Sunday, January 1, 2017

Commit to Submit: Paid Submission Opportunity from Whispering Prairie Press

Photo courtesy of Whispering Prairie Press website
One of my writing goals for 2017 is to submit to a variety of publications.  

I'm not sure if someone in the writing universe picked up on that vibe, but in the past few days I've received e-mails announcing some submission opportunities.

The latest one is from Whispering Prairie Press, which is seeking submissions for their magazine, "Kansas City Voices."

If you're like me, you have questions: 

Do I have to live in Kansas, Kansas City, or Missouri to submit? No, you don't.

What are the editors looking for? Prose, poetry, and art of all media.

Does it cost to submit? Nope. Submissions are free, but there is a limit on how many works you can submit.

Does this publication pay? Yes. According to their submission guidelines: "If your work is accepted for publication you will receive a small payment and one copy of the magazine.  All payments are made in U.S. Dollars."

When is the deadline? Submissions are accepted until March 15.

What's the word limit? Details, including word count and formatting, can be found on this submissions link.

Those are the bare bones of the call out. Be sure to check out the website to find out the specific requirements, and good luck if you send something.

Now, I have some questions: 

Have any of my visitors ever been published in "Kansas City Voices?"

If so, how was your experience?

Also, do you know of any markets open to submissions?


  1. Donna--Thanks for sharing another publishing possibility. I hope you're practicing what you're preaching... ;)

    1. Hi Sioux,
      I'm always motivated this time of the year and hope to follow through on my goals and intentions.

  2. Thank you, Donna. I intend to submit. I too am energized at this time of year. I submit the most in January.

    1. Hi Linda,
      The beginning of the year is a good time to submit!

  3. Thanks for the link. I'll take a look.

  4. I won second place and publication for an essay that appeared in Kansas City Voices Volume II a few years ago. Working with them was a good experience, although I know they've gone through some changes in the last year or so.


    1. Hi Pat,
      Thanks for your perspective, and congratulations on your win. Maybe I'll give it a shot.

  5. Hi Donna. Thanks for the information on submissions. Never have been published in "Kansas City Voices." Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. Love it when you visit. Susan

    1. Hi Susan,
      I enjoy visiting your blog. It's always so inviting.


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