December 22, 2016

Our Eleven Most Popular Articles of 2016

Of the many articles we published on writing and publishing this year, the following eleven were our most popular in the magazine and on Facebook. They also had the most positive feedback in terms of emails and comments. It is interesting to see the range of ideas these articles cover within the realm of writing….

The Twelve Best Literary Journals: 2016 Edition

Out of all the literary journals we reviewed this year the following 12 are our personal favorites. They run a wide gamut, from highly respected to new and intriguing. If a literary journal you admire is not on this list it is probably for one of the following reasons: We didn’t review that literary journal…

December 19, 2016

Slamchop Journal: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Slamchop is a new online poetry journal and podcast that will be published monthly. They are seeking emotive, in-the-moment poems, poems that resonate with the immediacy of the spoken word, slam, and open-mic traditions. Their podcast will feature a group of poets exploring the process of making art by workshopping a poem together. Right now…

The Three Habits of Successful Writers

Many writers have one or two of the following habits, but it is very rare to find writers that do all three of these things regularly, unless you are looking at a shelf at a bookstore or library. Almost all of the authors whose work is on that shelf, at some point in their life…

December 15, 2016

Albert Whitman & Company: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

Albert Whitman & Company has been around since 1919. I grew up reading a series the best-known series that they have published The Boxcar Children. Over the past few years they have started to focus on publishing a larger number of books each year. Their goal is to be publishing 150 new books a year…

The Perch: Now Seeking Submissions

Produced by the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, The Perch is a non-academic literary journal dedicated to publishing poetry, prose, visual art, and music related to mental health. They see The Perch as a place from which readers can gain perspective, and then fly off to new altitudes. They are interested in work…

10 Tips for Staying Active When Your Work Is Sedentary

Written By Jean Knight Pace For most of my married life, my primary job was to be an at-home mother. I played with my kids and managed our household, working on my writing at night and in the quiet crevices of my days. My first novel, Grey Stone, was written like this. And then, last…

December 8, 2016

Sterling Publishing: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Sterling Publishing is owned by Barnes and Noble. They put it for sale a couple of years ago, but then after a period of time pulled it from the market. During this whole period Sterling has continued to publish books. They also have a large crafting imprint named Lark. Sterling has been publishing books for…

Wildness: Now Seeking Submissions

Wildness is an online literary magazine based in the United Kingdom, founded in 2015. They publish poetry and prose that explores the unknown, evokes the far-away voice of all that’s lost. They seek work by both emerging and established writers, and they showcase a wide variety of styles and literary forms. To get a sense…

The Truth About Copyright

I am not a copyright lawyer. I would never claim to be. But I am a writer, a writer whose work has been published widely, so I have figured out a thing or two about how copyright does and does not work. This article focuses mainly on copyright in terms of literary journals, but it…