March 20, 2019

Seventh Street Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Seventh Street Books started out as the mystery imprint of the established nonfiction publisher Prometheus Books. But they were recently sold and are now an imprint of Start Media. They publish only mystery and thrillers, but are open to a variety of sub-genres, including legal thrillers. Seventh Street Books has a memorable tag line: “Where…

Glintmoon: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal of short poetry—ten lines or fewer—Glintmoon casts a big spotlight on micro verse. They aim to showcase a broad spectrum of voices, and they’re especially interested in work that presents race, gender, sexuality, identity, and disability in a unique light. They’re looking for unexpected, unapologetic poems that redefine micro poetry. They…

The Top Ten Complaints from Book Reviewers

By TN Wesley What ticks off your readers? What would make someone never want to read your work again?  Knowing this information can help you avoid doing anything to antagonize your readers. To find out what rubs readers the wrong way, I combed through several Amazon.com book reviews and came up with a compilation of…

March 14, 2019

25 Publishers with Excellent Distribution That Accept Unsolicited Submissions

All of the publishers on this list sell thousands of copies of physical books. All of them have books that are available not just at stores near you, but at libraries as well, because they have good distributors. If you want your novel or book to have a good chance of being placed on bookshelves…

Literary Wanderlust: Accepting Submissions

Updated March 14th, 2019 Literary Wanderlist is a Denver based independent publisher. They were founded in 2014 and they publish print and digital books. They publish a wide range of books, from chick lit to short story collections. You can get a feel for what they publish here. They do not publish books aimed at…

Blue River: Now Seeking Submissions

Produced and published by Creighton University’s MFA students, Blue River is an online journal of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry written by emerging and established authors. MFA students working on the publication under faculty supervision gain experience that gives them a foothold in the publishing industry. Blue River reaches a broad audience and boasts literary…

The Benefits of Nontraditional Venues for Author Readings

Even though we had a terrific public library close to where I grew up in Manhattan, I’ve been haunting bookstores since I had enough allowance to buy my own paperbacks. When I loved a book, I needed to have it there on my bookshelves 24/7. And in my many years of travel at home or…

March 11, 2019

33 Children’s Book Publishers Seeking Picture Books

All the publishers on this list focus primarily on publishing picture books. There are a lot of myths about publishing picture books, and one of them is that you have to supply your own illustrations. This is generally not the case. Most picture book publishers will match your work with an illustrator for you, some…

March 7, 2019

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in March 2019

These literary markets are open during March 2019. They are a mix of literary and genre markets, and not all of them are open for the entire month. All of these magazines pay writers. Southword Literary Journal This is a print literary journal published at least twice a year by the Muster Literature Centre. They…

Biblioasis: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Biblioasis is a literary press based in Windsor, Ontario. They publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. They publish short story collections and translated works. The books they publish have beautiful covers. Within Canada they have good distribution. Unlike most Canadian presses they accept international submissions, however they use the term “select”. If you are submitting internationally…