Issue Three Hundred Nine

Shadow Mountain: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Shadow Mountain is an imprint of Deseret Books. Both publishers are Mormon, but  Deseret Books focuses more on producing faith-based content. Shadow Mountain publishes primarily fiction and they have published a number of New York Times bestselling books. Because the company is Mormon run, books have to be approved by in-house censors in order to be published….

The Blue Tiger Review: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new literary journal from the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI), The Blue Tiger Review is seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, translations, and flash writing from both emerging and established authors. They are uniquely interested in publishing work by high school and university ESL students, alongside work by veteran authors. The…

How To Encourage Young Writers

When I was a child my fondness for writing was often met with smiles and praise, but rarely with helpful or genuine encouragement. In fact, when I announced that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up, most people tried to talk me out of it. There’s no money in it, they would…