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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…

April 19, 2018

How to Politely Sell Your Books to Friends

By Ben Graff Many writers are introverts, most hate selling, and it is not always easy to develop strategies for approaching existing contacts. Yet established networks provide real opportunities to reach potential readers and should not be ignored. Whilst your circle of friends and readers will be different, there is no reason why they cannot…

April 5, 2018

Why You Need to Follow the Guidelines

Wendy S. Delmater Every market has what are called guidelines, often on a Submissions or Guidelines tab or page. So what are guidelines? Guidelines are a set of rules put together for the benefit of editors, to make their lives easier. They are also for writers, to give them a better chance of getting published….

March 14, 2018

How to Manage the Tone Of Your Author’s Page

— Lizbeth Meredith Glimpse my social media and you’ll notice my posts mimic those braggadocio holiday newsletters I’ve come to loathe. The newsletters that incessantly boast things like My daughter won the lead in the Christmas play! My son is an Olympic gold medalist! Our family went on three exotic vacations this year, and they…

March 8, 2018

How to Re-Capture the Love of Writing

By Abigail Shepard I don’t believe in writer’s block. I think there’s always something to write, and every writer I know has a huge file or notebook of ideas that haven’t yet seen the light of day. The problem comes from worrying too much about how you’re going to write it, or, sometimes, just not…

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