X is for Xenith

For the month of April, all of my "A to Z" posts are directly related to my writing: the markets where I submit my work, in particular. Today, we take a look at Xenith. Here’s what they like to see:

"We accept most forms and genres of writing: poetry, fiction, flash fiction, plays, creative nonfiction, graphic novels, comics and comic scripts, unsent letters, experimental, sci-fi, literary mainstream, whatever. The type of writing doesn’t matter, but the quality of writing does. There are mild length restrictions to keep in mind, however. Your writing can be as short as you’d like, but submitted pieces should be no longer than 8,000 words. Those with longer pieces should query first. We accept both multiple and simultaneous submissions. Please limit your submissions of poetry to five poems at a time and submissions of all else to no more than two. With simultaneous submissions, we simply ask for the common courtesy of promptly notifying us when your work has been accepted elsewhere. We promise not to hold hard feelings, you gangster, you. Xenith accepts only previously unpublished work, though if your writing has appeared on your personal site or has been workshopped online somewhere, unlike a lot of other places, we won’t get terribly upset about it."

Pro:  if you've posted work on your blog, you can submit it here

Con:  not a paying market

I haven't submitted any of my work to Xenith yet, and I'm not sure if I will. I do so enjoy being paid for my stories! But if you have posted original fiction or poetry on your blog and would like to see it featured elsewhere, this appears to be a cool venue.

Thanks for visiting; enjoy the next "X" stop on your A to Z tour!
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