Venues and resources
Venues for long form non-fiction
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Traditional print and online
Check out newspages.com’s list of Literary Magazines http://www.newpages.com/literary-magazines/ it includes a huge list of possible venues as well as submission details / guidelines.
A lot of these journals have websites too, but so far most are not publishing long form online.
Island Magazine http://islandmag.com
Griffith Review http://griffithreview.com/
Kill Your Darlings Journal http://www.killyourdarlingsjournal.com
The Lifted Brow http://www.theliftedbrow.com
Tincture Journal http://tincture-journal.com
You can also publish your work with publishing houses:
Penguin has an e-book collection, Penguin Specials. Submit your work via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org . You can read more about Penguin Specials in this post.
Granta Magazine – they have a ‘New Voices’ section just for emerging writers – up to 4,000 words http://www.granta.com/
Creative Non-fiction http://www.creativenonfiction.org
LA Review of Books http://lareviewofbooks.org/
Hippocampus accepts up to 3,500 words http://www.hippocampusmagazine.com
McSweeny’s Quarterly http://www.mcsweeneys.net/
E-book publishers (but not self-publishing)
Editia is a digital first publishing business devoted to longform journalism and non-fiction shorts. http://www.editia.com
The Atavist is independently run, but publishing words and multimedia as a kind of imprint of Kindle Singles (as well as several other platforms) http://www.atavist.com/
Byliner is also independently run and publishing into the Kindle Singles programme (as well as several other platforms) http://byliner.com/
Matter publishes science-focussed long form.
The Big Round Table also publishes long form.
‘So you want to publish a Kindle Single’ video http://www.thestoryboard.ca/so-you-want-to-publish-a-kindle-single/
Smashwords guide to marketing your ebook http://www.smashwords.com/extreader/read/305/1/smashwords-book-marketing-guide
There are dozens of e-book publishing opportunities out there, but I haven’t had any experience with them. Let us know what you know in the comments below.
Enterprise journalism / Community funded reporting / Crowd sourcing
http://www.spot.us – US based community funded reporting. As of July 2013 activity on this site appears slow.
http://www.youcommnews.com – Australian foray into community funded reporting As of July 2013 this site was down.
http://www.pozible.com – Crowd funding
www.kickstarter.com – Crowd funding (US based)
www.indiegogo.com – Crowd funding (US based)
I have written a number of posts on crowd funding.
Promote your work
Long Reads http://www.longreads.com
Long Form http://www.longform.org
Explore the future of publishing
IF book – http://www.ifbook.com.au
Meanland – http://www.meanland.com.au
Digital Publishing Australia http://www.digitalpublishingaustralia.org.au [Focuses on publishers rather than writers, but could give you some inspiration]