August 15, 2019

Agate Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Agate Publishing is a small press located in Evanston Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. They started in 2002 with their Bolden imprint and initially published only African American authors before expanding from there. They have good distribution within the United States. They are only open to queries, which means that you can only send your…

Philosophical Idiot: Now Seeking Submissions

Philosophical Idiot is an online journal for weirdos. It’s a creative playspace featuring work that’s easy to read but hard to digest. They like writing that’s odd, angsty, and/or hilarious. They don’t have rules. To get a sense of their style, you can read past issues online. Launched in July 2017, Philosophical Idiot has published…

Three Reasons To Work With An Editor On Your Book

Ben Graff For any writer, knowing how to make your book the best it can possibly be, is not an easy question. For the new author it is even more acute. What you have written matters. You have lived with the story for so long in your head. All those desk hours later something real…

August 12, 2019

12 Specialized Manuscript Publishers that Accept Direct Submissions

All of the presses on this list meet all of our guiding principles, but most of them have such a specific focus that we cannot justify writing a full review and sending it to our full list of subscribers. But they are still good publishers. Instead, we have compiled this list of mini reviews. I have…

August 7, 2019

Princeton Architectural Press: Accepting Submissions

Princeton Architectural Press is a small press that focuses on publishing books on architecture, design, photography, landscape, and visual culture. They also publish beautiful stationary and children’s books. They are based in New York. In 2009 they were bought by McEvoy Group. They are now a sister company to Chronicle Books. They have excellent distribution…

Lamplit Underground: Now Seeking Submissions

Lamplit Underground is an online journal of strange beauty. Named after the image of children hiding by lamplight in an underground fort, Lamplit Underground features eerie adventure and unexpected fear. They publish both new and established authors, and they accept all forms and styles of writing—though they prefer eccentricity. You can get a sense of…

Five Literary Journals that Publish Social Justice Writing

By Uma Menon The following is a list of five literary journals and magazines that encourage and publish submissions of social justice writing. Glass: A Journal of Poetry Glass: A Journal of Poetry includes a special feature, Poets Resist, dedicated to resistance poems on current events. They are looking for work that engages with political…

How to Reach International Readers With Your Books

by K.A. Wiggins The US is (still) the largest English-language book market, but the gap is rapidly shrinking. China’s publishing industry is taking off. India’s millions of English-speakers spend twice as much time reading as Americans. Italy and Germany have strong translation markets. Whether independent or traditionally published, authors who overlook the value of connecting…

August 5, 2019

16 Themed Calls for Submissions for August 2019

These are 16 themed submission calls in the 14 markets listed here for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and comics. Some of the themes are: detective thrillers, a dying planet, industry, climate change, 1984 revisited, secret lunar wars, darkness wired, tricksters, and literary lovers. All of these pay writers, whether royalties, token, or pro…

August 1, 2019

Ad Lumen Press : Seeking Manuscript Submissions Through August 15th

Ad Lumen Press was founded at American River College in Sacramento, California in 2013. The founder is author and professor Christian Kiefer. They are the only university-style press based out of a community college in the United States. Because they are part of a college, the press is actually used in part as a tool…