December 30, 2020

Daunt Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Update: As of Jan 5th 2021 they are closed to submissions of manuscript. No word yest if it temporary or permanent. Daunt Books is a UK-based publisher that has its roots as a travel bookstore. They currently are interested in publishing writing that has a strong sense of place. This should be in the genre…

Last Girls Club: Now Seeking Submissions

Last Girls Club is a brand new online magazine of feminist horror writing. The poetry and fiction they publish is, “fearless, feminine, fairy-tale based, and usually ends with blood.” They accept writing by both male and female identifying authors, but they’re looking for stories and poems with strong, smart female protagonists. Right now through January…

8 Paying Fiction Markets Open For Brief Submission Periods In January 2021

January is an exciting month, as several journals will open their doors for submissions during the month. These magazines/journals pay for fiction, and they are all scheduled to open for a limited period during January 2021. A few also accept other genres, like nonfiction and poetry. Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresThis speculative fiction magazine publishes…

What to Do While You Are Waiting for Publication

By Jenny England Publishing is a slow and often long-drawn-out process. So, if your goal is to see your words in print out there for the entire world to read, you will need to strap yourself in and prepare for what can be a stressful but ultimately satisfying ride. Waiting can be one of the…

December 28, 2020

43 Writers’ “Rules for Writing”

Most writers have their own special “rules for writing,” even if they don’t talk about them. I find other writers’ rules fascinating, even when I don’t agree with them. A lot can be learned by reading about other authors’ approaches to writing. The New York Times and The Guardian have published famous authors’ answers to…

December 23, 2020

Chelsea Green: Now Accepting Book Proposals & Queries

Chelsea Green is a non-fiction publisher that focuses on publishing books that promote the “politics and practice of sustainable living.” Chelsea Green was founded in 1984. As of 2012 they are employee owned. Their books have won numerous awards, and you can learn more about their history here. To get a better feel for what…

Air/Light: Now Seeking Submissions

Published by The University of California, Air/Light is an international literary journal with a West Coast aesthetic. They take their name from a Lawrence Weschler article titled, “L.A. Glows,” which talks about the idea of “airlight”: a clarity of light that comes from oversized particles in the air. They see “airlight” as a metaphor for…

The Two Most Important Things You Need to Do to Have Your Manuscript Taken Seriously

Submitting is often an overwhelming process, and we have published hundreds articles about the various aspects involved, but sometimes when I am feeling most overwhelmed I remind myself of the two most important things any author must do to have their work seriously considered. The first is to have a well written and polished manuscript….

December 21, 2020

24 Creative Nonfiction Markets Open in December 2020

These magazines publish creative nonfiction, including personal essays, memoir, lyrical essays, narrative nonfiction, and others. Most of them also accept other genres, like fiction and poetry. Some of these pay writers. Here they are, in no particular order. Small Print MagazineThey publish fiction and creative nonfiction (flash pieces to 8,000 words; serialized and longer works…

December 17, 2020

époque press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

époque press is an independent publisher based between Brighton, Dublin and New York. They publish literary fiction, and only literary fiction, but it can be novel length or in short story format. They published their first volume in 2018. They also run an online é-zine. So if you want to test the waters before submitting…