May 23, 2018

Bright Sky Press: Accepting Submissions

Bright Sky Press is an established publisher of Christian, local (to Texas), and nonfiction books aimed at children, middle grade readers, young adults, and adults. It is important to note that they are not open to unsolicited submissions of adult fiction at this time. They are open to submissions in all other genres that they…

The Apple Valley Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Launched in 2006, The Apple Valley Review is a well-established and selective journal of poetry, fiction, and essays. Published twice a year online, in the spring and fall, the journal features finely crafted writing with both mainstream and literary appeal. They prefer work that is accessible and at the same time skillfully honed. To get…

How to Find Literary Journals

At Authors Publish, we review a literary journal every week and regularly release new themed calls for submissions and linked literary journal lists. However, if you submit a lot (and you should), you need to find more literary journals on a regular basis. The following sites are great places to find literary journals. This list…

May 21, 2018

25 Speculative Fiction Markets that Pay Writers

In celebration of Short Story Month, here is a list of websites, magazines and journals that publish short speculative fiction. They publish a whole range, including hard to soft and philosophical science fiction, slipstream, space opera, weird fiction, pulp SF, vampire and werewolf stories, fantasy of various shades, and horror. While some of these markets…

May 17, 2018

Ruminate: Now Seeking Submissions

Ruminate is a quarterly print journal of spiritually-oriented writing, edited by practitioners and seekers from a wide variety of faiths. Their broad conception of spiritual writing includes work that isn’t overtly religious. They believe that good writing is inherently spiritual because it awakens our sense of beauty and creativity and points to a reality larger…

Regal Crest Enterprises: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Regal Crest Enterprises historically specialized in publishing books of interest to lesbian readers but now their focus has expanded to include gay readers. They mostly publish popular fiction, but they have also published short stories, essays, and anthologies. They have a non-fiction imprint as well. Writers who have worked with them have generally good things…

Surviving Twitter: A Writer’s Guide

By Nadia Thompson To even the most tech-savvy of writers, the machinations of Twitter can seem like a veritable minefield, but the twitterverse can be a magical place for aspiring authors in particular. I began to realize just how much of the Twitter Kool-Aid the publishing world had drunk when I started researching agents I…

May 14, 2018

16 Literary Journals that Read Submissions “Blind”

A “blind” submission is one that is submitted to the literary journal in a way that the readers and editors can read all the submissions without knowing the name or anything else about the author who submitted to the journal. The idea is that it takes any bias someone might have against or for a…

May 10, 2018

Sinful Press: Now Accepting Romance Submissions

Sinful Press focuses on publishing erotica. They primarily publish eBooks but most are also offered in paperback format (through print on demand publishing). Sinful Press is based in the UK. They are a relatively new publisher and so far their Amazon sales have not been stellar, but what they have published has largely been well…

The Other Stories Podcast: Now Seeking Fiction Submissions

The Other Stories is a weekly literary podcast. Each episode features one author and begins with an interview about the author’s writing—their influences, motivations, processes, and goals. Then, the author reads a short story and the interviewer asks the author questions about the story. Each episode is set to original music, scored uniquely for the…