Issue Four

Review of Fiction on the Web

Fiction on the Web (FotW), was founded in 1996, which makes it one of the oldest online literary journals. In fact it is the oldest online journal that focuses solely on publishing short fiction. They have had hundreds of thousands of readers over the years. However they also have rather high acceptance rates. FotW is…

Self Publishing vs Traditional Publishing: 5 Important Considerations

When you have finished writing your first manuscript and edited it to your own satisfaction, what is your next step? You can either go the traditional route and start writing query letters to agents who may help you get a contract with a traditional publishing company. There are several questions that you can ask yourself,…

Writing Prompt: The 3 Minute Warm Up

This is a writing technique that is very popular for screen writers. However it seems to work well for writers of fiction and poetry. I always enjoy doing this writing exercise even if I am not stuck. When I am in the middle of writing something else, doing this exercise before going further helps my…

Letter from the Editor

Welcome to Issue Four of Authors Publish Magazine. Our mission is to get you published. We want to help you from start to finish. That’s why we give you writing prompts, publishing guides, and reviews of publications accepting submissions. If you’ve ever wondered whether you should self publish or go the more traditional route, then…

Review of Softblow

Softblow is an online literary journal. They are based out of Singapore but they publish only English language poetry. They publish work by only three poets every month. Softblow usually publishes 3-5 poems per poet, and they are placed on the same page, underneath the Author’s biography. Softblow is a great place to be published…