Featured Market: The Indianola Review Reply

This week we turn our focus to a lively new literary magazine: The Indianola Review. Their first issue is coming on December 15th. We really like the look of this smart new market. They offer highly competitive pay for successful submissions – that’s right, payThey also condemn literary snobs and they are already running a $1,000 dollar flash fiction prize! What more could we ask for?


Featured Market: Word Riot 3

Word Riot first opened up shop in March 2002 and has become one of the best known and most reputable online journals on the interwebs.

Word Riot Submission Manager

According to their submissions page, Word Riot like edgy, experimental writing. They also like publishing the best up-and-coming writers and poets.

In terms of short fiction, Word Riot only ask that submissions should be no less than 1000 words and no greater than 6500. They also request that you don’t explain/tell them about the piece in your cover letter.

Word Riot are also accepting novel extracts, creative non-fiction, poetry, interviews and essays as well as flash fiction. You can see their submissions manager here.



Featured Market: WORK Reply

This week’s featured market is WORK magazine. Their aim is ‘to publish the best writing, thought and information about work, or lack thereof, while providing a forum for readership to connect and respond.’


WORK is dedicated to celebrating the daily grind: white collar, blue collar, pink collar, sex work, food service, freelancing and more.

WORK has an intentionally bland format, so that it can be enjoyed while you’re still on the clock. Does your boss like to peek over your shoulder? More…

Speaking with Literary Agent Imogen Pelham. 2

Last week I went down into London to meet with Imogen Pelham, a literary agent working for Marjacq. Imogen joined Marjacq in 2015, after five years at Aitken
Alexander where she started building her list, which includes Wellcome Prize shortlisted Emily Mayhew, and Costa Short Story Award winner Angela Readman.


Phil: How did you get into publishing?

Imogen: I decided I wanted to be an agent when I was 17, which is kind of weird, but I knew More…

Featured Market: The Purple Breakfast Review Reply

The Student Wordsmith’s unique online journal, The Purple Breakfast Review presents an opportunity for aspiring writers, particularly students, graduates and young people, to showcase their incredible creative talents.
Themed around ‘Echoes’, submissions for its fourth issue (and the final of 2015) opened on Monday 5th October 2015. The closing date is 5pm on Friday 13th November 2015, so you still have over a week to submit. 

TPBR welcome submissions from illustrators and writers of all genres (prose, poetry, drama and non-fiction). Word limits are as follows:

Prose, Drama and Non-Fiction = 1,000 words

Poetry = Up to 600 words

Please note: each entrant is entitled to send up to three pieces of work for free. All written submissions are to be typed and emailed as a Word Document attachment. Any illustrations should be submitted in high-resolution (at least 1mb) and in Jpeg format.

Please email all submissions to pbr@thestudentwordsmith.com