• Submission Opportunities for Writers
    For Writers

    Submission Opportunities for Writers

    Submission Opportunities for Writers

    I’ve been trawling the internets lately on the search for places to submit writing — from poems to flash fiction to short stories and non fiction essays — and I’ve amassed an unruly pile of links. I think it’s best to compile these opportunities in one spot, for everyone to benefit from! This list is by no means exhaustive, but should be a good jumping off point. If you’re a writer looking to get your writing out there, add publication credits to your CV, and potentially get paid a few bucks here and there (some of these sites pay for work, many don’t), check out some of these options:

    *some sites are on here multiple times, under each category of work they accept. 

  • Motivation

    In Praise Of Putting Down Words

    It’s only by sitting in the chair

    that we can hope to rise.

    It’s only by tackling the knot

    that we stand any chance of untangling it.

    By putting words to the page

    so many words,

    any and all kinds of words,

    mischosen words,

    earnest words,

    embarrassing words,

    too many words.

    It’s only by doing this work that we might hope to find

    the perfect words.

    The keys that turn the locks.

    The switches that bring to life the lights.

    The whispers of truth

    the strength to the muscles

    the shape to the spine

    the beat to the heart

    of the narrative.

    The right words are there.

    Not in some nebulous cloud floating above your head,

    not lurking in your computer,

    not sleeping in the pages of that thesaurus you never open.

    The words are in you already.

    Perfect words in search of a perfect place.

    But the only way to find them

    is by doing the work.

    By opening the page.

    By uncapping the pen.

    By sitting down in that chair.

    To write.