November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! This week we are having a ‘Best of’ issue of Authors Publish. We are also publishing it on Wednesday (as you may have noticed), so that it does not encroach on your holiday. We are taking time off this week to visit our family, and to take a much needed break. It is…

November 19, 2015

Image: Submission Guidelines

Image, a print and online quarterly, publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction inspired by religious faith. They seek work that engages with Western spiritual traditions—Judaism, Islam, and Christianity—with the sincere spirit of a seeker, transcending dogma. Through the smallness of everyday humdrum and havoc, the authors of Image open readers to the big, broad questions of…

What to Look for in a Writing Group

There is no doubt that writing can be a lonely business. Yes, you have the Internet, and the entire world potentially available at your fingertips. However, as important and useful as these online connections and friends are, nothing quite beats meeting other writers in person. It’s not just about building friendships, although that is lovely…

Platypus Press: Submission Guidelines

Updated February 14th 2017 Platypus Press is a publisher of prose and poetry. They are a new publisher based out of the UK. Although now that they have been around two years they have established a track record and published a total of 13 books, most with excellent covers. They are open to a wide…

November 12, 2015

Ghostwoods Books: Submission Guidelines

Ghostwoods Books is a small publisher that has been around for five years now. They publish books in paperback and e-book editions. They publish sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction and non-gore horror novels for adults. They recently ran a successful crowd funding campaign that will allow them to publish at least 6 books this year. Usually…

What I Learned While Pitching My Novel

I didn’t jump into writing my first novel blindly. I studied my favorite books in similar genres. I read quality books and articles on how to write, format, and sell a manuscript. I moved onto the querying process with the same diligence. I researched a lot, followed agents’ blogs and Twitter accounts. By the time…

Three Anthologies Seeking Submissions

The following three anthologies are all on very different themes. All three are great opportunities for authors to be published in print. Untitled Doll Anthology Terrapin Books is publishing an anthology of poems about dolls. They are accepting submissions until December 15th. Please submit via email 3-5 poems about dolls. Include a 50-75 word bio…

Alaska Quarterly Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Alaska Quarterly Review, hailed by many as one of the nation’s top literary journals, has made an indelible impression on our culture by publishing fresh, cutting-edge literary art. It all started 30 years ago when editor Ronald Spatz, wanting to revitalize the literary culture of Alaska, launched the magazine, housing Alaskan voices with both new…

November 10, 2015

Call for Submissions: How I Got My Book Published

We are currently seeking submissions of essays on the topic “How I Got My Book Published.” We want personal, practical stories about about how a writer got their book published with a traditional publisher. Or, how you sold a significant amount of books as a self published author (We would need to know the exact…

November 5, 2015

Stupid Things Authors Believe, Part 2

In my previous post (find it here), I debunked the idea that if what you write isn’t new, you should delete it. In a crazy attempt to promote fresh, original ideas, some pundits of the pen promote jettisoning your work to the trash heap unless it’s a rare gem. My response? “There is nothing new…

Ghost Pines Publishing: Submission Guidelines (Dark Fantasy)

Ghost Pines Publishing is an independent press dedicated to dark fantasy fiction. They go to great length to define the term dark fantasy, but the main points appear to be that dark fantasy is sympathetic to the monsters themselves and it is set in a contemporary setting with fantasy elements. So think of series like…

Six Great Journals That Re-Opened to Submissions

This November a number of great literary journals reopened their doors to submissions. Below are mini reviews and links to six wonderful literary journals that just started considering submissions again. The list is in no particular order. 1. Arsenic Lobster A weird and wonderful poetry journal that is associated with a small press. They publish…

November 4, 2015

Siren Bookstrand: Book Submission Guidelines

Siren Bookstrand is a popular publisher of romance and erotica. They only publish books that end happily ever after. They publish many  books every year and most authors seem happy with the work that the Siren Bookstrand editors do. They are primarily an electronic publisher but they also have print editions. They are most known…