Issue One Hundred Sixty Eight

Kraken Press: Now Accepting Manuscripts

Kraken Press is a small press that publishes novels, novellas and short fiction collections in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and weird fiction. They want to publish fresh work that avoids tropes. They are based out of Sweden but open to submissions from authors around the world. They accept all submissions through Submittable. Kraken…

Forage: Now Seeking Submissions

Forage is a brand new online journal of poetry, creative essays, and reviews. Accessible, honest, and thoughtful—the work in Forage invites all eager readers. They publish writing that grapples with the particularities of individual human experience, and they welcome the endless nuances of expression that give these experiences form. Publishing both traditional and experimental work,…

How to Write a Good Third Person Biographical Statement

When you read submission guidelines, which vary from literary journal to literary journal, almost all of them will require that you include a brief biographical statement (or bio). Usually they require that the bio is in the third person and to be 50 words or less. These bios are tricky to write.It is hard to…

Seven Things Every Writer Must Know to Survive

In October of 2012, I won a writing contest that landed me an agent, a book contract, and an advance of $15,000. To say that my life has been radically changed since then would be a gross understatement. I still pinch myself on a regular basis just to make sure it hasn’t all been a…