January 31, 2017

9 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Get Published Until Their Fifties (Or Older)

A lot of people I talk to tell me they are too old to start being a writer now. Sometimes these people are in their thirties or forties, more often than that they are in their fifties and sixties. But the fact remains the same, no matter how old you are, you are not to…

January 30, 2017

28 Traditional Publishers Seeking Children’s Books

All of the publishers on this list publish children’s books. Some just publish picture books, some publish only middle-grade fiction, and some publish a wide variety of genres aimed at adults as well. Some are looking for educational work, others are open to anything. A number of these publishers are large and established. Others are…

January 26, 2017

Forever Yours: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Forever is the romance imprint of Grand Central Publishing. Grand Central Publishing is an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, one of the big five publishers. Forever Yours is the digital sister of Forever, they focus on publishing unagented authors, and often publish authors without a publication history. They publish eBooks, but they an option…

Fairy Tale Review: Accepting Submissions

Fairy Tale Review is a yearly journal in search of new spins on old fairy tales. They opened for submissions on January 1, and they close to submissions on March the 31st 2017. Since 2005, Fairy Tale Review has sought fiction and nonfiction stories, essays, and translations. The journal is edited through the University of Arizona’s…

January 23, 2017

25 Literary Journals That Publish Genre Writing

Most literary journals are interested in literary work, by which they mean, not genre work. The dictionary definition of genre is “a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.” However, in the context of writing, genre can refer to poetry, prose or nonfiction in…

January 19, 2017

WOLVES: Now Accepting Submissions

WOLVES is for you and me, the living and the dead. WOLVES is for suckers, WOLVES is for lovers. WOLVES is for the lazy.  WOLVES is about exploring, creating, touching. WOLVES wants to leave you weak in the knees with your heart swelling while you’re gasping for air and falling back on the bed to say “Hot damn!” WOLVES knows…

Eight Free Writing Contests With Cash Prizes

By S. Kalekar This is a list of writing competitions with upcoming deadlines that award cash prizes – for short fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and for various ages, genres and eligibility criteria. All are free to enter. Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize 2016 The essay should be dynamic, authoritative and lively, and could address any…

January 17, 2017

Anthologies: How to Boost Your Writing Credentials

By K.N. Johnson “Oh, you’re a writer! Have you published a book?” For some writers, this question is easy to answer. Their Amazon or Goodreads author page confirms their writerly status with a list of traditionally or self-published books. For those still working on a first book, admitting we’re not yet published can feel like…

January 16, 2017

16 Publishers with Excellent Distribution That Accept Unsolicited Submissions

All of the publishers on the list below have published bestselling books. Not digital best selling books, although all of the publishers on this list have done that too, but real New York Times bestselling books. All of the publishers on this list sell a lot of physical books. All of them have books that…

January 12, 2017

Dial Books For Young Readers: Accepting Submissions

Dial Books For Young Readers publishes hardcover books aimed at children of all ages, including young adults. They are an imprint of Penguin that accepts unsolicited submissions. The catch? They do not respond to unsolicited submissions unless they are interested in the book. That means don’t expect a rejection from Dial, personal or otherwise. If…