Issue Three Hundred Sixty Seven

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in June 2020

These markets pay for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry – they are a mix of genre and literary markets, and are open through June. One market is for writers of color only.  The Threepenny ReviewThis respected quarterly journal will close its reading period for the year at end-June. They accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and…

SmartPop Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

SmartPop Books is an imprint of BenBella Books, an established and respected non-fiction publisher. According to their website, SmartPop is “actively looking for smart, quirky, engaging non-fiction titles on television, books, and film.” They are open to anthologies, as well as single author titles. The work could be an official, authorized guide, or an unofficial…

RHINO: Now Seeking Submissions

RHINO is a respected and established print and online journal. While they primarily publish poetry, they also accept flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and translations, although at the time of publishing this article, they are only open to poetry, they will re-open to everything else on the first of July. RHINO aims to redefine the boundaries…

How Reading Out Loud Can Make You a Better Writer

Victoria Otto Franzese Study after study shows that reading aloud to children provides a multitude of benefits, including sharper focus and better comprehension. Many of these same advantages occur when you read your own writing out loud, which is why doing so can be an important tool for editing your work. Researchers who have found…

Publishing Avenues for Young Writers

I remember reading a book about a dragon, years ago, and it gave me a thrill to know the writer, Christopher Paolini, was still in his teens when he wrote the book – Eragon. While not all of us can become bestselling authors at 19, it’s great for young writers to get their writing out…