Thursday, June 24, 2010

Literary Magazine Limelight- Eclectica Magazine

Song of the Day: "25 Reasons" by Nivea

   Hello all! Onward we move with Romance Week! It appears that there is something terribly wrong with the romance world. I've discovered that there are no literary magazines specifically for romance! I couldn't believe this. I searched and searched, but to no avail. I came up short. It was even hard to find a magazine that actually stated it was accepting of all genres. I did manage to find one. Check it out.

Eclectica Magazine

   It's a quarterly "World, Wide Web" journal that showcases the best writing regardless of genre (and yes the site actually says that). So there is hope after all for you romance writers. And here's what I really like about them:

   "'Literary' and 'genre' work appear side-by-side in each issue, along with pieces that blur the distinctions between such categories. Pushcart Prize, National Poetry Series, and Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as Nebula Award nominees, have shared issues with previously unpublished authors."
 
    I like that they aren't snooty. Everyone's work can co-exist in their magazine. The do not offer pay, but they do guarantee that your work will never go out of print. They are interested in fiction, poetry, essays, creative nonfiction, drama, book and movie reviews, travel writing, interviews and humor/satire. Works which cross genres—or create new ones—are especially encouraged. (This includes prose poems, "heavy" opinion, works combining visual art and writing, electronic multimedia, hypertext/HTML, and types we have yet to imagine.)
    Anyone can submit, including, adults, teens, and even ex-convicts. They do ask that you please proof read your work before submitting to them (but that's a given).

Here is the link for official guidelines and information:

http://www.eclectica.org/

And to all you romance writers out there, please, somebody, anybody, start a literary magazine for your genre!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link! I'm checking it out now. :)

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  2. Cool lit mag find :) Gonna check it out!

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  3. Your blog is awesome!!! Though I don't write romance I can certainly appreciate the genre, Susan Elizabeth Phillips (chick lit writer) is one of my favorites!!!

    I found your blog over at the lovely Sandy Shin and she always has the best bloggers!!!

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  4. Thanks for the comments everyone!

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