February 8, 2018

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 7, 2018

What Rejection Letters Really Mean

by Wendy S. Delmater Oh no. Your literary creation—poem, article, novel, or story—has been rejected. What do you do now? One of the first questions you should ask is, was this a Form Rejection or a Personalized Rejection? When you use The Grinder (by Diabolical Plots) to keep track of your submissions, it even gives…

February 6, 2018

11 Audiobook & Braille Publishers of Books

By Alex J. Coyne Having your work published (or republished) as Audiobooks or Braille texts can expose you to an entirely new readership as a writer. And the good news is there are a couple imprints who specialize if you know where to look. Here are some places to submit your work. Audiobook Publishers Audio…

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…

How to Promote Yourself on Social Media (Without Trying Too Hard)

— By Isabelle Kenyon So you have a book and you have access to the internet – and theoretically, you can now promote that book to the WORLD through social media. Unfortunately, social media marketing is a tricky thing to do ‘right’ or to pin down. I’m going to talk you through the mistakes I…

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,…

Places That Will Promote Your Book

By Alex J. Coyne A writer’s job is part writing and part promoting. Self-published authors need places that will feature their work, but so do traditionally published authors, particularly ones with smaller publishing houses. These include blogs, websites, libraries, bookstores and even radio stations looking for writers to interview and books to review. I compiled…