May 14, 2020

Implementing Objective Correlative

By Sherry Shahan I recently helped facilitate a writing workshop focusing on revision. Most of the participants had agents and were widely published. Yet brows furrowed when I mentioned the literary device Objective Correlative. Simply put, an objective correlative is an object in a story with a symbolic purpose. It can be an everyday item…

May 11, 2020

The Top 40 Publishers for New Authors

The writing market can be overwhelming, particularly for new authors who do not have a history of past publication. It is important to note that no legitimate established presses specifically look for unpublished authors. The presses on this list were chosen because they have published a number of debut books before. Also, the publishers on…

May 7, 2020

Kane Miller: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Kane Miller is an award winning publisher of educational children’s books. In 2019 they bought Boyds Mills from Highlights. There was talk of re-branding as Boyds Mills & Kane, but it does not appear to be happening. They have good distribution, their books are widely available at libraries, and they generally do an excellent job….

Bad Pony: Now Seeking Submissions

Bad Pony is an online journal of good writing about bad behavior. Inspired by a fictional pony who had a bad childhood, Bad Pony is seeking mischievous fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. You can read more about their aesthetic here. And, you can get a sense of their style by reading the journal online. Since launching…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in May 2020

These magazines are open for submissions in May, and accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translations. They’re a mix of literary and genre markets. AGNIThis respected literary journal accepts fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translations, and essays. All work will be considered for print and online publishing.Deadline: 31 May 2020Length: No word limit for prose; up to five…

5 Ways to Find Time to Write When You Work Full Time

By Brandie June Whenever I hear writers complaining that they can never find the time to write, I have to wonder how hard they are trying to find that precious time. And I get it. I wish I had all the time in the world and could sit in front of my computer all day…

May 4, 2020

28 Themed Submissions Calls for Writers – May, 2020

There are 28 themed calls for the 17 paying markets of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry listed here. Some of the themes are: Hope or do we have one; sick cruising; climate change; occult detectives; breezy summer; my family; tales of the sea; a Krampus Carol; omens; personal local lore/oddities; when this is all over; and…