The Pedestal Magazine (USA)

The Pedestal Magazine is an online literary magazine aiming to “support both established and burgeoning writers…[and] are committed to promoting diversity”.  This is a paying market with rates.They are seeking poetry ($40 per poem), book reviews ($0.02 per word), fiction($0.08 per word) and flash fiction($0.05 per word).

They are also “currently accepting submissions of slam, spoken word, poetry with music, and performance poetry. For this category, we are not interested in “straight” readings of poems. If interested, please send one (1) sample piece as an attachment in mp3 format to Please keep in mind that all mp3 files must be no larger than 7mb.”  Spoken word and slam submissions can be previously published and/or previously recorded.

No previously published work will be accepted but they do accept simultaneous submissions.  They also have blacked out dates when submissions  are not to be sent.

Work must be submitted at the website using the ONLINE submission form.  Go to the site to read the full  Submission Guidelines FIRST.

CONTACT: Email all queries at or use the Online Contact form  to The Pedestal Magazine in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.


Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - Her background in public relations in marketing combined with her strong creative writing skills have ably prepared her as a freelance writer/ editor. Sandra covers a number of niches like copy for brochures and websites, advertorials, restaurant and book reviews, press releases, feature and cover stories, pictorial text and more. Sandra's work has been widely anthologised. Some of her writing credits include: CALABASH: A Caribbean Journal of Arts & Letters (USA) ; Arts Etc (Barbados); Her Circle; Caribbean Writing Today (ezine); POUI: The Cave Hill Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies (Barbados); Wedding Guide Barbados; SHE Caribbean Magazine (St. Lucia); Urban Entertainment (USA); In Paradise Magazine:Barbados (Writer/Editor) and the Nation Newspaper (Barbados). Her dèbut spoken-word CD single- "Beauty Of The Bald Head: The Jazzy Spoken-Word Single" (Butterfly Creative Productions/Kolaiah Studios 2003)-was launched on the luxurious Freewinds Cruise Ship in January 2003. The Aquarian was backed by the celebrated Freewinds Band and Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson. Top Barbadian musicians who also were featured in her CD shared the stage: saxophonist extradordinaire (Chris Harper (founder of "Cool Jazz'); beloved Bajan diva Tamara Marshall and multi-awarding winning Dwain Gill (on trombone). The CD was favourably reviewed in Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at

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