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June 18, 2018

Pelican Publishing Company: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Pelican Publishing Company is a publisher based out of New Orleans. They have been around for the a long time and they published William Faulkner’s first trade paperback book. They have a back list of over 2,500 titles. They publish between 40 and 70 new titles yearly. They focus on publishing art/architecture books, cooking/cookbooks, motivational,…

Asymmetry: Now Seeking Submissions

An online magazine of short speculative fiction, Asymmetry is seeking the best writing out there in the following categories: fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, experimental fiction, horror, slipstream, absurdism, weird fiction, bizzaro fiction, and anything else “interesting.” You can get a sense of what they like by browsing the magazine online, and you can get…

What Does Being Published for the First Time Mean?

By Ben Graff Holding a copy of your own book, for the first time, is something to savor. The sheen of the cover, the smell of the paper, being able to say I made this. It is both a beginning and an ending of sorts. How do we best evaluate this staging point in the…

June 17, 2018

17 Markets for LGBTQ+ Writing

June is Pride Month in the US – and to celebrate it, here is a list of outlets that accept LGBTQ+ writing. Some calls are themed, and have a deadline. Many of these pay writers. Here they are, in no specific order. Argot Magazine This queer-focused website “spans the worlds of queer culture, the feminine…

June 14, 2018

Artisan Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Artisan focuses on publishing visual-heavy nonfiction books. The visuals themselves vary between photography, illustration, or graphic design, but the idea is that these books communicate ideas and lessons because of their strong visual components. Most of the books, including Artisan’s first bestseller The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller, include all three components. They are…

Abstract: Now Seeking Submissions

Abstract is an online fine arts journal edited by JL Jacobs, a graduate of Brown’s MFA program and a former nominee for Poet Laureate of Oklahoma. Abstract showcases a wide variety of work in a range of artistic mediums. They are seeking writing by both emerging and established authors from around the world. In addition…

June 6, 2018

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…

May 30, 2018

Cobblestone Press: Now Accepting Submissions

A small  print on demand and romance ePublisher with an attention to detail. They publish sensual & erotic romance stories and short story erotica.  They have different guidelines and expectations for each of these categories. They release five to eight titles a month in a variety of eFormats. They are open to most subgenres and…

Barrelhouse: Now Accepting Submissions from Unpublished Writers

Barrelhouse is a respected and prestigious literary journal that accepts very few of the submissions it receives. They are primarily a biannual print publication, but they also have an online edition that publishes different work as well.  They publish poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and flash fiction. They like to publish well crafted writing with a…

When To Query: A Guide to Following Up Submissions

Language can be confusing sometimes, particularly English. A query letter or a cover letter is usually the first thing you send a publisher, introducing yourself. I have written about query letters here. However if you haven’t heard back from a publisher after a particular length of time you are often encouraged to email them a…

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