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January 16, 2020

Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Open to Submissions

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) is open to direct submissions. They are an imprint of Macmillan, one of the Big Five publishers. They focus on publishing quality poetry, literary fiction, and history for adults, as well as books for children. They are open to direct submissions in all categories except children’s books. I have read…

Scrivener Creative Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Launched in 1980, Scrivener Creative Review is a well-established print and electronic journal seeking poetry, fiction, and visual art. The journal is housed at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. In its forty-year publication history, Scrivener Creative Review has showcased established authors such as Louis Dudek and George Elliot Clarke, as well as emerging authors. You…

It’s a Performance: Reading Your Work in Public

By Tom Sigafoos What are your worst fears? According to a legendary survey, most people are afraid of three things, in this order: Snakes Death Public Speaking Whether that survey was apocryphal or scientific, there’s a germ of truth in the premise: most people dread the idea of speaking in front of others. But reading…

January 9, 2020

Bedazzled Ink: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

They are a small press that focuses on publishing women and women-identifying authors. The books they publish are on female protagonists and the female perspective. Their mission statement is as follows: “Bedazzled Ink is dedicated to literary fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books that celebrate the unique and under-represented voices of women and books about women…

Flint Hills Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Flint Hills Review is a well-established print annual produced at Emporia State University. Published and distributed nationally for 24 years, Flint Hills Review has made its mark by redefining “regional writing.” They have a particular interest in writing that explores the Midwest—especially the ways in which ethnicity, gender, and relationships appear in Midwestern culture. Flint…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in January 2020

These literary markets pay writers for fiction, and some also pay for nonfiction and poetry. They are a mix of literary and genre markets, and do not charge a submission fee, or they have fee-free options. Not all of them are open throughout the month. Cossmass Infinities This is a science fiction and fantasy short…

January 1, 2020

Haymarket Books: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Haymarket Books is an established nonfiction publisher with excellent distribution. They are interested in publishing manuscripts that are accessible to a wide range of progressive and radical political activists. These books should also be useful to an academic audience. They do not publish dissertations. They have published very established authors, including the journalist Naomi Klein,…

Delmarva Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Delmarva Review is an established print and e-book annual seeking poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews for their November 2020 publication. This independent journal was established in 2008 by The Eastern Shore Writers Association. Since then, it has grown to include authors and readers from around the world. Delmarva Review also promotes…

How to Actually Finish Your Novel

As a writer it is a lot easier to start a novel than to finish one. I started at least 5 before I ever wrote one from beginning to end. Before I finished my first novel, I would get different new ideas all the time. I wrote at least twenty first chapters before I ever…

December 25, 2019

John Blake Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

John Blake Books has been publishing bestselling books since 1991. They focus on non-fiction, particularly on mass-market autobiographies/memoirs. They also have a music imprint, a children’s Dinosuar imprint and an imprint dedicated to history, art, humor and gift books. They are a British publisher and an imprint of Bonnier that is open to direct submissions…

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