February 20, 2015

Asimov’s Science Fiction

Asimov’s Science Fiction is one of the most established and respected publishers of science fiction. They pay their writers and are currently open to submissions of fiction and poetry. Stories that Asimov’s published in the past have won 54 Hugos and 25 Nebula awards. The editors of Asimov’s have won 20 Hugo awards for Best…

How to Follow Your Dream to Be a Writer When You Have Kids and Responsibilities

These days most parents work, and if on top of that you are trying to make your way as a writer, how on earth do you find the time needed to dedicate to it, without totally neglecting your offspring? Personally I have a horrible fear that when my kids are adults, they will turn to…

February 19, 2015

Quote of the Week

Black Inc. Books: Open to submissions

UPDATED 2016: No longer open to submissions by non Australian authors. Black Inc. Books is a respected independent publisher based out of Australia. Their books are distributed through Penguin Australia. Even though they are based in Australia, they publish authors from all over the world. They publish primarily non-fiction and fiction. They publish poetry and…

ARMCHAIR/SHOTGUN: Now Accepting Submissions

ARMCHAIR/SHOTGUN is a print literary journal that was founded in 2008. They are committed to printing unusual and strange works of poetry, non-fiction, and fiction. They are also looking for visual art. ARMCHAIR/SHOTGUN recently had a successful indiegogo campaign which should help support them during the next five years. As a literary journal they have…

The Hidden Dangers of Self Publishing

Self publishing has a lot of buzz these days. Some authors are finding success, many are not, but self publishing is becoming respectable in a way most writers could not imagine even five years ago. However, not all forms of self publishing are created equal. Many new authors approach self publishing with the notion that…

February 18, 2015

Clementine Poetry: Accepting Submissions

Clementine has an elegant and easy to navigate website. They publish one issue every month. Most issues include the work of eight poets. They generally publish one poem per poet. After publication your poem appears on the first page for a month and then is is held in the digital archives for a year and…

Bloomsbury Spark: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

UPDATE: June 23rd 2016. A reader reported Bloomsbury Spark’s contact email was not working. Eventually she was able to contact someone at Bloomsbury Spark who said that they are no longer open to unsolicited submissions. The website has not been updated at this point and all the unsolicited submission guidelines are still up. However they…

February 17, 2015

One Teen Story: Now Open To Submissions

One Teen Story is a literary magazine for teens and adults who read young adult fiction. They publish 12 issues a year digitally and in print. Each issue contains only one story. They pay their authors $500 dollars and 25 contributor copies for first North American serial rights. The rights revert back to the author…

February 12, 2015

Quote of the Week

Naugutuck River Review: Now Accepting Poetry Submissions

Naugatuck  River Review (NRR) is a print and electronic literary journal that is focused on publishing narrative poems. A narrative poem is any poem that tells a story.  Now NRR is particularly interested in publishing poems with a compressed narrative, so a poem that tells a story in as little space as possible. The stories…

Big World Network: Now Accepting Submissions

Big World Network is a very unusual publisher that was founded in 2011. They release the stories they publish serially in 12 installments and publish the most successful ones as books. Most installments are between 4-10 pages long. They call 12 installments a season and if the season is popular, it can be “renewed” for…

February 10, 2015

5 Reasons To Celebrate Being An Indie Author

Like a lot of indie authors out there, my publishing journey began with submissions and rejections. Not so long ago, this constant series of rebuttals would have been the end of the road for many books, but these days, thanks to self-publishing, it needn’t be. Becoming an indie author can provide hope to writers who…

February 9, 2015

Black & White Publishing: Accepting Submissions

Black & White Publishing was founded in 1995 and is now one of the largest Scottish publishers. They currently have over 200 books in print.  They are based in Scotland but they are open to publishing work by authors of any nationality or current geographic location. They have good distributor and are starting to break…

February 2, 2015

Why Do You Write?

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…