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Asimov’s Science Fiction: Always Accepting Unpublished Fiction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….

March 17, 2016

Red Sage: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Red Sage Publishing started as a traditional print publisher in 1995. They have a long list of published books covering diverse genres ranging from contemporary to science fiction. However, they were one of the earliest publishers of erotica. Their website is one of the best I have navigated in a long time. The landing page…

Memoryhouse Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Memoryhouse is an online magazine dedicated to documenting personal narratives. They publish all genres of writing—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and everything in-between—as long as the work presents a personal story. At Memoryhouse, they love all forms of over-sharing—diary entries, autobiographies, personal tragedies, ego-trips, and neurotic exposés. Produced by students at the University of Chicago, the Memoryhouse…

The Top 10 Lessons I’ve Learned From Authors in Movies

Written By Erica Secor Everything I ever needed to know about being an author I’ve learned from authors in movies. May these nuggets of wisdom guide you along your path to authorship: LESSON #10 – THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) What They Said: Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) contemplates his…

March 10, 2016

Hydra: A Digital First Imprint of Random House

Hydra is a digital first Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror imprint of Random House. That means that they publish manuscripts in an e-book format that is available everywhere (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc). If the book does well digitally, a print edition will follow.  They are open to queries and will try to respond to…

March 8, 2016

Anomaly: Now Seeking Submissions

Anomaly is a new online journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art, created with the aim of publishing only the most promising up-and-coming authors. Tired of reading literary journals comprised mostly of filler, the creators of Anomaly decided to curate a carefully honed journal in which each word is thoughtfully selected. They want to promote…

March 3, 2016

A Busy Mother’s Guide to Establishing a Writing Life

Written by Jean Knight Pace As a mother of four young children and a writer, the question I most often get is, “How do you find time to write?” Usually I answer that I stay up too late. That is true. But there are a few other (healthier) habits I’ve found helpful as a mother-writer….

March 2, 2016

Build Your Captive Audience With These 4 Free Websites

A captive audience. That’s what you need if you want you want to build your reputation as a writer. Having a loyal audience will make your life easier. You will have better opportunities to earn a living as a writer. You will also have it easier when you publish an ebook or two for sale….

March 1, 2016

How to Submit Your Poetry for Publication

If you’re ready to get your poetry published in literary journals, then you’re going to need to go through the process of submitting your work. This article will guide you through the most important step in the process so that you can start submitting your work, and get published. What is that step? Putting together…

#PitMad About You: 3 Authors Discuss Pitching via #Pitmad

To learn more about what #PitMad  is read Rebecca Ann Smith‘s article about how #PitMad works. If Twitter is a writer’s playground, then “pitch parties” are that spinning-platform-of-death thingy that makes you giddy, terrified, and nauseous. Of all the pitch parties out there, #PitMad may be the most reputable. But what is it? To find…

Three Anthologies Seeking Submissions

Three upcomng anthologies, one about language, one about music, and the third about motherhood (however you define it) and traveling, are featured this month. This Bridge Called Language Anthology This Bridge Called Language is an upcoming anthology of real-life stories, each inspired by an “untranslatable” word from around the world. They are seeking personal stories/memoir…