Written by Emily Harstone

12 Places That Publish Writing About Writing and Publishing

Whenever I write about ways to create and sustain a writing platform, and promote a book, I talk about the often untapped potential of publishing articles about writing and publishing. This is a good route forward for many writers, as these sort of articles tend to receive more viral traffic than publishing creative work, and they are a good way to connect with a broad spectrum of writers, and readers, many of them often outside of the literary journal community.

For the first time, I have set down and put together a list of places that publish articles about writing and publishing. It felt a little strange to put together this list because we generally focus on opportunities for creative writers, and most of these places only publish nonfiction, and not the creative kind. But they are still a great opportunity for creative writers in terms of promoting their work and their name.

There are also lots of regional organizations of writers that publish articles about writing. If you have a publication you want to add to this list, send us an email at support@authorspublish.com.

Many of them pay, but not all of them. If they pay I make it clear in my review. Most are open to submissions now, but not all of them.

Writer’s Digest
This well-respected publication publishes a wide variety of articles that you can learn more about by going here, and scrolling down. They pay varying amounts, depending on the content.

The Writer’s Chronicle
For this flagship magazine for AWP (The Association of Writers  & Writing Programs), the editors consider submissions between February 1st through September 30th. They pay $18 per 100 words. You can learn more about what they are seeking here.

Poets & Writers Magazine
The most established magazine for writers accepts a wide variety of articles. You can read their complete submission guidelines here. They are a paying market.

Craft
This respected literary journal also publishes essays on writing craft, critical essays, and book annotations. They pay between $50 and $100 for accepted pieces. Learn more here.

The Writer
They publish a wide variety of articles about writing and publishing, and pay an undisclosed amount determined by length. You can learn more about what they are seeking here.

Electric Lit
This respected website publishes a wide variety of personal essays including essays focused on  books, writing, storytelling, as well as interviews with writers and editors. Learn more here. They are a paying market.

Lit Hub
A great website with a lot of readers, Lit Hub is open to a wide variety of pitches. Learn more here. It was created by Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature. Reports indicate that they pay, but it’s not clear how much on their website.

Chill Subs
They publish articles and essays about “the windy, wonky, fun, weird, hair-pulling, frustrating, tricky, super-spectacular process of hunting down different journals, lit mags, zines, reviews, and so on to ask them to hang your poem, story, odd or end up on their internet fridge”. They pay $20 per piece, and publish 3 per month. You can learn more here.

Authors Publish
We pay for articles about creative writing and publishing. We are closed to submissions through early September, except for submissions to our case studies series. You can read the first article in this series here, and our full submission guidelines here. We pay $40 for most articles.


Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2021 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.

 

 

 

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