June 13, 2019

Sweet Tree Review: Now Seeking Submissions

An established online journal, “obsessed with ineffable connectivity,” Sweet Tree Review is seeking submissions for their Summer 2019 issue. What’s a sweet tree? Whatever you need, and whatever you least expect. You can get an idea by reading Sweet Tree Review online. Since 2016, Sweet Tree Review has been published quarterly online. Now through June…

How to Write a Third Person Biographical Statement

When you read submission guidelines, which vary from literary journal to literary journal, almost all of them will require that you include a brief biographical statement (or bio). Usually they require that the bio is in the third person and to be 50 words or less. These bios are tricky to write. It is hard…

June 10, 2019

22 Respected Literary Journals and Magazines that Publish Creative Writing

The literary journals and magazines on this list reject the vast majority of what is submitted to them. Sometimes authors’ works are rejected for years, decades even, before they receive an acceptance. But these literary journals are respected and trusted. Most have a large readership and good distribution in libraries and bookstores. Many of these…

June 6, 2019

Histria Books: Accepting Submissions

Updated June 2020 – I have recently seen an update contract and there are some small improvements involving rights, but still no automatic limit length. They are no longer asking for IDs. Updated January 2020 – Having now seen a contract offered to an author from the press I would tell anyone to approach this…

Kissing Dynamite: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

A compact journal of twelve poems exploding from a single theme, Kissing Dynamite blows the idea of the single-story narrative apart. They publish a new online edition each month, and they select one poet from the issue to feature with front-page publicity and in-depth commentary. They publish both emerging and establishing authors, and they aim…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in June 2019

These literary markets are open during June 2019, though not all are open throughout the month. They are a mix of literary and genre markets, and all of these pay writers.   Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine This magazine publishes science fiction and fantasy stories on any theme. They tend not to publish horror. They also…

An Argument for Writing Poetry

One of the funny things about writing poetry is that most writers either think of themselves as a poet or as a writer. This is not in fact the case, poetry is after all just a form of writing. However a lot of writers, even writers with lots of experience and published books out, are…

June 3, 2019

16 Themed Calls for Submissions for June 2019

The calls are for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts, and puzzles. The themes include: journey, World War II, food horror, art and music, encountering nature, all aboard, a new beginning, hair, frontier, and midnight in the witch’s kitchen. All of these pay contributors. Also see this list of submission calls – some deadlines are coming up….