July 31, 2014

7 Chapbook Publishers

We recently published an article about chapbooks, titled The Case for Chapbooks. If you have not read it already, you should before starting this article. When we published The Case for Chapbooks, I received a number of questions from writers about chapbook publishers and how to find them. Unfortunately most of listings of chapbooks publishers…

Persea Books: Accepting Book Manuscript Queries

Updated July 6th 2016 Persea Books is an independent book publisher based out of New York that was established in the 1970s. Since then they have gained a reputation for publishing thoughtful books in a variety of literary genres. They have an extensive catalog and fairly good distribution. You can often find their books in…

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The Book That Changed Your Life

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…

July 30, 2014

Black Fox Literary Magazine: Now Accepting Submissions

              Black Fox Literary Magazine is a print and online publication of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. They publish many forms and styles of work in all genres, but they especially like to publish styles of fiction that tend to be under-represented in literary journals, such as mystery, crime, romance,…

July 28, 2014

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July 24, 2014

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Reviews for Your Book

Recent controversies over reviews for books bandy about the idea that reviews are now only gimmicks for marketing purposes, due to their lack of quality and the ease with which anyone can rate a book. With a limited number of traditionally published books being reviewed by presses like the New York Times and Quill &…

The Monarch Review: Now Accepting Submissions

The Monarch Review is an online and print journal founded on the culture of Seattle’s Monarch Apartments, a home for artists and thinkers of all kinds. Like the Monarch Apartments, the review aims to support a culture of creative exploration by making a meeting ground for emerging and established writers. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction,…

Writing Prompt: Coffee Poem

The prompt this week is a little different. Your challenge is to write a poem about coffee. Although there is one tiny catch. You can never use the words coffee, beans, black, milky, cafe,  or caffeine in this poem. You must convey the idea of coffee, of drinking it, without ever mentioning these words. Obviously,…

8th House Publishing: Accepting Book Submissions

8th House Publishing is a newer publisher based out of Montreal and New York. They publish poetry, novels with a literary bent, and non-fiction. They have published over 10 books at this point in time, and seem to put a fair amount of effort into promoting their author’s work through launches, readings, and links to…

July 21, 2014

Contest: The Best Character Introduction

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…

July 17, 2014

Fat Fox Books: Accepting Children’s Book Submissions

Fat Fox Books is a new children’s book publisher. They just opened their doors last year. Because they are a brand new publisher, authors are taking on a few risks when signing with them, because they have no proven record, however they are taking on the same risk if you are a previously unpublished author….

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Writing Prompt: Secret Library

Many great modern novels are about the love of books and libraries. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store and The Shadow of the Wind are just two examples.  Both books are about imagined secret libraries. Your prompt today is to write about an imagined library that is for some reason or another a secret. Now this…

July 14, 2014

The Monarch Review: Accepting Submissions

The Monarch Review is an online and print journal founded on the culture of Seattle’s Monarch Apartments, a home for artists and thinkers of all kinds. Like the Monarch Apartments, the review aims to support a culture of creative exploration by making a meeting ground for emerging and established writers. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction,…

The Thirty Word Short Story Contest

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…

July 10, 2014

Writing Prompt: Stuck

Imagine that a character is trapped somewhere. It could be a small room, a well, a crashed car, a stuck elevator, or any number of small claustrophobic  spaces. They have been stuck there for at least thirty minutes when you start writing your story. This is important because they already have to be nervous at…

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The One Sentence Pitch Contest

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…

FaithWalk: Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Faithwalk is an independent publisher of Christian books. They try to publish a wide variety of books that will help people wherever they are in their spiritual journey. Faithwalk was founded in 2002 and now they have fairly wide distribution online, in traditional bookstores, and in Christian bookstores. Although they do not openly state how…

The Case for Chapbooks

Chapbooks are very small books, usually no more than 30 pages in length, 50 at the most. They frequently have no spine and are often bound with staples. They have been around for a long time, at least since the 16th century, when they were associated with fiction, but now they almost always function as…

July 9, 2014

Writing Prompt: Modern Tech in Ancient Times

              Today, technological devices are a part of our daily existence, especially for us writers. Telephones and fax machines were considered the ultimate in modern technology. Now they have taken a backseat to even more upgraded communication devices such as Skype, DVRs, and voice-activated writing software. Is there anything…

July 2, 2014

Burrow Press Review: Open to Submissions

Burrow Press Review is an online journal publishing one work of fiction or creative non-fiction each week. Since their start in 2011, they’ve gained a reputation for publishing work that ranks among the best new fiction and nonfiction. In 2013, creative non-fiction published in Burrow Press Review was selected as a Best of the Net…

Fractal: Open for Submissions

Fractal is an online literary magazine founded in 2012, edited by students at the University of Southern California. They publish poetry, fiction, and non-fiction with the aim of disturbing the status quo. They like writing that keeps people awake at night, and writing that romances readers with a love for language. Though unquestionably edgy, Fractal…

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Writing Prompt: Rhyming Poem

Poems don’t have to rhyme anymore. They haven’t in a very long time. Still, every once in a while I encounter someone who believes that poems have to rhyme, that it is one of the requirements to writing a poem. Most of the time I write in free verse, without any rhymes except the occasional…

Oneworld Publishing: Accepting Book Proposals

Updated July 6th 2016 Oneworld Publishing is an independent print publisher. They were founded in 1986 by husband and wife team Juliet Mabey and Novin Doostdar, at the time they only published non-fiction. Now they publish over 100 books a year. They still publish non-fiction, but they also publish literary fiction.  Their books are widely…

2 Places To Take Online Writing Classes

Sometimes writers need feedback. Sometimes even the most gifted writers will be stuck at a certain point in their novel, or even their writing career. Sometimes a writer has been writing for years but has not had any formal training. Writing classes often provide writers with the feedback, inspiration, and motivation that they need. Of…