In July,  I started a new publication called Reads & Eats. (View it here.) Each month, I pen an essay about an American food I’m obsessed with, from club sandwiches to Long John Silver’s crumbly bits and everything in between. I also feature an emerging writer. It’s my way of sharing my platform as a published writer and professional editor.

Here’s what you need to know to submit to Reads & Eats. 

You must be:

  • An emerging writer with fewer than five publications. None of these publications should be a book.
  • Marginalized (I do not ask for proof or anything like that.)

Your submission must be:

  • A work of prose–either fiction or nonfiction is welcome (I do not read poetry; I am not qualified to vet or edit it)
  • 750 words or fewer
  • Pasted into the body of your email
  • About food in some way
  • E-mailed to readseats@gmail.com

I accept 25 submissions per month. If I have reached this cap, you will get an autoreply. Please wait until the 8th of the following month to submit again.

Writers get paid $100, and I buy first Internet and Online Rights for two months. After that, all rights revert to you. Please reference Reads & Eats in future publications. You also get a free lifetime submission to Reads & Eats.

That’s it! Super easy, but write to me if you have any questions.

watercolor of carrot and broccoli in a hottub. they are smiling.

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