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For Big Ideas: We are looking for well-articulated, well-formulated big think pieces. You should have some expertise, or at least researched and reported your topic before proceeding. In your pitch, tell us what topic you are going to tackle and how the piece will play out. In your bio, tell us why you are the best person to write it. Max 1000 words. We pay $55 Canadian at this time and as an added bonus, we will illustrate it beautifully and promote widely on social media. 

For Fiction: Esoterica looks for fiction that sticks with us for days. We ruminate about it in the shower and recount its key moments with our partners in bed.  It's beautiful or devastating or haunting but not in a horror-flick way. It tells us something about what it means to be human.

If that sounds like your piece, please submit to us. We tend to run literary fiction under 3000 words but if it’s a bit over, or not quite literary, just try us. We are also open minded so if it’s a play or a poem, we would still love to take a look and see how it goes. We pay $35 Canadian at this time and as an added bonus, we will illustrate it beautifully and promote widely on social media. 

Big Ideas: We are looking for approximately 1000 words on a thoughtful and researched perspective on topics relating to issues hovering on or near the news agenda. Pay is $55 Canadian and as an added bonus, we will promote your story widely on social media. 

Must be able to accept PayPal.

$3.00

Esoterica looks for fiction that sticks with us for days. We ruminate about it in the shower and recount its key moments with our partners in bed.  It's beautiful or devastating or haunting but not in a horror-flick way. It tells us something about what it means to be human. 


If that sounds like your pieces, please submit to us. We tend to run literary fiction under 3000 words but if it’s a bit over, or not quite literary, just try us. We are also open minded so if it’s a play or a poem, we would still love to take a look and see how it goes. We pay $35 Canadian at this time and as an added bonus, we will illustrate it beautifully and promote widely on social media. We also offer feedback on works we choose to run.

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