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Honeyguide Literary Magazine

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A bi-annual magazine that features writing, art, and blog posts about animals and their human neighbors.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-3 months*
    Editor reported data
    26 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Historical, Young Adult

We prefer flash, literary, historical, and young adult fiction, though we will consider other genres.

Fiction (Life Advice From an Animal Article)

Max words: 2000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 25

Each of our issues include 1 - 3 advice columns from a household pet or beloved animal. We prefer that it be written in your voice, but we are always on the lookout for clever, non-cheesy ways to hear from animals.

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , , , ,

We appreciate your insight and vulnerability and would be happy to consider any creative nonfiction piece that meets our guidelines. 

Nonfiction (Blog Posts)

Max words: 2000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

We offer a free blog of short journal articles and nonfiction pieces about a snapshot of life — a sudden realization, a memory, or a feeling —that affected change in the speaker.


Max lines: 20

Max pieces: 5

We value lyrical poetry in any form that exemplifies our vision and is bright with imagery, music, and voice. 


Max pieces: 10


Max pieces: 10


Max pieces: 10

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a short bio (2-3 sentences).

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All writing should be in the standard manuscript format (12 pt font, Times New Roman, double spaced, word count) with your genre in the Subject line (this will make it easier and faster for the right editor to review your work). You may send your submission as a Microsoft Word document or Google Doc. We do not accept written work sent as a PDF, photocopy, or picture. If you send your submission as a Google doc, please notify us by email so we notice it right away.

  • Author's rights

    We have first serial rights to all work published in print and online (except for our blog), and exclusive rights until publication. Once published, all rights revert back to the writer.

  • Additional info

    We publish stories, art, and poetry that examine the connection between animals and humans, and the ways we and our lives are more similar than people assume. Some topics and themes to consider, but of course, we are open to others: the process of an animal bringing out a character trait in a person (ie: Seabiscut); animals as living, interactive symbols or metaphors of human wants, fears, secrets, challenges, and change (ie: Life of Pi, Cujo); stories told through an animal's perspective (The Incredible Journey, Pax). If you're featured, you will receive a small monetary payment ($25 for the story, $50 for art) and your piece will be displayed on our website until the next publication. All contributors receive a free PDF copy of the upcoming issue (and print for a 50% discount) and a chance to be featured on our website (for fiction, non-fiction, and art only).

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

26 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

6 days

Fastest response time

28 days

Slowest response time

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12-month average acceptance rate

29 days

12-month average response time

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We accept pieces from the perspective of animals that are as present and authoritative as human characters, the reciprocal bond between human and animal that bewildered, challenged and changed the human, and discoveries that reveal how close in space and mind the animal and human kingdoms are. We ...

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