Six Hens

Basic Information
274 Redwood Shores Pkwy, Suite 318
Redwood City
California
United States
94065
Contact Information
Suzanne
Galante
Editor in Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Six; featured writers each receive $50.

Our writers take us to the places and events that changed what they believe in, changed how they see their place in the world, and changed them. Through their storytelling, they change us. We want powerful nonfiction prose written by women about the moments that segment life into before and after.

At Six Hens, the stories that we are most drawn to are the ones that appear like crocuses in the aftermath of the snowstorm because it is those stories that offer us better understanding of ourselves. We encourage writers to read some pieces from any issue to better familiarize themselves with what we're looking for. Finally, submissions should be about 2000 words and previously unpublished.

Brevity

Basic Information
Brevity c/o Dinty W. Moore
265 E. State St.
Athens
Ohio
United States
45701
Contact Information
Dinty W.
Moore
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1997
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Abigail Thomas, Sherman Alexie, Lia Purpura, Roxane Gay, Diane Seuss, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Steven Barthelme, Joe Mackall, Ander Monson, Caitlin Horrocks, Jon Pineda, Brenda Miller, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Robin Hemley, Matthew Gavin Frank, Lee Martin, Rebecca McClanahan, Robin Behn, Abby Frucht, Barbara Hurd, Bret Lott, Ira Sukrungruang, Rigoberto González, Judith Kitchen, Michael Martone, and Jenny Boully.
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1 or 2

Brevity publishes well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form. We have featured work from two Pulitzer prize finalists, many NEA fellows, Pushcart winners, Best American authors, and writers from India, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, Qatar, and Japan. We have also featured numerous previously unpublished authors, and take a special joy in helping to launch a new literary career.

Everything is dialed up in a shorter piece. You need to move in and out of scene quickly, you need to introduce language, diction, and rhythm immediately, and you need to establish place, character, and conflict right away – usually in the first sentence. The first paragraph of a brief essay has to do what the first chapter of a memoir does. 

The Lark

Basic Information
Westbrook
Maine
United States
04092
Contact Information
Leah
Kuehn
Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
0
Issue Price: 
0
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
9

The Lark firmly believes that the ubiquity of the internet is not a reason to accept diminished quality in publications, or to skip supporting contributors. We seek to publish what's risky, critical, musical, philosophical, playful, experimental, sexy, or deadly serious. Sometimes we publish the bells and blossoms, and sometimes we publish the dark underbelly. 

Above all, we seek to be moved. 

We recommend that you look through our previous issues to get a sense of The Lark. Our guidelines are left intentionally expansive, but we take craft seriously and are drawn to work that feels honest in some way.

Blue Earth Review

Basic Information
230 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato
Minnesota
United States
56001
Contact Information
Andrew
Nye
Poetry Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2003
Distributors: 
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Steve Almond, Nicelle Davis, Alex Lemon, Jennifer Whitaker, Kristen N. Arnett, Charles Baxter, Stephen Burt, Brian Doyle, Thomas Mira y Lopez, José Araguz, Paige Lewis, Richard Jones, John Jodzio, Sheila O’Connor, Sean Dougherty, Allegra Hyde, Gary Dop, Dobby Gibson, Matthew Guenette, and Sarah Gerard
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
10.00
Issue Price: 
6.50
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies

We consider poetry and fiction in any style. Please limit poetry submissions to no more than five poems at a time and place all poems in a single document. We are interested in creative nonfiction (memoir and personal essay) with contemporary themes. No literary criticism. Though there is no specific word or page count for fiction or creative nonfiction, Blue Earth Review is most interested in works that are under 3,000 words.

Grace A. Ross

Regal Hoffmann & Associates LLC
242 West 38th Street
Floor 2
New York, NY 10018

Monika Woods

Curtis Brown, Ltd.
10 Astor Place
Third Floor
New York, NY 10003

Noah Ballard

Curtis Brown, Ltd.
10 Astor Place
Third Floor
New York, NY 10003

The Penn Review

Basic Information
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
19104
Contact Information
Daniel
Finkel
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
1966
Representative Authors: 
Gregory Djanikian, Peter LaBerge, Deborah Burnham, Rachel Gogel, Michael Gamer, David Morgan O'Connor, and Corey Mesler.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5

We’re seeking work that’s energetic, imaginative, and original.  Send us fiction with strong, idiosyncratic voices, creative nonfiction that honestly and eloquently strips all pretenses away, and poetry that uses language with power and precision.

To get a feeling for the work we publish, we encourage you to consult the issues available on our website.  When you feel ready, please read our submission guidelines and then send us your best work, along with a third-person bio of 100 words or less.  

Melissa Danaczko

Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
6 East 39th Street
Suite 500
New York, NY 10016

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