Featured Market: Cactus Heart Press Reply

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.
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Featured Market: Whiskey Island Reply

This week’s featured market is Whiskey Island.

Whiskey Island is a non-profit literary magazine that has been published in one form or another by the students of Cleveland State University for over 30 years.

They are an attractive literary magazine that operates exclusively in print.

According to their submission guidelines page, they are looking for writing that surprises with language and plot.
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Featured Market: Bartleby Snopes Reply

This week’s featured market is Bartleby Snopes, a literary magazine who “aim to publish the finest fiction on the web”.

The online magazine publishes two stories per week, and round up each month with a Story of the Month competition, which is decided by the readers. The winner of each month’s competition receives $25 and publication in their semi-annual print magazine.

But what’s particularly great about Bartleby Snopes is their response time. Typically, they will respond to submissions within a week. If you like to get snappy submission responses, take a look at our blog featuring the 5 Fastest Responding Literary Magazines.

But that’s not all. Bartleby Snopes annual dialogue contest offers big cash prizes – last year they distributed $2300 between their 5 winning writers. The 2015 competition closes on September 15th, so if you have a short story (max. 2000 words) comprised entirely of dialogue, get your entry into them! See their full guidelines here.

Featured Market: The Lampeter Review 1

This September, we decided to start a weekly Featured Market post. Each Wednesday, we’ll pinpoint a magazine, competition or anthology that we think you should pay attention to. We know it’s time consuming to trawl through the thousands of markets out there, find one that’s suitable for you, scan through their submission guidelines and then eventually submit; so we thought we’d do the hard work for you.

This week’s Featured Market is The Lampeter Review – TLR for short.

What’s great about TLR is that they’re a really high quality publication. Seriously, it looks amazing. They publish prose, poetry and plays from writers such as Joe Dunthorne, David Vann, Rachel Tresize, and many other household names, including Online Writing Tips very own Tyler Keevil & DD Johnston!

But they also publish new and emerging writers. And that’s why it’s brilliant. If you’re an unpublished writer, you have a great opportunity to be published alongside some established authors, in a beautifully compiled publication.

Take a look at their Submission Guidelines below:

One submission per issue, in one file, of the following:

Prose: no more than 3,000 words in length.

Poetry: either 3 short poems or 1 long poem.

Plays/Screenplays: 1 scene (10 pages max.)

Please also include a short bio (4 sentences max.)

If your work is accepted, please wait an issue before submitting again.

Have a look, read some previous issues, and get submitting!

The 5 Fastest Responding Literary Magazines 3

We know what it’s like to get excited about submitting a short story in the hope that you’ll get a fast response. Weeks can go by, often months, with nothing.

WaitingI hate to be the one to break it to you, but with some magazines, there’s a chance you may never get a response at all.

But don’t panic. That’s what we’re here for. We’ve taken the time to create a list of 5 of the fastest responding literary magazines, so you can get your submission fix quicker than ever before!

All of these publications are part of Duotrope’s 25 fastest fiction markets.

1. Eunoia Review

The Eunoia Review are committed to publishing two new pieces of fiction every day. They aim to respond to all submissions within 24 hours. 

See their full submission guidelines here.

2. Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal

This journal have a turnaround time of 3 days for all submissions. They welcome fiction, poetry and other literary submissions by new, emerging and established authors. They’re primarily looking for experimental, hybrid and avant-garde literature.

See their full guidelines here.

3. After the Pause

This is the literary journal of a small press ‘a…p’, based in Indianapolis. They’re open to any type of submission, and they aim to respond to submissions within a week.

See their full guidelines here.

4. Bop Dead City

Bop Dead City is an independent, quarterly literary magazine seeking new writers with a story to tell. They accept fiction, poetry and artwork. According to Duotrope, their average response time is 2 days. 

See their full submission guidelines here.

5. One Throne Magazine

Founded in 2014, One Throne is an online literary magazine published quarterly. Their goal is to showcase the foremost of all creative writing, worldwide, in a single magazine.

According to Duotrope, their average response time is 3 days. 

So what are you waiting for? Get submitting! You won’t be waiting for long.

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