March 30, 2015

9 Science Fiction Publishers That Accept Book Manuscripts Without an Agent

Here are nine publishers of science fiction novels. Many also publish fantasy. Some are genre publishers specializing only in science fiction or fantasy books. Others publish many genres and types of books, science fiction just being one genre among many. All of the publishers are accept manuscripts without an agent. Some are small companies others…

Is Spicy Subject Matter More Important Than Quality of Content?

Scintillating subject matter can make books fly off the shelves. A witty heroine, a creepy and clever villain, or an inspiring coming-of-age story can do the same. Which is more important: red hot subject matter or quality of content? With the advent of the internet writers are forced to make an immediate impact on consumers…

March 26, 2015

On Reaching 100 Issues

Dear Readers, Authors Publish was started a little over two years ago. In the years since we published our first issue the format has changed a little, however our focus has remained the same, connecting authors with publishing opportunities and other resources that can help build their careers. In the last two years we have…

The Contradictory Habits of Famous Writers

So many writers, so many odd habits.  Famous writers are always in the limelight regardless of their desire, and that is why their faithful readers and fans try to learn everything about their lives, personal problems, weird habits, etc. Moreover, these fans try to copy out the behavior of their idols. What is their motivation…

March 19, 2015

Brash Books: Crime Publisher Now Accepting Submissions

Brash Books is a company that specializes in publishing crime novels. Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman, both best-selling, Edgar nominated authors, started the company. The books they publish have electronic and print editions. Brash Books publishes psychological thrillers, murder mysteries, international espionage, and police procedurals. The website has a cocky, over-confident tone, and it focuses…

7 Tips for Building Your Online Platform

Authors today are expected to carry more and more weight in marketing and publicity. In the digital age, much of it can be accomplished online, which can be both easier and harder. There are many free options, but there is also a lot of competition. With so many options and market saturation, the prospect of…

March 12, 2015

Blue Tulip Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Blue Tulip Publishing is a digital publisher with a number of imprints focused on targeting different readerships. Most of the books they publish are Romance novels but some of their imprints are open to genre fiction without romance. They are a newer publisher so they have not established much of a track record yet, but…

March 11, 2015

6 Cover Letter Mistakes That Can Ruin The Chance of Publication

As the editor of a literary magazine and chapbook press, I read a lot of query letters – and I mean a lot. Last year the total number of submissions received was over two thousand, not including chapbook proposals or microfiction submissions. After reading through that many cover letters year after year, I’ve started to…

March 5, 2015

Salt Hill Literary Journal: Now Accepting Submissions

Salt Hill is a literary journal that is associated with the graduate program at Syracuse University. They publish two print issues a year. They are a respected and established literary journal that has published many famous poets and writers including Edwidge Danticat, Denise Duhamel, Lucia Perillo, Bob Hicok, and Charles Simic. They use the submission…

March 4, 2015

4 Self-Publishing Problems (And Their Solutions)

I’ve been self-publishing for almost two years now, and it occurred to me recently that the same four problems are constantly rearing their ugly heads. It sometimes seems like there is no escaping them. I have listed them below and I think many aspiring authors would agree that these four issues are not going to…

6 International Publishing Opportunities

As a U.S. poet who relocated to Berlin, Germany, in 2013, I assumed I would eventually find a community of fellow English language writers in the city. What I didn’t realize was that I would quickly find not only a writing community, but several locally-published English language literary journals, as well. In the years that…