October 30, 2017

25 Calls for Themed Submissions (Short Stories, Essays, Poetry)

The calls are for fiction, essays and poetry. Themes include captivating cityscapes, adventure on the high seas, private eyes in Texas, mystery, alien-human LGBTQ romance, queer perspectives in an imagined metropolis, Adirondacks water, quiet horror and dark fiction, guilds, environment, flight, India, bewitched, rebels and insurgents, sword and sorcery, mind control, the centenary of the…

October 26, 2017

Beacon Publishing: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Beacon Publishing is a Christian publisher. According to their website, they “look for books with a concise, compelling, transformative message designed to inspire individuals to grow and improve in every dimension of their lives: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally.” They publish primarily non-fiction for adults as well as fiction for adults and children. It is…

Riggwelter: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand new online literary journal produced by a gender-fluid poet and playwright in Manchester, England, Riggwelter publishes poetry, fiction, visual art, and experimental media. They are looking for work that makes them fall in love, work with that ineffable something that makes them stop, and then start again in an entirely new direction. Their…

10 Habits of Prolific Writers Worth Imitating

By T.N. Wesley  Have you ever wanted to double or triple your daily word output? Do you dream of producing a novel every year? Other prolific writers have done it, and so can you. By imitating their daily habits, you can increase your productivity. Below are ten habits of prolific writers which, if put to practice, will…

October 23, 2017

13 Approachable Literary Journals

If you are just starting to submit your work to literary journals, or perhaps you just want to avoid rejection, this list is for you. All of the literary journals in this list accept around half of what is submitted to them. So the odds of your work being accepted just went up. These are…

October 19, 2017

The Hunger: Now Seeking Submissions

The Hunger is a new online journal of visceral literature. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction, hybrid work, and visual art—all, they say, with the intention of gutting you. They are looking for work that’s honest, vulnerable and raw, and creates a hunger for more. And they want to invite everyone—people of all races, religions, sexual…

Maverick Children’s Books: Accepting Manuscripts

Maverick Children’s Books is a UK based publisher of children’s books. Their books generally have wonderful covers and illustrations, and are quirky. They publish a variety of books for children but only appear to be open to submissions in the picture book category. You can learn more about the team behind Maverick here. I do…

Book Signing Events: Do They Really Work?

By Kia Carrington-Russell With the increase of book signing events in recent years for Indie authors, newcomers to the industry often wonder if it’s worth the expense. The main thingto consider when looking into booking a table at an author signing event is: expense vs exposure. I went to my first signing in 2014 locally…

October 16, 2017

9 Literary Journals that Publish Longer Fiction

Most literary journals are only interested in publishing short stories that are up to 3,000 words in length. So it can be harder for someone who wrote a longer short story to place it in a good home, unless they are publishing a collection of short stories. The following literary journals are all open to…

October 12, 2017

Immedium: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Immedium was founded in 2004 and is led by experienced professionals, who have written critically acclaimed books, marketed print and digital media, and sold #1 nationwide best-sellers. Aquanauts, a series of books they published, was turned into a successful TV show for children. Immedium is interested in three types of books, according to their website, and…