February 19, 2018

31 Poetry Competitions, Grants, Fellowships and Markets

Many of these markets pay poets, and accept other genres of writing, too. Not all of them are currently open to submissions, but most are. Also see this article for more literary magazines accepting poetry. For poets honing their manuscripts,  this article on 72 poetry manuscript publishers that do not charge a reading fee might…

February 15, 2018

Sleeping Bear Press: Now Accepting Submissions

Sleeping Bear Press is a well regarded publisher of board books, picture books, middle grade readers, and young adult fiction. They offer advances to some authors. They have good regional distribution in the Midwest and ok distribution in North America. Their books have won a wide variety of awards, all of them are listed here….

Dime Show Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Dime Show Review publishes fiction, flash fiction, ten-word stories, poetry, and essays, both online and in print. They are looking for literature that suspends doubt, writing that appears of its own accord and tells secrets we never suspected but always knew. Select authors published in Dime Show Review are given the opportunity to present their…

The Sensitive Author’s Guide to Rejection

Written by Ananda-mayi Dasi  I was like Robert Peary embarking for the North Pole—that is, if we can pretend for a moment that the publishing world is a vast, icy, unreachable landscape and I am much, much braver than I am. No, there weren’t endless miles of frigid peril before me—just one tiny button: “submit”—but…

February 12, 2018

30 Literary Journals That Publish Genre Writing

Most literary journals are interested in literary work, by which they mean, not genre work. The dictionary definition of genre is “a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter”. However, in the context of writing, genre can refer to poetry, prose or nonfiction in…

February 8, 2018

Talos Press: Now Accepting Submissions

Talos Press, an imprint of the independent publisher Skyhorse, is open to unagented submissions of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They have good distribution. There have been problems with their parent company, Skyhorse, which you can learn more about here, however things seem to be improving, and the imprints did not seem to be affected…

15 Markets for Personal Essays

By Alex J. Coyne Do you have a personal story to tell? Personal essays are those with an author’s own experience woven into the piece, and it’s a particularly lucrative niche market for opinionated writers. I have collected some popular markets, both paying and non-paying, for your personal stories and essays. GENERAL & INSPIRATIONAL  Reader’s…

February 1, 2018

18 Themed Calls for Submission

These are calls for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. Themes include gothic stories about lost souls and artificial intelligence, generation starships and planning for future generations, steampunk, crime with a difference, the back of the bus (which could mean the top of the social pecking order, or racism), weird Western, darkness and light, mind, body…

Nobrow Press and Flying Eye: Now Accepting Submissions

Nobrow Press is a respected publisher of graphic novels and Flying Eye is their children’s book imprint. Flying Eye publishes both fiction and nonfiction picture books. Nobrow Press and Flying Eye are both different from what we normally review because they are looking for either an author/illustrator or an already formed author-illustrator pair with a…

The Cincinnati Review: Now Seeking Submissions

In print since 2003, the Cincinnati Review is a well-established journal publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, translations, dramas, artwork, and micro writing. They showcase emerging authors, as well as established poets and writers, such as Pulitzer Prize winners and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows. Literature published in The Cincinnati Review has been selected for numerous anthologies,…