Issue Three Hundred Twenty Eight

Microcosm: Accepting Nonfiction Submissions

Microcosm is a Portland-based publisher that specializes in nonfiction DIY (Do-It-Yourself) goods that focus on the reader and teach self-empowerment. They are on Powell’s 24 of Our Favorite Small Presses list. . The authors they publish have to have expertise and lived experience in the subject area they write about. They are looking for work…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in September 2019

These literary markets are open during September 2019, although not all of them are open throughout the month. They’re a mix of literary and genre markets, and they all pay writers. Broken Pencil This is a Canadian publication of zine culture and independent arts. They are currently open for fiction submissions via Submittable, and for…

Nightingale & Sparrow: Now Seeking Submissions

Nightingale & Sparrow is a print and online journal publishing writing that “takes the earthly and makes it ethereal.” They’re looking poetry and prose that soars. Each themed issue is available online, so you can get a sense of their style by reading past publications. Right now through September 15, Nightingale & Sparrow is seeking…

How to Use Personality Theory to Write Real Characters

Katie Lawrence In Bring Your Fiction To Life, Karen S. Wiesner writes about a way to craft your story in a logical and comprehensive way. Writing, from her perspective, is divided into the categories of setting, plot, and, arguably the most important, character. Creating characters something every fiction writer that ever was and ever will…