Issue Thirty One

Andrews McMeel Publishing: Open to Submissions

Andrews McMeel is a large publishing house that publishes up to 300 books a year. They are one of the largest publishers that will read proposals by authors that have not been previously published and do not have an agent. Andrews McMeel Publishing is a leading publisher of general nonfiction trade books, gift books and…

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Account Magazine: Open To Submissions

The Account is a relatively new online journal that publishes poetry, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, and short stories. When I look at new journals, ones that only have an issue or two out, I look for various indicators of quality that are different from those of more established journals. First I look at the website…

Writing Prompt: Castaway

  Your main character is stuck on a small island with only three items. You get to decide what three items. They could be deeply practical items like a water filter and a lighter or they can be purely random, unpractical items like lipstick and hairspray. The main character must be alone. There are no…

How to Use Images to Promote Your Writing

Much to the relief of my spouse and daughter, I have finally ditched my much-beloved clunky laptop and upgraded. What a painful process. When we got to transferring the picture files, I was amazed at how colossal the folder was – some for research, but a large part for PR. This aspect of e-publishing had…