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…

September 12, 2013

Author Interview: Eric Vance Walton

Each month we interview one emerging or established author to learn more about their writing process and how they go about turning a writing dream into a more possible reality. This month we are interviewing Eric Vance Walton. Eric is a poet and novelist. His poems have been widely published in a diverse assortment of…

The Sycamore Review: Open to Submissions

The Sycamore Review is Purdue University’s internationally acclaimed literary journal.  They have print and electronic editions. The Sycamore Review also holds some of the most prestigious writing contests in the literary community. These contests have a fee attached so we will not review them here, but they are well worth looking into. The prize is…

TINGE: Now Open To Submissions

TINGE Magazine, Temple University’s online literary journal, is published twice a year, in April and in December. The journal is edited by the graduate students of Temple’s M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing. They publish short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. It is free, and it is easy to read examples of their work on their…

September 10, 2013

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Editing Exercise: Length Play

This week we are mixing things up a bit. Instead of a writing prompt we are doing an editing exercise. Few writers would claim to enjoy editing, but that does not make it any less important. I personally despise editing, but I think that it is vitally important. When I write, editing is as important…

September 5, 2013

Inspirational Quote of The Week

This weeks quote is a little different, it is not from a famous writer, but from a reader of Authors Publish Magazine. This weeks quote is written by Mark Mason. It is part of our new series of quotes about writing by readers of Authors Publish. If you want to send us a quote email…

11 Ways to Build an Audience for Your Writing

Building an audience of readers is of the utmost importance for all authors who wish to make a living and a name for themselves at their craft. You must have readers to sell books and finding those readers who connect with your work isn’t always as easy as you think it will be. The following…

3 of the Top Poetry Journals that Just Reopened To Submissions

September is the back to school season if you have children or if you are a teacher or student. However for an experienced submitter, September is a very exciting month for different reasons. Most journals take the summer off. Particularly the prestigious academic journals. That means that for 3-4 long months over half of the…

The Top 3 Journals Now Open to Submissions

Many of the best journals have been closed to new submissions all summer and are just now opening to submissions. The following are three of the best journals that publish fiction. If three top journals are not enough for you, two of the journals in our review of the top poetry journals also accept fiction….

September 2, 2013

Writing Prompt: A New Perspective

When writers block plagues you during a writing project the best thing to do is shift perspectives. This same trick also works when you want your writing to feel more fresh, or if you want to add another dimension to the text on the page. Unlike most of the writing prompts we post, this one…