Call for Submissions: Essays for Madison Magazine

Madison Magazine is looking for short to mid-length nonfiction essay submissions from Madison-area writers. All styles, genres and voices are encouraged. Entries can be humorous or serious, should include creative language, a compelling narrative, attention-grabbing descriptions and present elements of timeliness or a sense of place. Essays written in first-person and containing Madison connections, subjects or history are encouraged. Works selected for publication must be previously unpublished and cannot be shared until they appear in print. The author of a selected essay will be paid $150 in the same month the work will appear in print (W9 required). Pieces will be subject to proofing and fact-checking changes upon the discretion of the magazine’s editors.

Deadline: Rolling

Formatting Guidelines:
-Include headline and subheadline suggestions (subject to change)
-AP Style encouraged
-Essays will be accepted in various lengths, but maximum word count is 1500
-Include any source material (if applicable) in the field following the essay field

Questions? Email Associate Editor Maggie Ginsberg, mginsberg@madisonmagazine.com

Author name(Required)
Please include any source materials if applicable.
Author headshot
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
Corresponding artwork (if applicable)
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
If you have any corresponding essay photos or artwork, submit that here. If you have more than one file, email it to Maggie Ginsberg at mginsberg@madisonmagazine.com.

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