Issue Three Hundred Fifty Three

Brother Mockingbird Publishing: Actively Seeking Manuscript Queries

Brother Mockingbird Publishing is a small independent press committed to discovering writers from the American South, but they are also open to good fiction, regardless of where the author is based. They recently celebrated their two year anniversary, so they are a new press.  They publish a wide range of genres including women’s fiction, historical…

Cheat River Review: Now Seeking Submissions

This thoughtfully designed online journal edited by West Virginia University graduate students publishes flash fiction, poetry, micro poetry, longform nonfiction, and flash nonfiction. Founded in 2013, Cheat River Review is a well-established journal featuring both emerging and established writers. Each year, they nominate authors for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and other major…

How to Work with an Artist to Design Your Book’s Cover

By Ben Graff As writers, we strive to make every word we place on the page work perfectly. However, readers frequently make judgments and buying choices without reading any of what we have written. Our cover designs are often the gateway to our work, and it is all too easy to undermine a great book…