Written by Ella Peary April 15th, 2021

Honeyguide: Now Seeking Submissions

Honeyguide is dedicated to exploring the relationship between humans and animals. They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about the human-animal bond, and they’re also interested in writing that gives voice to the animal perspective.

They’re not looking for simple, sappy animal stories. They want layered, nuanced writing that explores the complexities of human-animal relationships. Honeyguide has provided plenty of tips for styles and themes to help authors submit successfully. It’s a good idea to read these suggestions before submitting.

Honeyguide is published twice a year, in print and digital formats. Right now through May 15, they’re seeking submissions for their second themed edition, “Mythical Creatures and Speculative Fiction.” Submitting authors can expect a response within three months.

Authors may submit short stories and works of narrative nonfiction, 4,000 words or fewer. Honeyguide also accepts flash fiction. Poets may submit up to five poems, twenty lines or fewer each.

Authors published in Honeyguide Literary Magazine may be selected for an online feature. Authors featured online will receive $25.

Honeyguide is also seeking blog posts—nonfiction snapshots about real-life realizations, experiences, and feelings. Authors may submit up to three pieces, 3,000 words or fewer each. For this category, reprints are welcome.

Each issue of Honeyguide also includes a column called, “Life Advice from An Animal.” Authors may submit articles on this theme, 1,000 words or fewer. Honeyguide pays $25 for this column.

In addition, each issue features an article about a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter. These articles should be 2,000 words or fewer, in a journalistic or interview style.

Honeyguide accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work (except for blog articles, which may be reprints).

Honeyguide only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Honeyguide, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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