Issue Two Hundred Sixty Three

Letter From The Editors

Dear Readers, As some of you know Authors Publish is run by Caitlin Jans. She has been happily running Authors Publish for over five years now. Usually when something comes up her husband, Jacob Jans is able to take over. We are both writers who want to be able to help other writers navigate the…

How to Promote Yourself on Social Media (Without Trying Too Hard)

— By Isabelle Kenyon So you have a book and you have access to the internet – and theoretically, you can now promote that book to the WORLD through social media. Unfortunately, social media marketing is a tricky thing to do ‘right’ or to pin down. I’m going to talk you through the mistakes I…

72 Poetry Manuscript Publishers Who Do Not Charge Reading Fees

Most traditional poetry manuscript publishers charge their readers a fee to submit. You can read about why that is the case here. This article focuses on a number of poetry manuscript publishers who do not charge submission fees to writers, which is good news for poets. This is the longest and most accurate list of…

How to Write a Hook That Captures Attention

by Wendy S. Delmater Readers are dealing with a constant barrage of television, radio, internet, other written things, and real life: all are vying for their interest. Why should they read your story? To overcome that initial resistance, there’s a tool writers use. It’s called a hook. Hooks are something—sometimes more than one thing–in the…

5 Things That Happen When You Start Calling Yourself a Writer

By Elaine Mead There can be very set ‘wrong’ and ‘right’ ways of being a writer – or so we’re led to believe. Historically, you’d need to have a publishing agent, an editor, published works, and books on shelves before you might dare to use the word ‘writer’ to describe what you do. And that’s…

The Top 30 Publishers for New Authors

Updated January 31st, 2018 The writing market can be overwhelming, particularly for new authors who do not have a history of past publication. It is important to note that no legitimate established presses specifically look for unpublished authors. The presses on this list were chosen because they have published a number of debut books before….