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leapinglizards February 3, 2012 - 2:08pm

Hello,

I am looking for literary journals to submit a memoir of about 5000 words to. I am having trouble placing it however. Any advice is much appreciated.

The theme of the memoir is child abuse and an adult confrontation with parents about this abuse. The writing I fear is too heavy for most journals - I personally haven't seen writing that goes into the depths of this kind of trauma and dysfunction in a literary journal before. So I need a journal with stomach/guts/heart. I'd like to think that the writing is also well and truly literary - and has a theoretical edge also.

I am looking for a journal that is credible/has some status. It's a very personal memoir but it's also a career thing...

Let me put it this way - can someone please recommend a literary journal that is often open to publishing memoir about heavy and difficult topics? I'm looking for something that is literary first - and interested in abuse and trauma second.

Where might this piece fit?

And yes I've looked at duotrop.com and newwriting.com

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 3, 2012 - 2:57pm

You might want to pm Richard Thomas.  He is like the local guru for publications.

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leapinglizards February 3, 2012 - 8:43pm

Hey thanks. I'll do so. Is his username 'Richard Thomas'? (I'm still learning my way around here)

 

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 3, 2012 - 8:45pm

It's just Richard.  His avatar is a rose floating in the air. 

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leapinglizards February 3, 2012 - 11:33pm

Thanks. Done. 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 17, 2012 - 1:23pm

^it's from a Salvador Dali painting. the rose. and i hope that the list i sent was helpful, LL. (And thanks for the kind words, Utah.)

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 17, 2012 - 1:25pm

Any time.