July 28, 2016

Kraken Press: Now Accepting Manuscripts

Kraken Press is a small press that publishes novels, novellas and short fiction collections in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and weird fiction. They want to publish fresh work that avoids tropes. They are based out of Sweden but open to submissions from authors around the world. They accept all submissions through Submittable. Kraken…

Forage: Now Seeking Submissions

Forage is a brand new online journal of poetry, creative essays, and reviews. Accessible, honest, and thoughtful—the work in Forage invites all eager readers. They publish writing that grapples with the particularities of individual human experience, and they welcome the endless nuances of expression that give these experiences form. Publishing both traditional and experimental work,…

How to Write a Good Third Person Biographical Statement

When you read submission guidelines, which vary from literary journal to literary journal, almost all of them will require that you include a brief biographical statement (or bio). Usually they require that the bio is in the third person and to be 50 words or less. These bios are tricky to write.It is hard to…

July 25, 2016

11 Approachable Literary Journals

If you just starting to submit your work to literary journals, or perhaps you just want to avoid rejection, this list is for you. All of the literary journals in this list accept at around half of what is submitted to them. So the odds of your work being accepted just went up. These are…

July 21, 2016

Three Themed Calls for Submission Closing in August

All of the following themed calls for submissions end in August. Other than that, they have little in common. Halfway Down the Stairs: Fortune Halfway Down the Stairs publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews. Every issue has a theme. They are currently accepting submissions for their September issue, which will be themed Fortune….

Desert Breeze: Now Seeking Romance Manuscripts

Desert Breeze is an ePublisher that primarily publishes romance novels although they do dabble in other genres such as women’s fiction and Christian fiction, with or without romantic elements. Much of the romance they publish is cross-genre and incorporates elements of various genres ranging from steam punk to modern cowboy. They have been around since…

How to Start Submitting Your Work to Literary Journals

Literary journals are wonderful magazines that focus on publishing creative writing. Some are digital. Others are print. Some only publish literary work. Others focus on genre. We have published a lot of articles about literary journals at Authors Publish. We review one literary journal every week.  We also feature calls for submissions, and have compiled…

Sweater Weather Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Sweater Weather Magazine is a new online magazine of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and reviews. Hailing from Upstate New York, the editors of Sweater Weather Magazine are well acquainted with the optimal conditions for becoming lost in a literary wonder: a blizzard outside, an overstuffed chair, a warm blanket, a huge sweater, and…

July 18, 2016

13 Publishers Open to Previously Self-Published Books and Reprints

Most publishers do not accept previously traditionally published books or previously self-published books, unless they are hugely successful. All the publishers linked to in this article do. They are all open to previously self-published books and previously reprinted books. This is a very helpful list if you have previously self-published your book, but feel like…

July 14, 2016

How To Support The Literary Community

Here at Authors Publish we take a strong stance against submission fees. It is part of our guiding principles. Last summer published an article called The Shame List.  This article was about presses who only read submissions for a fee. Now poetry presses have charged poets for a long time and you can read why…

One of the Most Devastating Myths About Self Publishing

There are many myths about writing. Most seem innocuous at first, but many of these myths can negatively effect your chances of publication. Here’s one of the most devastating myths that has risen to prominence in recent years: The idea that you have to self publish in order to find a traditional publisher, with or…

Merit Press: Seeking Young Adult Manuscripts

“It’s all in the name. When we envisioned what a new Young Adult imprint should be, we recalled the books that changed our lives, the kind readers don’t see so much anymore — enduring, exciting, intensely readable young adult stories about young people facing an all-too-challenging contemporary world. Merit Press plots twist and turn with…

July 11, 2016

Thirteen Literary Journals that Publish Novel Excerpts

Literary journals are one of the best ways to build a publication history. They give agents and publishing houses a reason to take your manuscript submission seriously. However, most literary journals publish short stories, poems, non-fiction, and flash fiction, not novel excerpts. That is fine as many novelists also write other work. Some do not….

July 6, 2016

Tule Publishing: A Romance and Erotica ePublisher

Tule Publishing is Romance and Erotica ePublisher with multiple imprints. Many of their books have sold well on Amazon. Most books they have published have at least 25 positive reviews. They have published bestselling and award winning authors. They publish a wide variety of romance including western, paranormal, and holiday. They also have a newer…

The Shame List: Manuscript Publishers Who Always Charge to Submit

All of the publishers included on this list are traditional publishers. They are not vanity or assisted presses that charge their authors in order to publish their books. Many are respected publishers with good distribution. Most primarily publish poetry manuscripts. We have written at length before about why this problem effects poets the most. We…

July 5, 2016

Dime Show Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Dime Show Review is a new online magazine of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and literary audio. Inspired by the intrigue of the old-time traveling circus, Dime Show Review publishes writing that prompts readers to peak through the tent flap of the mind into the wild world of imagination. Both emerging and established writers are invited to…