November 18, 2019

25 Magazines Seeking Book Reviews

These magazines/websites accept book reviews on a variety of topics and genres. Apart from reviews, most of them also accept work in other genres, like fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Many pay writers, from token to pro rates. None charge a submission fee, or they have fee-free options. Here they are, in no particular order. The…

November 14, 2019

Clash Books: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

Clash Books started in 2015, they also publish Clash Magazine and the literary journal Trash Panda. They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Clash Books is a small press but they attend major conferences like AWP and they host readings. They also offer wholesale discounts and they have provisional distribution via Ingram Spark. Their submission guidelines…

Mythridate Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new independent print journal, Mythridate is “an indie magazine for neo-romantics.” With a longing for nostalgic beauty, Mythridate curates a collection of writing to satisfy today’s antique-loving artist. Mythridate is an aesthetically pleasing, full-color print journal. They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. Now through December 1st, Mythridate is seeking submissions for their…

How to Know If You Are Really a Writer

They say that everyone has at least one good book in them. Does that make you a writer? Or is it more than that? Is it something you decide to be, something you learn to be, or something you have always been whether you liked it or not? The following statements are what I believe…

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

By Wendy S. Delmater 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 the suspension of disbelief.  In this final entry in a series of articles, I’ve…

November 11, 2019

How to Read like a Published Author

I was a reader long before I was a writer. As a child, I fell in love with books like The Balloon Tree, A Wrinkle in Time and Ramona Quimby, Age 8.  That love of books has never left me. When I was a teenager I remember being shocked by the fact that most of…

November 7, 2019

Encircle Publications: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Encircle Publications is a small press that focuses primarily on publishing mainstream fiction and mystery novels. But they also publish some other genres including poetry. They’ve only been around since 2016, but they’ve published a fair number of books at this point. They started out only publishing mystery novels, but one of the owners is…

Breadcrumbs: Now Seeking Submissions

Breadcrumbs is an innovative online exercise in communal inspiration. They publish poetry, micro fiction, visual art, spoken word, music, and film—all inspired by work previously published in Breadcrumbs. They encourage readers to “follow the trail,” meaning they want participants to read the magazine and pick up crumbs of inspiration. Then, they want readers to create…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in November 2019

These magazines pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and are a mix of literary and genre markets. Not all of them are open through the month. PodCastle This is a fantasy magazine. They print stories in an audio format and online. They are open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban…

November 4, 2019

What is a Chapbook + 8 Chapbook Publishers

Chapbooks are very small books, usually no more than 30 pages in length, 50 at the most. They frequently have no spine and are often bound with staples. They have been around for a long time, at least since the 16th century, when they were associated with fiction, but now they almost always function as…