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 They usually print original, unpublished poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, though they accept the occasional reprint, provided the writer still owns his/her rights to…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…

April 17, 2015

Duke University Press: Open To Submissions

Duke University Press is a respected academic press. Like most academic presses, they publish well researched books on a wide variety of subjects. The list of subjects they publish book on include: Latin American Studies, Social Movements, Gender Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Postcolonial Theory, Lesbian and Gay Studies, Construction of Race, Gender and National Identity, Social…

Edge: Now Accepting Accepting Submissions

Edge is an established and well respected Canadian publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy. They have great distribution within Canada, and good distribution within North America. They are open to authors regardless of nationality. Their website is a little outdated, there is a mention of floppy disks in their submission guidelines, but it is functional…

April 16, 2015

Acidic Fiction: Speculative Fiction Submissions Wanted

Acidic Fiction, founded and published by Steve x Davis, is an online magazine for contemporary speculative fiction that publishes every Monday and Friday. Stories generally take place roughly 100 years in the past or 10 years in the future. Davis writes that Acidic Fiction hopes “to draw on ideas from speculative fiction to explore everyday…

Cohesion Press: Now Accepting Book Submissions

UPDATED February 2016 Cohesion Press is a small press publishes novels in the sub genres of military horror, military sci-fi, and creature-based thrillers. They have only been around for a few years but they have already published 19 books, although many are part of the same series. They offer 50% of gross income on all…

April 13, 2015

Publication Announcements from Our Readers

Today we are trying out a new feature. It might be something that that we publish every month in the future. However, this is the first trial run. In this article we are going to feature two writers who found publishers for their manuscript through reviews in Authors Publish Magazine. In the future we hope…

Three Line Poetry: Accepting Submissions

Founded in 2011 by Glenn Lyvers, Three Line Poetry publishes just that—three line poems in all their forms. With a mission to “make the arts available to everyone, regardless of income,” they publish free online issues and accompanying paperback issues. Each submission period, a poet may submit up to three poems of three lines. Poets may…

April 8, 2015

Memes: A Novel Way to Market Your Novel

All authors, especially Independent Authors (Indie Authors), seek to promote their work for maximum exposure. They have mastered the craft of writing, but they are not confident in their marketing. Budgets for new writers are dismal; they do not lend themselves to aggressive advertising. Traditionally, Indie Authors rely on word-of mouth, which is still the…

The Wardrobe: Open to Submissions

The Wardrobe is an online journal based out of the UK. They publish writers of all nationalities. However, the work they publish focuses on a very specific subject: clothes. You can choose to interpret this theme in any number of ways, but to ignore it completely is to ensure rejection. This is how the journals…

Bold Strokes Books: Looking for LGBTQ Manuscripts

Bold Strokes Books publishes only LGBTQ books. Which means that its books feature characters that are Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans, and Queer. They publish general and genre fiction. They offer advances to their authors. LGBTQ books are a niche market but Bold Strokes is interested in publishing books that fall under the LGBTQ umbrella including…

April 2, 2015

5 Literary Journals that Publish Longer Fiction

Most literary journals are only intrusted in publishing short stories that are up to 3,000 words in length.  So it can be harder for someone who wrote a longer short story to place it in a good home, unless they are publishing a collection of short stories. The following literary journals are all open to…

Boroughs Publishing: Now Accepting Romance Manuscript Submissions

Boroughs Publishing Group is an e-publisher that focuses on publishing romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Within the romance genre they are interested in publishing a large number of sub genres including contemporary romance, young adult, historical fiction, paranormal, urban fantasy, multicultural, erotic, thrillers, and fantasy novels. Boroughs Publishing Group has been around now for…