Issue Eighty-Three

Writing Prompt: The Adventures of Clarinata

Many authors spend hours, days, even weeks trying to figure out what to name their characters. One author who is a friend of mine, told me that it was much harder to name his main character in his first novel than it was to name his first child. I doubt it takes most people that…

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Evernight: Open To Romance Manuscripts

Updated April 20 Evernight is an ebook publisher of romance and erotica novels that is currently open to submissions from writers. They also publish print versions of some books. They publish a lot of books and have a relatively high acceptance rate. However most authors that are published by them seem to have had an…

Granta: Open To Submissions

Updated November 2017 Granta just started charging 4 dollars for prose submissions, although poetry submissions are still free. They said the prose submission charge is experimental. Granta is one of those established journals that has a great reputation and actually appears to have active readers. They publish a wide variety of fiction, creative non-fiction, and…

5 Ways to Get Out of a Writing Rut

Slump, funk, and rut are all names I have heard used more than once to describe that feeling writers get of being stuck. The details differ depending on the author, however many describe it as not writing anything new. Instead they are rehashing the same topic over and over again. Or, even if they are…