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Kensington Publishing: Now Accepting Book Queries

This large independent publisher is based out of New York. They publish a wide variety of mainstream fiction and nonfiction books, with a particular focus on romance. They publish an average of 600 books a year, so they accept a lot more submissions than most independent publishers. To get a good feeling for what they…

Mandala Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Mandala Journal is an online, multicultural literary arts journal launched in 2009, produced by the students at the University of Georgia‚Äôs Institute for African American Studies. They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art, as well as experimental and cross-genre work such as graphic literature. They are especially interested in literature that examines movements within…

My Editor’s Top 5 Tips On How To Improve A Manuscript

Every writer dreams of becoming better with each new book. How exactly do we achieve perfection when some writers, like me, are prone to repeating certain errors? One of my favorite editors advised me to compile a list of all the comments, corrections and errors that were highlighted during editing processes and compile a list…