January 31, 2019

McSweeney’s: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

McSweeney’s is one of my personal favorite publishers. They publish literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. I own a large number of the books they have published in the last decade. McSweeney’s was founded in 1998 by Dave Eggers. They originally started out publishing a literary magazine, and now they are responsible for a number of publications,…

Booth: Now Seeking Submissions

Established in 2009 by the MFA students at Butler University’s writing program, Booth publishes one new piece every Friday online as well as two aesthetically arresting print editions each year. They like rich stories and impactful poems in both experimental and traditional packaging. Booth publishes unique voices—both emerging and established—from all backgrounds. You can get…

Common Mistakes Authors Make when Promoting their Work

By Gary Roen Often authors who are new to marketing make mistakes while promoting their book. The most important among them is not treating publishing as a business. Having been in the industry in many different capacities for a long time, I’ve seen many blunders, made a few myself, and now know better how to…

January 28, 2019

16 Magazines Accepting Books for Review

These are literary and other magazines and websites that accept books for review. So if you’re an author looking to promote your fiction, poetry, or nonfiction book, these are places that could review your work; some of them also have author interview sections. Sending a book doesn’t guarantee a review, however, and they often review…

January 24, 2019

Waywiser: Accepting Queries

Waywiser is a small independent press based in the UK.  They host a yearly contest called The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, but they charge a fee for that. They seem to focus on literary prose and poetry. They publish fiction and nonfiction, including essay collections. Unfortunately the only way to submit poetry manuscripts to them…

Asheville Poetry Review: Now Seeking Submissions

An established and respected print journal of poems, essays, translations, interviews, book reviews, and historical perspectives, Asheville Poetry Review garners an international audience. Widely distributed in the United States, Canada, and Europe, this roughly 200-page poetry journal is well-known and well-loved. Since 1994 Asheville Poetry Review has published over 1,700 emerging and established authors from…

Four Letterpress Chapbook Publishers

Stephanie Katz Old-fashioned letterpress chapbooks are making a comeback as writers and readers appreciate handmade books as true pieces of art. Many famous poets, such as Walt Whitman and Edgar Allan Poe, self-published letterpress chapbooks. Though many letterpress companies will print self-published chapbooks for a fee, the list of letterpresses below are actual publishers that…

January 21, 2019

How to Submit Your Manuscript for Publication

When I finish the first draft of a novel I always have a great surge of adrenaline. When I was younger I would enjoy the thrill of completion for days and then start on a new project. It should surprise no one that my early efforts were not published (thank goodness). Now that I am…

January 17, 2019

Arcade Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Arcade Publishing is an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, a large independent publisher with a number of imprints. They have good distribution, and while there have been complaints about their behavior in the past, over the past two years they seem to have cleaned up their act. To learn more about Skyhorse as a whole, please…

MARY: Now Seeking Submissions

MARY: A Journal of New Writing, is a thoughtfully designed online journal sponsored by the MFA in creative writing program at Saint Mary’s College of California. MARY is buzzing with daring, strange fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid writing from both new and established authors. They’ve published work by D.A. Powell, Dorathea Lasky, Peter Orner, Bruce…