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July 27, 2017

3 Lists of Paying Sci-Fi Publishers

By Kelli Fitzpatrick As a science fiction author, I frequently find myself searching for homes for my stories, so I keep the three web pages below bookmarked on my desktop and mobile home screen as quick reference guides to potential markets. I prefer to be paid for my work (as opposed to publication without compensation),…

June 1, 2017

It’s Okay to Be Selfish with Your Writing

By Adrienne Reiter Anthony Bourdain claims his best writing is done first thing in the morning half asleep over coffee. Truman Capote claimed to write best hungover when half his brain was out of the way. Writing isn’t just about creation. It’s equally about destruction. As writers, we dismantle our original ideas and fabrications to…

February 27, 2017

How to Read Like A Published Writer

I was a reader long before I was a writer. As a child I fell in love with books like The Balloon Tree, A Wrinkle in Time and Ramona Quimby, Age 8.  That love of books has never left me. When I was a teenager I remember being shocked by the fact that most of…

January 31, 2017

9 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Get Published Until Their Fifties (Or Older)

Often people tell me they are too old to become a writer. Sometimes these people are in their thirties or forties, sometimes they are in their fifties and sixties. But the fact remains the same, no matter how old you are, you are not to0 old to become a writer. Many authors started writing later…

December 22, 2016

The Twelve Best Literary Journals: 2016 Edition

Out of all the literary journals we reviewed this year the following 12 are our personal favorites. They run a wide gamut, from highly respected to new and intriguing. If a literary journal you admire is not on this list it is probably for one of the following reasons: We didn’t review that literary journal…

March 31, 2016

Asimov’s Science Fiction: Always Accepting Unpublished Fiction

Written by Eleanor Matama Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine is one of the better-paying markets there is out there, for science fiction content. This science fiction magazine predominantly favors character-oriented short stories and poetry. Asimov’s Science Fiction is very flexible as to what constitutes a short story. You can submit a short story between 1000-20,000 words…

March 24, 2016

Tor/Forge: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Tor/Forge publishes science fiction and fantasy books. Run by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, Tor/Forge is an imprint of Macmillan, one of the big five publishers. Tor is one of the most established science fiction publishers and they have won the Locus Award for best SF publisher 26 years in a row. They offer advances. Some…

January 21, 2016

Angry Robot: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

Angry Robot is a respected science fiction and fantasy publisher that occasionally dips into related genres (such as urban fantasy, steampunk, and horror). Angry Robot was originally funded by HarperCollins. They are now part of Watkins Media Ltd. They offer advances and good royalty rates. The contract they offer covers print, e-book, and audio book…

December 23, 2015

The Twelve Best Literary Journals of 2015

In 2015 Authors Publish reviewed well over 50 literary journals. Some were just summary reviews as part of a larger list, but most were comprehensive reviews that described submission guidelines and the journal’s preferences. As a way of celebrating 2015, we have created a list of the top twelve literary journals we reviewed this year….

The Twelve Best Manuscript Publishers of 2015

There are a lot of publishers out there and it can be overwhelming to find the right ones. We help authors by reviewing one publisher a week. Some of these reviews are glowing, others are deservedly mixed. Below are the top publishers that we have reviewed in 2015. All of these publishers are open to…

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