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October 8, 2019

Piccadilly Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Piccadilly Press is an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, one of the biggest publishers in the UK. They focus on publishing work for kids between the ages of 8-12. Most of their imprints are not open to unsolicited submissions, but Piccadilly is. They focus on publishing middle grade readers primarily. The books they publish cover…

The Broken Plate: Now Seeking Submissions

The Broken Plate is a well-established print and online journal with national distribution. Since 2004, The Broken Plate has been helmed at Ball State University and edited by undergraduate students in their “Literary Editing and Publishing” class. The Broken Plate publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, one-act plays, screenplays, book reviews, interviews, artwork, and photography by…

What To Do About Imposter Syndrome

By Wendy S. Delmater Is there anything a writer can do about “Imposter Syndrome,” that feeling that you are just faking it and you’re not really who everyone in the writing community thinks you are? Yes. Let me use myself as an example. Back when in 2005, I started running Abyss & Apex, I used…

October 3, 2019

Jaded Ibis Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Jaded Ibis press allows international submissions from women, writers of color, writers with disabilities, queer writers, as well as other marginalized and disenfranchised writers. They currently publish prose, both in terms of fiction and non-fiction. They want work to be well written and also contain ideas that contribute to the progress of social justice. This…

Newfound: Now Seeking Submissions

Newfound is a nonprofit online journal examining the effects of environment on identity and thought. They reach a broad audience, and they publish a wide variety of forms and styles, from experimental to literary. The best way to get a sense of their style is by reading the journal online. Newfound is published twice a…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in October 2019

These are a mix of literary and genre markets that are open in October 2019, though not all are open throughout the month. All of them pay writers. Translunar Travelers Lounge The editors of this speculative fiction magazine want stories that are “fun”. Their guidelines say, “A fun story, at its core, is one that…

Seven Murder Mystery Magazines & Journals

By Alex J. Coyne Murder mysteries, detective stories and good old whodunits are a hugely popular genre, including authors like Agatha Christie, Jeffery Deaver and Kathy Reichs. It’s one of the genres read by people from all walks of life, and they can be some of the most engaging stories to write, too. Sometimes murder…

September 26, 2019

New Harbinger: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

New Harbinger is an established publisher of self-help books that focus on psychology, health, and personal growth. The books they publish are grounded in science, research, and clinical practice. They have been around for over 35 years. They publish self help books, psychology workbooks, professional books, memoirs, and gift books, all focused on mental health….

Semicolon: Now Seeking Submissions

Semicolon is an online journal artfully exploring the intricacies of mental health and illness. Publishing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by both neurodivergent and neurotypical authors—both new and established from around the world—Semicolon aims to provide a safe space to examine the bright and dark days, along with the grey ones in between. Semicolon has published…

Eight New and Emerging Literary Journals

By Alex J. Coyne There’s no lack of literary journals when you’re a writer who has work to submit, but writers sometimes forget to look beyond the already-established journals. There are even more literary journals that have just sprung up, or have only been in existence for a few years so far – these unexplored…

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