January 17, 2019

7 Markets for Medical Fiction

By Alex J. Coyne Medical fiction is a popular and widely read genre that draws thousands of eyes every year; and it’s not just limited to doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, but sometimes also everyday readers and writers who appreciate a fictional glimpse into the profession. Here are some markets for medical fiction, including…

January 10, 2019

78 Poetry Manuscript Publishers Who Do Not Charge Reading Fees

Most traditional poetry manuscript publishers charge their readers a fee to submit. You can read about why that is the case here. This article focuses on a number of poetry manuscript publishers who do not charge submission fees to writers, which is good news for poets. This is the longest and most accurate list of…

January 9, 2019

Whiskey Tit: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Whiskey Tit attempts to restore degradation and degeneracy to the literary arts. We are unwilling to sacrifice intellectual rigour, unrelenting playfulness, and visual beauty, often leading to texts that would otherwise be abandoned in a homogenised literary landscape. In a world gone mad, our refusal to make this sacrifice is an act of civil service…

Laurel: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal based in South Africa, Laurel is seeking powerful poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork. Authentic, brave, and honest, the literature featured in Laurel explores the full face of the human condition. They publish skillfully crafted writing in which authors express truth without pretense. Laurel often pairs writing with original visual artwork, creating…

Three Ways To Write With Minimal Time

I am a mother of two small children. One of them can more honestly be described as a baby. I also have a job, and various other commitments beyond that. My free time is minimal, yet I’ve found ways to ensure that I always find ways to write, in spite of this. Part of this…

January 7, 2019

17 Themed Submission Calls for January 2019

These markets accept themed submissions for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and audio drama. Some of the themes are voyages, grumpy old gods, work matters, Christian-themed speculative fiction, hidden histories, solarpunk winters, birth, future sex, epistolary horror, celebrating science, shifter stories, and animal-themed apocalypse. All of these pay writers, from token to pro rates. Also see this…

January 3, 2019

Prometheus Books: Accepting Submissions

 Prometheus Books is a large established publisher of what they like to call “intelligent non-fiction.” They specialize in publishing non-fiction books that fall into the following categories: popular science, philosophy, atheism, humanism, and critical thinking. They used to run two imprints but recently sold them to Start Media. For a while their website was down…

Five Journals Open to Submissions this January

All of these literary journals just re-opened to submissions on January 1st. As always, all of the literary journals do not have a reading fee. The literary journals are in no particular order. Naugatuck River Review This print journal focuses exclusively on publishing narrative poetry. Narrative poetry is poetry that tells a story or has…

Self Promotion For Introverts

  “Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.”  ― John Green As an introvert, a writer, and a very reluctant self-promoter, this quote has always struck me as being particularly profound. Not just because…