March 17, 2016

Memoryhouse Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Memoryhouse is an online magazine dedicated to documenting personal narratives. They publish all genres of writing—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and everything in-between—as long as the work presents a personal story. At Memoryhouse, they love all forms of over-sharing—diary entries, autobiographies, personal tragedies, ego-trips, and neurotic exposés. Produced by students at the University of Chicago, the Memoryhouse…

The Top 10 Lessons I’ve Learned From Authors in Movies

Written By Erica Secor Everything I ever needed to know about being an author I’ve learned from authors in movies. May these nuggets of wisdom guide you along your path to authorship: LESSON #10 – THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) What They Said: Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) contemplates his…

March 10, 2016

Hydra: A Digital First Imprint of Random House

Hydra is a digital first Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror imprint of Random House. That means that they publish manuscripts in an e-book format that is available everywhere (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc). If the book does well digitally, a print edition will follow.  They are open to queries and will try to respond to…

March 8, 2016

Anomaly: Now Seeking Submissions

Anomaly is a new online journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art, created with the aim of publishing only the most promising up-and-coming authors. Tired of reading literary journals comprised mostly of filler, the creators of Anomaly decided to curate a carefully honed journal in which each word is thoughtfully selected. They want to promote…

March 3, 2016

A Busy Mother’s Guide to Establishing a Writing Life

Written by Jean Knight Pace As a mother of four young children and a writer, the question I most often get is, “How do you find time to write?” Usually I answer that I stay up too late. That is true. But there are a few other (healthier) habits I’ve found helpful as a mother-writer….

March 2, 2016

Build Your Captive Audience With These 4 Free Websites

A captive audience. That’s what you need if you want you want to build your reputation as a writer. Having a loyal audience will make your life easier. You will have better opportunities to earn a living as a writer. You will also have it easier when you publish an ebook or two for sale….

March 1, 2016

How to Submit Your Poetry for Publication

If you’re ready to get your poetry published in literary journals, then you’re going to need to go through the process of submitting your work. This article will guide you through the most important step in the process so that you can start submitting your work, and get published. What is that step? Putting together…

#PitMad About You: 3 Authors Discuss Pitching via #Pitmad

To learn more about what #PitMad  is read Rebecca Ann Smith‘s article about how #PitMad works. If Twitter is a writer’s playground, then “pitch parties” are that spinning-platform-of-death thingy that makes you giddy, terrified, and nauseous. Of all the pitch parties out there, #PitMad may be the most reputable. But what is it? To find…

Three Anthologies Seeking Submissions

Three upcomng anthologies, one about language, one about music, and the third about motherhood (however you define it) and traveling, are featured this month. This Bridge Called Language Anthology This Bridge Called Language is an upcoming anthology of real-life stories, each inspired by an “untranslatable” word from around the world. They are seeking personal stories/memoir…