on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
The COVID-19 pandemic is no match for writers! Literary magazines have stepped up and spawned a whole new genre – lockdown writing. How isolation affects people is varied and often unpredictable. People can become more gregarious, sympathetic and communicative, or they can drift toward the opposite side of the spectrum, becoming suspicious, angry and hostile. In all cases, the experience of isolation is disorienting.
These journals are looking for artistic, personal, and even humorous writing about life during the pandemic. All are paying markets, and none charge submission fees.