Issue Three Hundred Ninety One

Handheld Press: Accepting Submissions

UPDATED NOVEMBER 20TH, 2020: They have temporarly closed to any new submissions because of the deluge of submissions related to this review. Please do not submit. Handheld Press is a UK-based press that is currently open to submissions of reprints (books that were traditionally published but have since gone out of print), and works of…

Volney Road Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Volney Road Review is a paying online publisher of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry based in Youngstown, Ohio. They aim to showcase the unpublished treasures of both emerging and established authors. “Send us the work that you think will change the world,” they say. They pay $10 per published piece. Volney Road Review accepts submissions twice…

The Importance of Writing Challenges

Someone told me about NaNoWriMo for the first time when I was 19. I had never heard of a writing challenge before, but the idea of there being a National Novel Writing Month, where writers attempted to complete a manuscript in just one month, was very exciting to me. I really liked the idea of…