Issue Three Hundred Seventy Six

The O’Brien Press: Open to Submissions

The O’Brien Press is an established and respected publisher that is based in Ireland. They favour Irish voices, but are open to international submissions. They publish nonfiction for adults, and fiction and nonfiction for children. If you are submitting to them from outside of Ireland, I would make sure to spend even more time with…

Quince: Now Seeking Submissions

Quince is a brand new online journal of writing and art from around the world. They publish a wide variety of creative work: poetry, fiction, visual art, photography, film, life writing, stage plays, and screenplays. Unpublished, emerging, and established authors and artists of all varieties are invited to submit. Quince published their first edition earlier…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in August 2020

These markets are a mix of literary and genre magazines, and they pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Not all of them are open through the month, however. Frozen WaveletsThis speculative flash fiction and poetry magazine encourage writers to push boundaries, in format and topics. Torture porn, vampires, gore and splatter for the sake of…

6 Ways to Increase Your Confidence as a Writer

By Chikodi Olasode A writer’s journey is all about ups and downs, and how you weather the downs can make a real difference. Most writers at some stage doubt themselves or their ability to write. Here, I share some tips that might boost your confidence. 1.  AffirmationI’ve seen writers cringe when asked what their occupation…