fiction novels??? That’s an oxymoron!

It’s worth mentioning that there is a $25 fee to SUBMIT to Creative Nonfiction. I know it’s a reputable magazine and many writers would love to be included in their fine collection of personal essays, but I find this fee offensive. There are many of us writers willing to write and submit for free for the exposure alone but to have to PAY to even be considered? Shame on them.

Lisa Rowan is a writer, editor and podcaster based in St. Petersburg, Florida.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU LISA! I have been searching for months for this sort of guidance. I write travel based narratives, but so many magazines are looking for “round ups” and other helpful articles, it was feeling like good old story telling was being sent to the sidelines. I think I’m now obsessed too Alexis! Time to get pitching.
Good luck everyone.


Just email until you get in 🙂

I just checked out your blog. Great information. Thank you so much. I will look into this.

Thanks for this great list, Alexis!
Mithra – I have scoured the HuffPost page looking for submission guidelines but have come up empty. The “Send us a blog-pitch” link is not working either. Any suggestions? Thank you!


You’ll also get a free copy of The Freelance Writer’s Pitch Checklist

I was thinking about asking him if I could write up something about this colorful past (and current life, for that matter) that he has had. Can you offer any ideas or advice about this?

David Sedaris Essay New Republic

I have a cousin that has had quite a colorful history in employment, and life in general, and I am pondering writing about some of these events. He has been an underwater welder (and had gotten the ‘bends’ at one time); he’s been a logger here in the rugged U.P. of Michigan (and still does this in his “off” time), and is an airline pilot at Spirit Airlines now (current, but pretty much in the retirement side of his career).

sedaris essays great essays and short stories by david sedaris

I’m fairly new to ‘online’ writing (I have a total of 10 articles submitted and published online, through 3 different sites). At some point in time here, though, I hope to bring my writing to a bit of a ‘higher’ level.

06/04/2012 · David Sedaris, Writer: Exit 57

It sounds like he’s done a bit of traveling to participate in these lines of work, so you might consider travel sites or regional publications. Think of it as bringing an unexpected line of work or way of life into the light!

Why Aren’t You Laughing? | The New Yorker

Thanks for your question, Rossana. I don’t know of any outlets off the top of my head, but many are interested in diverse ideas and opinions, so I wouldn’t write off all the publications on this list. Another option would be to ask the members of our — they may have some ideas!