October 31, 2013

Writing Prompt: Time Traveler

The writing prompt today is simple. There are no catches, no hitches, no hidden rules. Set a timer for twenty minutes and start writing about your main character, a time traveler. Your main character does not need to travel in time during the story itself, but the face that he or she can travel in…

Pledge of the Month

Is writing a first draft of novel in a month too much of a commitment for you? Our pledge puts the emphasis on writing one page every day in November. Are you up for that challenge?

All Things That Matter Press: Seeking Book Manuscripts

All Things That Matter Press is a small publishing company that prints their books on demand. They pay their authors royalties. They primarily publish self help books, books that focus on personal or societal growth, or novels that have a similar message.  They are pretty much open to diverse genres, and have published poetry, science…

October 29, 2013

Ten Tips for a Succesful NaNoWriMo

I assume that if you’re reading this, you have intentions to write something for National Novel Writing Month. Congratulations! I wish I were joining you this year, but I’m starting a new job, skipping the country and trying to get a manuscript edit finished in the next few weeks.  Now that you’ve made this momentous…

October 28, 2013

Radar: Open To Submissions

Radar  is a brand new electronic journal started by two established editors, Dara-Lyn Shrager and Rachel Marie Patterson. They previously ran the respected literary journal Four Way Review and have been readers on several manuscript contests. Radar exclusively publishes poetry and it will be released quarterly. The first issue will be released in January 2014….

October 25, 2013

The Life of a Writer With a Full Time Job

I fell madly in love with writing the day that I found I could move people with my words. In my younger days I was extremely quiet and shy and writing became an important emotional outlet. As early as I can remember there has been this aching inside of me, to tell a story. As…

October 24, 2013

Lantern: Open To Submissions

Lantern is an online arts journal that really takes advantage of being an electronic publication. They publish beautiful art work, they are easy to navigate, esthetically pleasing, and they take advantage of the freedom of space, by publishing a wide variety of work including videos. Lantern publishes a great deal of visual art as well…

Writing Prompt: Ghost

In preparation for Halloween the prompt this week is to write a ghost story. We don’t want traditional ghost stories here. We don’t want you to retell the ghost story that your cousin told you around the campfire in ninth grade. Your ghost story must include five of the following ten words: Marriage, lake, cellphone,…

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Dancing With Bear: Open to Manuscripts

Dancing with Bear is a print and e-book publisher that publishes exclusively Christian manuscripts. They publish books for adults but they also have a children’s line.  They are currently open to submissions in all categories and are eager to receive quality work. Dancing with Bear is run by an author. They know what it is…

October 21, 2013

The Pros and Cons of NaNoWriMo

T.S. Eliot claims in “The Wasteland” that “April is the cruelest month.”  As a Red Sox fan, I put October (namely, play-offs season) ahead of April.  As a writer, I think that November can top them all. Welcome to my rundown of the pros and cons of the month affectionately known as NaNoWriMo.  It is…

October 17, 2013

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Writing Prompt: Absurd Superpower

As a child I often imagined myself or my characters with superpowers ranging from invisibility to wings. Now that I am an adult I like to play with superpowers that are more unusual, perhaps even deeply impractical. Today’s writing prompt is to write for fifteen minutes about a human being that has a strange ability….

Solstice Publishing: E-Book Publisher Open to Submissions

Article first published on February 3, 2014. Last updated June, 2017. Solstice is a mid sized publishing house based out of the United States that publishes e-books. They have published over 200 authors and have started to buy small publishing houses. They prefer to deal with authors directly instead of working with agents. They publish…

Page & Spine: Open To Submissions

Page & Spine is an online literary journal that focuses on publishing the work of emerging authors. They accept poems, limericks, micro flash fiction (under 150 words), flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), short stories, articles, essays, and poems. Page & Spine pays their writers. Authors of short stories are paid a minimum of twenty…

October 10, 2013

Inspirational Quote of The Week

Scott Manfredo is one of our many readers who submitted a quote. Even though my work has been published in many places I still identify with what Scott Manfredo wrote. I write to survive, not to make a living. I write for the love of it, first and foremost. All writers regardless of publication status…

Writing Prompt: New Space

In 2010 I wrote for an entire month in a museum. Not in a coffee shop or a comfy chair at home, but in an awkward crowded busy museum. Sometimes I wrote standing up. Other times I found an awkward bench to sit on. No matter where I was, art surrounded me. So did a…

Absey & Company (Book Publisher): Open To Submissions

Absey & Company is currently looking for full length manuscripts to publish. Absey & Company has published many award winning books in the last decade. They are an established small press that publishes full length works of poetry and prose. They are a print publisher that has yet to venture into e-books. They publish work…

5 Literary Markets for the Triple Threat

If you’re a writer looking to be published by a literary journal, there are many publications that will give your non-fiction, fiction, and poetry consideration. For example, Glimmer Train and Ploughshares. But what if you do more than write? What if you are also an illustrator and photographer? Let’s say you took a photo or…

October 3, 2013

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Tin House: Now Open to Submissions

For the past five years Tin House has become the literary journal that every emerging and established writer wants to be published in. It has a wide subscriber base, famous editors, and great distribution. Not to mention Tin House’s reputation as the journal with its hands on the creative pulse. Tin House is a beautifully…

ABDO: A Children’s Book Publisher

ABDO is an established publisher of children’s books. They publish a great deal of educational books for children. Currently they are  looking for non fiction and fiction manuscripts. These must contain educational content and should be focused on children between the ages of 4 and 12. You can get a good idea of what they…

Writing Prompts: To Be or Not To Be

“To be or not be” is the world’s most famous soliloquy. It is act 3, scene 1 in Hamlet, and it is among the many lines from Shakespeare that are still commonly spoofed in current culture. At the end of this article I have included the entire text of the soliloquy. Today’s prompt is a…

Interview with Roberta DeCaprio

Roberta DeCaprio is a freelance writer and established author of Romance novels. She has written numerous books, all released by various small presses. You can visit her website to learn more or buy a book: www.robertadecaprio.com/. To read more of her thoughts on writing and life visit her blog. Emily Harstone: When did you start…