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Personal Essay Markets, Part IV

Share your personal story with the world at these digital pubs.

- May 27, 2015
As digital media grows, more and more e-zines and online-only publications are making an appearance. Part I, Part II and Part III of this guide highlighted 45 print publications that love personal essays.

This final installment brings you 15 more markets, all of which publish online essays.

1. Aeon Magazine
Aeon is a digital magazine that publishes four original, polished essays every week. These smart, outside-of-the-box pieces cover culture, science, art, religion and psychology. Send a pitch (no longer than one page), not a finished article on spec. Review past examples on the website.
Length: Varies widely, from 1,500 to 8,000 words
Pay: Standard rate is $0.55 a word
Assigning editor: Ed Lake, ED dot LAKE at AEON dot CO
Editors' advice: There is no one-size-fits-all rubric for an Aeon essay, but one commonality among successful pitches is a willingness to go deep on a topic in both research and scope -- and to have a truly extraordinary angle.


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