April 16, 2020

Hotel: Now Seeking Submissions

Hotel is an acclaimed print and online journal of innovative fiction, nonfiction, and, poetry. They publish both emerging and established authors of experimental literature, and they also print thoughtful essays on the state of the literary arts. You can get a sense of their style by browsing their online archives. Hotel is published twice a…

What I Learned Attempting the 100 Rejection Challenge

By Nicole Pyles The last couple of years have been an interesting writing journey for me. I transformed from being a writer who lamented over being unable to finish stories to finding joy in the revision process. To tell you the truth, I never thought about intentionally aiming for 100 rejections. It didn’t cross my…

April 13, 2020

25 Poetry Markets Seeking Submissions – April 2020

This is a list of 25 poetry journals/magazines open for submissions now, during the National Poetry Month. Most of these accept other genres too, like fiction and nonfiction, and many pay writers. None charge a reading fee, or they have some fee-free option; they’re listed in no particular order. There are also a few upcoming,…

April 9, 2020

Incentive Publications: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

World Book, the established publisher of encyclopedias and other works of nonfiction, is the parent company of Incentive Publications. Incentive is open to direct submissions and focuses on publishing work for children. They are only interested in educational books. The books they publish seem designed to use in classrooms, so that’s important to keep in…

Scribble: Now Accepting Submissions

Scribble is a bi-monthly electronic literary journal. They were founded in 2018 and are known for their vibrant and creative covers. Scribble is a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). They are always open to submissions of flash fiction and short stories. Even the short stories they publish are not particularly…

The Importance of Research: Post-Mortem Publishing Rights

By Ted Parrish As a writer for decades now, I have been recently confronted and perplexed with a legal issue worthy of extensive research. Not doing so could have resulted in a legal lawsuit for liability, which I prefer not to get into, so it was time well invested. This issue is post-mortem publishing rights….

April 6, 2020

30 Themed Submissions Calls for April 2020

These are 30 themed submission calls from 22 markets listed here for writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Some themes are: Genderful (furry fiction), trench coats, Queer life, ghosts, Christmas, self-care, historic fantasy, time travel, disobedience, rebellious pixies, alcohol-infused horror, vacation horror, murder and machinery, B-movie monsters, vampires, flame, and everything computes. All pay writers,…

April 2, 2020

Felony Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Felony Books is a publisher of urban fiction. Urban fiction is also called street lit or street fiction. It’s fiction based in an urban setting and it usually deals with socio-economic realities and leans towards the gritty. In most contexts, it is written by and for African Americans. In the context of Felony books based…

The Clearing: Now Seeking Submissions

The Clearing is an established online journal published by Little Toller Books, a well-loved independent press committed to reviving old nature classics and books about rural living in the British Isles. They’ve received numerous accolades, and The Independent calls them “a small but discerning press.” The Clearing is an online space for authors and artists…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in April 2020

These outlets pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. There are both genre and literary markets in this list. Translunar Travelers Lounge The editors of this speculative fiction magazine want fun stories. Their guidelines say, “A fun story, at its core, is one that works on the premise that things aren’t all bad; that ultimately, good…