July 31, 2017

20 Literary Journals Always Open to Submissions

Most literary journals are open to submissions for a window of time each year. Sometimes it is a very long window. Sometimes it is more than one window. But it can be frustrating to visit their website and realize that they just closed to submissions. It is particularly hard during the summer when the majority…

July 27, 2017

Rinky Dink Press: Now Seeking Submissions of Micropoetry

Rinky Dink Press is a microzine publishing single-author collections of micropoetry. With the slogan, “micropoetry for the people,” they are on a mission to put poetry in everyone’s pocket—and hand—by printing beautifully handcrafted, travel-sized fine art books. Diminutive in size but not in standards, Rinky Dink is looking for skillfully crafted, finely-honed verse. They like…

3 Lists of Paying Sci-Fi Publishers

By Kelli Fitzpatrick As a science fiction author, I frequently find myself searching for homes for my stories, so I keep the three web pages below bookmarked on my desktop and mobile home screen as quick reference guides to potential markets. I prefer to be paid for my work (as opposed to publication without compensation),…

July 24, 2017

Fiery Seas: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

Fiery Seas is an eBook and print publisher founded in 2014. They are relatively new and so far have not established that much of a track record. Although their website is polished and reader focused, I did find a few links that did not work. It is generally easy to buy both eBooks and print…

Retreats, Conferences, and Week-Long Workshops: Which One is Right for You?

For a long time I wrote in the solitude of my room, alone and without a community. Slowly over time I started to branch out. I attended classes, workshops, and then retreats and conferences. I also earned a Masters of Fine Arts.  I think it is fair to say I have experienced a lot of…

July 20, 2017

PYR: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

PYR is a science fiction and fantasy publisher. They are now an imprint of Prometheus Publishing. They have published a number of well known genre books and have good distribution. In fact it is worldwide, and their Canadian distributor is Penguin. In 2014 the founding editor Lou Anders left and during that time there was…

The Fenland Reed: Now Seeking Submissions

Edited by two former poet laureates of Fenland, Jonathan Totman and Mary Livingstone, The Fenland Reed is an East Anglian literary journal that publishes poetry and short stories. They produce an attractive print journal, and they make a selection of the work appearing in the journal available online as well. They read submissions separately from…

5 Reasons Writers Should Read Often

By Kelli Fitzpatrick Writers are often pressed for time, especially those of us who work a second profession. Though it can be tempting to pour all my free time into fleshing out an outline or bringing that next chapter to life, I have found it is essential for my success as an author that I…

July 18, 2017

How Poets Make a Living

At a garden party in Brooklyn years ago, someone stopped me, and asked me what I did. At the time I was in a Master’s of Fine Art program focusing on Poetry, I would graduate that spring with an MFA in Poetry. So I told the stranger that and he aksed “how do a poets…

July 17, 2017

24 Open Calls for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror Submissions

Besides the very popular SF and Fantasy markets like Asimov’s and  Clarkesworld magazines, there are several other markets that are currently open to science fiction, fantasy and horror submissions. Many are themed calls – for spaceships and superheroes, fantasy beasts, food, monsters, autumn, and queer-inclusive young adults. Most of them pay writers. Cricket Media: Spider…