Issue Two Hundred Forty One

Coffee House Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated Edit: CHP has temporarily closed their submission window. They plan to reopen to submissions in March and again in September. Both these submission windows will be capped at 300 submissions, so submit early on in the period. In the meantime these publishers of literary fiction are open to unagented submissions: Bellevue Literary Press, Harvard…

Coffin Bell: Now Seeking Submissions

The editors of this new quarterly online journal of dark literature aren’t necessarily looking for traditional horror, although they don’t rule it out. They want to hear about what scares us today and every day. What do we fear when we’re wide awake? They’re looking for political nightmares and plebeian horrors. They want to be…

The Top 3 Red Flags When Searching for Book Editors

Lindsey Danis A freelance book editor can help a writer polish a manuscript, but too many editors prey on vulnerable writers who want external validation. Inexperienced or predatory editors can do more harm than good—taking your money, not directly improving your manuscript, and causing indigestion. What red flags should savvy writers know when searching for…