Call for Submissions: “How I Got Published”


We are currently seeking submissions of essays on the topic “How I Got Published.” We want personal, practical stories about about how a writer got published — and paid — for their writing.

The  length should be between 400 and 650 words. For these submissions, we pay 10 cents a word up to a maximum of $65.

The essay should include a description of who you are as a writer, how you found the publishing opportunity, and the process that took you to eventual publication and payment for your writing. Please stay as specific and concrete as possible. Please be explicit with the amount of money you earned from the publication.

Do not offer advice. Instead, let people learn by extrapolating their own lessons from your story. Don’t focus on how you got your start as a writer; share the story of one piece of writing. Focus on process  – the seemingly boring details that made it happen.

The stories will be compiled in a short eBook, with the working title “How I Got Published & Paid: Stories From Writers.”

We plan to accept a minimum of 10 submissions for publication.

The goal of the book is to show the publication process from a wide variety of perspectives.

Please send your submissions to

The title of the email should be “How I Got Published.” Please include a short bio with your submission.
Payment will be via Paypal.


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