September 10, 2017

Lou Lit Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Lou Lit Review is a print literary magazine of fiction and poetry produced by Louisburg College. They publish writing that explores place-based experience, from their local streets of Franklin County, North Carolina to locations around the globe. Starting in Spring 2018, Lou Lit Review will be published once a year in print. As submissions are…

September 9, 2017

How to Future-Proof Your Writing

By James Aitchison When books come back from the dead, who gets the money? Or doesn’t it matter? As a working author, I think it matters greatly. As history has often proved, you never know when something you’ve written will be rediscovered and dusted off long after your death. A case in point is Maigret,…

September 7, 2017

The Cerurove: Now Seeking Submissions

A new online literary journal helmed in India, The Cerurove seeks to become a revolution in literary form. They want to personify Albert Camus’ words: “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” They are searching for writing that…

The Basic Structure for a Story

By Matthew Meyer Ever since I picked up my first Goosebumps book back in third grade (I can’t remember what the name of it was exactly), I’ve wanted to do what R.L. Stine was doing. Not necessarily horror books, but the way he structured his writing intrigued me, making me think, “hey! This is neat!…

September 6, 2017

August House: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

August House was established in 1978, originally it focused on publishing poetry but in the 80’s their focus switched to folklore and after that to storytelling. They no longer publish poetry, instead they focus on publishing children’s books, although many of these are influenced by folklore. They currently publish children’s folktales, picture books, early-grade chapter…

September 4, 2017

15 Calls for Themed Submissions (Fiction, Essays, and Poetry)

Contributed By S. Kalekar The calls are for fiction, non-fiction and poetry on various themes. They are as varied as mythological beasts, hiding in plain sight, power, OCD and BDD, stories using imagery of Greek and Roman mythology, blood and squalor, working mothers, power, lost (and rediscovered) objects, athletes and social justice, challenges of parenting,…

September 1, 2017

Why You Should Start Submitting This September

“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged… I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.” Erica Jong Starting to submit your work to literary journals is a hard task.  Before you…