July 29, 2019

20 Literary Journals Always Open to Submissions

Most literary journals are open to submissions for a window of time each year. Sometimes it is a very long window. Sometimes it is more than one window. But it can be frustrating to visit their website and realize that they just closed to submissions. It is particularly hard during the summer, when the majority…

July 19, 2019

Flame Tree Press: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Flame Tree Press is an imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Flame Tree Press focuses on publishing speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime fiction. They have been around for a couple years now and have good distribution in the US and the UK. I have seen their books at brick and mortar bookstores on…

Full Bleed: Now Seeking Submissions

A beautifully designed print and online annual from Maryland Institute College of Art, Full Bleed is seeking poetry, fiction, graphic essays, and nonfiction. Their eclectic aesthetic reflects the broad range of voices that inform contemporary art and design. They welcome conflicting perspectives and evolving ideas, essential to progress. To get a sense of their style,…

Keeping a Writing Career On Track With Query Tracker

Karen McGeorge Sanders Need an agent? Can’t remember which agents or publishers were queried for which project? Query Tracker may be the solution.   Query Tracker (QT) is an online query tracking system that allows users to find agents and publishers in English speaking countries, list those they are querying, and track responses. It was…

42 Writers’ “Rules for Writing”

Most writers have their own special “rules for writing,” even if they don’t talk about them. I find other writers’ rules fascinating, even when I don’t agree with them. A lot can be learned by reading about other authors’ approaches to writing. The New York Times and The Guardian have published famous author’s answers to…

July 18, 2019

How to Engage Your Readers By Editing for Who, What, Where, When Why, & How

— Wendy S. Delmater This is the second article in a series, the first can be read here. As a writer you want your readers fully immersed in your world, as seen through the eyes of a character that they fully identify with. The last, the very last thing you want to do is break…

July 17, 2019

Sapere Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

They are accepting submissions of crime fiction, mystery, thrillers, romantic fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, history, and historical biographies, as well as action and adventure books. You can submit unpublished manuscripts or out-of-print titles. They are a digital only publisher with a focus on thorough editing, good covers, and a fair royalty rate. They say…

Tinfish Press: Now Seeking Submissions

Reopening after 10-year hiatus, Tinfish press is seeking experimental poetry and essays of the Pacific. They are particularly interested in work exploring rage and hope, and they especially like submissions that express a dialogue between these two themes. They value formal ingenuity and extraordinary surprise. Tinfish Press was established in 1995, and since then they’ve…

July 16, 2019

How to Create a Fan Club for Your Writing on Facebook

By Kia Carrington-Russell I remember starting out as a young author, utterly naïve to the hard work ahead of me and the different ways to connect with readers on a personal level. In my opinion, having a supportive group was a massively influential part of my development as an author. When creating a Facebook Group…

July 15, 2019

22 Literary Journals that Accept Reprints

Publishing your work is wonderful. Even though my work has been published hundreds of times, I still get excited every time a new publication containing my work gets released. However, once you have published a short story or a poem, most literary journals are not interested in publishing it again. After all, it has already…