Monday, December 26, 2011

Call for Submissions of Prose, Poetry or Artwork from KC Voices (Paying Market)

Christmas Day was lots of fun and over too quickly. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is ready for the new year.

If one of your goals for 2012 is to publish your prose, poetry, or artwork, KANSAS CITY VOICES has the mission to "discover, encourage and promote creativity and communication through literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression."

The editors are seeking unpublished works which are "exceptional written and visual creations from established and emerging voices" for their magazine which is published in November of each year.

While the payment is modest (ranging from $20-$30, plus contributor's copy), publishing in regional magazines is a good way to support small press and build a writing portfolio.

Here are a few highlights of their submission guidelines:

* Online submissions only
* Submissions need not relate to Kansas City or the Midwest
* DEADLINE: March 15, 2012
* Unpublished at time of submission
•  Notification by  June 15, 2012

The above are just highlights. The actual submission guidelines are very specific. Here's a link to Kansas City Voices with complete guidelines.  

Good luck if you submit!


  1. Thanks Donna! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. :)

  2. Thanks, Donna. I am going to request a copy of the magazine so I can get an idea of what they like.

    I hope your holiday was wonderful.

  3. Thanks Donna, boy you're on top of things already!

  4. Hi Lisa,
    Thanks. It was wonderful. Hope yours was too.

    Hi Sioux,
    Requesting a copy of the magazine is a great idea to get an idea of what they like. And yesterday was great!

    Hi Lynn,
    You are welcome. I stayed up late last night and decided to post when I got an e-mail from KC Voices--talk about timing.


  5. Thanks, Donna. I'm going to pass this along to some other writers.

  6. Worth checking into! Hope your Christmas was delightful!!

    Critter Alley

  7. Hi Pat,
    It was. Hope yours was too.

  8. Thanks for sharing, adn I came here when I saw your tweet. See it all works together.! HA! :) See you at the end of January. :)

  9. Hi Margo,
    I'm finally catching on!

  10. Congratulations on winning 3rd place in the Fiction category in the Dr. Doris Mueller Poetry and Prose Contest, Donna. Winners are posted on the MWG homepage.

  11. Hi Deb,
    Wow! I didn't know I won. I'll hop on over and check it out.
    Thanks for letting me know.


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