April 18, 2016

How to Submit Your Manuscript for Publication

When I finish the first draft of a novel I always have a great surge of adrenaline. When I was younger I would enjoy the thrill of completion for days and then start on a new project. It should surprise no one that my early efforts were not published (thank goodness). Now that I am…

April 15, 2016

Ashland Creek Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Ashland Creek Press is a boutique press dedicated to publishing books with a world view. The fiction and non-fiction they publish is about the environment, animal protection, ecology, and wildlife. Books they have published have received critical acclaim from a number of magazines including Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews. They are open…

8 Reasons Why Writing Is The Best Thing Ever

Writing is a tough business at times. It is hard work, financially crippling, and a path filled with self-doubt. Writers often complain of low incomes, and lack of support. Not to mention non-existent critical acclaim. All these things are true, of course, but let’s also not forget how much fun writing is. Putting the negatives…

The Fictional Café: Now Accepting Submissions

The Fictional Café is an online magazine and forum for authors and artists, publishing new poetry, fiction, novel excerpts, podcasts, and artwork of all genres each month. Like a virtual coffee shop, The Fictional Café is a meeting place for authors and artists to read, share, and discuss great writing and artwork. Members can inspire…

Crimson Frost Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Crimson Frost is a Canadian ebook publisher that was established 2013. They state explicitly on their website that they publish ebooks only. Crimson Frost also publishes a blog which is linked from their home page and features the publisher’s “spotlight author”. This is a good marketing effort for the publisher to get their authors noticed….

15 Magazines that Publish Writing by Children and Teens

The following is a list of literary journals and magazines that publish writing by children and teenagers. Some of them accept submissions from adults – and all of them accept submissions from youth of various ages.   Teens and Children 1. Ember Ember publishes fiction, poetry, and creative non fiction by writers 10 and up….

Plum Tree Tavern: Now Seeking Submissions

Plum Tree Tavern is an online poetry journal founded in 2015. They only publish poetry about nature and ecology. Most of the poems that they publish are between 3 and 14 lines in length. They prefer works that focus on the image rather than the narrator’s opinion. Naturally they have published a large number of…

April 14, 2016

Seven Christian Publishers Open To Submissions

The following seven publishers all focus primarily on publishing Christian books for Christian audiences. Some are non-fiction publishers, some are fiction publishers. All are open to unsolicited submissions. Actually, it is important to note that most Christian publishers are open to unsolicited submissions, so if you read a Christian book that you like, look up…

Seventh Street Press: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Seventh Street Press is the mystery imprint of the established non-fiction publisher Prometheus Books. They are distributed by Random House. They publish only mystery and thrillers, but are open to a variety of sub-genres, including legal thrillers. Seventh Street Press has a memorable tag line: “Where fiction is a crime”. Seventh Street Press has only…

Door is a Jar Magazine: Now Accepting Submissions

An emerging online and print magazine founded in 2015, Door is a Jar publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and art. With a preference for simple language and engaging voices, Door is a Jar Magazine aims to be an open book (or door): a publication accessible to all readers. They honor the diversity of both readers…