July 31, 2018

How a Kitchen Timer Made Me a Better Writer

By John Dorroh One day in December while administering fall exams to my high school science students, a friend dropped by the school to leave me a gift before she traveled home for the holidays. (That was a different time, when visitors were welcomed into the schools without a pat-down.) The gift was a book…

July 30, 2018

17 Approachable Literary Journals

If you are just starting to submit your work to literary journals, or perhaps you just want to avoid rejection, this list is for you. All of the literary journals in this list accept around half of what is submitted to them. So the odds of your work being accepted just went up. These are…

July 26, 2018

Weldon Owen Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Weldon Owen is an imprint of Bonnier Publishing US, which is a division of Bonnier Publishing, a large UK-based company. Weldon Owen Publishing focuses on high-quality adult nonfiction. They publish largely illustrated lifestyle books in the categories of food and drink, sports and fitness, popular science, craft and design, as well as popular culture. They…

The Veggie Wagon Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand new online journal founded by animal advocate Hillary Vaillancourt, The Veggie Wagon Journal publishes poetry, fiction, essays, photos, and illustrations that honor animals and the people dedicated to them. They are looking for literature in any form or style, and they hope to represent all forms of animal life in their publication. You…

11 Literary Journals that Accept Prose Poetry

– By Stephanie Katz Prose poetry blurs the lines between genres by looking like prose, but sounding like poetry. While there is no set structure for the prose poem, many are written as single paragraph of prose finished by a few lines of poignant verse, and they often make good use of alliteration, assonance, repetition,…

July 23, 2018

15 Markets for Poets

These are markets for a variety of poetry, including literary, children’s, and speculative poems, and also translations. Most of these accept other genres also, like fiction and creative nonfiction. Several of these markets pay poets, from token to pro rates. Most of these are open for submissions. The Fiddlehead They want writing in English or…

July 19, 2018

Black Opal Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

They accept all romance genres, including paranormal and erotic, they also publish YA, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Historicals, Mysteries, and Thrillers.  They also occasionally publish non-fiction. They are a small print on demand and eBook publisher. They do not have great sales records, but have been doing this for a while. They often work with…

One Sentence Poems: Now Seeking Submissions

As their name suggests, One Sentence Poems is an online literary journal publishing poems composed of a single sentence. A project of Ambidextrous Bloodhound Productions and a relative of the literary journal Right Hand Pointing, One Sentence Poems has been publishing a new poem every Tuesday through Saturday since 2014. You can get a sense…

How to Write a Novel Synopsis

by Wendy S. Delmater There’s been a lot written on the subject of writing a synopsis, and I may suggest doing certain things a little differently, but the experts all agree on one thing: finish the book first. So. Are we done writing the book? Good. Now how do you boil down from 70K to…

July 16, 2018

26 Non-Fiction Publishers Open to Direct Submissions

The following publishers all focus on publishing non-fiction books. Most focus in on one or two aspect of non-fiction, such as history books, memoir, or cookbooks. Some are more broad in their interests. All of them are open to unsolicited submissions directly from authors. No agent required. Almost all of these publishers open to proposals,…