Issue Three Hundred Eighty Seven

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Founded in 1911 and located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company is an independent publisher of religious books. They have a large range, including academic books and reference works in theology, biblical studies, and religious history to popular titles in spirituality, social and cultural criticism, as well as literature. They are primarily…

THINK Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

THINK is an established print journal housed at Western Colorado University. They focus on publishing poetry, but the journal also includes fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting. THINK features poetry that demonstrates awareness of craft. They like metrical poetry, meaningful rhymes, and inventive forms. They also publish free verse that’s clearly and thoughtfully arranged. To get…

How to Negotiate Your Way Out of a Publishing Contract

By Dawn Carrington As disappointing as it can be, sometimes the relationship between authors and publishers can sour. Maybe you’re not happy with the way the company is being run or the way you’re being treated. You’ve decided you want to leave, but it’s not that easy since you’ve signed an enforceable contract. That doesn’t…

The Problem with Mass Submissions

I’ve touched on this issue before in all my books on submitting, both in terms of literary journals and manuscript publishers, but I’ve never focused an entire article on it before. Mass submitting is a term used to describe when an author, or a company working on an author’s behalf, submits their work to a…