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 are 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…

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…