: We occasionally publish personal essays (which need not be about language). We are not interested in fiction, nor are we interested in essays about politics or religion, but we are interested in essays about what you have thought, what you have felt, what you have experienced. We mostly expect your submission, whatever its topic, to be well written. Use clichés, slang, or swear words, and you can be sure we will not be interested. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but we do not accept previously published work.
It can be very satisfying to write and publish creative nonfiction. To publish your personal essays, you will need talent, diligence, focus, and lots of time to dedicate toward making your submissions to literary journals or publishers. Or you can enlist the help of Writer’s Relief! We would love to help you publish personal essays.
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Do you want to publish personal essays? There are many literary journals and publishers who publish short, creative nonfiction pieces. If you want to publish personal essays, you will need to spend countless hours preparing your submissions and researching literary markets that publish creative nonfiction. Or you can seek out the help of Writer’s Relief.
The personal narrative sells in many markets. The most obvious markets, of course, are literary magazines. The free and incredibly easy to navigate can help a writer find a literary magazine interested in non-fiction. ( and are examples.) Other publications, including print magazines, online magazines, and newspapers, will also publish a personal essay, if it follows their particular specifications. Below are five well-respected magazines, newspapers and anthologies that consistently publish personal essay and memoir, along with information about how to submit. Some publish essays online as well as in print.