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January 8, 2018

How to Get Your Writing Published in 2018

I was a writer for over a decade before I realized the important role submissions play in being a writer. I don’t know why I expected an editor to arrive at my door with a request for my work. In fact, if an editor or publisher you don’t know approaches you in order to publish…

December 18, 2017

17 Poetry Markets and Competitions Seeking Submissions

Contributed By S. Kalekar These websites and journals all have calls for poetry. Topics include translations from the Caribbean, ecology and the environment, small towns, nature, speculative and holiday-themed poetry, and #MeToo submission calls, apart from several unthemed calls. There are also a few competition calls for poets with upcoming deadlines, with prizes ranging from…

December 11, 2017

Eight Markets Seeking Speculative Fiction

The markets on this list include anthologies and magazines, most are interested in short fiction but some are also interested in graphic novels, plays, poetry, and other cross genre work. Almost all of the markets on this list pay, some professional rates, others less. Most specifically focus on speculative fiction, some with an additional theme…

December 4, 2017

The 10 Major Publishing Trends of 2017

I am starting off this article with a disclaimer. This article is not going to tell you what publishing trends are up and coming. I don’t know whether books about a gold rush on the moon are going to be the new YA trend or not. That isn’t my area of expertise, and it is…

November 26, 2017

20 Publishers Always Open to 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 twenty featured publishers are always open to submissions from writers without agents or previous publishing experience. All of them are…

November 20, 2017

10 Terrific 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…

November 13, 2017

The Top 30 Publishers for New Authors

Updated January 31st, 2019 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….

November 6, 2017

32 Literary Journals that Pay

“It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.” W.H. Auden As someone who makes their living writing about writing and publishing, I can attest to how truthful Auden’s quote is. It is hard making a…

October 30, 2017

25 Calls for Themed Submissions (Short Stories, Essays, Poetry)

The calls are for fiction, essays and poetry. Themes include captivating cityscapes, adventure on the high seas, private eyes in Texas, mystery, alien-human LGBTQ romance, queer perspectives in an imagined metropolis, Adirondacks water, quiet horror and dark fiction, guilds, environment, flight, India, bewitched, rebels and insurgents, sword and sorcery, mind control, the centenary of the…

October 23, 2017

13 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…

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