January 28, 2016

Michigan Quarterly Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Michigan Quarterly Review is an interdisciplinary journal publishing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as critical essays addressing social, cultural, political, and literary topics. Eclectic, thought provoking, and refined, Michigan Quarterly Review aims to spark the intellect of its bright-minded readers. They publish work by contemporary cornerstones—Joyce Carol Oats, John Updike, Margaret Atwood, Carol…

January 21, 2016

Angry Robot: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

Angry Robot is a respected science fiction and fantasy publisher that occasionally dips into related genres (such as urban fantasy, steampunk, and horror). Angry Robot was originally funded by HarperCollins. They are now part of Watkins Media Ltd. They offer advances and good royalty rates. The contract they offer covers print, e-book, and audio book…

Valparaiso Poetry Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Valparaiso Poetry Review is a biannual online journal of poetry and poetics published by Valparaiso University. Showcasing new, emerging, and established writers side-by-side, Valparaiso Poetry Review invites readers to discover new voices while rediscovering past favorites. Alongside original poems, they feature author interviews, book reviews, and essays about poetry and poetics. Though they publish all…

January 18, 2016

52 Poetry Manuscript Publishers Who Do Not Charge Reading Fees

Updated January 2017 I have written before about the fact that most poetry manuscript publishers charge their readers to submit. You can read about that here if you want to know more. This article focuses on a number of poetry manuscript publishers who do not charge submission fees to writers, which is good news for…

January 14, 2016

Samhain Publishing: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Updated June 13th 2016 Samahin has closed their doors. Do not submit. Samhain Publishing is an independent publisher of romance and horror books.  They publish digital and print versions. They have good distribution. Founded in 2005 as a digital only publisher, they have now published over 2200 titles by over 600 authors. Just from glancing…

January 13, 2016

2 Anthologies Seeking Submission

Some great forthcoming anthologies are currently seeking submissions. The Shellgame: An essay anthology Submissions are open for an anthology of essays that borrow readymade forms, to be published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2018.  What they mean by readymade forms is essays that borrow their structures from ordinary, extra-literary sources (a recipe, a…

13 Non-Fiction Manuscript Publishers. No Agent Required.

The following publishers all focus on publishing non-fiction books. Most focus in on one or two aspect of non-fiction, such as history books, memoir, or cookbooks. Some are more broad in their interests. All of them are open to unsolicited submissions directly from authors. No agent required. Almost all of these publishers open to proposals,…

6 Popular Myths about Book Publication

As a writer who receives multiple emails each week about publishing, there are a number of myths about publishing that I encounter repeatedly.  Different writers tell them to me as if they are fact. Some myths are ones I believed starting out. Some contain truth. Many are entirely false. Believing in one or more of…

January 12, 2016

Back Hall Press

Updated September 2016 Believed to be Defunct – Do Not Submit A digital first publisher that wants to carve out a new and inclusive space on the progressive edge of genre fiction. They are eager to highlight new and unpublished writers, writers of color, women/non-binary writers, GLBTQ writers, niche genres and innovative styles. Back Hall…

January 11, 2016

Building An Author Platform

Building an author platform is something all authors should be concerned with. It is important for both independently and traditionally published authors. In my opinion, it should not even matter if you have not finished your book yet. You can, and should, start building that platform now. But what exactly is an author platform, why should you…