June 30, 2016

Holiday House: Now Seeking Children’s Books

Holiday House is an established and reputable children’s book publishers. Holiday House has been around for over 75 years. They publish picture books as well as books aimed at children grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and grades 7 and up. They are based out of New York City. They have published many well known books and…

6 Ways to Increase Your Writing Output

Many of the leading authors in the world do not just sit back and rest on their laurels after attaining best-seller status. If anything, they go on to write more books that are just as good, if not better, than their previous ones. If you want to have a chance at succeeding as a writer,…

June 23, 2016

Hohm Press: Now Accepting Book Queries

A small print publisher based out of Arizona, Hohm has been around for many years. They are a respected press that has published a number of well known authors. They publish a wide variety of genres, including poetry, non-fiction, and children’s books. They generally focus on eastern religion and spirituality. They are not interested in…

Two Themed Calls for Submissions

The following two literary journals are looking for creative writing about specific and very different themes. All submissions are due July 15th. Paralysis The poetry journal Whirlwind is seeking poetry submissions on the theme of paralysis. This is what they have to say about the theme in their call for submission “The theme of this…

How To Create A Publication History

One of the complaints I so often hear from new authors or authors that are new to publishing is that every agent and editor they submit their manuscript to wants to see a history of publication. It is one of the most important elements of the query letter that you send agents and /or editors….

June 22, 2016

New Zenith Magazine: Now Accepting Fiction Submissions

New Zenith Magazine is a brand new print and online publication, launching their first issue this July. They plan to publish an eclectic collection of short stories and flash fiction, as well as cartoons, illustrated stories, photo stories, and poems. The magazine will not include nonfiction; however, nonfiction writers may submit essays about writing for…

June 20, 2016

The Top 25 Publishers for New Authors

Updated April 10th 2017 The writing market can seem overwhelming, especially for new authors who do not have a history of past publication. It is important to note that no legitimate established presses specifically look for unpublished authors. The presses on this list were chosen because they have published a number of debut books before….

June 16, 2016

Christopher Hewitt Awards: No Fee Contest

A&U (America’s AIDS Magazine) is hosting the 4th annual Christoper Hewitt Awards. This is a fee free contest with awards given in four categories: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Creative Nonfiction. The Deadline is July 15th, 2016th. The prize is $50. The winners work is featured in the summer issue of A&U. A&U is a national…

Pelican Book Group: Now Seeking Romance Novels

A print and eBook publisher of Christian romance novels. They have a number of imprints and accept unsolicited submissions for all but one of them. They are not interested in publishing a book that has been previously self published. They stress this point on their website more than once, as they evidently have to deal…

Wising Up Press: Now Seeking Submissions for “The Kindness of Strangers: A Wising Up Anthology”

Wising Up Press publishes fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction exploring topics of social concern. They are committed to, “finding the we in them, the us in you.” They hope to deepen the reader’s inter-relational experience by presenting insightful writing spoken by a variety of voices. Right now, they are seeking submissions for their upcoming print…