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

Last Updated December 2017: Unfortunately Loose ID will close their doors next year. You can read more about this here. 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), …

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…