Issue One Hundred Sixty Two

Christopher Hewitt Awards: No Fee Contest

A&U (America’s AIDS Magazine) is hosting the 4th annual Christoper Hewitt Awards. This is a fee free contest with awards given in four categories: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Creative Nonfiction. The Deadline is July 15th, 2016th. The prize is $50. The winners work is featured in the summer issue of A&U. A&U is a national…

Pelican Book Group: Now Seeking Romance Novels

A print and eBook publisher of Christian romance novels. They have a number of imprints and accept unsolicited submissions for all but one of them. They are not interested in publishing a book that has been previously self published. They stress this point on their website more than once, as they evidently have to deal…

Wising Up Press: Now Seeking Submissions for “The Kindness of Strangers: A Wising Up Anthology”

Wising Up Press publishes fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction exploring topics of social concern. They are committed to, “finding the we in them, the us in you.” They hope to deepen the reader’s inter-relational experience by presenting insightful writing spoken by a variety of voices. Right now, they are seeking submissions for their upcoming print…

Self Publishing Success Story: Christopher Paolini and Eragon

Some argue that Eragon was not self-published, as it was published by Christopher’s family, who ran a small commercial press at the time. However, the press had been around for five years and had—as far as my research revealed—only published two other books. Both of these were also written by Paolini family members. Given those…