Issue One Hundred Thirty One

Stupid Things Authors Believe, Part 2

In my previous post (find it here), I debunked the idea that if what you write isn’t new, you should delete it. In a crazy attempt to promote fresh, original ideas, some pundits of the pen promote jettisoning your work to the trash heap unless it’s a rare gem. My response? “There is nothing new…

Ghost Pines Publishing: Submission Guidelines (Dark Fantasy)

UPDATE: They have gone out of business. Ghost Pines Publishing is an independent press dedicated to dark fantasy fiction. They go to great length to define the term dark fantasy, but the main points appear to be that dark fantasy is sympathetic to the monsters themselves and it is set in a contemporary setting with…

Six Great Journals That Re-Opened to Submissions

This November a number of great literary journals reopened their doors to submissions. Below are mini reviews and links to six wonderful literary journals that just started considering submissions again. The list is in no particular order. 1. Arsenic Lobster A weird and wonderful poetry journal that is associated with a small press. They publish…

Mid-American Review: Submission Guidelines (Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction)

Mid-American Review is a longstanding international literary journal, started in 1981 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Recognizing the power of literature to slow us from our daily movement and still our minds, they hope their publication will prompt us to contemplate ourselves, our world, and our place in it. In this way, they…