October 31, 2019

Uncommon Universes Press: Now Seeking Manuscript Queries

Updated November 1st 2019: They have temporarily closed to submissions Uncommon Universes Press is a small press that publishes science fiction and fantasy books for young adult and adult readers. The company was founded in 2017 and they have published a total of 13 books at the time of this review, October 2019 Among those…

Revolute Lit: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online publication from the Randolph College MFA program, Revolute Lit is seeking fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and micro reviews for their first issue. Students are involved in every aspect of producing the journal—reading, selecting, editing, marketing, and publishing—and they learn from every part of the experience. Revolute aims to publish the most interesting writing…

October 28, 2019

19 Themed Submissions Calls for November 2019

There are 19 themes in the 15 markets listed here for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: persistence, supernatural, my battery is running low and it is getting dark, ghastly gastronomy, after sundown, horror, immigrant fiction, phobia, and whigmaleeries & wives’ tales. None of these charge a submission fee, and…

October 24, 2019

Bookouture: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Bookouture is a digital publisher that was purchased in 2017 by Hachette (you can learn more here). Bookouture was extremely successful in their own right. They started out in the UK but they have outposts in a number of countries now. As of 2018 they’ve sold over 8.5 million copies. They focus on publishing commercial…

The Sandy River Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Sandy River Review—and its online counterpart, The River—are published by the University of Maine Farmington. The print publication, The Sandy River Review, is overseen by Alice James Books, a poetry press, and the online publication, The River, is overseen by Shana Youngdhal. This established journal has been published for 37 years. You can get…

Three Unusual Ways to Market Your Books

By Phil Bowie If you’ve exhausted all the usual ways to promote your books—having a nice-looking website, presenting an energetic social media presence, taking part in blog tours, seeking reviews, giving talks to civic and writers’ groups, doing traditional bookstore signings, and so on, here are three easy low- or no-cost unusual promotions that have…

October 21, 2019

31 Magazines Accepting Poetry Submissions in October 2019

These magazines, journals, and websites accept poetry submissions, and they are open in October 2019. Some are reading submissions for specific themes. None of them charge a submission fee, or they have fee-free options. Most of these journals accept work in other genres also, like fiction and nonfiction, and many of these pay writers –…

October 17, 2019

Blink Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

One of Blink Publishing’s taglines is “From the high profile to the leftfield, we publish across a broad spectrum of tastes and interests.” This does seem rather accurate based on their catalog. They publish a lot of memoirs, by people like Lilly Allen and Ollie Ollerton, yet they also publish books like Traces by Patricia…

After Alexei: Now Seeking Submissions

After Alexei, a brand new online journal of magical realism, contemporary fairy tales, allegorical and symbolic writing, parables, horror, and experimental writing is seeking submissions for their first issue. They are looking for the best fiction and poetry they can find, in flash form. To get a sense of their style, you can read Issue…

Three Reasons To Kill Your Darlings

By Ben Graff As writers, we have a natural tendency to like and feel protective toward our work. What appears to flow on the page when it is finally read by others, is actually the result of many desk hours, false starts and significant re-drafting. Still, perhaps for all the care we already take, there…