This is a list of sites you may want to consider submitting your writing to if you blog about writing topics or reading, including book reviews, writing tips, publishing, and related topics.

Submission guidelines and other site-related info/resources are provided for each entry.

($) indicates a site that offers paid opportunities, however, visit the site for more information as all submissions may not be paid

Directory of Sites Accepting Writing Submissions On Books:Reading & Writing Topics

All About Romance “You read us. You trust our reviews and comment on our blogs and message boards. You like that we’re independent, that we don’t answer to publishers, authors, or a media company. You appreciate that we are a grassroots organization–our reviewers are regular people who, just like you, love romance. We write about romance because we love the genre and its readers. It’s our passion and, if it’s your passion too, we’d like you to be part of our team.”

  • SUBMIT ($ PAID Opportunities coming soon: “We plan to, after our very exciting site reboot in June, to begin paying for reviews.”)

Authors Publish – “We are particularly interested in articles about how authors can promote their writing or build their careers. We are interested in articles about traditional and self publishing. This includes articles about agents, publishers, and conferences. We occasionally publish articles about the mechanics of writing.” Also looking for reviews of Literary Journals, Small Presses, and Book Publishers  ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT
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Beyond Your Blog“Beyond Your Blog shares the tips, tricks and strategies bloggers need to successfully submit their writing to other websites.” ($)

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

Bitch Media“Bitch Media’s mission is to provide a feminist critique and analysis of pop culture, to encourage discussion about how the media influences us, and to promote the connection between cultural critique and social-justice activism.”($)

Blank Spaces Blog – “We are specifically interested in articles that explore the art of writing/creating/designing; how to’s and advice for chasing after your passion.” Canadian publication open to writers of all nationalities.

Book Riot – “Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are.($)

Brain, Child Magazine – “The award-winning literary magazine devoted to motherhood. Publishes features, personal essays, fiction, poetry, news, debates, and book reviews.” ($)

Brevity“For nearly two decades, Brevity has published well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form, along with craft essays and book reviews.” ($)

Broken Pencil“Broken Pencil reviews the best zines, books, websites, videos, and artworks from the underground and reprints the best articles from the alternative press. Also, ground breaking interviews, original fiction, and commentary on all aspects of the independent arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention.”  ($)

Bustle“Providing a fresh spin on news, entertainment, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, books, and any and all subjects that concern women. Bustle is an online community delivering original content that’s smart, shareable, and, most importantly, fun.” ($)

The Christian Science Monitor“The Christian Science Monitor is an independent international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage. We want to inspire people to think about what they’ve read long after they’ve left the page. To share what they’ve learned with others. And to do something that makes a difference.”  ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Civil Eats“Civil Eats is looking for new contributors! Experienced reporters interested in covering food policy, food justice, and science are especially encouraged to apply.” ($)

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

Coffee Break For Writers “CBFW is dedicated to helping writers around the globe learn more about the writing and publishing industry, so they can build attractive and effective portfolios. We offer a variety of free writing advice on topics such as book marketing, writing for the web, blogging, grammar and much more.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Creative Life “Do you know how to be an artist? A ‘successful’ artist? I don’t. I have absolutely no clue… so, I started searching; asking questions, listening to stories, trying to understand the creative process and the creative life. Mission: To combat the fear that leads to this creative suppression by sharing authentic stories about the true creative experience. My goal is to make creativity less scary and more accessible. I believe that anyone can live a creative life.”

Creative Nonfiction –  “We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir. Our editors tend to gravitate toward submissions structured around narratives, but we’re always happy to be pleasantly surprised by work that breaks outside this general mold. Above all, we’re most interested in writing that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We firmly believe that great writing can make any subject interesting to a general audience.” ($)

Electric Lit“…open to submissions of personal and critical essays, as well as humor, that reflect on the world of reading, writing, literature, and storytelling in all its forms. We’re particularly interested in pieces that examine the intersection of the literary world and other creative disciplines: film, fine art, music, video games, architecture–you name it.”  ($)

Entertainment Focus – “EF is an established and respected source of entertainment news, reviews, features and interviews.” ($)

Freelance Mom“Our big purpose at FreelanceMom is:To merge women and information together to transfer knowledge, inspiration, wisdom and actionable solutions so you can find the work you love through entrepreneurship.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Freelancer – “Daily news, insights, and analysis on freelancing and the gig economy.” ($)

Funds For Writers – “FundsforWriters is an online resource for writers. You can be a thirty-year veteran or a part-time wannabe, but here at FundsforWriters (FFW), we consider you a writer none-the-less. We emphasize finding money to make writing a realistic career.($)

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

The Huffington Post – Wikipedia described The Huffington Post as “...liberal American online news aggregator and blog…The site offers news, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women’s interests, and local news.

Literary Mama“Literary Mama features writing by mother writers about the complexities and many faces of motherhood. We seek top-notch creative writing: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction. We also publish book reviews, and profiles of mother writers and artists.”

  • prefer previously unpublished work/will consider reprints, however, if you have the rights and the work is not currently available online.
  • Submission Guidelines

Los Angeles Review of Books“a nonprofit literary and cultural arts organization that combines the great tradition of the book review with the evolving technologies of the web. We are a community of writers, critics, journalists, artists, filmmakers, and scholars dedicated to promoting and disseminating the best that is thought and written, with an enduring commitment to the intellectual rigor, the incisiveness, and the power of the written word.” ($)

Make A Living Writing – “Practical help for hungry writers — 700+ useful posts for freelance writers looking to break in, move up, and earn more.($)

Medium“Everyone’s stories and ideas.”

Mommikin – “Our Mission is to celebrate creative moms…We’re looking for writing that speaks about life at the intersection of motherhood and creativity.

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

Panels“We create insights, reviews and commentary on comics and the reading life for seasoned comics readers and those new to the medium.” ($)

Paste Magazine “PasteMagazine.com focuses on signs of life in music, movies, TV, videogames, comedy, books, design, tech, drink and all things geek.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

People Passionate – “Readers of People Passionate come to the blog for direction, guidance, and inspiration. Maybe they’re not satisfied with their jobs, or lacking creativity and purpose in their lives. Either way, they’re artists in every sense of the word — writers, painters, musicians, poets, entrepreneurs and more — who are eager to get their ideas off the ground. People Passionate seeks to inform, educate, and inspire these creatives to find and pursue their passion.”

Read Learn Write – “…the site content has been focused on reading for pleasure–reading for self-improvement–reading to learn, and finally reading to write…We’re most interested in your personal experiences with reading, learning, and writing. Your personal experiences with specific books are our favorite posts to read and publish.

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Rumpus –  “At The Rumpus, we’ve got essays, reviews, interviews, advice, music, film and poetry—along with some kick-ass comics. We know how easy it is to find pop culture on the Internet, so we’re here to give you something more challenging, to show you how beautiful things are when you step off the beaten path. The Rumpus is a place where people come to be themselves through their writing, to tell their stories or speak their minds in the most artful and authentic way they know how, and to invite each of you, as readers, commenters or future contributors, to do the same. What we have in common is a passion for fantastic writing that’s brave, passionate and true (and sometimes very, very funny).

Skinny Artist“We are a community of artists, writers, musicians, photographers, and other creative souls committed to creating, sharing, and living our art!”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Slant Magazine “Slant Magazine is currently looking for new film, music, TV, DVD/Blu-ray, video game, book, and theater writers for reviews, interviews, lists, retrospectives, and festival coverage.” ($)

Submittable – “We’re interested in anything to do with the publishing industry or digital media. We’re also interested in book reviews and eclectic essays on any topic as long as they are of high literary quality. Additionally, we’d love to hear from people with contrary opinions to any posts on our blog and/or critiques and criticisms of our services. We’ll absolutely publish opinions that suggest there’s a better way.($)

Sweatpants & Coffee“Sweatpants & Coffee is an online magazine…featuring inspirational, uplifting, entertaining content with a focus on comfort, personal growth, and mental, emotional, and physical well being.

The Travel Writer’s Life“To write a travel article, all you need are a few simple secrets to turn an idea into a publishable piece. If you have been successful in travel writing, photography, the import/export business, or running your own tours and would like to share insider tips of your craft, we would like to hear your story.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Vela Magazine – “Vela publishes longform nonfiction written by women. We are particularly interested in narrative nonfiction, essays with a research and/or reporting component, and literary journalism with a unique, compelling voice. We do publish personal essays and are suckers for powerful personal narratives, but we prefer stories that move beyond the personal realm to consider larger questions and issues. Much of the work we publish is informed by a sense of place and/or journeying, and has an international focus; however, we do not publish conventional travel writing.“In addition to narrative nonfiction on place/journeying, Vela also publishes a series of columns covering writing, relationship to place, and motherhood.  ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Wealthy Web Writer – “…a comprehensive resource and community for anyone seeking to become or already working as a web copywriter.” ($)

What Culture“What Culture is an online magazine based in the UK that covers the popular zeitgeist. Each day our dozens of knowledgeable and expert writers publish high-quality articles on Film, Music, Gaming, Sports, Television and much more to our ever expanding five-million a month strong audience.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

What The Flicka? – “A haven for moms, sisters, women or just about anyone who could use a little pick me up, a little help, or a little company on the road trip of life.”  Topics include: “…life, children, family, cooking, beauty, fashion, books, the latest thing we are obsessed with, and of course, urban mom survival tips.

Women Who Submit“Women Who Submit seeks to empower women writers by creating physical and virtual spaces for sharing information, supporting and encouraging literary submissions, and clarifying the submission and publication process.”

WOW! Women On Writing“WOW! is a global magazine, designed to support women’s creativity, energy, blood, sweat and tears, throughout all stages of the writing process. We envision Wow! being a favorite watering hole for professionals, the up-and-coming, and the recipients of our labors–the avid readers.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT 

Write For Healing“Write for Healing is a place for those seeking guidance, nurturing, and assistance in leading a healthier, more authentic life by using the written word.” 

The Write Life “We’re a one-stop writing shop, covering topics like freelancing, marketing, publishing, self-publishing, blogging and more.”

Write Naked – “Here you will find vignettes from the freelance writing life,behind-the-pen scoop on articles, tips from writing conferences, interviews with editors, guest bloggers in the publishing industry, and a few miscellaneous blogs on travel and motorcycles with a writerly twist.” ($)

The Writer“The Writer is dedicated to expanding and supporting the work of professional and aspiring writers with a straightforward presentation of industry information, writing instruction and professional and personal motivation. In the pages of our magazine, writers share experiences, expertise, struggles, advice, successes and suggestions.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Writer’s Digest“Writer’s Digest is published eight times a year for those who want to write better, get published and participate in the vibrant culture of writers. We strive to inform, instruct and inspire our readers. Our readers look to us for specific ideas and tips that will help them succeed, whether success means getting into print, finding personal fulfillment through writing or building and maintaining a thriving writing career and network.” ($)

writeHackr“We love writers. Heck, that’s why we’re starting this magazine—to bring writers of all sorts together under one roof. Authors, bloggers, copywriters, experts…whatever your flavor, we’ve got you covered.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Our directory is always growing, and we we add new sites each week. Are we missing a great site that accepts writing submissions in the category of Reading/Books & Writing? Email us and let us know!

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