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So forget any sense of cohesion. This week’s version of The 3 — three rather haphazardly chosen outlets that want your creative writing — is a true mishmash.
Xenith More than just a lit mag, Xenith is an online community that started out in the 1990s looking for Gen Y talent. as the millennials aged, so did the magazine, so if you weren’t around in the 70s, this is a good place for you to consider for your work.
Zoetrope What better people to put out a magazine than Hollywood auteur directors like Francis Ford Coppola, whose company, American Zoetrope, publishes this quite-cool quarterly “devoted to the best new short fiction and one-act plays?”
Carcinogenic Poetry If you’re serious about your poetry, how can you possibly be more serious than something carcinogenic? This online journal is a great outlet for studied poetry with an edge.
Now get writing!
The Iowa Review: Published by the University of Iowa, this is a top-notch quarterly that has just announced its 2012 contest for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The magazine accepts unsolicited submissions in September, October, and November only, but you have until the end of January to enter IR’s contest. Some very important people read this one, so go for it.
Amphibi.us: A defiantly online magazine looking to bring down the print-is-king paradigm, Amphibi.us has a penchant for the strange and the short. Guaranteed you’ll find things published here that will make you say “Hmm, I never thought about that.”
Broken Pencil: A Canadian print magazine with special online content and some of the coolest Canucks in Toronto, BP is geared toward the hip and indie. It’s a great outlet for writers with strong voices.
Good luck, writers! Keep going for the jugular!
In an effort to spread the love — not to mention the marketing possibilities — for writers, I’m starting a new weekly freebie. Every Wednesday, I’ll highlight three fiction markets that are always looking for fiction.
If you have any suggestions, know of a good publication to highlight, or want to promote your own journal, drop me a line and let me know. As always, you are welcome to submit to my own online publication, WriteHook Magazine anytime. In fact, please do — I’m still looking for submissions for my first edition.
The 3 for the Week of July 6, 2011:
- The First Line: A quarterly online and print publication that actually pays money, The First Line provides the opening line and you run with it from there. The next two issues begin with the following first lines: “Edwin spotted them the moment he stepped off the train,” due August 1, 2011; and “It had been a long year,” due November 1, 2011.
- Red Fez Publications: A monthly online publication that’s as open to anything as you will ever find. They don’t like snail mail and they are serious about their guidelines, but if you don’t know where your story fits, try it here.
- Jersey Devil Press: A monthly online magazine you don’t have to live in New Jersey to love, but it helps if you agree that Jersey Shore is the harbinger of the end of civilization as we know it.