October 31, 2016

Ten Wonderful New Literary Journals

The following is a list of 10 very new literary journals. There are many reasons to seek publication in these journals. In my experience, the benefits can be greater than publishing in a well established journal. When a literary journal is new the editors tend to be a lot more passionate. I have gotten handwritten…

October 27, 2016

10 Anthologies Seeking Submissions

Written By S. Kalekar Here is a list of open calls for anthologies, ranging from calls for true stories about military families and premonitions, to fiction about addiction-themed horror and sci fi/fantasy stories about submerged worlds, and more. Chicken Soup for the Soul’s anthologies They look for true stories, written in the first person that…

Lyrical Press: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Lyrical Press is an electronic only imprint of Kensington, a large independent publisher. Kensington and Lyrical both publish mainstream novels and seem to put a fair amount of pressure on the author to promote their books. They publish a large number of books per year. Lyrical publishes books in all romance genres (specifically suspense and…

How to Make Time for Focused Writing

“All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories.” ― Neil Gaiman Time for writing doesn’t make itself. This might seem like a ridiculously obvious statement, yet it is a trap writers fall into all the time, myself included. If you have a good writing habit…

Banshee: Now Seeking Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction

Banshee, a print literary journal from Ireland, is now seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction for their fourth issue, to be published in the spring of 2017. The deadline for submissions is October 31, and all authors published in the journal will receive payment, as well as a copy of the…

October 24, 2016

12 Great Publishers of Literary Non-Fiction

Literary nonfiction is an interesting genre. It can involve anything from a research based essay to a short personal story, to a combination of the two. Literary nonfiction can even have a fictional element, for the sake of the story of course. If you are writing a nonfiction book manuscript, particularly one that is a…

October 20, 2016

Long Exposure Magazine: Now Accepting Submissions

Founded in 2014, Long Exposure is an online magazine exploring the interaction between writing and visual media by way of publishing poetry, flash fiction, photography, and art. They are interested in studying the new dimensions that arise when language interacts with visual aesthetics. Long Exposure publishes a wide variety of writing and art, and they…

October 17, 2016

How Publishing Really Works

When I first approached publishing every part of it seemed overwhelming. Like most people I didn’t understand how publishing really worked. This is partially because it is portrayed inaccurately in most novels, for example The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair and I Regret Everything: A Love Story, and movies including The Proposal and Girl…

The Rush: Now Seeking Submissions

The Rush is a new online literary magazine produced by the students of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. They pay writers, and they are seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and photography in all forms and styles. They hope to publish high-velocity work that captures the rush of human experience. Any topic is…

October 13, 2016

Turner Books: Now Seeking Submissions

Turner publishes books in a wide range of categories and formats—fiction and non-fiction. They publish mainly in print but have electronic options as well. They are a major independent publishing house that has a number of imprints. The following is a list of their imprints from their websites, which may be helpful in determining if…