June 29, 2015

Great Old Ones

Great Old Ones is a newer e-book and print on demand publisher that focuses on publishing horror, but also publishes science fiction, steam punk, and fantasy. I found their covers and website a little garish and overwhelming, but very much in tune with what I have seen in the horror genre in general. The website…

June 25, 2015

Five: Now Accepting Poems

Five is an electronic poetry journal that has a very specific mission. Instead of publishing a large number of poets in each issue, they publish just five poet’s work per issue. However, they publish five poems by each of the five poets they publish. Five publishes one issue per month. They have a fairly high…

June 23, 2015

Letter From The Editors

Dear Readers, As some of you know Authors Publish is run by a husband and wife team, Jacob and Caitlin Jans. We have been happily running Authors Publish for over two years. We are both writers who want to be able to help other writers navigate the strange world of publishing. Most of the time…

Wattpad: A Source of Support for Young Writers

I joined Wattpad two years ago. When my first novel was recently released, I was looking for more ways to promote it and get my name out there. I knew nothing about Wattpad until I read an article by a young adult author who credited this site with an increase in her following. It made…

June 18, 2015

94 Creations: Now Accepting Submissions of Short Stories, Essays, and Poetry

94 Creations is a print literary journal that publishes two issues every year. They publish short stories, non-fiction, and poetry, by new and emerging authors. The work they gravitate towards is gritty and offbeat. 94 Creations is based out of  Louisville, Kentucky. They are open to submissions from June 1st till August 31st. Work submitted…

How To Fail Miserably With Self-Publishing

I’ve seen indie authors who’ve done nearly everything right except for one thing. These authors have poured their hearts and souls into their book projects. Their prose sings. They have an amazing book cover and interior design. They have good editing. Yet too many of these books will never reach their sales potential. In fact,…

June 11, 2015

Advice From Other Authors I’m Glad I Finally Listened To

As an independently published writer I follow a lot of social media pages about writing, and more specifically, promoting your writing. I expect most ‘indie’ or self-published writers do the same. We are all searching for the holy grail of advice, the top tips to success that have so far eluded us. I read anything…

Triangle Square: Now Accepting Children’s Book Submissions

Triangle Square is an imprint of Seven Stories Press that focuses on publishing young adult novels and children’s books. Seven Stories Press is an independent publisher that is well respected and has been around for twenty years. Their books are distributed by Random House. You can read our full review of Seven Stories Press, here….

Crooked Cat: Now Accepting eBook Submissions

Updated January 3rd 2017 Crooked Cat is a multi-genre e-book publisher, that has five imprints focusing on a variety of subjects, covering the range from young adult to mystery. They are based in the UK and have previously published over eighty books. The six imprints are: Black Line (crime, thriller, or mystery) Red Line (women’s…

June 8, 2015

Harlequin: Now Accepting Submissions.

Last Updated December 2016 Harlequin is easily the most famous romance only publisher out there. In fact, their name was synonymous with romance novel when I was growing up. They have wide distribution, from grocery stores to bookstores. They are everywhere. Most of the famous romance writers, including Mercedes Lackey, Nora Roberts and Christopher Rice…

Still Alice: A Self Publishing Success Story

Lisa Genova started selling her self-published book out of her car. Now her book has been made into a major motion picture. This is the story of how she went from a self published author to a New York Times bestseller with a major publisher and a well established career. Her book, Still Alice, was…

June 4, 2015

Crossroads Publishing

Crossroads Publishing is a large established publisher of Christian and spiritual writing. They should not be confused with other presses with similar names, of which there is at least one. Crossroads has published authors like Mother Teresa, Timothy M. Gallagher, Pope Benedict, and Bernard McGinn. They do not publish fiction. They publish books on prayer,…

Scrutiny: Open to Submissions

Scrutiny is a new electronic literary journal that publishes fiction. All the fiction that they publish could be categorized as magic realism. They ask that you don’t submit fantasy. Magic realism is often defined by the matter-of-fact inclusion of fantastic or mythical elements They have yet to publish their first issue. However, their site is…

10 Publishers for Your Mystery Novel

Mystery is one of those genres that over the years has managed to accumulate a huge number of sub-genres. From cozy mysteries, literary mysteries, and crime novels to ones focused on conspiracies, now there is a mystery sub-genre for almost every reader’s taste. The majority of the following publishers focus on one or two sub-genres…

June 2, 2015

Three Themed Calls For Submissions

The following three magazines publish diverse work. Some are print magazines, others electronic. But all of them are reading for a themed issue and all of them close to new submissions before the end of July. Below is a brief review of each of the journals as well as information about the theme they are…