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July 16, 2018

26 Non-Fiction Publishers Open to Direct Submissions

The following publishers all focus on publishing non-fiction books. Most focus in on one or two aspect of non-fiction, such as history books, memoir, or cookbooks. Some are more broad in their interests. All of them are open to unsolicited submissions directly from authors. No agent required. Almost all of these publishers open to proposals,…

June 28, 2018

The Most Common Mistakes New Authors Make When It Comes To Publishing

For the purpose of this article, I am defining new authors not as people new to writing, but as writers new to publishing their work. Publishing your work is a completely different beast than writing. There is some overlap between crafting a good query letter and crafting a good chapter, but it is insignificant in…

June 25, 2018

23 Magazines that Publish Writing for Children and Teens

 Most children’s book authors and young adult authors struggle with creating a history of previous publications – a useful task when trying to find an agent or publisher for their work.  The following list of publishers are all looking for work aimed at teens and children. So, not only do you create a history of…

June 18, 2018

10 Great New Literary Journals

The following is a list of 10 very new literary journals. There are many reasons to seek publication in these journals. In my experience, the benefits can be greater than publishing in a well-established journal. When a literary journal is new, the editors tend to be a lot more passionate. I have gotten handwritten thank…

June 11, 2018

15 Creative Nonfiction Markets for Writers

These are markets for creative nonfiction. Some of these geared towards specific topics/niches or demographics, including youth, women, memoir, illness, death, epiphanies, Christianity, parenting, new and emerging writers, humor or satire. A few also publish other genres, like fiction and poetry. Most of these pay. Mask Magazine This is an online youth-centred style and living…

June 4, 2018

16 Themed Submission Calls for Writers in June

The themes for these anthologies/websites/magazines include stories on LGBTQ lives, the invisible world, corporate shadows (inspired by the net neutrality rulings), anthropomorphic fiction, holiday crime and crime by bumbling sidekicks, work and play, deadly bargains, curiosity and the curious, addiction, and talking to strangers. Some of these also accept nonfiction and poetry. Many of them…

May 28, 2018

40 Romance Publishers That Accept Submissions Without an Agent

For a long time it seemed like there was always another romance publisher springing out of the woodwork (and maybe even getting distribution with a big five publisher). That is no longer the case. More and more romance publishers have been closing their doors and fewer new publishers are replacing them. In this list there…

May 21, 2018

25 Speculative Fiction Markets that Pay Writers

In celebration of Short Story Month, here is a list of websites, magazines and journals that publish short speculative fiction. They publish a whole range, including hard to soft and philosophical science fiction, slipstream, space opera, weird fiction, pulp SF, vampire and werewolf stories, fantasy of various shades, and horror. While some of these markets…

May 14, 2018

16 Literary Journals that Read Submissions “Blind”

A “blind” submission is one that is submitted to the literary journal in a way that the readers and editors can read all the submissions without knowing the name or anything else about the author who submitted to the journal. The idea is that it takes any bias someone might have against or for a…

May 7, 2018

16 Themed Submission Calls for May 2018

These are calls for writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Some of the themes include time, magic, Elder Gods and ancient terrors, margins, holiday romance, music and smashing medical paternalism. Most of these pay writers, from token to pro rates. Sword & Sorceress 33 They want sword and sorcery stories with a strong female protagonist…

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