Where can you submit your writing for free?

How about 30 plus places to submit your writing?

And they pay you!

Some of my scariest and most rewarding experiences as a writer happened when I stepped out of the shadows and submitted a story. Nothing beats reading, “We would like to feature your submission.”

Scary, yes, because I felt as though I were sending a piece of my soul out into the big bad world to be judged. Rewarding because acceptance is what I dream of as a writer.

Thanks to Erica Verrillo for providing us with this great list of publications looking for good writers. This month you can submit your favorite piece and get paid.

November is just getting started, so pull out that story from your slush pile, polish it till it gleams like a newly minted penny and hit send.

There is still time!

34 Calls for Submissions in November 2017 — Paying markets

I recognize a few on her list but many are new to me. There’s poetry, fiction, speculative fiction, essays and more. 

Another great list is provided by Rachel Poli. Unfortunately, not all are free to submit but there are payment and prizes. So check out her post…

November/December 2017 Writing Contests

Do you find submitting scary and rewarding as I do?

What do you think?

Any of these publications look good to you?

Have you had any success with either of these organizations?

Do share your thoughts and experience in the comments.

And take a minute to follow me on social media, just click on the buttons below. I’ll leave a light on.


Today I’m thrilled to congratulate my favorite ape

And a hard-working ape he is!

Congratulations Chris to you and your sister! What a lovely gesture to your mother.

So all you writers/readers pass on the Ape’s good news.

A book is born!

Click on the following link and read the Ape’s story.

NEWSFLASH – Story Reading Ape Publishes Book…

Click image to read a sample…

I’d love to hear from you! Click the write me tab or contact me on Twitter @jeancogdell, Facebook at  jean.cogdell and Amazon.com, stop by and say hey! The lights are on and I’m waiting.

Please remember to share this post with your Twitter peeps and Facebook Facebook fans.

A Wealth of Information

If you’re like me, you are always looking for additional places to submit your writing.

Thanks to the Review Review I’m passing on the following links of

70 magazines and journals.

There is something for everyone.

Whether you’re a writer of fiction, non-fiction, flash or poetry, I hope you’ll find someplace to submit your work.

49 links


10 links

from Flavorwire

and 11 more

from Authors Publish

Plus – too many to count

from New Pages

Happy Writing everybody!

Submit your story

Dust off your keyboard and submit all those great stories you slaved over all winter long.

This is May and it is National Short Story Month and the opportunities abound.

Let me know about any contests I’ve missed. There must be a zillion more out there.

Who are you submitting to? Leave me a comment and add your favorite to the list.

Get ready!

Get set!

Select and…

Good Luck!

Publications Accepting Submissions:

  1. Six Words Stories 
  2. Don’t Do It Ezine
  3. NANO short story 31 writing prompts 
  4. Storm Cellar Quarterly  Accepts submissions year round.

Contests Open for Submissions:

  1. Glimmer Train:  1st: $1,500 May 31, 2014 deadline
  2. NANO:  contest The sixth-annual NANO Prize $500, 300 words max, Deadline: September 1, 2014
  3. DECISIONS, DECISIONS This contest offers free critiques.
  4. 53 Press:
  5. Writing Maps Journal:  See website for details.
  6. Writers Village:  The top 50 contestants, whether they win a cash prize or not, will also gain a brief personal critique of their stories.
  7. Short Story Competition:   Cash prize Closing date: 31 July 2014
  8. Narrative Magazine: Cash prize Deadline June 15.
  9. Flavor Wire: Cash Prize.
  10. HHA short story: See website for more details.
  11. Jotters United  Deadline May 31, 2014 See website for details.
  12. Poetry:   Poetry Anthology –Submissions open until June 30, 2014
  13. TIFERET Writing Contest    $1200 in prizes, $15 fee per entry, June 1, 2014 is the Deadline.
  14. Flash Fiction:   Blue Earth Review  Flash Fiction Contest Deadline August 1, 2014, $500 1st place, 2nd-$250, 3rd-$100. Winners will be published in Fall issue. Other admirable submissions may be published. $2 fee Submit here  https://blueearthreview.submittable.com/submit/24696
  15. Crazy Horse    Deadline July 31, 2014 $1000 prize,  All entries will be considered by our editors for publication, and the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription

 Please check websites for additional rules and details.

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