September 30, 2013

How to Use Images to Promote Your Writing

Much to the relief of my spouse and daughter, I have finally ditched my much-beloved clunky laptop and upgraded. What a painful process. When we got to transferring the picture files, I was amazed at how colossal the folder was – some for research, but a large part for PR. This aspect of e-publishing had…

September 26, 2013

Inspirational Quote of the Week

A lot of the time we focus on publishing but is always important to remember that writing itself is a reward, a pleasure, and a treat. To be able to create something is one of the most exciting and valuable things we can do.

Writing Prompt: Four Senses

Most people have five senses: Taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing. However when we write we tend to focus on only one of those, sight. This exercise is designed to focus on improving the diversity of our senses when it comes to writing. Set a timer for 15 minutes. This is a short exercise. Now…

The Wild Rose Press: Open to Submissions

Updated May 2017 The Wild Rose Press is an established small press that publishes full-length manuscripts. They primarily publish e-books. Their longer books also receive a print release. Initially, The Wild Rose Press only published romance novels but, as of January 2013, they started accepting queries for manuscripts that were not in the romance genre…

Tribe: Open to Submissions

Tribe is an online journal that is published 12 times a year. It is based out of the UK but publishes work from all around the world. The Tribe is interested in short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, narrative non-fiction, and essay.  They are also interested in visual art. Tribe is a non-profit literary journal. Tribe’s…

September 19, 2013

How to Name the Voices in Your Head

I come from a family of four kids with a Danish-Norwegian patronymic surname.  From oldest to youngest, our first/middle name combinations are of the following origins: French/Hebrew, Greek/Greek, Roman/English and English/English.  Our parents’ names are English.  My five nephews have names ranging from Greek to Irish.  The moral of this story is that not all…

Denver Quarterly: Open to Submissions

The Denver Quarterly just reopened to submissions after being closed since May. The Denver Quarterly is a print journal that is reknowned for publishing some of the best fiction, non fiction, and poetry. They are a university publication that has been around since 2005. Issues are available on the website and also at various bookstores…

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Ditch Poetry: Open to Submissions

This market is now permanently closed to submissions. Do not attempt to submit. Ditch poetry is a Canadian online literary journal that publishes poetry. They tend to publish works by Canadian authors, although they are open to publishing work by authors of all nationalities. Ditch is open to reprints and simultaneous submissions. Sometimes when I…

Writing Prompt: Personal Apocalypse

Everyone seems to be thinking about the end times these days.  Apocalyptic and post apocalyptic novels are frequently featured on best sellers lists. Many authors have found new and inventive ways of destroying the world and bringing about a new era. However one of the challenges many authors face in creating these new worlds, is…