Issue Three Hundred Twenty Three

Ad Lumen Press : Seeking Manuscript Submissions Through August 15th

Ad Lumen Press was founded at American River College in Sacramento, California in 2013. The founder is author and professor Christian Kiefer. They are the only university-style press based out of a community college in the United States. Because they are part of a college, the press is actually used in part as a tool…

Dunes Review: Now Seeking Submissions

A print journal established in 1996, Dunes Review has been publishing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for 22 years. Helmed in Northern Michigan, Dunes Review is the area’s foremost independent literary journal. Work published in Dunes Review has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses anthology. To get a sense of…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in August 2019

These literary magazines are accepting work during August, and they pay. They are a mix of literary and genre markets, and not all are open until the end of the month, so it is best to get submissions in early. Ruminate Magazine They want fiction and poetry “that engages the contemplative spirit of our journal…

Inside an Independent Bookstore: What Writers Should Know

By David Perez I’m a writer and published author working at Op. Cit., a locally owned, independent bookstore in Taos, New Mexico. Formerly called Moby Dickens, the shop has been in business for thirty years. From my decade of employment there, I’d like to offer a few insights. First, the sheer volume of books published…