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I've got the perfect match for your writing
One of my favorite things to do is match-make.
I’ve made a couple of perfect matches, some of them are married with babies now.
They should give me a show! (Actually, no thanks.)
But mostly I match-make in a “Hey, you and so-and-so would help each other out!” way.
I’ve match-made writers with editors.
Writers with writers.
Writers with interviewees.
Clients with writers.
Now I’ve got a special match for you.
Because You Write family, meet Melissa.
Melissa Coffey is not only a wonderful writer, they are also doing us an amazing favor.
Finding places to get published is a chore, but Melissa’s got us covered.
All the hard work is done.
(Scroll down if you want to get straight into sending your work out.)
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I met Melissa on Medium a while ago and was stunned by their gorgeous pieces.
Melissa’s from my side of the world, across the ditch from New Zealand in Australia, where they work as a writer and editor.
Special note to our poetry fans!
Melissa is also the person you need to meet if you want to hone your poetry skills.
You’re not going to learn poetry from me!
Melissa’s own poems and fiction are often tinged with darkness and are published in Aurora Journal, Last Girls Club, Ekphrastic Review, Writing in a Woman's Voice & Not Very Quiet. Melissa has work forthcoming in Exist Otherwise and an Improbable Press anthology.
You can add Melissa on Twitter @CuriousSeeds if you want to chat.
Enough from me. I’ve asked Melissa to say hi and share some publishing opportunities for the month.
From Melissa to You
As a published author of short-form writing (mainly fiction & poetry, some essays), I’m constantly combing the internet for submission opportunities in literary journals.
To assist other writers to land their work in journals, I curate monthly submission call lists, plus tips and strategies in Inspired Writer on Medium.
Did you know, plenty of lit journals publish:
as well as other nonfiction like interviews and reviews?
In addition to sprucing up your author bio, many are paying markets—so they’re worth checking out. It’s always a good idea to read work in the journal first to help you decide what to submit.
Kelly invited me to share a few opportunities with you all. Here they are— & happy submitting …
4 Places to Submit Your Writing
Celebrating a sense of place, this journal is “part visitor’s guide, part travelogue, part literary journal.”
They seek work connected to or associated with a specific, physical place that someone could visit.”
The editor accepts Creative Nonfiction and pays $35 (USD) /piece.
An established American journal, they publish CNF and Essays.
Submission window is open until Sept 30th. Pay: $120 (USD) / piece.
A new Substack project, former Catapult creative writing instructor is looking for edgy writing she describes as “glamour-forward”.
Mila welcomes feminist perspectives and considers a wealth of nonfiction forms including reviews & interviews, CNF, Personal Essays & Hybrid work.
Submit your pitch or piece via email. Pay varies from $100 for interviews to $150 for Essays & CNF.
This highly-regarded journal has two opportunities for CNF writers.
Firstly, they’re open for pitches for cultural essays.
Secondly, they’re open for applications to be part of their reader team for essays and creative nonfiction submissions.
This is a fantastic behind-the-scenes opportunity to read what’s “now” in Nonfiction literature. See website and further details are listed in their Submittable page.
Pay is professional rates.
You can find more opportunities in my monthly submission calls on Medium.
Here’s July’s list – still plenty of open deadlines.
Melissa will be turning up monthly to help us out. Are you going to try submitting to any? Let us know so we can cheer you on!