November 23, 2020

Migrant Anthology: Call for Submissions from Undocumented Immigrants

The poet and author Sonia Guiñansaca, and the award winning author of The Distance Between Us, Reyna Grande, are editing an anthology called Somewhere We are Human: An Anthology on Migration, Survival and New Beginnings. They are seeking essays and poetry from those settled primarily in the Midwest and Border towns in the United States….

13 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

If you have writer’s block, this list should be helpful. If you don’t have writer’s block, this list should be helpful. If you don’t believe in writer’s block, this list should be helpful. I am a big believer in this quote by Pablo Picasso: “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working”. I am…

November 19, 2020

Handheld Press: Accepting Submissions

UPDATED NOVEMBER 20TH, 2020: They have temporarly closed to any new submissions because of the deluge of submissions related to this review. Please do not submit. Handheld Press is a UK-based press that is currently open to submissions of reprints (books that were traditionally published but have since gone out of print), and works of…

Volney Road Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Volney Road Review is a paying online publisher of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry based in Youngstown, Ohio. They aim to showcase the unpublished treasures of both emerging and established authors. “Send us the work that you think will change the world,” they say. They pay $10 per published piece. Volney Road Review accepts submissions twice…

The Importance of Writing Challenges

Someone told me about NaNoWriMo for the first time when I was 19. I had never heard of a writing challenge before, but the idea of there being a National Novel Writing Month, where writers attempted to complete a manuscript in just one month, was very exciting to me. I really liked the idea of…

November 16, 2020

20 Poetry Markets Open for Submissions in November 2020

These magazines are open for poetry submissions in November. Many of them also accept other genres, like fiction and nonfiction. Some of these pay writers. Also see this list for themed submission calls, including submissions of poetry, and this list of exciting new literary journals.  The Lit QuarterlyFor poetry submissions their guidelines say, “We prefer…

November 12, 2020

Golden Antelope: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

They publish poetry, short stories, novellas, novels, plays, and works of creative nonfiction. They are a small press. They were founded in 2008 but initially, the founding editors Neal and Betsy Delmonico mostly published family and friends. Publications were sporadic. That shifted in 2017, and since then they’ve been progressively publishing more work. At the…

Blue Mesa Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Blue Mesa Review is an established publisher of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Helmed at the University of New Mexico, Blue Mesa Review has been published since 1989. Each issue is edited by a fresh team of students in the university’s creative writing department, so the journal’s aesthetic is always evolving. They publish a wide…

6 Common Publishing Myths

As a writer who receives multiple emails each week about publishing, there are a number of myths about publishing that I encounter repeatedly.  Different writers tell them to me as if they are fact. Some myths are ones I believed when I was starting out. Some contain truth. Many are entirely false. Believing in one…

November 9, 2020

7 Exciting New Literary Journals

In the last 6 months the following journals opened their metaphorical doors for the first time. A number of magazines on this particular list have specific focuses and areas of interest. It is great to submit to new journals as the editors tend to have more energy and enthusiasm. They also tend to be more…