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September 17, 2018

25 Literary Journals that Accept Reprints

Publishing your work is wonderful. Even though my work has been published hundreds of times, I still get excited every time a new publication containing my work gets released. However, once you have published a short story or a poem, most literary journals are not interested in publishing it again. After all, it has already…

September 10, 2018

The Top 35 Publishers for New Authors

The writing market can be overwhelming, particularly for new authors who do not have a history of past publication. It is important to note that no legitimate established presses specifically look for unpublished authors. The presses on this list were chosen because they have published a number of debut books before. Also, the publishers on…

September 3, 2018

20 Themed Calls For Submissions

These are submission calls for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and translations. Themes include Christmas abroad, urban shapeshifter fantasy, young adult fantasy, resistance and revolution, noir with psychic detectives, 21st century hardboiled crime and noir, dieselpunk and decopunk fairy tales, war, stories with neurodivergent characters, utopian societies, the disruption that technology has wrought, work related to Dante’s…

August 26, 2018

40 Writers’ “Rules for Writing”

Most writers have their own special “rules for writing,” even if they don’t talk about them. I find other writers’ rules fascinating, even when I don’t agree with them. A lot can be learned by reading about other authors’ approaches to writing. The New York Times and The Guardian have published famous author’s answers to…

August 16, 2018

13 Literary Journals Open to Other Art Forms

Most literary journals publish poetry and fiction. Many also publish creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and visual art (largely paintings, drawings, and photography). Most do not publish anything else. However, all of the journals linked to here are interested in a variety of mediums. Some want you to submit your songs, others your short videos. These…

August 13, 2018

15 Themed Submissions for August 2018

The calls are for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Themes include music and theatre, life lessons learned from school days (and from cats), a punk rock future, robot dinosaurs, medical romance, grandparents, the internet, serial killers, god’s love, work inspired by Stephen King, and a tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin. All of these pay writers,…

August 6, 2018

25 Publishers Always Open to New Submissions

Many publishers open and close their doors to unsolicited submissions on a routine basis. It can sometimes be hard to determine if they are open or shut to submissions and when you should submit. These 25 featured publishers are always open to submissions from writers without agents or previous publishing experience. All of them are…

August 1, 2018

5 Ways to Combat “Publishing Block”

Many writers talk about writer’s block, but for me that has never been an issue. What I have struggled with for the last 8 years is something I have started to call “publishing block”. What I mean by “publishing block”, is not an inability to write, but an inability to get published or a feeling…

July 30, 2018

17 Approachable Literary Journals

If you are just starting to submit your work to literary journals, or perhaps you just want to avoid rejection, this list is for you. All of the literary journals in this list accept around half of what is submitted to them. So the odds of your work being accepted just went up. These are…

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,…

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