April 29, 2015

One Story: Accepting Submissions

One Story publishes one short story every three weeks. They have a print and e-versions of the story that they publish. Often the published story is accompanied by an interview with the author of the story. They have published a number of respected and best selling authors including Elizabeth Gilbert, B.J. Novak, Stephen O’Connor, and…

SilkWords: A Choose Your Own Romance Publisher

SilkWords is an online romance and erotica publisher with a focus on a choose-your-own-adventure format. Characters of their books navigate through a world the reader chooses; the character might go on a blind date only to leave with someone the reader’s chose and turning the story through another twist. These short, interactive romance and erotica…

April 23, 2015

Barrelhouse: Now Accepting Submissions

Update: BarrelHouse Just closed to submissions. We apologize for the inconvenience. Barrelhouse is a respected and prestigious literary journal that accepts very few of the submissions it receives. They are primarily a biannual print publication, but they also have an online edition that publishes different work as well.  They publish poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and…

Cengage Learning: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

Cengage Learning is a huge publishing company with a number of divisions and imprints however the main branch, Cengage Learning, focuses on publishing work aimed at community college and university students. They have published textbooks on a vast number of subjects from automotive technology to family law. They publish both academic books and books aimed…

The Eunoia Review: Accepting Submissions

Based in Singapore and founded in October 2010, the Eunoia Review is a literary journal that accepts submissions all year long. The Review aims to showcase work that exemplifies “beautiful thinking.” They usually print original, unpublished poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, though they accept the occasional reprint, provided the writer still owns his/her rights to…

Five Star: Now Accepting Genre Novel Manuscripts

Last Updated April 15th, 2016 Five Star is an imprint of the publisher Gale which is a part of  the large academic company Cengage Learning. Cengage Learning, Five Star, and Gale, are all respected publishers, with established track records, good distribution and many ties to schools, colleges, universities, and libraries. They are a large company…

April 22, 2015

Five Major Book Publishers Always Open To Submissions

Some publishers open and close their doors to submissions on a routine basis. It is hard to determine if they are open or shut to submissions and when you should submit.  The following five publishers are always open to submissions from publishers without agents or previous publishing experience. They are all respected publishers with good…

April 20, 2015

5 English Language Journals around the World

It is a common phenomenon with writers: once we start researching a subject, it tends to consume us until we don’t know when “enough is enough” and we can stop seeking more information. Is this a bad thing? If it keeps you from ever putting pen to paper, then yes. However, if it serves to…

14 Myths About Writers

What does it mean to be a writer? People have strong opinions. Many of them are true, many are wrong. There are so many false assumptions, Clichés, and myths out there surrounding writers. Some of these myths contain some level of truth, others are nothing but rumors and a singular memorable example. Here are 14…

April 18, 2015

How Fan Fiction Made Me A Better Writer

I started out writing when I was very young. In high school, I spent most of my free time writing. This was true of my first few college years as well. In my free time I wrote novels. I didn’t share them, except with the occasional friend. I was writing into an abyss, or I…