What are some places that publish narrative non-fiction essays? Obviously, travel essays have a niche - in some magazines and anthologies - but what about other topics? Where have you published your work?
Hi there. My main publishing genre is memoir, specifically the personal essay. To date, I've published in The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, NPR's All Things Considered, Northeast Public Radio, American Health, Prevention, Newsday, the Cup of Comfort series, and The New York Daily News, among others. These days I also publish regularly on my blog, here.
This is really a great thread. So many resources to sort through! I have a piece in the new anthology "Gravity Pulls You In: Perspectives on Parenting Children on the Aut..." In the past, I've submitted to some of the national publications mentioned here by others, but never got more out of it than a stack of rejection emails. I've also had a few short pieces posted on parenting websites.
Curious too about HuffPo. How does one get "invited" to post? (If someone already answered this, sorry. I couldn't locate the response.)
I'd like to try some of the online journals, like Literary Mama, though very often those placements don't pay anything. And I'm also going to check out some of the links listed here— I'd love to find my way into another anthology. I also post essays on my blog.
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