Issue Three Hundred Four

Seventh Street Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Seventh Street Books started out as the mystery imprint of the established nonfiction publisher Prometheus Books. But they were recently sold and are now an imprint of Start Media. They publish only mystery and thrillers, but are open to a variety of sub-genres, including legal thrillers. Seventh Street Books has a memorable tag line: “Where…

Glintmoon: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal of short poetry—ten lines or fewer—Glintmoon casts a big spotlight on micro verse. They aim to showcase a broad spectrum of voices, and they’re especially interested in work that presents race, gender, sexuality, identity, and disability in a unique light. They’re looking for unexpected, unapologetic poems that redefine micro poetry. They…

The Top Ten Complaints from Book Reviewers

By TN Wesley What ticks off your readers? What would make someone never want to read your work again?  Knowing this information can help you avoid doing anything to antagonize your readers. To find out what rubs readers the wrong way, I combed through several Amazon.com book reviews and came up with a compilation of…