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Looking for some new markets for your writing? Below are a few lit mags as well as some markets for freelancers.

Why not try your luck? The worst you can get is a rejection.

1. The Malahat Review

They invite writers at all stages of their careers to submit their work.

They publish poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction by new and established writers from Canada and abroad as well as reviews of Canadian books.

The Malahat Review accepts submissions by regular mail. Starting on June 6, 2014, and with poetry only, writers may also submit online using Submittable.

The option to submit fiction and creative nonfiction will come online by the fall of 2014.

Find submission guidelines here- http://malahatreview.ca/submission_guidelines.html

2. New Contrast

New Contrast is a South African literary magazine. They accept short stories up to 6000 words, and poems shorter than 75 lines
What they’re looking for from the editor:

In terms of poetry, I like to see some conscious indication of the craft of poetry, the use of poetics to give a particular quality to the material presented.

I like to experience more than just stream of consciousness writing, and I like to see strong lines being used to drive home the ideas or insights which the work presents.

Above all, the poems must say something which applies to more than just the writer, something which speaks to the wider band of readers who will read the work.

As far as the short story, or short fiction goes, the writing must be clear and vigorous; it must engage the reader and through the building of tension create a satisfying or challenging resolution of tension by the end of the piece.

At present, I will concentrate on publishing primary material and not secondary criticism or theoretical or philosophical arguments.

I would also favour slightly material which addresses our South African context, or our Africanness, but ‘quality’ remains the first tickbox I check for whatever the context or location of the narrative or reflection might be.

Check their full submission guidelines here: http://www.newcontrast.net/submit/

3. The Barcelona Review

They are accepting submissions of previously unpublished short fiction, articles, and essays.

They do not accept poetry submissions. For short fiction submit one story at a time. Do not send a second piece until you have received a response to the first.

Word length: 4,500 words max. Only previously unpublished work (print or online) is accepted.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but let them know immediately if accepted elsewhere.

For more guidelines go here: http://www.barcelonareview.com/mis/subguide.htm

4. Saraba

Saraba is a literary magazine in Nigeria. They are looking for fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

The maximum word count for fiction works is 4,500. They will accept no more than 3 poems at a time.

For non-fiction, they expect a broad range of new creative writing, including short memoirs, interviews, reviews, creative non-fiction, creative journalism, etc.

The maximum count for this is 2,500.
For guidelines go here: http://www.sarabamag.com/submissions/

5. Readers Digest

Readers Digest accepts one-page queries that clearly detail the article idea with special emphasis on the arc of the story, your interview access to the main characters, your access to special documents, etc.

They are looking for dramatic narratives, articles about everyday heroes, crime dramas, and adventure stories.

Do include a separate page of your writing credits.

Email your article proposal queries to articleproposals@readersdigest.com.

For more information about submissions go here: http://www.rd.com/magazine/submissions/#ixzz38s5opzUQ

6. Alive Now

Each issue of this bimonthly, religious, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life.

The magazines contain scripture, prayers, meditations, stories, poetry, reflection aids, photographs, and art.

Each issue identifies a prayer practice related to that issue’s theme. Seasonal material, both theological and liturgical, is appropriate.

They make selections based on a list of upcoming themes.

For email submissions, please collect all of your submissions for a theme into one Word document attachment or body of your email message.

We will consider a maximum of two articles/essays and six poems per writer per issue.

Include your mailing address, phone number, and email address in the document and reference the theme in the subject line.

Email electronic manuscripts to: alivenow@upperroom.org

For more information about submitting to Alive Now check out their website: http://alivenow.upperroom.org/writers/

7. Eating Well Magazine

Eating Well focuses exclusively on eating healthfully.

Readers are interested not only in cooking and nutrition science, but also in the origins of food and social issues related to food networks.

Eating Well prefers pitches via e-mail. Pay rate: up to $1/word.

Read their submissions guidelines here: http://www.freelancewriting.com/guidelines/pages/Cool/