January 30, 2020

Familius: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Familius is a newer publisher, established in the last few years, but the head editor is established and has a good track record of working at other publishing companies. They were also recently acquired by the established publisher Workman, which already has a number of other imprints in this market. Workman has excellent distribution. Familius…

Minding Nature: Now Seeking Submissions

A beautifully executed electronic journal with stunning visuals published by The Center for Humans and Nature, Minding Nature is seeking essays, poems, and artwork exploring ecological conservation. They are looking for creative work that deepens the worldwide discussion of our relationship with our environment and “the whole community of life.” They are especially interested in…

January 27, 2020

26 Publishers Seeking Young Adult Submissions (No Agent Required)

Young adult is one of my favorite genres to read, even though when I was a young adult I struggled to find good YA books. These days the young adult genre is profitable, diverse, and covers a wide variety of genres, from science fiction to romance and everything in between. A lot of young adult…

January 23, 2020

duopress: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

duopress is a publisher of innovative non-fiction books and gift books. They publish a large variety of non-traditionally formatted books for children, including board books that fold out, flash cards, and sticker books. They also publish more traditional books for children, including local books (such as Portland Baby). Most of what they publish is aimed…

Proem: Now Seeking Submissions

Proem is a brand-new print journal seeking proems: hybrid writings that are both prosaic and poetic. While flash fiction is more prosaic and prose poems are more poetic, proems represent a third genre exactly in between prose and poetry. You can get a sense of what they’re looking for by reading samples from Proem online….

12 Sure Signs You Should Give This Writing Thing a Try

By Jessica Delfino Are you floating the idea of quitting your full-time “other” job with insurance and benefits to write that master work that has been preoccupying a hefty chunk of your waking (and even sleeping) thoughts? Not so fast! Before you storm into your boss’s office and slam down a cake decorated with “I…

January 20, 2020

55 Children’s Book Publishers Seeking Submissions

All of the publishers on this list publish children’s books. Some just publish picture books, some publish only middle-grade fiction, and some publish a wide variety of genres aimed at adults as well. Some are looking for educational work, others are open to anything. A number of these publishers are large and established. Others are…

January 16, 2020

Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Open to Submissions

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) is open to direct submissions. They are an imprint of Macmillan, one of the Big Five publishers. They focus on publishing quality poetry, literary fiction, and history for adults, as well as books for children. They are open to direct submissions in all categories except children’s books. I have read…

Scrivener Creative Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Launched in 1980, Scrivener Creative Review is a well-established print and electronic journal seeking poetry, fiction, and visual art. The journal is housed at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. In its forty-year publication history, Scrivener Creative Review has showcased established authors such as Louis Dudek and George Elliot Clarke, as well as emerging authors. You…

It’s a Performance: Reading Your Work in Public

By Tom Sigafoos What are your worst fears? According to a legendary survey, most people are afraid of three things, in this order: Snakes Death Public Speaking Whether that survey was apocryphal or scientific, there’s a germ of truth in the premise: most people dread the idea of speaking in front of others. But reading…