Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Submissions: Consider Markets Outside of the U.S.

View from my bedroom
at Joyce's house
I’m currently visiting my longtime writer friend Joyce Finn in her sunny paradise in Sun City Hilton Head, South Carolina. We met many years ago in an online travel writing class, and Joyce still runs an online writing group that we founded in 2004. Keeping any writers group going for that long is a huge success, and speaks volumes to Joyce’s skill as a moderator. One of the neat things about her group is that it brings together writers from all corners of the world, and one of Joyce’s invaluable insights is that if you write in English, you should consider markets outside of the U.S. as well, either for work you’ve published here, or work you have not been able to publish in the U.S. So here, thanks to Joyce, is a little sampling of her current listing of international literary market opportunities:

Mslexia is a wonderful British magazine for women who write. They welcome submissions for every part of the magazine (apart from the Editor's letter). Explore the website to submit.

The Capilano Review, Canada
A visual and literary arts magazine published three times per year. Strives to publishes only the very best fiction, poetry, or visual art. Has a long history of publishing new and established Canadian writers and artists who are experimenting with or expanding the boundaries of conventional forms and contexts. International writers and artists are also published. Pays $50 per published page to a maximum of $200.

A semi-annual literary magazine published in journal format. Publishes Canadian and international writers and artists. Pays $30 for submissions, plus a one year subscription. Only submissions responding to specific calls for submissions will be read. See guidelines at site for current calls.

A general-interest magazine covering a wide variety of topics concerning Italian life. Always on the lookout for writing with great images and a strong narrative flow. Regular features include holidays, wine, food, gardens, house interiors, culture, learning Italian, fashion and sport. Seeking well-illustrated articles from freelancers on any aspect of Italy and its lifestyle, culture, food, crafts or lesser-known holiday destinations.

Diverse editorial content from politics and business to sports and the arts. Has a distinctly Canadian perspective.

Launched in August 2008, a quarterly travel and adventure guide to 'Travel Without Borders' in the Asia Pacific region. Has a simple mission: to bring Asia to you, so that you can experience Asia. Also covers Australia and New Zealand and the tropical atolls of the Pacific. Paying market.

A monthly magazine for smallholders, small farmers and anyone interested in self-sufficiency, both rural and urban. Carries practical-based articles on small livestock, organic production, herbs, crafts, cookery, building, energy and any other aspect of small-scale agricultural production. Paying market.

3 comments:

  1. Great reminder to look outside your home country for publishing opportunities -- I'm working on that now myself.

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  2. This is great to know. I would have never considered markets out of the country.

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  3. Yes the overseas markets are very good.

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