June 16, 2016

Self Publishing Success Story: Christopher Paolini and Eragon

Some argue that Eragon was not self-published, as it was published by Christopher’s family, who ran a small commercial press at the time. However, the press had been around for five years and had—as far as my research revealed—only published two other books. Both of these were also written by Paolini family members. Given those…

June 15, 2016

Two Anthologies Seeking Submissions

These two anthologies are seeking very specific submissions from authors on two very different themes. Just A Little More Time They are now closed to submissions. “The Beiging of America” 2 Leaf Press is accepting submissions to their anthology “The Beiging of America”: Personal Narratives about Being Mixed Race in the Twenty First Century. Submissions…

Garo: Now Seeking Submissions

Garo is an online magazine of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and artwork published by the Rocky Mountain Land Library. Named after a Colorado rancher who built a town around a railroad stop, Garo publishes work that helps people feel close to the land, and close to one another. They like writing that reveals something new…

June 10, 2016

31 Romance Publishers That Accept Submissions Without an Agent

Updated: July 25th 2017 As ebook readers have grown more popular, the publishing market has changed significantly. This has had a huge impact on the self-publishing industry. The media talks about this shift all the time. However, they often neglect to mention the huge impact it has had on the romance publishing industry. There are…

June 8, 2016

Four Themed Publications Seeking Submissions

The following four literary journals have themed calls for submission. All of them are due by July 1st. Each of the themes are very different and each of the journals is looking for different kinds of work. Transportation The Museum of Americana, an online literary journal interested in publishing essays, fiction, poetry, art, and photography…

McFarland: Now Seeking Non-Fiction Book Submissions

McFarland is an independent publisher based in North Carolina with a fair and clear compensation policy found here. They welcome un-agented authors and do not charge reading fees. One of my favorite aspects of McFarland is that they welcome edited collections of essays and have a helpful guide sheet for anyone interested in curating such…

June 3, 2016

The Quiet Circle: Now Accepting Submissions

The Quiet Circle is a brand new online journal of subtle, meditative writing. They publish fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that other literary journals might call “too quiet.” The Quiet Circle is a place where quiet writing can be heard, where brash, crass, and staunchly-realist voices are left at the door. They are especially interested in…

June 2, 2016

Speaking Volumes: Now Seeking Book Queries

Speaking Volumes is an independent publisher based out of Naples, Florida. They started out just publishing Audio books, but now they also publish eBooks and paperbacks. At their About Us page, you can learn more about the company and the current staff. Their books are widely available and they publish a number of established authors….

Six Essential Tips For Submitting Your Work

If you have never sent your creative writing out to a literary journal before, the experience can be intimidating. Many productive writers try to avoid submitting; however there is no real way around it if you want to get your work out into the world. I have been submitting for six years now. After submitting…

Sonic Boom: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Sonic Boom, a new online journal of poetry and flash fiction, publishes “writing that explodes.”  That is, they publish writing that makes an impact, shakes the reader’s senses, and breaks the boundaries of genre. Avant-garde, conceptual, postmodern—like a sonic boom–their publication is a phenomenon of the moment. They publish various contemporary forms of poetry—experimental, free…