Because we receive many more pieces than we can possibly publish, we recommend simultaneously submitting to other publications.
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.Tell us what makes your story incredible and urgent, why you have the goods to write it, and why Longreads is the place to tell it.We pay competitive rates for features depending on the degree of reporting required and the complication of your proposal.We are also happy to consider illustrated essays and pitches for column series.The base rate is 0, but the final rate is determined by the research and length of your proposal, and we will work with you to determine a fair fee.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.These guidelines were updated and page reorganized a bit on Dec. Please read them carefully before submitting; there’s a lot covered here. Go to our Submittable page now.) Looking for a literary magazine that accepts personal essays?Our guidelines were shorter at one time, but we try to address all of the questions ahead of time. Hippocampus Magazine enthusiastically considers unsolicited, previously unpublished creative nonfiction submissions in the following categories: See below for more details on how to submit creative nonfiction to us: what we’re looking for, and what we’re not as well as some common reasons for a decline.