If your story is selected for publication, your payment will be issued via Pay Pal within about 60 days of the date of publication.
Although they don’t necessarily need to deal with current events, they should have an excellent sense of story and purpose and be able to hold a reader’s attention with a compelling premise.
Features are generally between 3,000 and 6,000 words, but can be longer or broken up into a series depending on length and subject matter.
Base payment begins at $1,500 and we will work with you to pay you a solid fee and also cover expenses.
Send your pitches for reported features and investigative projects to Editor-in-Chief Mike Dang.
Our blind reading process is important to us, and names on manuscripts/in filenames is the most overlooked rule.
Please take care in your submissions to us and all literary journals.Because we receive many more pieces than we can possibly publish, we recommend simultaneously submitting to other publications.Reported, Researched, and Critical Essays These kinds of essays have been the heart of Longreads for the past several years, and they are thoughtfully written and engaging, often dealing with topics in the news from a personal angle or a historic one.Hippocampus Magazine is an independent, volunteer, mostly editor-funded effort.As of January 2017, we offer a honorarium to authors whose work is accepted in the memoir, essay, and flash categories.Features / Long-form Journalism / Investigative Projects Long-form features take a considerable amount of time and research to develop.These stories can involve multiple reporting trips, sources, and in-depth research.Pitches for features can also be sent to Senior Editor Krista Stevens.Book Reviews, Book Excerpts, Author Interviews, Bookish Essays and Longform Reported or Researched Book Features We publish long, essay-style reviews.Contact: Senior Editors Krista Stevens or Cheri Lucas Rowlands.Personal Essays and Memoir In your email, include a brief, succinct synopsis of the piece, plus a bit about yourself and your personal connection to the subject matter. Where necessary, there can be some journalistic reporting, but generally these are personal narratives. Please note that we receive many, many personal essay submissions and will only respond if we are interested in publishing your piece.