dear WordPress Followers–
I ran across this in my email, so I thought I would pass the information along to each of you. Perhaps one of you has some interest in the opportunities listed. Happy Writing!
THANK YOU each for your continued interest and support…your likes and comments….when visiting my blog. You give me hope in humanity! My soul appreciates the quiet presence of you in my life!
There certainly is much turmoil in our world today–many lives hurt, so many lives threatened, so many women and girls tortured, many lives of men lost in wars, so many children silenced, disease and suffering, poverty and greed…certainly the increase in communication technology brings a new level of awareness to us.
The sorrow becomes overwhelming and the solutions seem so distant. It is difficult for me to write happy thoughts amidst all of this suffering—but, I feel we must do what we can to remind each other of all that is GOOD—because there is much GOOD–and we cannot let go of that thread of HOPE…it is upon this Hope that the future is built.
Thank YOU each for giving me HOPE with your positive words and encouragement! Blessings upon you each in however you feed your souls…I think we all belong to the same God…we may have different rites and rituals and ways of being with God, and perhaps even in how we address the GOOD in Life…but I know from the wonder I read in your writings, that we are all on that same path of LIGHT. We need that LIGHT in this world
4 Publishers that Pay $100+ for Essays
1. The Big Roundtable seeks to publish true stories. They want long-form narrative non-fiction. They believe storytelling is central to what it means to be human. According to their website, their core values include “voice, inclusion, surprise, and journalism.” Most importantly, they want stories that are 100% true. They pay a minimum of $100. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
2. Chicken Soup for the Soul actively seeks submissions of inspirational stories about real life events. They pay $200 per essay, and are currently seeking submissions for 11 books. The next deadline is June 30th, 2016. To learn more, read this article.
3. Ploughshares, the renowned literary journal, is currently seeking queries for “Look2”, their series on essays about underappreciated/overlooked writers. They pay up to $250 per essay. They accept queries only. The submission process is rather confusing. You will need to create an account before accessing the submission page. There is no submission fee for Look2 Queries, but it will say $3 before you “add to cart.” To learn more, read their call for submissions.