Issue Three Hundred Fifty Eight

Felony Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Felony Books is a publisher of urban fiction. Urban fiction is also called street lit or street fiction. It’s fiction based in an urban setting and it usually deals with socio-economic realities and leans towards the gritty. In most contexts, it is written by and for African Americans. In the context of Felony books based…

The Clearing: Now Seeking Submissions

The Clearing is an established online journal published by Little Toller Books, a well-loved independent press committed to reviving old nature classics and books about rural living in the British Isles. They’ve received numerous accolades, and The Independent calls them “a small but discerning press.” The Clearing is an online space for authors and artists…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in April 2020

These outlets pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. There are both genre and literary markets in this list. Translunar Travelers Lounge The editors of this speculative fiction magazine want fun stories. Their guidelines say, “A fun story, at its core, is one that works on the premise that things aren’t all bad; that ultimately, good…

Covid-19 and Publishing

As our long time readers are well aware, we tend to steer clear of any “news” related updates. Once a year I write a general update on the state and changes in the literary world and we publish it in December. I’m sure most, if not all of you, are tired of timely updates about…