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 are also now accepting speculative young adult fiction 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…

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 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…

July 13, 2017

Flash Fiction Magazine: Now Accepting Submissions

Flash Fiction Magazine is an electronic literary journal that only publishes flash fiction. They publish one story on a daily basis. You can read their daily stories here. They also publish flash anthologies on a regular basis. They publish fiction stories between 300 and 1000 words in length. They are a fairly easy market to…

Arbordale Publishing: Accepting Manuscripts

Our mission is to get children excited about science and math through fun-to-read picture book stories. We are primarily looking for fiction manuscripts with non-fiction facts woven into the story, although we will also consider some non-fiction stories. In every manuscript we look for a “cuddle factor” that will make parents and children want to…

Podcasting Your Writing: A Great Promotional Tool

By Jack B. Rochester, Ruby Fink, and Michael Mavilia Have you ever wondered what people wearing ear buds are listening to when they’re out jogging? What they’re playing in their cars while stuck in traffic? Or when simply enjoying in those quiet, personal times away from the glare and blare of a TV? You might…

July 10, 2017

Eleven Literary Journals that Read Submissions Blind

A blind submission is one that is submitted to the literary journal in a way that the readers and editors can read all the submissions without knowing the name or anything else about the author who submitted to the journal. The idea is that it takes any bias someone might have against or for a…

July 5, 2017

LEE & LOW BOOKS: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

LEE & LOW BOOK’s motto is “About Everyone. For Everyone”. They focus on publishing multicultural children’s books. They are the largest multicultural book publisher in the United States. The books they publish largely have an educational element and they offer books for readers starting at the age of 4 and going all the way up…

Lessons I’ve Learned from 25 Years in Children’s Publishing

By Sylvia Rouss My first picture book was published over 25 years ago. In the quarter of a century following my first book’s publication I have continued to publish books regularly, including the popular Sammy the Spider series, and I have learned a lot about both writing and publishing. This article covers the most important…

July 4, 2017

Dodging the Rain: Now Seeking Submissions

Dodging the Rain is a new blogazine publishing all genres of literature and artwork. Helmed in Galway, Ireland, Dodging the Rain is founded and edited by a multinational group of graduate students based at the National University of Ireland: Galway’s Masters in Writing Programme and Uversity’s Creative Process Masters of the Arts. They aim to…