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July 2, 2020

Ig Publishing: Now Open to Manuscript Queries

Ig Publishing is a New York based small press that focuses on publishing literary fiction and progressive political nonfiction. The books they’ve published have won or been honorable mentions for many major awards, and are frequently mentioned on “best of” year end lists. While they are not open to unsolicited manuscripts they do accept unsolicited…

Untethered: Now Seeking Submissions

A respected print journal based in Toronto, Untethered publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and oddities in-between. They showcase both emerging and established authors from around the world, and they print a wide variety of thoughtfully crafted, intriguing work. You can get a sense of their aesthetic by reading excerpts from the print journal online, or by…

5 Paying Literary Markets Open in July 2020

These markets pay for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They’re accepting work in July, and don’t charge submission fee. Scare StreetThey want short horror stories with a focus on ghosts, the supernatural, paranormal, monsters, and dark tales – “We go for stories that are dark, literary; we are looking for the creepy, the weird…

Submission to Journals as a Form of Promotion

By Cait Moore These days there are a multitude of promotional tactics that authors can use to garner attention for their books. Words like blogging, book tours and personal appearances fall from the mouths of my author friends daily. I agree. They are useful and indeed a necessary part of promotion. However, the lawyer in…

June 25, 2020

Jessica Kingsley Publishers: Open to Proposals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) is an established UK Press (with a US office) that was purchased by John Murray Press/Hachette UK in 2017. You can read more about this acquisition here. JKP focuses on publishing high quality books for professional and general readers on a variety of subjects. They are best known for their books…

The Racket: Now Seeking Submissions

Originally a San Francisco reading series featuring local authors, The Racket is now a weekly online journal with voices from around the globe. Since the launch of The Racket reading series in 2017, it’s become a popular place for flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and poetry. And no wonder—the downloadable journal is thoughtfully designed and carefully…

9 Ways to Break Through Writer’s Block

By Chikodi Adeola Olasode When you hit writer’s block, you’ll sit for hours in frustration, fiddling with your pen, and no ideas will come through. I know how helpless I feel when my creative well hits an inspiration brick. But there are always ways through and around writer’s block to generate new ideas for short…

June 18, 2020

Nightfire: Temporarily Open to Manuscript Submissions

Nightfire, the horror imprint of Tor/Forge, is open to submissions of novellas (20,000-40,000 words) and novels (40,000-200,000 words) for a very brief period this June (2020). It opened on the 15th and will close on the 22nd. Tor/Forge is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of McMillan and you can learn more about them here….

Molecule: Now Seeking Submissions

Molecule is a new online lit mag for 50 word poetry and prose. In the smallest visible particle, there are 50 molecules to each dimension of its cube. In keeping with this, each edition of the biannual journal features work from around 50 contributors. You can download the journal for free to get a sense…

June 11, 2020

Legend Press: Accepting Manuscript Queries

Legend Press is a UK based independent press open to direct and agented submissions. They publish contemporary fiction and crime fiction (largely psychological and political thrillers). They do not publish any work that falls outside of these genres. You can get a good feel for what they publish by visiting their website here. Years ago…

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