October 29, 2015

Mid-American Review: Submission Guidelines (Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction)

Mid-American Review is a longstanding international literary journal, started in 1981 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Recognizing the power of literature to slow us from our daily movement and still our minds, they hope their publication will prompt us to contemplate ourselves, our world, and our place in it. In this way, they…

The Journal: Now Open To Submissions

Founded in 1973, The Journal is a longstanding print and online publication produced by Ohio State University. Debuting emerging writers alongside established authors like Mary Jo Bang, Brenda Hillman, and Linda Bierds, The Journal contributes substantially to the literary culture in its home state and beyond. Recently, poems appearing in The Journal were reprinted the…

Paulist Press: Submission Guidelines

Paulist Press is an established press that has been around for 150 years. It is founded and run by the Paulist Fathers, a society of missionary priests founded for and by Americans in 1858. Paulist Press publishes Christian books in a wide variety of sub-genres, they have excellent distribution and sales within that market. They…

4 Publishers Seeking Submissions

The following journals have interesting themed issues forthcoming with submission deadlines fast approaching. 1. Issue 12 of Workers Write! will be a collection of poems and short stories titled Tales from the Construction Site. All will be written from the tradesperson’s point of view. They are looking for works of fiction about laborers, carpenters, plumbers,…

October 27, 2015

Loose ID: Romance Book Publisher Seeking Submissions

Loose ID is a romance publisher that publishes a large number of electronic books every year. They are open to reprints and works by brand new authors. They have four lines, Love Unleashed (hot romance),  On the Edge (taboo romance), Young Hearts (new adult romance), and Love Revisited (republished romance). Authors have had a mixed…

October 22, 2015

The Gravity of the Thing: Submission Guidelines

The Gravity of the Thing is an online literary magazine devoted to publishing original fiction, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. Their journal aims to present everyday objects in uncommon ways, to defamiliarize the reader with the ordinary, making it new and strange. They want their readers to be taken on a journey, to experience transformation that…

Self E Library Journal: Pros and Cons for the Aspiring Writer

Independent authors can always benefit from new opportunities to showcase their work.  A new website, Self-E Library Journal, provides an exciting opportunity for writers to build a fan base and market themselves through a reputable venue. WHAT:  Self-E Library Journal provides a platform for independent authors to make their works available to library patrons.  This…

Four Anthologies Seeking Submissions

Anthologies are a great way to get published, they tend to have better distribution and a longer shelf life than most literary journals. They also tend to pay their writers. Anthologies are generally on specific topics and so you either have to find one that matches your writing or you have to write a new…

October 15, 2015

Peachtree Publishers: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Peachtree Publishers is a well respected independent publisher with good distribution. They are based out of Atlanta Georgia and they specialize in publishing children’s books, young adult books, self help titles for parents and educators and guides to the American south. They also  publish books on gardening and cookbooks, but usually only with a southern…

What Not To Do: Author Advice from the Trenches

It’s human to make mistakes; we even tend to learn from them from time to time. The problem with making mistakes as a new author is that they often come back to bite you – hard. My first mistake: impatience. I had the glorious dream that my book, my quartet in fact, was ready for…

Cream City Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Hailing from “The Cream City”—Milwaukee, Wisconsin—Cream City Review is a print journal dedicated to publishing poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, visual art, comics, contemporary literary reviews, and author interviews. Founded in 1975, Cream City Review offers both new and established writers a stable and enduring home for their work. Publishing poet laureates alongside literary unknowns, they…

Three Themed Calls for Submissions

Below are three journals that have themed calls for submissions with quickly approaching deadlines. SnapDragon, an online journal of art and healing is looking for submissions about “The Art of Creating”, they want you to submit unusual, abstract, over-the-top work that talks about creativity, the act and art of it, especially if it’s connected to…

October 12, 2015

10 New and Exciting Journals

In the last 6 months the following journals opened their metaphorical doors for the first time. It is great to submit to new journals as the editors tend to have more energy and enthusiasm. They also tend to be more open to new authors or authors with only a small list of past publications. Of…

October 8, 2015

3 Anthologies Seeking Submissions

Anthologies are a great way to get published. They tend to have better distribution and a longer shelf life than most literary journals. They also tend to pay their writers. Anthologies are generally focused on specific topics, so you either have to find one that matches your writing or you have to write a new…

The Poisoned Pencil: Now Accepting YA Manuscript Submissions

Poisoned Pencil Press is a publisher of young adult mystery novels. They are an imprint of the respected publisher Poisoned Pen Press, and they are both based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Poisoned Pencil Press is currently open to unsolicited submissions of manuscripts. They use the same easy to use online system (Submittable) for authors as…

Failbetter: Now Accepting Submissions

Failbetter is an online journal of prose and poetry launched in 2000 with the aim of publishing writing that’s as unique as the writers who make it. It’s a writer’s journal, driving experimentation by fueling writers with author interviews, blog posts about the writing life, and discussions about the contemporary literary community. They like work…

3 Promotional Tools I’m Not Ignoring Anymore

When I first dived into the world of independent publishing, I was extremely naive about the amount of time, effort, and money needed to successfully promote my books. I started slowly, and have only recently started to pick up my pace. This is all thanks to the advice, support and shared content of other authors….

October 5, 2015

Crimson Romance: Now Accepting to Book Submissions

Crimson Romance is an imprint of Adams Media, a large established publisher. Crimson Romance is a digital-first romance line that is open to submissions in five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and spicy romance. They recently started accepting LGBTQIA+ adult romances that feature a strong emotional/romantic journey between two partners. Romances where both…

October 1, 2015

Parenting Press: Submission Guidelines

Parenting Press is a publisher that has been around for 35 years. They have good distribution and they focus on publishing work in a specific, niche market that they know well. The goal of Parenting Press is to publish books that teach practical skills to parents, children, and people who take care of children. They…

Do’s and Dont’s For A Successful Facebook Author Page

Famous Authors On Rejection Not everyone enjoys Facebook, but it does have the potential to be a very useful tool when it comes to building your author platform. Facebook is huge and many different types of businesses use it to reach and sell to customers. As an author, you are trying to promote and sell your…

Cease, Cows: Now Accepting Flash Fiction Submissions

Cease, Cows is an online journal of flash fiction launched in 2013. They aim to publish honest writing that unveils the animality within humanity, and strange writing that invites us to transcend it. They like prose that beats in sync with the cultural pulse and exposes its absurdist constructs. They publish fiction in any style,…