Song of the Day: "25 Reasons" by Nivea
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Poetry Series, and Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as Nebula Award nominees, have shared issues with previously unpublished authors."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:
And to all you romance writers out there, please, somebody, anybody, start a literary magazine for your genre!