Empty Mirror began in 2000 as an online bookseller, and has since morphed into an online arts magazine, covering poetry, literature, art, music, writing & publishing, book collecting, and the Beat Generation.
Want to contribute?
If you’ve written or created a review, interview, article, essay, memoir or biography, or images relating to the following topics, please consider submitting your work:
- literature / poetry
- art / photography
- the Beat Generation
- rock, blues, folk, or jazz
- films & filmmakers
- counterculture / 1960s
- writing and publishing advice
- news about the arts / events
- information about book collecting
While especially interested in non-fiction, we occasionally publish short fiction and poetry.
(No rhyming or formal poetry, please.)
Please note that we don’t publish how-to articles about art, photography or art markets, or anything about decorating (i.e. how to paint watercolors, how to buy a painting, how to choose a camera).
What about reviews?
We love to publish reviews! Most of the reviews on our site are written by people who submit them to us, just like our other content. You can submit reviews using the “submit text” button at the bottom of this page.
We also write reviews ourselves from time to time. If your book has something to do with the Beat Generation, we’ll almost certainly be interested. Non-fiction titles have a good shot. Others, maybe – please ask.
If you’d like us to review your book (or other item) please email us to enquire.Submit Your Work Here
We like to help our contributors.
Your work will be read, and publicized, on a website that gets tens of thousands of visitors per month. We’ll include your bio (with links to your website, publisher, book, Amazon page, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) on every piece you contribute to Empty Mirror.
And, we’ll share your post on our social media accounts – multiple times.
All rights to published work stay with the author. You always own your copyright.
Most work we publish is from 300 to 3000 words, but we’re very flexible; just send us what you’ve got.
We prefer previously-unpublished work but will sometimes make an exception. Please inform us of any previous publications.
We’ll usually give you an answer within a month – but sometimes a little less or more. Work is usually online within a couple weeks of acceptance.
While well-written guest posts are welcome, we’re unable to accept pieces which are obviously written solely for SEO purposes, which contain lots of adjectives or promotional language, or those with keyword links. (If you don’t know a keyword link is, this section is probably not directed at you). If you’d like our ad rates, please email Denise.