July 14, 2015

Stupid Things Authors Believe, Part 1

It’s been said that if what you write isn’t new, delete it. In an attempt to promote fresh, original ideas, these pundits of the pen want us to say something no one else has ever said before or jettison it to the trash heap. My response? Bull crap. As an ancient and wise author once…

July 9, 2015

After The Pause: A Publisher of Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Visual Art

After the Pause is an electronic literary journal that publishes one issue per season. They are always open to submissions. They publish each issue on the electronic magazine site Issuu. They publish poetry, flash fiction, and visual art. They plan to publish their first yearly print anthology in January 2016. If they receive a submission…

The Sea of Tranquility: A Self Publishing Success Story

The Sea of Tranquility was initially self published by Katja Millay in 2012. Within only three weeks of being self published the novel was picked up by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. It went on to win the American Library Association’s Alex Award & A School Library Journal Best Book of the…

July 3, 2015

How to Tell If Your Writing Is Any Good.

‘The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.’ – Sylvia Plath “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” – Robert Hughes The Editors of Authors Publish receive regular emails and Facebook messages that contain one or two sentences and are always the same…

July 2, 2015

The Missouri Review: Accepting Submissions

The Missouri Review is a literary journal that has been around for over 30 years and they publish four quality print issues a year. Digital editions are now also available. They publish short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. Work that first appeared in The Missouri Review has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American…

Eifrig Publishing: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Eifrig Publishing is a small independent publishing company that focuses on publishing children’s books. They also publish family psychology books, some non-fiction for adults, and books on education. They publish some eBooks. Their motto is “good for our kids, good for our environment, and our good for our communities.” They are not listed on the…

8 Ways to Improve Your Writing

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” – Ernest Hemingway Most writers want to improve their writing but they don’t necessarily know how. Some writers are happy with the way they currently write, but in my opinion there is always room for improvement. In my own writing practice,…

Smashwords: A Must for Your Author’s Toolbox

Every writer should have a toolbox – a go-to place that lists or houses all the fantastic contacts and resources that you can’t live without. Whether you’re self or traditionally published (or just building an author platform) one essential item to have in your toolbox should be Smashwords – the eBook distributor. About 50% of…

The Collagist: Now Accepting Submissions

The Collagist is a literary journal published by Dzanc Books. They are an electronic publication. They publish short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and excerpts from longer works. They are open to submissions until July 31st. They reopen to submissions in October. They publish one issue on the 15th of every month. They are a highly respected…