April 27, 2017

North Atlantic Books: Now Seeking Nonfiction Book Proposals

North Atlantic Books is a publisher located in California. They have been publishing books since the 70s. They started out rather small and independent but now they are much larger and have excellent distribution through Penguin/Random House. Over the decades they have focused on publishing a diverse range of books in the areas of alternative…

Blue Earth Review: Accepting Submissions

Blue Earth Review is published by Minnesota State University. They are a print publication and generally have excellent covers. They are highly selective and publish very little of what is submitted to them. They are open to submissions year round which is unusual for a journal published by a university. They publish fiction, creative nonfiction,…

7 Reasons Book Reviews Are Key to Self Publishing Success

Recently, I’ve started contacting professional book bloggers and reviewers who might be interested in reading my books. This is a fairly new tactic for me. There are people out there, who love reading books so much, they set up blogs and invite authors to send them books to read and review. And there are millions…

City Lights Books: Accepting Proposals

“City Lights Books is an independent publisher of fiction, essays, memoirs, translations, poetry, and books on social and political issues. We do not publish New Age, self-help, children’s literature, how-to guides, or genre works such as romance, westerns, or science fiction.” City Lights Books is based out of San Fransisco and is indeed part of…

Turtle Island Quarterly: Now Seeking Submissions

Turtle Island Quarterly is a literary journal of nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and book reviews, published online since 2013. They are seeking personal essays and other nonfiction pieces that explore topics such as: wilderness, creativity, culture, North American legends, native culture, the environment, health, natural living, gardening, and community. They are also looking for poetry that…

The Keys to Being a Successful Full Time Writer

“No one can make a living as a writer.” “Don’t give up your day job.” “But what do you really do?” I think everyone who has broached the subject of writing a book has heard those oft-repeated and well-worn phrases. Interestingly, they are usually offered up by people outside of the writing profession – well-meaning…

April 24, 2017

Eleven Publishers of Literary Fiction Manuscripts

Literary fiction is one of the harder genres to get published in without an agent. There are smaller presses that specialize in it, but unfortunately more and more of those presses are now charging reading fees. However, there are still good options of authors who are unagented and are averse to paying reading fees. The…

April 20, 2017

Islanded Quarterly: Now Seeking Submissions

Helmed in the island of Jersey, Islanded Quarterly is a new online literary magazine publishing poetry, prose, and photography. They are seeking meditations on the islanded parts of our psychology, that is, the remote and secluded parts of our minds that harbor secret reverie or bottomless remorse. They like thoughtful writing, broad and brooding skies,…

Page Street Publishing: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Page Street Publishing is a publisher of full color, mostly hardcover, gift books, cookbooks, and craft-books. Most of them have an important visual component. To get a good feeling for what they have published in the past you can go here. They are distributed through Macmillan in every country but Canada (where they have a…

April 17, 2017

How To Evaluate A Publisher for Your Book

When you’re finally ready to submit your book for publication, it can be overwhelming. There are so many publishers out there. There is so much information about some of them and so little about others. How can you check the legitimacy of a publisher if you don’t know much about the industry? Even if a…