Two free online magazines are asking for submissions and looking for new subscribers. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re well worth checking out!
The first one is Writer’s Grapevine, created by Patty Fletcher. As I told her when she sent me a copy of her magazine:
Thank you so much for the Writer’s Grapevine copy! I’m humbled by how much you all do. And, while all articles were amazing, I particularly loved Phyllis’ one on harmony and Trish’s tale of the two cousins, which was fun and sweet.
The writer’s Grapevine is a monthly news and literary magazine featuring Writers, Small Business, and Nonprofits. In each issue, you will find a variety of Articles, Essays, Short Stories, and Poems for your enjoyment.
Trish Hubschman reviewed it as follows:
Three words: I love it! I look forward to reading The Writers Grapevine every month, in fact, I read June’s issue the day after it was posted. Patty adds a special touch to the magazine that I’ve never seen done before. She introduces the next act on the playbill and comments on each piece afterward. It’s as if she’s sitting beside me and we’re chatting. This makes me smile! The same holds true for the contributor letters. It’s as if the writers are talking directly to the readers. It gives a warm and personal touch.
Check out back issues for free on the Writer’s Grapevine website.
If you’d like the Writer’s Grapevine to be sent directly to your inbox in MS Word, PDF, or copied into the body of your email, please send an email with Writer’s Grapevine Word, Writer’s Grapevine PDF, or Writer’s Grapevine Body in the subject to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to submit an article, essay, poem, or short story to the Writer’s Grapevine, email Patty to find out more about her guidelines. It is also a good idea to read an issue or two of the magazine before submitting.
Advertising on the Writer’s Grapevine
The Writer’s Grapevine also allows advertising on its issues starting at only $5. Just email Patty to arrange the placement.
The Ad requirements are:
- Advert wordcount 300-500
- Font size .12
- Font type Calibri
- One website per ad
- One photo if desired in either JPG or PNG format attached.
- Photo file must be titled to reflect the content of the photo
- No embedded photos.
- No Zip files and no PDF files.
- One-time ad: $5.00
- Reoccurring ad space for three months is: $20.00
- Six-months: $40.00
- One-year: $80.00
John Maberry, a longtime friend of this blog, issues Eagle Peak; another wonderful free magazine. Eagle Peak deals with a variety of contemporary issues, such as:
The Climate Crisis
It’s no longer climate change–it’s now a crisis. That means the change is serious—and getting worse. We need to deal with it NOW. Why? Because of the accelerating change and the trend line. You probably already believe it’s happening. This article will help you inform friends, family, and others of the facts–and what needs doing.
The Third Age–Living It and Loving It
Are you retired or will be soon? Are you living your dreams? Enjoying your golden years? Got a plan if you’re not there yet? We have the info you need–money, travel, staying involved, health, and more. You don’t have to be rich, you just need ideas. We have some, plus a guide to finding many more.
Perspectives on the Eternity of Life–and a Remembrance
We all will die someday–that’s a certainty. How we live our lives will make a difference on what happens thereafter. Heaven, hell, rebirth–your faith and your choice. If nothing else, a life lived well offers an easier death and good memories of you by others. Read on for perspectives on a different view of eternity.
More Writing Tips–New and Revisited
If you’re a writer–aspiring or otherwise, tips are always welcome. You can never know too much about the art or craft of writing. More tools, more ways to connect with a reader. We get so many, so often, it’s hard to keep up with them. Bookmark these. Then try them when you have the time.
Eagle Peak is currently accepting submissions for its Annual issue, to be released in September.
To submit an idea for inclusion, contact Eagle Press here.