May 29, 2019

Amberley Books: Now Seeking Book Proposals

Amberley is a UK based publisher that focuses on publishing historical books. They only publish nonfiction. The books they publish include regional history, specialist history and general history. They have published well over 2,000 titles. Their distributor is Casemates, and their books are widely available, particularly in the UK. They offer writers an advance, but…

Eye to the Telescope: Now Seeking Speculative Poetry

An established online journal of speculative poetry, Eye to the Telescope is seeking submissions for their 33rd issue: “Infection,” edited by Sara Tantlinger. Since 2011, Eye to the Telescope has published science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative poetry in their quarterly, themed journal. The project boasts the backing of the Science Fiction & Fantasy…

The Benefits of Embracing Multiple Forms of Writing

I’ve loved writing since I was a child, but I suppose I didn’t consider myself a ‘real’ writer until I finally published my first novel in 2013. If you’d asked me back then, what else I wrote, I would have said nothing. In my mind, I was a novel writer and nothing more. In fact,…

May 27, 2019

16 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 16 publishers, however, are always open to submissions from writers without agents or previous publishing experience. They are all respected publishers…

May 23, 2019

Carrel Books: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Carrel Books is a non-fiction imprint of Skyhorse Publishing. They have major distribution and while Skyhorse’s past reputation has been a little mixed, they seem to be doing well for a while now. Carrel Books was founded in 2014. It’s an unusual imprint because, while its books are available for purchase from the public, they…

SICK: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new magazine written by people experiencing chronic illness and disability, SICK is seeking submissions for online publication. They publish thoughtful writing on a wide variety of topics: arts, culture, politics, feminism, lifestyle, sports, music, literature, and more. SICK hopes to showcase the unique perspectives of people experiencing chronic illness and disability, in relation to…

9 Free Writing Contests

Natalia Bulat The following 9 fee free writing contests are divided into two categories, fiction and non-fiction. All contests offer cash prizes. Fiction 1. Drue Heinz Literature Prize. They consider unpublished manuscripts of short stories, two or more novellas (length of a novella is up to 130 pages) or a combination of a novella (novellas)…

May 20, 2019

20 Approachable Literary Journals

If you are just starting to submit your work to literary journals, or perhaps you just want to avoid rejection, this list is for you. All of the literary journals in this list accept around half of what is submitted to them. So the odds of your work being accepted just went up. These are…

May 16, 2019

Angry Robot: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Angry Robot is a respected science fiction and fantasy publisher that occasionally dips into related genres (such as urban fantasy, steampunk, and horror). Angry Robot was originally funded by HarperCollins. They are now part of Watkins Media Ltd. They offer advances and good royalty rates. The contract they offer covers print, e-book, and audio book…

Terra Preta Review: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal that pays contributors, Terra Preta Review is seeking poetry, translations, creative non-fiction, craft essays, literary reviews, art, collages, and photography for their second edition, scheduled for publication in September. Terra Preta is named after an uncommonly rich Amazonian soil, formed from ancient indigenous trash heaps. Just as Terra Preta’s fertility arises…