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December 17, 2018

Polis Books: Now Accepting Book Queries

Polis Books is an independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction, founded in 2013. Their focus is on publishing new voices. They are a technologically driven company. They publish print and digital books. Polis Books was founded by Jason Pinter. Mr. Pinter had over a decade of experience in editorial, marketing and publicity for a variety…

Green Hills Literary Lantern: Now Seeking Submissions

Previously a well-established print journal, this newly-digitized literary annual published by Truman State University is seeking impactful fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from both emerging and established authors. A partner journal of highly-regarded publications such as The Missouri Review, River Styx, Boulevard, New Letters, Poetry Pacific, and Natural Bridge, Green Hills Literary Lantern is a respected…

Why Writers Need To Be Readers

“You have to read widely, constantly refining (and redefining) your own work as you do so. It’s hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or not at all in some cases) should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written, but I know it’s true. If I…

December 13, 2018

ThunderStone Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

ThunderStone Books’ motto is global education for young minds. They focus on publishing children’s books with an educational aspect. The attention is particularly on books exploring a new language/culture in a fictional setting. Their area of primary focus is Mandarin Chinese (language, culture, setting and/or mythology). But they are open to other languages and other…

Poetry East: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Established in 1979, Poetry East is a respected print journal affiliated with DePaul University and helmed in Chicago. They publish accessible poetry, translations, interviews, and criticism with universal appeal and page-turning immediacy. Poetry East has been edited by well-known poet Richard Jones from its first issue published almost 40 years ago. The journal has received…

The Most Common Mistake Writers Make When First Submitting to Publishers

There is one mistake that most authors make when submitting their work to literary journals and magazines for the first time. It is a mistake I made when I first started submitting work. It is a mistake that most of the serious authors I know made. What is that mistake? Is it a terrible cover…

December 6, 2018

Red Deer Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Red Deer Press is a small press based out of Canada. They focus on publishing children’s books. They publish books for a whole range of ages starting with picture books and culminating with young adult books. Their books have good covers, are generally well reviewed, and have good distribution. Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd. is the…

Paper Darts: Now Seeking Submissions

Paper Darts is an online and print platform for flashes–fiction and nonfiction–that push boundaries, challenge beliefs, and showcase underrepresented perspectives. They pair unexpected flashes from unheard voices with custom artwork, and sometimes dabble like artistic outlaws in deviant endeavors like pop-up shops, art museums, readings, short story collections, vinyl records, and other such obsessions. You…

3 Annual and Recurring Anthologies of Short Fiction

By Alex J. Coyne Anthologies are an excellent way for writers to see their short fiction in publication, and many anthologies were their first introduction to reading short stories in collected form – these are the Best Of books, the Year’s Greatest Horror Fiction books, the yearly collections that help to keep the craft alive….

November 29, 2018

Black Spot Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Black Spot Books just celebrated its one-year anniversary. They are a new speculative fiction publisher that considers work in a variety of genres including fantasy, dark humor, thrillers, and paranormal. They don’t often publish pure science-fiction or young adult titles, but they are open to reading them. They are a print and electronic publisher with decent…

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