August 31, 2017

Douglas & McIntyre: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

Douglas & McIntyre is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent publishers, with books that have won many national and international awards, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. They filed for bankruptcy a number of years ago. Harbour Publishing purchased Douglas & McIntyre at that point. They specialize in publishing respected non-fiction and…

Fixional: Now Seeking Submissions of Short Stories

Updated: They are now charging fees to submit. We would no longer recommend submitting to them. Fixional is a new online literary platform dedicated to publishing short fiction and supporting authors by compensating them for their work. While authors can submit to Fixional for free, readers pay to access the Fixional library. Then, authors are…

3 Steps to Take After Sending Your Book Query to Agents Or Publishers

Congratulations, you’ve reached that ever-so-exciting spot in the writing process where you have a draft that has been polished enough to seek out an agent or a publisher and you’re now in the querying trenches. From the anxious moment you hit send on your first query letter to the first form rejection letter, querying time…

August 28, 2017

19 Science Fiction Manuscript Publishers that Accept Submissions (No Agent Required)

Most of these publishers are interested in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Some publish just one of these genres.  Others publish many genres and types of books, science fiction and fantasy just being one genre among many. Some are small companies, others are imprints of major publishing houses. They are not listed in any particular order….

August 24, 2017

eXtasy Books: Accepting Submissions

eXtasy is an eBook publisher that pays 40% royalties to all of their authors. They only publish Erotica, however their imprint Divine Destinies publishes romance books. Although my impression from the Divine Destinies web page is that it is less active. They have an easy to use, well organized website that is clearly reader orientated….

The Paper Street Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

The Paper Street Journal is an online literary magazine featuring a curated selection of poetry, short fiction, creative prose, essays, reviews, notes, photo essays, art, photography, and music. Founded in 2014 by three graduates of McMaster University, The Paper Street Journal has since become a publication of international acclaim. They publish a vast array of…

August 23, 2017

10 Calls for Poetry Submissions

S. Kalekar This is a list of ten places poets and translators can submit to. There are a couple of themed submission calls, and a poetry competition for young poets in the UK. Some magazines pay for work. While all of these calls are for poetry, all have widely different tones and styles. Art UK:…

August 21, 2017

35 Writers’ “Rules for Writing”

Most writers have their own special “rules for writing,” even if they don’t talk about them. I always have coffee before I write. I find other writers’ rules fascinating, even when I don’t agree with them. A lot can be learned by reading about other authors’ approaches to writing. The New York Times and The…

August 17, 2017

Inkspell Publishing: Accepting Now Accepting Submissions

Inskspell Publishing started out as an eBook and print on demand Romance publisher in 2011. They now seem to focus on publishing eBooks primarily. Their eBooks have excellent covers, much better than most small and some big romance publishers. A number of their books have good reviews on Amazon, although most have not sold that…

Disclaimer Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions of Short Stories, Poetry, Commentary, Reviews, Etc.

Disclaimer Magazine is a London-based online journal of writing, art, politics, economics, and “other stuff.” They want to challenge long-cherished viewpoints and norms, to give readers a new angle of vision, and to add something meaningful to the global conversation. They showcase fresh young voices as well as seasoned standbys. As a publication, they’re socially…