April 30, 2019

Zoetrope: An Excellent Source of Feedback for Your Writing

by Silver Damsen One of the axioms of being a writer is that one has to write. I agree; writing is the most important aspect of being a writer. If one doesn’t write, one isn’t a writer. The second most important is to publish. Unfortunately, the distance between writing and publishing can seem daunting. The…

April 29, 2019

Manuscript Publishers That Have Geographic Restrictions

All of the presses on this list meet all but one of our guiding principles. All of these presses only accept work from writers with a specific geographic region or nationality. Because of that we have never reviewed these presses, but they are still good presses. This list article is a bit of an experiment…

April 25, 2019

Shadow Mountain: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Shadow Mountain is an imprint of Deseret Books. Both publishers are Mormon, but  Deseret Books focuses more on producing faith-based content. Shadow Mountain publishes primarily fiction and they have published a number of New York Times bestselling books. Because the company is Mormon run, books have to be approved by in-house censors in order to be published….

The Blue Tiger Review: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new literary journal from the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI), The Blue Tiger Review is seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, translations, and flash writing from both emerging and established authors. They are uniquely interested in publishing work by high school and university ESL students, alongside work by veteran authors. The…

How To Encourage Young Writers

When I was a child my fondness for writing was often met with smiles and praise, but rarely with helpful or genuine encouragement. In fact, when I announced that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up, most people tried to talk me out of it. There’s no money in it, they would…

April 22, 2019

17 Literary Journals that Read Submissions “Blind”

A “blind” submission is one that is submitted to the literary journal in a way that the readers and editors can read all the submissions without knowing the name or anything else about the author who submitted to the journal. The idea is that it takes any bias someone might have against or for a…

April 16, 2019

UNO Press: Now Accepting Book Proposals

UNO (the University of New Orleans) Press publishes fiction, nonfiction, and academic work that focuses on, but is not limited to, the southeastern region of the United States. It is easy to get a feel for what they publish by visiting their store. I do not know who their distributor is, but most university presses…

Selcouth Station: Now Seeking Submissions

An online platform and creative community featuring artistic work of all kinds, Selcouth Station is a friendly, approachable publisher. They aim to support and promote creativity with a welcoming, inspiring vibe, and they warmly invite beginners to share and collaborate with the community. Since 2017, Selcouth Station has been publishing new online content regularly. They…

How To Write (And Edit) Nonfiction That People Want To Read

Katie Lawrence Many a writer has sat down, written a fairly decent piece, and was left without a clue of what to do next. This occurs particularly often in the realm and genre of narrative nonfiction. Naturally, we have our applications set up to check for grammar mistakes, and we ensure that our message has…

April 15, 2019

24 Publishers of Literary Fiction that Accept Submissions Without an Agent

Literary fiction is one of the harder genres to get published in without an agent. There are smaller presses that specialize in it, but unfortunately more and more of those presses are now charging reading fees. However, there are still good options of authors who are unagented and are averse to paying reading fees. The…