Majuscule


Type Of Organization
Online
Phone
(646) 477-5361
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Majuscule’s mission is to publish serious creative nonfiction essays on a variety of topics that would not otherwise be published in a climate where journals and magazines are forced to compete for clicks and page views. Majuscule accepts the premise that good writing sometimes can only be supported through a patronage model, and sees this as a strength and a liberating factor. Majuscule is free to publish works of unusual character, interest, or style regardless of their potential appeal to a broad or commercial audience. Majuscule’s operational mission at present and for the foreseeable future is a tri-quarterly publication each of issue of which contains four substantial creative nonfiction essays on elements of culture and literature, as well as three to four letters from correspondents abroad and in the United States.

Social Media Platforms Used
twitter, Instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Michael Lindgren
Contact Title
editor
Publishes
essays, nonfiction
Submissions Policy
Open. Majuscule seeks essays on literature, pop culture, sociology, education, film, music, and politics. Our essays run from 3000 to 5000+ words. They are meant to be: 1) self-contained, meaning that they do not rely on the readers having a prior understanding of any given topic; 2) textual, meaning they do not include illustrations or artwork, nor do they feature hyperlinks; 3) evergreen, meaning that while they address aspects of contemporary life, they are not tied to any specific news cycle or event. These guidelines thus preclude: reviews of specific books, films, or performances; academic essays; anything requiring visual elements or illustrations; fiction and poetry; political hot takes; and any highly topical subject that will quickly “date.” Please read some of the essays from our previous issues before submitting. Please send your pitch to [email protected] with an attachment that includes a two-paragraph pitch, some information about you and your background, and links to any recent writing that you have published.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
02 - 08 weeks
Author Payments
cash
Number Of Unpaid Staff
4
Year Founded
2019
Number Of Issues Per Year
3
Ads?
no
Average Page Views Per Month
4000
Average Unique Visitors Per Month
1500
Publish Print Anthology?
no
Nonfiction
90
Essays
10
Name
Mike Lindgren
Title
editor
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
Journal was founded three years ago and I was one of the co-founders.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
It is mainly me, the editor, along with a volunteer art director who is also on the board, plus two part-time freelance editors.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Be terse.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We have three calls for submission per year, and they are processed by e-mailing to info at majusculelit dot com
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Thoughtful creative nonfiction.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Read the journal before submitting.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Educated curious layperson with interest in cultural theory, literature, and art.

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