December 29, 2019

22 Themed Submission Calls for January 2020

There are 22 themes for the 16 markets listed here. Some of the themes are: super powers, the science of reading, stories about Christmas, the magic of dogs, cat ladies of the apocalypse, the dark side of science, stars, neurodivergence, true crime, romantic ghost stories, and multispecies cities. Most of these markets pay writers, be…

December 25, 2019

John Blake Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

John Blake Books has been publishing bestselling books since 1991. They focus on non-fiction, particularly on mass-market autobiographies/memoirs. They also have a music imprint, a children’s Dinosuar imprint and an imprint dedicated to history, art, humor and gift books. They are a British publisher and an imprint of Bonnier that is open to direct submissions…

FOLDER: Now Seeking Submissions

FOLDER publishes a portfolio of one poet’s work each month. A well-established journal, they’ve showcased the work of over 100 poets both online and in their chapbook-style print magazine. They also occasionally print broadsides. Their attractive, minimalist online journal creates a quiet space for readers to focus on the featured poet. And, the print journal,…

The Importance of Writing and Exercise

Phillip Roth often said that he walked a mile for every page he wrote. He also wrote those pages standing up. Hemingway was also known for standing while he wrote, and many modern writers from John Green to Susan Orleans have been known to use a treadmill desk. The science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson…

December 23, 2019

How To Find the Right Agent

Researching agents can be a time-consuming process, but I would never submit to an agent without first doing significant research. To me, research is the most important step of the submission process. It is vital, because there is no point going through all the work of writing your manuscript and submitting, just to end up…

December 19, 2019

Next Chapter Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Next Chapter Press is an imprint of Blue Moon Publishers. Next Chapter focuses on publishing memoirs, guidebooks, guided journals and quote collections that help readers through life’s transitions. The topics they publish range from care-giving to grief and loss. Blue Moon Publishers is a boutique Canadian Press open to international submissions. They have been around…

Mojave River Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Mojave River Review is an established e-journal published by Mojave River Press. Now through December 20th, they’re seeking poetry, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and hybrid writing. They publish a wide variety of forms and styles—traditional, experimental, speculative, weird, and more. And, they’re especially interested in work related to Southwestern and desert culture, as well as…

Literary Journals: A Great Way to Promote Your Book

A literary journal is an online or print periodical devoted to literature. Literary journals usually publish short stories, poetry, and essays. Most focus on general literature, but there are others with more specialized interests such as science fiction, children’s literature, horror, and mystery. Some are just focused on a specific subject matter. For example there…

December 16, 2019

9 Exciting New Literary Journals

In the last 6 months the following journals opened their metaphorical doors for the first time. A number of magazines on this particular list have specific focuses and areas of interest. It is great to submit to new journals as the editors tend to have more energy and enthusiasm. They also tend to be more…

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…