Issue Two Hundred Ninety Eight

Five Journals Open to Submissions this February

All of these literary journals just re-opened to submissions on February 1st. As always, all of the literary journals do not have a reading fee. The literary journals are in no particular order. Switchback Switchback Journal is an online publication of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco.  They publish a variety…

Skylight Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Skylight Press is a small, UK-based publisher. They publish 12 books every year. They publish serious esoteric and occult books (focusing on things like paganism, and Arthurian/Grail traditions), as well as literary fiction, and non-fiction with a history or horticultural focus. They also consider literary analysis, although they do not publish much of it. They…

Thimble: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new, beautifully designed online magazine, Thimble focuses on publishing poetry. Thimble is looking for work that speaks to writers. They suggest that submitting authors ask, “Does this piece of writing give me shelter?” Though they primarily publish poetry, they also accept short stories, essays, and interviews. You can get a sense of their style…

Finding Your Squad: Online Book Promotion as Community

By Alicia Sophia In March 2018, I signed with RhetAskew Publishing. It is a traditional small press publisher, with an independent feel to it. Part of their contract is that authors must do their own marketing and networking. My first novel 1,4,3 was released in December 2018. It is a work of LGBT Literary Fiction….