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,…

July 12, 2018

DAW: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED July 2018 DAW is an imprint of Penguin that is open to manuscript submissions from authors without an agent. This is unusual and a great opportunity. DAW is a highly respected publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy. DAW has published authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley and Roger Zelazny. DAW has published many bestselling…

The Capra Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Established in 2014, The Capra Review is an online journal of fiction, nonfiction, and art. They publish a wide variety of forms and styles for a broad audience. The editors of The Capra Review view their work as a dare—they dare you to read closely and uncover their buried obsessions, or yours. The Capra Review…

Lions and Tigers and Agents, Oh My! Listings of Literary Agents

By Alex J. Coyne Not all authors make use of literary agents to get their work out there. But it helps. If you want to get a way in with certain publishers, if you want to get your fiction read by the overseas market, even if you have high hopes and you’re shooting for a…

Able Muse: Seeking Manuscript Submissions Until July 15th

Able Muse is a small literary press that has one free reading period every year, from 1st May through 15th July. They also publish a literary journal, and they host a number of contests every year. They publish poetry and fiction primarily, and they will consider non-fiction as long as you query first. Most of…

July 9, 2018

18 Themed Calls for Submissions — July 2018

  Themes include haunted house, cozy crime, masquerade, speculative fiction (including Christian speculative fiction and urban fantasy), pilgrimage, magic, tech life, leaving, witches, tales from the classroom, diets, spirituality, cancer, social networking, divorce, dating, military spouses, LGBTQ romance, horror, and stories that incorporate specific lines or phrases. The calls are for fiction, nonfiction and poetry….

July 4, 2018

The Parliament House Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

The Parliament House is a small eBook and print press started in 2016.  They specialize in fantasy, including paranormal, contemporary, and urban. Their website is well designed and the covers are well designed and market appropriate. They seem active on social media and more focused on recruiting readers than writers. The fantasy novels they tend…

CircleShow: Now Seeking Submissions

The heart of Seven CirclePress, CircleShow is a print publication of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and nonfiction. Since 2008, they’ve published both emerging and established authors within the independent literary scene. They don’t adhere to a particular aesthetic, but they’re drawn to unifying perspectives that promote community and meaningful interaction. You can download a PDF…

4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting Your Poetry Published

By John Dorroh I wrote my first full-length novel when I was 22 and received at least that many rejections before I put it to bed forever. Last summer, 40 years later, I pulled it out of the bottom of a moldy cardboard box, cleaned it off and read it. My hats off to the…