October 15, 2015

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

Updated May 2017 Crimson Romance is a former imprint of Adams Media, that was bought by Simon & Schuster, this year. They remain open to unsolicited submissions. 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…

October 1, 2015

Parenting Press: Submission Guidelines

Last Updated May 17th 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. Chicago Review Press acquired Parenting Press effective January 1st, 2017. They will continue on as an imprint, and will in…

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…