June 16, 2014

How to Find the Right Traditional Publisher for Your Book

Your book is done and now you’re ready to launch it into the world with the help of a publisher. The template query letter you’ve written is burning a hole in your computer waiting for those subtle finishing touches that will captivate an editor and make them drool over your masterpiece. But where do you…

June 12, 2014

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Writing Contest: The Last Line

Congratulations to the winners of this week’s writing contest! They are listed below. But first, a bit about our contest series. Every week we are going to have a contest on our Facebook Page. The contests will change from week to week, but the winners will always be published in the magazine. The contest winner…

Arcadia Publishing: Open to Book Proposals

Updated July 10th, 2018: Arcadia has on record contacted an author rejecting their manuscript but offering to publish it through their vanity imprint. This is not ethical behavior and I am no longer recommending them as a publisher. Arcadia Publishing is an unusual kind of publishing company. In fact, the first thing that flashed through…

Self Publishing at Sixteen

Being an author at the age of sixteen is many things. The word “blessing” certainly comes to mind and a paragraph of different emotions certainly seems to follow. Though this is true, challenging isn’t that far down on my list of vocabulary words either. After my first novel, A Thousand Miles, was self published, my life…

The Submission Fee Controversy

Is creative writing inherently valuable? This is the surprising question raised by a controversy that recently reached the blog of the editor of the Missouri Review, a well-known academic literary journal. Michael Nye, the editor, was frustrated. Why? Because he thought “this no longer needed any further discussion.” The topic? Submission fees that some literary…

June 9, 2014

inter|rupture: Now Accepting Submissions

inter|rupture is an online magazine publishing authors who seek to discover new ways of engaging with the current social and metaphysical culture through language. Distinctly experimental and full of sharp edges, inter|rupture is constantly upsetting yesterday’s boundaries. Though inter|rupture is young, it has already earned some noteworthy accolades, with poems from the magazine appearing in…

Writing Prompt: Groundhog Hour

Groundhog Day is a movie about a TV weatherman played by Bill Murray. His character relives the same day over and over again for almost the entirety of the movie. Only he knows that he is reliving the day over and over again; everyone else around him resets, and they do not know they are…

June 5, 2014

Seven Things Every Writer Must Know to Survive

In October of 2012, I won a writing contest that landed me an agent, a book contract, and an advance of $15,000. To say that my life has been radically changed since then would be a gross understatement. I still pinch myself on a regular basis just to make sure it hasn’t all been a…

The Knicknackery: Now Accepting Submissions

The Knicknackery is a new online magazine of poetry and prose, launched earlier this year. As their name suggests, The Knicknackery aims to publish an eclectic collection of misfit pieces, the kind of strange heirlooms you might keep on your shelf, the kind that might haunt you. They want off-kilter, boundary-hopping experiments. As a new…