- Don t know if this has come across our group yet, but they have interesting items. Cathleen CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Moxie invites you to submit something forMessage 1 of 1 , Apr 15, 2002View SourceDon't know if this has come across our group yet, but they have interesting items. Cathleen
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
Moxie invites you to submit something for publication at Moxiemag.com!
Moxie, for the woman who dares, is for gutsy women who want more from a magazine than fashion, sex, and beauty. With an entirely unique voice, Moxie celebrates women who are living boldly, pursuing adventures, taking risks, and providing others with vibrant role models in the process. Upbeat and positive, Moxie encourages women to define themselves from the inside out - apart from media stereotypes.
Profiled in Writer's Market 2001 and pictured in the New York Times article on brash new women's magazines, and named one of the 25 best websites for writers in Writer's Digest, Moxie is now publishing only online at moxiemag.com.
Stories should mirror the spirit of the magazine. First-person accounts, fiction, non-fiction, essays, and poems are welcome. Just stick with Moxie's mission: to describe real women doing real things in the real world.
CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE
-Does the piece exemplify or inspire moxie (courage, guts, daring)?
-Will it matter to women who are putting together lives that work?
-Does it embody a positive point? Will it inspire or embolden women?
-Will it make a difference to women who are putting together lives that work?
-Does it fit one of Moxie's online departments or themes?
METHOD OF SUBMISSION: email only.
We do not accept queries, attachments, or snail mail.
-Paste the text into body of email and send it to emily@....
-Put the title - just the title - in the subject line of your email.
-Put contact information on the piece. In addition to the title, include your name, address, phone number, email address, and a word count.
-Indicate whether it is fiction or non-fiction.
-Include a word count at the beginning of the piece.
-Make sure that you are using a font we can read...nothing smaller than 10 points, please. If you are using Arial, a common email font, make it 14 points.
Length: 500 - 2,000 words
-One copy of Ties that Bind, Bindings that Break (the last issue Moxie published on paper, now a collector's item),
-OR $10 (don't spend it all in one place)
Beginning April 1, there is a $10 reading fee for each submission to Moxie. You can use PayPal on our website or mail a check to cover the fee.
What this gets you is feedback on your work from Moxie's editorial posse, and, if your piece is accepted, professional editing as well as a writing credit in an established magazine. It also automatically enters your piece in our new contest (see below).
Twice a year, Moxie will award a $100 cash prize to the authors of the best fiction, best first-person narrative, and best poem published in the past six months.
Winners and their authors will be announced on Moxie's homepage, which gets 4,000 unique visitors/20,000 hits a week. The announcement will be linked to a special section of Moxie's site where winning pieces will be featured.
ADVICE TO WRITERS
Moxie welcomes new writers, but we do not welcome spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting errors. Stories that are riddled with errors will be rejected without comment. Likewise, drafts.
We make these suggestions:
-Run a spell check on your work before you send it to us.
-Look it over to see that each sentence begins with a capital letter.
-Read it out loud to see if words are missing or repeated.
-Check to make sure that the piece is either all in the present or all in the past tense.
-Put open quotes at the beginning of dialogue and close the quotes at the end.
-Eliminate stray spaces, extra line breaks, squiggles, and other mystery symbols.
We also welcome personal narratives, but we do not welcome journal entries. One way to distinguish between the two is to ask yourself if your piece has a beginning, middle, and end. Moxie is more than willing to publish writing that is raw in its emotionality and unsophisticated in form as long as it is real. However, if it is simply a rant or a lament, it will not be accepted for publication.
Finally, is your work or written according to a formula you got from a book or a class? If it is formulaic, it would be better to submit it somewhere else.
Remember, submit work online by emailing it to emily@....
Follow up on your work. Nudge us (by email) in a couple of weeks. Be sure to put the title - again, just the title - of your submission in the subject line of your email so that we can look it up.
Finally, have fun, and watch for a big announcement about our first contest winners in October, 2002!
Editor in Chief