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April 22, 2015

Five Major Book Publishers Always Open To Submissions

Some publishers open and close their doors to submissions on a routine basis. It is hard to determine if they are open or shut to submissions and when you should submit.  The following five publishers are always open to submissions from publishers without agents or previous publishing experience. They are all respected publishers with good…

March 4, 2015

6 International Publishing Opportunities

As a U.S. poet who relocated to Berlin, Germany, in 2013, I assumed I would eventually find a community of fellow English language writers in the city. What I didn’t realize was that I would quickly find not only a writing community, but several locally-published English language literary journals, as well. In the years that…

February 19, 2015

The Hidden Dangers of Self Publishing

Self publishing has a lot of buzz these days. Some authors are finding success, many are not, but self publishing is becoming respectable in a way most writers could not imagine even five years ago. However, not all forms of self publishing are created equal. Many new authors approach self publishing with the notion that…

January 22, 2015

Two Genre Fiction Anthologies Open For Submissions

Anthologies are a great way to get your foot in the door with a publisher, they generally have pretty good distribution, and some are even taught in classrooms. One of the anthologies is looking for mystery stories and the other is looking for speculative fiction pieces. An Anthology of Destination Mysteries published by Darkhouse is…

January 5, 2015

An Argument For Traditional Publishing

Writers are often very frustrated with traditional publishing. It can be hard to find a publisher. Publishers don’t always give writers the freedom they want. Plus in the age of near instant self publishing, it is easy to wonder why traditional publishers are even necessary. However, there is still a large contingent of authors who…

December 29, 2014

Our Twelve Most Popular Articles in 2014

Of all the many articles we published on writing and publishing this year, the following five were our most popular in terms of click through rate in the magazine and on Facebook, and also in terms of the responses we heard via email. It is interesting to see the range of ideas these articles cover…

December 11, 2014

Barricade Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Barricade Books is an independent print publisher of non-fiction manuscripts.  They are based out of New Jersey. They state explicitly on their site that they prefer books with a controversial element. Although that is not always the case, two of the recent books they published were Conversations with A Pedophile and I’ll Do My Own…

Five Great Children’s Book Publishers

These five children’s book publishers are all excellent. None of them require agents. Nor do they require illustrations. All they require are well written books aimed at children. Each of the publishers focus on different age groups, and some are looking for educational work, others are open to anything. Below we have written a brief…

December 10, 2014

The Nine Best Manuscript Publishers in 2014

There are a lot of publishers out there and it can be overwhelming to try and find the right ones. We have offered tips in the past on how to avoid the wrong ones. However we try to help authors by reviewing one publisher a week. Mostly the reviews are positive as we try to…

December 9, 2014

BenBella Books: Now Accepting Non-Fiction Pitches

BenBella is a niche publishing company run by Glen Yeffeth. Yeffeth has a marketing background but he is also a lover of books. They have a good distributor and are a marketing oriented company.  The editors receive high praise for their ability to edit books.  They only publish works of non-fiction. They publish between 30-40…

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