April 27, 2017

Blue Earth Review: Accepting Submissions

Blue Earth Review is published by Minnesota State University. They are a print publication and generally have excellent covers. They are highly selective and publish very little of what is submitted to them. They are open to submissions year round which is unusual for a journal published by a university. They publish fiction, creative nonfiction,…

November 10, 2015

Call for Submissions: How I Got My Book Published

We are currently seeking submissions of essays on the topic “How I Got My Book Published.” We want personal, practical stories about about how a writer got their book published with a traditional publisher. Or, how you sold a significant amount of books as a self published author (We would need to know the exact…

August 27, 2015

Author Interview: S.T. Underdahl

Author Overview: S.T. Underdahl is an accomplished author who began her writing career 11 years ago. In that time three of her novels have been published by Flux publishing, a Young Adult (YA) imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide, and the fourth, she self-published. In this interview the author discusses the intricacies of getting an agent, offers…

March 4, 2015

4 Self-Publishing Problems (And Their Solutions)

I’ve been self-publishing for almost two years now, and it occurred to me recently that the same four problems are constantly rearing their ugly heads. It sometimes seems like there is no escaping them. I have listed them below and I think many aspiring authors would agree that these four issues are not going to…

January 1, 2015

The Top 5 Publishers for New Authors

If you want to publish your creative writing, this article is for you. Especially if you dream of publishing a book.  Today I am going to focus on a handful of top-notch publishing companies that don’t require you to submit via an agent. These companies vary widely in what they publish, how fast the respond…

September 4, 2014

Seven Stories Press: Open To Book Submissions

Seven Stories Press is an independent publisher that has been around for twenty years. They have published a number of highly respected books. Their books are distributed by Random House. They take their name from the seven authors whose work has influenced and impacted Seven Stories Press the most. Those authors are Octavia Butler,  Nelson…

June 12, 2014

The Submission Fee Controversy

Is creative writing inherently valuable? This is the surprising question raised by a controversy that recently reached the blog of the editor of the Missouri Review, a well-known academic literary journal. Michael Nye, the editor, was frustrated. Why? Because he thought “this no longer needed any further discussion.” The topic? Submission fees that some literary…

April 30, 2014

Announcing The Winners of the Ten Word Book Review Contest

Congratulations to the winners of this week’s writing contest! They are listed below. But first, a bit about our contest series. Every week we are going to have a contest on our Facebook Page. The contests will change from week to week but the winners will always be published in the magazine. The contest winner…

March 6, 2014

Writing Contest: Announcing the Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this week’s writing contest! They are listed below. But first, a bit about our new contest series. Every week we are going to have a contest on our Facebook Page. The contests will change from week to week but the winners will always be published in the magazine. The contest…

February 26, 2014

Writing Prompt: Amnesia

Amnesia has been a great literary prop for centuries. One of the greatest action characters of our time had amnesia: Jason Bourne. But he is not the only one. In See Jane Run by Joy Fielding the main character has amnesia. The same is true of Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson. However…

February 13, 2014

Voluted Tales: Accepting Submissions

Voluted Tales Magazine publishes four monthly e-editions, roughly one each week of the month. All regular editions are edited and published by Mark Turner. These  weekly editions include a Voluted Tales General edition, a Voluted Tales Themed edition, a Voluted Tales Serials edition and a Voluted Tales Classics/Steampunk edition. They publish around 48 issues a…

January 16, 2014

Authors Publish Guiding Principles

Authors Publish was founded by two creative writers who wanted to encourage other writers to publish their work and establish themselves as authors. Since the very beginning our principles have guided every review we have ever written and every article we have ever published. For the first time we are formally publishing our principles along…

October 17, 2013

Writing Prompt: Absurd Superpower

As a child I often imagined myself or my characters with superpowers ranging from invisibility to wings. Now that I am an adult I like to play with superpowers that are more unusual, perhaps even deeply impractical. Today’s writing prompt is to write for fifteen minutes about a human being that has a strange ability….

September 26, 2013

Tribe: Open to Submissions

Tribe is an online journal that is published 12 times a year. It is based out of the UK but publishes work from all around the world. The Tribe is interested in short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, narrative non-fiction, and essay.  They are also interested in visual art. Tribe is a non-profit literary journal. Tribe’s…

September 19, 2013

Denver Quarterly: Open to Submissions

The Denver Quarterly just reopened to submissions after being closed since May. The Denver Quarterly is a print journal that is reknowned for publishing some of the best fiction, non fiction, and poetry. They are a university publication that has been around since 2005. Issues are available on the website and also at various bookstores…

September 2, 2013

Writing Prompt: A New Perspective

When writers block plagues you during a writing project the best thing to do is shift perspectives. This same trick also works when you want your writing to feel more fresh, or if you want to add another dimension to the text on the page. Unlike most of the writing prompts we post, this one…

August 22, 2013

Apex Magazine: A Magazine of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Apex is an online journal that publishes short stories, and poetry in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. They also publish stories that combine the aforementioned genres. However they are most interested in work in these genres that also has literary merit. Apex may focus on genre work but it is a highly respected…

August 8, 2013

Paper Nautilus and the 2013 Vella Chapbook Prize

Paper Nautilus is a  print literary journal that publishes poems, short stories, and flash fiction. They also have a yearly chapbook contest for writers of all genres. This review will cover the journal and then discuss the chapbook prize. It is free to submit to the journal, but a small fee is charged for the…

June 13, 2013

Author’s Inspiration: Remember This Moment

As an author it is good to keep in mind that what you are creating is something special, something unique. A book can  takes something that you feel is important and make it clear to others.  A short story that can entertain someone during their darkest hour. A poem can show the importance of a…

May 9, 2013

Switchback: Now Open for Submissions

Switchback is a journal published by the MFA (Master of Fine Arts) program at the University of San Fransisco that has just re-opened to submissions. They accept short works of fiction, non fiction as well as poetry.  They are an online journal that also has an e-book edition. Switchback is well respected, and has a…

May 1, 2013

Publishing Guide: What to Consider Before Self-Publishing an Ebook

Many authors self publish these days, that way they can avoid the hassle of dealing with editors, and slow moving corporations. Even some established  authors have switched to self publishing because they have more control over their book and even their profits. However self publishing is far from straight forward. This article is not intended…

April 23, 2013

Review of Fiction365

Fiction365 is an online journal that publishes flash fiction and short stories. They publish one story for every day of the year. They also pay a small amount for every story they publish. Which is very unusual for an online journal. The stories they publish vary in length from around 100 words up to 4000….

April 5, 2013

Letter From The Editor

Welcome to the first issue of Authors Publish Magazine. We’re a small magazine, but with big ambitions. Our primary ambition is to help you, our readers, get published. That’s why we send you reviews of publications accepting submissions, and articles that help you build your career. We also provide you with a little bit of…

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