December 14, 2017

(b)OINK: Now Seeking Submissions

(b)OINK is a monthly online magazine publishing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. They launched in January, 2017, and have gained in reputation and readership throughout the year. They are looking for writing that doesn’t apologize, and is thrill-seeking literature with poor boundaries. They like experiments, secrets, and bleeding hearts. They like to be turned upside…

A Tale of Two Book Launches

By Susan Sundwall A few years ago, I realized a lifetime dream with the launch of my first mystery novel. I took the traditional route and partnered with a beloved local bookstore, one of the last in our area. Everything was handled by the owners and I was beyond pleased when almost sixty of my…

December 11, 2017

Eight Markets Seeking Speculative Fiction

The markets on this list include anthologies and magazines, most are interested in short fiction but some are also interested in graphic novels, plays, poetry, and other cross genre work. Almost all of the markets on this list pay, some professional rates, others less. Most specifically focus on speculative fiction, some with an additional theme…

December 7, 2017

NineStar Press: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

NineStar Press is an LGBTQA+ ePublisher based out of New Mexico that was founded in 2015. They primarily publish romance and erotica but are also interested in literary works about characters that are generally under-represented in fiction, for example ace, aro, trans*, nonbinary, genderfluid, bi, pan, etc. They are also interested in genre-bending and fusion…

Open: Journal of Arts & Letters – Now Seeking Submissions

A new online platform for aesthetic endeavors, Open: Journal of Arts & Letters features a broad range of fine arts: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, mixed literary media, screen writing, playwriting, digital arts, sculpture, pottery, printmaking, painting, photography, ceramics, and textiles, as well as interviews with writers, artists, musicians, and performance artists. They aim to…

Short Story Markets: 14 Guides for Writers

By Alex J. Coyne Sitting on some genre short stories and not sure where to submit them? Take a look at this reference list for writers, which features short story market guides for flash fiction, speculative fiction, horror, crime and more. Flash Fiction Market Guides Absolute Write Forum Absolute Write Forum has a verified thread…

December 4, 2017

The 10 Major Publishing Trends of 2017

I am starting off this article with a disclaimer. This article is not going to tell you what publishing trends are up and coming. I don’t know whether books about a gold rush on the moon are going to be the new YA trend or not. That isn’t my area of expertise, and it is…