Issue Three Hundred Ninety Seven

Hera: Accepting Submissions

Hera is a new female-led, independent digital publisher. They focus exclusively on publishing commercial books, including works psychological suspense, police procedural, and thrillers, to romance, and glamorous contemporary fiction. They were founded in 2018 and published their first book in January 2019. Their books generally have excellent and engaging covers. Hera is based in the…

Third Wednesday: Now Seeking Submissions

Third Wednesday is an established print journal of poetry, fiction, and visual art. The product of a monthly writer’s group in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Third Wednesday has become a respected source of good literature. They don’t adhere to a particular aesthetic; instead, they simply publish what speaks to them most deeply. A number of poems…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in January 2021

These markets pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they’re open in January. Also see this list for themed (and paying) submission calls that are open now. Nashville ReviewThis literary magazine accepts fiction, nonfiction (memoir excerpts, essays, and imaginative meditations), translations, poetry, and comics in January, May, and September. Submissions for literary comics and featured…

The Benefits and Challenges That Come With Writing Under a Pen Name

By Holly Garcia A nom de plume, or pen name, was introduced in the 19th century and has been used by many well-known authors. From Mark Twain to Louisa May Alcott, every writer has different reasons for choosing how to represent themselves. This article will discuss the benefits and challenges that come with writing under…