The Drum Literary Magazine
From the Editor
The Drum Literary Magazine is a non-profit online magazine dedicated to literature in audio form. We publish short fiction and essays from emerging and established writers who value the power of writing out loud.
The Drum is looking for work that pays close attention to language while never losing sight of the narrative drive. We want stories that really do tell a story. And essays that engage in the complexity of an idea. We publish essays under 10,000 words in length, and fiction in a wide range of lengths: short-shorts (under 2,000 words), short stories (under 10,000), and novel excerpts (generally up to 50 pages; we may choose to publish novel excerpts in two segments). We want to accommodate our writers, and we’re sure our readers will appreciate the variety.
Want to help The Drum record great prose? Help us with our Stories on the Street feature this summer. Choose an excerpt from a public-domain work, switch on the voice-recording app on your phone, and ask people to read the piece into the mic. Presto! Classic literature brought to life by everyday people. Try matching the excerpt to the location. Bartleby the Scrivener in your office full of cubicles. The food scene in Tom Jones in a restaurant. The ball from Pride and Prejudice at a summer barbecue. Use your imagination–and share it with The Drum!
From the Site: Submissions will be open from September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. We will reopen again after that in February, 2018.
We are pleased to be able to pay contributors to The Drum a $50 honorarium for their work.
The Drum is looking for work that pays close attention to language while never losing sight of the narrative drive. We want stories that really do tell a story. And essays that engage in the complexity of an idea.
Editor: Henriette Lazaridis Power
Mailing Address: 19 Pelham Rd. Weston, MA 02493
Circulation: 200+ daily visits; 1700+ daily hits
Approximate Response Time 4-6 weeks
Publishes: ten times a year
Year Founded: 2010
Online Submissions? Yes
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I really like what these guys do. I've been listening to some of their stories, and they are really really good. I enjoy being able to listen, instead of read, especially in my car. Making audio stories for the web is genius.