December 31, 2014

How to Know If You Are Really a Writer

They say that everyone has at least one good book in them. Does that make you a writer? Or is it more than that? Is it something you decide to be, something you learn to be, or something you have always been whether you liked it or not? The following statements are what I believe…

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Published My Novel

When I became an Indie Author after publishing my first novel, I learned a lot of valuable lessons. I wish someone had warned me about the obstacles I was about to encounter. Below are the five things I really wish I knew, before I became an Indie Author. They are all common obstacles that Indie…

The Misery and the Joy of Self Publishing

Since I published my first novel The Mess of Me in 2013 I have been on what feels like a roller-coaster of a journey. I’ve had the initial high of a life-long dream coming true and the inevitable crushing low of realizing that writing and releasing a book does not automatically guarantee you any sales….

December 29, 2014

Writing Prompt: Running

I want you to write a short story or a scene where your character is running the whole time. That is the only thing that the story or scene must contain – a main character running. Why that character is running is up to you. How well they run is also up to you. If…

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The 11 Best Literary Journals in 2014

In 2014 we reviewed well over 50 literary journals. Some were just summary reviews as part of a larger list, but most were comprehensive reviews that thoroughly described submission guidelines and the journal’s preferences. As a way of celebrating 2014, the first full year of publication for Authors Publish, we have created a list of…

Our Twelve Most Popular Articles in 2014

Of all the many articles we published on writing and publishing this year, the following five were our most popular in terms of click through rate in the magazine and on Facebook, and also in terms of the responses we heard via email. It is interesting to see the range of ideas these articles cover…

The Best Christmas Haikus

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…

December 17, 2014

3 Anthologies Currently Open To Submissions

Anthologies are a great way to get your foot in the door. They are more likely to be sold at bookstores than literary journals. Some are taught in classrooms. They look great on a resume and they can help establish a working relationship with a particular press. All anthologies are themed. Sometimes the theme is…

Alimentum: The Literature of Food

Alimentum: The Literature of Food, is an online literary journal devoted to food. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction, book reviews, music, and videos about food. It is a unique and interesting journal because of its narrow focus on food related writing. They are based out of Nashville. They have been around since 2005 and have…