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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. 

Esoterica Inc. will take on two writers and their book projects in 2023. The work can be fiction or non-fiction/memoir. The selected writers will work with Esoterica's editorial team, who will coach you throughout the year to polish your work with the goal of publishing it, either in excerpts or full with Esoterica or another publishing company. Writers must be committed and willing to pay for weekly coaching sessions.

What you get:

  • Private and personalized coaching to get you from page to print ($175 an hour)
  • A critical (but sensitive) editor to ensure you work, and that your work is engaging 
  • Excerpts to be illustrated and published by Esoterica
  • Work promoted through Esoterica
  • A finished book that will either become part of Esoterica's inaugural publishing list or we will help you put together a pitch for agents/editors.

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.

$4.00

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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