For the Writers: Awesome Journals that don’t charge submission feesPosted by on April 17, 2014
Here at Little Curlew Press we love lots of things — a good trail in the early morning, strong coffee, loyal dogs.
Another one of the things we love is quality lit journals and those stories and essays that keep us up reading into the late hours of the night. Of these, we especially love those journals that don’t charge submission fees. Journals that accept work online without any charge are awesome, in our opinion. Unfortunately, the practice of charging a fee for submissions is becoming more and more common.
Fee-free submissions indicate a journal is welcoming to all kinds of work, including that of writers who might be new to sending their work to publications, as well as those who can’t spare a few dollars every single time they submit their work.
At Little Curlew Press, we don’t charge for submissions, and our plan is to keep it that way. Although submission fees could mean more resources and the ability to run contests with award money, we just don’t feel either of those benefits would outweigh the negatives of asking writers to pay fees just to send their work. (PS – If you have something that meets our guidelines, we want to see it!)
Here are just a few exceptional journals that we love to read and that don’t charge any fees for regular online submissions (as of post time):
Do you know of any other great journals that don’t charge writers to submit work? We’d love to know! Please share in the comments below.