March 31, 2016

Asimov’s Science Fiction: Always Accepting Unpublished Fiction

Written by Eleanor Matama Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine is one of the better-paying markets there is out there, for science fiction content. This science fiction magazine predominantly favors character-oriented short stories and poetry. Asimov’s Science Fiction is very flexible as to what constitutes a short story. You can submit a short story between 1000-20,000 words…

March 24, 2016

What Not To Do: An Agent’s Perspective

First of all, I realize that many writers today want to bypass agencies. There’s a lot of that going on lately in the self-publishing world, and I champion it. So why am I writing this advice piece? Because once you succeed in selling and marketing your work, you may get dream offers. If so, you might…

Tor/Forge: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Tor/Forge publishes science fiction and fantasy books. Run by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, Tor/Forge is an imprint of Macmillan, one of the big five publishers. Tor is one of the most established science fiction publishers and they have won the Locus Award for best SF publisher 26 years in a row. They offer advances. Some…

tiny poetry: Now Accepting Submissions

A new online journal of “macropoetics,” tiny poetry publishes poems and images together in pocketsize image macros. The project began when creator Misty Ellingburg crafted T. S. Eliot poems into macros using an iPhone app and shared them via Facebook where thousands of people were inspired to create and share their own macropoems. From this…

March 23, 2016

Happy Third Birthday Authors Publish!

It seems so strange to me now that Authors Publish has been around for three years now. When we started out we reviewed two literary journals every week and had one feature article and a writing prompt. By our first birthday we were reviewing one literary journal and one manuscript publisher every week. The writing…

March 22, 2016

P is for Procrastinate: The ABC’s of Good Procrastination Habits

I am no marathon writer. I sprint, then break by tackling something, anything else – as long as it’s productive. That is what my definition of a good procrastination habit is: a temporary transition from one task to any other of equal or greater importance. It only took me three decades to let go of…

March 21, 2016

29 Famous Writers’ Writing Rules

Most writers have their own special “rules for writing,” even if they don’t talk about them. Mine is to never write without having coffee first. I find other writer’s rules fascinating, even when I don’t agree with them. A lot can be learned by reading about other authors’ approach to writing. The New York Times…

March 18, 2016

Prometheus Books: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Prometheus Books is a large established publisher of what they like to call “intelligent non-fiction”. They specialize in publishing non-fiction books that fall into the following categories: Popular science, philosophy, atheism, humanism, and critical thinking. They are distributed by Random House. Prometheus books was started in 1969 by the philosopher Paul Kurtz, who was also…

JollyFish Press: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Queries

Updated April 2017 JollyFish Press was started in 2012. They are based out of Provo, Utah. Jollyfish has a major distributor and a large staff for a relatively new press. Their authors have won numerous awards. They initially published a wide range of genres for adults, children, and young adults. However in the past year…

How #PitMad Works: Instantly Pitch Book Publishers Via Twitter

Written By Rebecca Ann Smith #PitMad is a quarterly Twitter pitch party coordinated by writer and social media guru Brenda Drake. There was an event on 17 March 2016 and I decided to give it a try. There are several Twitter pitching events out there and they all have slightly different rules and entry requirements….