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July 4, 2018

4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting Your Poetry Published

By John Dorroh I wrote my first full-length novel when I was 22 and received at least that many rejections before I put it to bed forever. Last summer, 40 years later, I pulled it out of the bottom of a moldy cardboard box, cleaned it off and read it. My hats off to the…

June 27, 2018

Grants Are Your Friend: Building Your Artist Portfolio

By Patrick Parr From the years 2002-2013, I’d published a dozen stories in various genres. The amount of money I’d earned from them turns out to be a whopping 370 dollars. That’s around 30 dollars a year. Now, perhaps you think that should be expected. After all, pay rates and the short story market, particularly…

June 18, 2018

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…

May 30, 2018

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…

May 23, 2018

How to Find Literary Journals

At Authors Publish, we review a literary journal every week and regularly release new themed calls for submissions and linked literary journal lists. However, if you submit a lot (and you should), you need to find more literary journals on a regular basis. The following sites are great places to find literary journals. This list…

May 17, 2018

Surviving Twitter: A Writer’s Guide

By Nadia Thompson To even the most tech-savvy of writers, the machinations of Twitter can seem like a veritable minefield, but the twitterverse can be a magical place for aspiring authors in particular. I began to realize just how much of the Twitter Kool-Aid the publishing world had drunk when I started researching agents I…

May 10, 2018

Into the Darkness: 7 Horror & Dark Poetry Markets

By Alex J. Coyne  When you tire of quoting The Raven, it could be time to seek some publication avenues for your own horror-themed and dark poetry. Here are some magazines, literary publications and poetry zines considering submissions of everything that goes bump in the night. Hello Horror Literary Horror Journal Non-Paying Market Hello Horror…

May 3, 2018

Tor.com Publishing Open to Novellas till May 15th

Until 15 May 2018 (9 a.m. EST), Tor.com Publishing, the publishing arm of the science fiction and fantasy website Tor.com, will be open for unsolicited novella submissions. Novellas should be between 20,000-40,000 words and can be either in the science fiction or fantasy genres. They specify: “This open period is intended for authors who have…

Through the Ages: Seven Markets for Historical Short Fiction

By Alex J. Coyne Historical fiction is an astonishingly vast genre that transports authors and readers back to the past – from Wild West tales of cowboys and gunslingers to prehistoric fiction featuring the early beginnings of mankind. Take a look at some of these magazines, websites and literary journals that accept historical short fiction….

April 26, 2018

Writing About Animals: 10 Publishers for Animal Lovers

By Alex J. Coyne Are you a writer and an animal lover? Then this could be your niche. I have collected some of the best markets for stories about animals and their owners, animal health, animal care and any other stories about the animal kingdom you might have waiting to get out. Grab your submissions notebook…

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