
The Wrong Quarterly is a great place to submit your writing as an new or emerging writer. The magazine is currently sold in bookshops across the UK, US, and France, including Foyles
, The Rizzoli Bookshop
,Lutyens and Rubinstein
, and Shakespeare & Co.
They are a brilliant outlet for new and emerging writers, as they can get your work in three countries.
Here’s their submission guidelines:
We accept fiction of under 6,000 words, fully edited, and previously unpublished. We also accept non-fiction, life-writing, and essays of under 5,000 words.
Something a little different this week: Nowhere Magazine’s Drunken Writing Competition.
When I saw this competition listed it made me laugh, so I figured I’d share it. We wouldn’t advise that you do all your writing drunk, (in fact, we’d highly recommend you don’t) but this competition is a bit of fun and you get a beautiful hip flask just for submitting. That said, you do have to pay $55 to enter, which works out at about £35.
Here’s their competition guidelines:
Some of our favorite writers wrote drunk. Some wrote sober and got drunk after. Some got drunk, then sobered up, then wrote, then got drunk again. Either way, booze has long been the writer’s muse. That’s why we asked BankNote to make us the Nowhere Writer’s Flask. There’s a pocket for a notebook and a pen (included). It’s bound in Italian leather and made in NYC by John Torossian: the best damn leatherworker this side of the Prime Meridian. See it here: http://www.banknote.nyc/nowhere-collection
The only requirements for the Drunken Writing Contest are that you get drunk and write, preferably about travel. Or as we like say, the intersection of people, place and time. Every entrant gets a flask. The winner gets a bottle of whiskey. Fill her up and have at it.
If drunk writing’s not your thing, Nowhere are also running a travel writing competition with a $1,000 prize. They accept fiction or non-fiction. You can see their full guidelines right here.
This week’s featured market is Cactus Heart Press.
You might be thinking, ‘What is a Cactus Heart?’
According to their website: Cactus Heart is, of course, a metaphor for how we believe literature and art should be. It should shock and wound and delight us; it should fill us with curiosity and terror. It should survive.