October 12, 2017

The Fiction Week Literary Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Fiction Week Literary Review is an online magazine of innovative poetry and fiction. Since 2009, they have been publishing ground-breaking new writing that seeks to find novel ways to tell a story. They also publish craft essays, selections from novels, and reviews of innovative fiction and poetry books. You can get a sense of…

Find Your People: How to Start a Writer’s Society

By Lindsay Redifer One of the best decisions I made this year was to seek out fellow writers in my community and bring them together into a little society. I love to write alone all day, but I love to exchange ideas and energies, too. The solitude broke me and I formed my little group…

October 9, 2017

18 Calls for Themed Submissions

These calls are for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Themes include campfire stories, poetry on love and justice, stories about water deities and anthropomorphic sword-masters, sound and silence and holiday hell, the United States West, music-themed LGBTQ romance, finding light in unexpected places, and calls for work by immigrant poets, to name a few. Many of…

October 4, 2017

Gibbs Smith: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Updated October 28, 2017 Gibbs Smith is an established publisher with good distribution and a focus on cook books, interior design and architecture books, and board books for children. They have published a number of bestsellers, including a board book version of Pride & Prejudice. Gibbs Smith is primarily a non-fiction publisher which is just…

Poetry South: Now Seeking Submissions

Founded in 2009, Poetry South is a print journal of poetry published by the MFA program in Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women. They give particular preference to writers from the South—those who are born, raised, or living there—however, they consider poetry of all kinds, from all regions of the country and around the…

BetaBooks: A New Tool for Organizing Beta Reading

By Kelli Fitzpatrick Beta readers are essential to the writing process. They voluntarily read your completed work to give feedback before you submit a manuscript for publication. While these people are awesome, the process of collecting feedback from multiple beta readers and keeping it organized and accessible has long been a hassle for authors, especially…

October 2, 2017

20 Respected Literary Journals and Magazines that Publish Creative Writing

The literary journals and magazines on this list reject the vast majority of what is submitted to them. Sometimes authors’ works are rejected for years, decades even, before they receive an acceptance. But these literary journals are respected and trusted. Most have a large readership and good distribution in libraries and bookstores. Many of these…