September 24, 2020

Coffeetown Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Coffeetown Press is a literary and non-fiction imprint owned by Epicenter Press. They primarily publish non-fiction, as well as memoir, literary fiction, and historical fiction. They have good local distribution in the Pacific Northwest where they are based, but outside of that region their distribution is more limited. Their books do tend to sell well…

Ex/Post Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Ex/Post is a brand new online magazine publishing daring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, essays, plays, and more. They’re looking for of-the-moment writing, and they love experimental work: “Send us your secret radio transmissions or your experiments gone awry,” they say, “we will welcome all of it.”   Since publishing their first issue earlier this year, Ex/Post has…

How to Make Time to Write: COVID-19 Edition

“All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories.” ― Neil Gaiman Time for writing doesn’t make itself. This might seem like a ridiculously obvious statement, yet it is a trap writers fall into all the time, myself included. If you have a good writing habit…

September 21, 2020

14 Literary Magazines That Read No-Fee Submissions All Year

By Zebulon Huset Whether you write erasure poems about pop culture icons or memoiristic flash non-fiction or surreal science fiction, literary hybrid forms or Petrarchan sonnets with skillful enjambment or reviews of 1943 books of verse forgotten by readers today—we’ve got journals that want your writing. All of them are open year round and are…

September 17, 2020

VERVE BOOKS: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

VERVE BOOKS is the new digital-first imprint of No Exit Press. No Exit Press is one of the top UK-based mystery publishers, and they are not open to direct submissions, but VERVE BOOKS is. They will focus on publishing crime, thriller and commercial fiction genres, with the focus being on character driven stories. Digital-first means…

Hoxie Gorge Review: Now Accepting Submissions

The Hoxie Gorge Review publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by both emerging and established contemporary writers. They say their only requirement is quality. Their website is well-laid-out and easy to interact with. It’s easy to get a feel for what they publish by reading their current issue. They close to submissions on September 30th and…

The Most Common Mistake Writers Make When First Submitting to Publishers

There is one mistake that most authors make when submitting their work to literary journals and magazines for the first time. It is a mistake I made when I first started submitting work. It is a mistake that most of the serious authors I know made. What is that mistake? Is it a terrible cover…

September 14, 2020

Why and Where You Should Start Submitting Your Writing This September

“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged… I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.” Erica Jong Starting to submit your work to literary journals is a hard task. Before you…

September 10, 2020

Camel Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Camel Press is the genre imprint of Coffeetown Press, which in turn is owned by Epicenter Press. Camel Press publishes genre work, focusing primary on mystery, including the following sub-genres: suspense, cozy mystery, mystery thrillers, and romantic suspense. They also publish romance, both contemporary and historical and will consider general fiction, historical fiction and westerns,…

microverses: Now Accepting Submissions

microverses is an electronic publisher of speculative flash fiction, poetry, and other tiny forms of storytelling. They have two different “venues” for publishing. Octavos is a venue for speculative poetry. They are only interested in poems that are less than 8 lines in total. According to their definition, a line must contain at least one…