Issue Two Hundred Twenty Eight

Gibbs Smith: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Updated October 28, 2017 Gibbs Smith is an established publisher with good distribution and a focus on cook books, interior design and architecture books, and board books for children. They have published a number of bestsellers, including a board book version of Pride & Prejudice. Gibbs Smith is primarily a non-fiction publisher which is just…

Poetry South: Now Seeking Submissions

Founded in 2009, Poetry South is a print journal of poetry published by the MFA program in Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women. They give particular preference to writers from the South—those who are born, raised, or living there—however, they consider poetry of all kinds, from all regions of the country and around the…

BetaBooks: A New Tool for Organizing Beta Reading

By Kelli Fitzpatrick Beta readers are essential to the writing process. They voluntarily read your completed work to give feedback before you submit a manuscript for publication. While these people are awesome, the process of collecting feedback from multiple beta readers and keeping it organized and accessible has long been a hassle for authors, especially…

A Busy Mother’s Guide to Establishing a Writing Life

Written by Jean Knight Pace As a mother of four young children and a writer, the question I most often get is, “How do you find time to write?” Usually I answer that I stay up too late. That is true. But there are a few other (healthier) habits I’ve found helpful as a mother-writer….