Written by Emily Harstone

Moxy: Now Seeking Submissions

Moxy is a UK based literary journal founded in 2018, with a focus on creative nonfiction. They have a beautiful and easy to navigate website. They publish criticism, essays, travel writing, and personal essays as well as art and cartoons.

They were inspired in part by the autofiction movement, although much of what they publish does not fall under that category. If you scroll down on their submission guidelines, they include important context and additional reading about the various sub-categories of creative nonfiction that they publish.

Their submission guidelines are detailed and it’s very important to follow them. For example, one of their guidelines is that UK spelling and grammar must be used in your submission, including -ise endings, single rather than double quotation marks, and en (–) rather than em (—) dashes.

Do not submit without thoroughly reviewing their submission guidelines and complying with them.

They accept completed submissions and pitches, which is unusual. They have a handy form for pitches and they ask that you submit completed work through email. Most of what they publish is between 1,000 and 4,000 words in length.

To learn more go here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2020 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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