April 30, 2020

Big Sky Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Big Sky Publishing is an Australian based publisher that focuses on publishing nonfiction books for adults. They also publish children’s books, although they are only open to children’s book submissions at certain times. They focus on publishing manuscripts focusing on the following areas: History, Military History, Self-help, Autobiography, Business, Careers, Environment, How to/Practical Guides, Health,…

The Shore: Now Seeking Submissions

The Shore is a new online poetry journal, established in 2019, dedicated to publishing bold, unexpected poems. They like poems that explore liminality and the power of language to make meaning. You can get a sense of their style by reading the journal online. The Shore is published four times a year online: in the…

Four Common Submission Mistakes

I have been a contest reader, a magazine editor, a literary journal editor, and an e-book editor. In that time I have rejected thousands of poems, articles, short stories, and a couple hundred book manuscripts. In this time I have also accepted a small number of exceptional work. This of course is nothing compared to…

April 27, 2020

26 Literary Fiction Publishers that Accept Direct Submissions – No Agent Required

Literary fiction is one of the harder genres to get published in without an agent. There are smaller presses that specialize in it, but unfortunately more and more of those presses are now charging reading fees. However, there are still good options of authors who are unagented and are averse to paying reading fees. The…

April 23, 2020

Plough Publishing Company: Open to Queries

Plough Publishing House was founded in 1920. They are an independent publisher of books on faith, society, and spiritual life. They are primarily based in  Walden, New York, with additional branches in the United Kingdom and Australia. Plough is the publishing house of the Bruderhof, which is according to the site “an international movement of…

Ghost Parachute: Now Seeking Submissions

Ghost parachute is an established online journal of flash fiction. They publish daring, unexpected flashes that explore the grey outside traditional black and white boundaries. They especially like surrealist fiction. You can get a sense of their style by reading the journal online. Since 2016, Ghost Parachute has been published once a month online. Each…

Fiction Podcasts Open For Submissions Now

Podcasting is a huge industry, and is growing exponentially. Apart from the big players there are also small, indie podcasts that feature stories, poems, and essays. And many of them accept submissions from writers. This list includes six such fiction podcast outlets and two contests, and most of these pay writers. They are all open…

14 Myths About Writers

What does it mean to be a writer? People have strong opinions. Many of them are true, many are wrong. There are so many false assumptions, clichés, and myths out there surrounding writers. Some of these myths contain some level of truth, others are nothing but rumors and a singular memorable example. Here are 14…

April 20, 2020

23 Publishers that Accept Science Fiction or Fantasy Novels

  Most of these publishers are interested in science fiction and/or fantasy. Some publish just one of these genres. Others publish many genres and types of books, science fiction and fantasy just being one genre among many.  Some are small companies, others are imprints of major publishing houses. They are not listed in any particular…

April 16, 2020

City Owl Press: Accepting Queries

City Owl Press is a publisher of Adult and New Adult Romance and Speculative Fiction. They publish the following sub genres: Contemporary Romance, Histicorical Romance, Paranormal, and Sci Fi Romance, as well as Romantic Suspense, Time Travel Romance, Dark Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy. They are explicitly not interested in work in the dytopian, gaslamp, steampunk,…