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January 14, 2021

Mills & Boon: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Mills & Boon is a romance imprint of British publisher Harlequin UK, and like Harlequin in the US, it is now an imprint of HarperCollins. Mills & Boon was founded in 1908 by Gerald Rusgrove Mills and Charles Boon as a general publisher, and it has gone through a lot of changes over the years,…

Trampoline: Now Seeking Submissions

Helmed in New Orleans, this new weekly online poetry journal is looking for poems that are both beautiful and unconventional. They want powerful, heartfelt poems, “poems of anger and light.” They aim to publish a wide variety of forms and styles, from lyrical to experimental. They also publish narrative poetry, as well as poetry that…

The Art of Describing Characters

By Gillian Haines Gary Provost said, “The story is not what happens; the story is who it happens to.” In other words, characters create and drive plot. They also make readers care about plot events. So how do we introduce vibrant, believable characters imbued with flesh, breath, and spirit that readers connect with? Create a…

January 7, 2021

Hera: Accepting Submissions

Hera is a new female-led, independent digital publisher. They focus exclusively on publishing commercial books, including works psychological suspense, police procedural, and thrillers, to romance, and glamorous contemporary fiction. They were founded in 2018 and published their first book in January 2019. Their books generally have excellent and engaging covers. Hera is based in the…

Third Wednesday: Now Seeking Submissions

Third Wednesday is an established print journal of poetry, fiction, and visual art. The product of a monthly writer’s group in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Third Wednesday has become a respected source of good literature. They don’t adhere to a particular aesthetic; instead, they simply publish what speaks to them most deeply. A number of poems…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in January 2021

These markets pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they’re open in January. Also see this list for themed (and paying) submission calls that are open now. Nashville ReviewThis literary magazine accepts fiction, nonfiction (memoir excerpts, essays, and imaginative meditations), translations, poetry, and comics in January, May, and September. Submissions for literary comics and featured…

The Benefits and Challenges That Come With Writing Under a Pen Name

By Holly Garcia A nom de plume, or pen name, was introduced in the 19th century and has been used by many well-known authors. From Mark Twain to Louisa May Alcott, every writer has different reasons for choosing how to represent themselves. This article will discuss the benefits and challenges that come with writing under…

December 30, 2020

Daunt Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Update: As of Jan 5th 2021 they are closed to submissions of manuscript. No word yest if it temporary or permanent. Daunt Books is a UK-based publisher that has its roots as a travel bookstore. They currently are interested in publishing writing that has a strong sense of place. This should be in the genre…

Last Girls Club: Now Seeking Submissions

Last Girls Club is a brand new online magazine of feminist horror writing. The poetry and fiction they publish is, “fearless, feminine, fairy-tale based, and usually ends with blood.” They accept writing by both male and female identifying authors, but they’re looking for stories and poems with strong, smart female protagonists. Right now through January…

8 Paying Fiction Markets Open For Brief Submission Periods In January 2021

January is an exciting month, as several journals will open their doors for submissions during the month. These magazines/journals pay for fiction, and they are all scheduled to open for a limited period during January 2021. A few also accept other genres, like nonfiction and poetry. Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresThis speculative fiction magazine publishes…

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