October 29, 2018

The Six Month Novel Writing Plan for 2018/2019

Most authors have heard of National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. It is a novel writing challenge where participants try to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Many famous authors, including John Green Rainbow Rowell have participated. But for many writers that work full time writing a novel in…

October 25, 2018

University of Saint Katherine Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

By publishing both academic and creative works that contribute to a global exploration and understanding of human life from a range of Christian perspectives, University of Saint Katherine Press participates in the discovery and dissemination of Inquiry Seeking Wisdom, which is a central purpose of the University of Saint Katherine. University of Saint Katherine Press publishes poetry,…

Foundry: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Foundry is an online poetry journal exploring the concept of the poem as a made object. They publish poetry from both emerging and established poets, and poems published in Foundry have received the Pushcart Prize, appeared on Verse Daily, and have been selected for Bettering American Poetry. Since 2016, Foundry has been published quarterly in…

Weekly & Monthly Newsletters for Writers

By Alex J. Coyne Writing newsletters are an excellent source of practical writing advice, bits of inspiration, useful articles, market lists and useful contacts – and if you’re a writer who isn’t subscribed to any of them, then you’re missing out on thousands of terabytes of information that’s floating around out there for free. Here…

October 22, 2018

14 Major Book Publishers Always Open to Submissions

Some publishers open and close their doors to submissions on a routine basis. It can be hard to determine if they are open or shut to submissions, and when you should submit. The following 14 publishers, however, are always open to submissions from writers without agents or previous publishing experience. They are all respected publishers…

October 18, 2018

ECW Press: Accepting Submissions

ECW Press is an established Canadian publisher. They accept poetry, fiction, and non-fiction submissions from Canadians. They only accept non-fiction submissions from international submitters.  I can not stress this enough – if you are not a Canadian, you can only submit non-fiction to them. Within Canada, ECW Press has good distribution. They also have excellent…

Metafore Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Founded in 2016 by students of Maharishi University’s BFA in Creative and Professional Writing program, Metafore is a new electronic journal of metamodern transcendental literature. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and hybrid form writing that speaks with the ancient wisdom of the modern, workaday mystic. They’re looking for literature that touches the unfathomable depths of…

The Shame List: Manuscript Publishers Who Always Charge to Submit

All of the publishers included on this list are traditional publishers. They are not vanity or assisted presses that charge their authors in order to publish their books. Many are respected publishers with good distribution. Most primarily publish poetry manuscripts. We have written at length before about why this problem affects poets the most. We…

October 15, 2018

19 Mystery Publishers Open to Submissions

“The crime novel is the great moral literature of our time.” JEAN-PATRICK MANCHETTE   “Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it’s a letdown, they won’t buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book.” MICKEY SPILLANE Mystery…

October 10, 2018

Wundor Editions: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

A ‘wundor’ is a miracle or a powerful feat of creativity. It is also a monster or a strange creature. It is an Old English word which runs the breadth of the artistic imagination and its unlimited potential. “Wundor Editions is committed to publishing innovative and challenging literature and images, working with new and established…