December 12, 2019

Unnamed Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Unnamed Press is an independent publisher of literary fiction and nonfiction, based in Los Angeles and founded in 2014. They have excellent distribution, their books have been reviewed in most major publications, and they know how to promote the books they publish. The books they publish focus on challenging conventions and assumptions. They’ve published a…

Jam & Sand: Accepting Submissions Year Round

Jam & Sand is a new electronic literary journal based out of Canada. They are open to international submissions. They publish poetry, flash fiction, and short stories. They also publish interviews, book reviews, and other articles, but they ask that you pitch those first. They have a beautiful online presence and the images they choose…

December 9, 2019

The 10 Major Publishing Trends of 2019

I am starting off this article with a disclaimer. This article is not going to tell you what publishing trends are up and coming. I don’t know whether books about fairy pirates are going to be the new children’s book trend or not. That isn’t my area of expertise, and it is not where my…

December 5, 2019

Blue Moon Publishers: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Blue Moon is a boutique Canadian Publisher. They focus on publishing Literary Fiction and Women’s Fiction, as well as Young Adult and Middle Grade works. The stories they publish span various genres including contemporary, historical, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy. Blue Moon also doesn’t really have distribution. They work with Ingram, which means that their…

Press Pause Press: Now Seeking Submissions

Updated Dec 6th 2019: We are no longer recommending submitting to them. Before our review was published they were open to fee free submissions. In a reaction to the review, within hours they switched over to charging for all submissions. We apologize for the inconvenience. Press Pause Press is a new online literary magazine committed…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in December 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. LampLight This is a magazine of dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction. They want work that is dark, literary – creepy, weird, and unsettling. Their guidelines say,…

The Top Three Reasons Authors Need a Writing Community

By Kathryn Haueisen “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King Writing by committee is sheer torture for me. Leave me alone until I’ve written what’s been swirling around in my mind, keeping me awake by night and leading me to ignore real people because…

December 2, 2019

24 Themed Calls for Submissions – December 2019

24 25 Themed Calls for Submissions – December 2019 There are 25 themes for the 16 outlets that pay for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some themes are: community, power, virtual realities, politically incorrect science fiction, feminist fairy tales, faith & politics, always reforming, future crime stories, archives, and fiends in the furrows – folk…