Issue Two Hundred Ninety One

Polis Books: Now Accepting Book Queries

Polis Books is an independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction, founded in 2013. Their focus is on publishing new voices. They are a technologically driven company. They publish print and digital books. Polis Books was founded by Jason Pinter. Mr. Pinter had over a decade of experience in editorial, marketing and publicity for a variety…

Green Hills Literary Lantern: Now Seeking Submissions

Previously a well-established print journal, this newly-digitized literary annual published by Truman State University is seeking impactful fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from both emerging and established authors. A partner journal of highly-regarded publications such as The Missouri Review, River Styx, Boulevard, New Letters, Poetry Pacific, and Natural Bridge, Green Hills Literary Lantern is a respected…

Why Writers Need To Be Readers

“You have to read widely, constantly refining (and redefining) your own work as you do so. It’s hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or not at all in some cases) should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written, but I know it’s true. If I…

Backdoor Avenues Towards Publication in Lit Mags

by Jenn Scheck-Kahn Most of us find our first publications in literary magazines as unsolicited writers, meaning we submit out work through a submissions manager on the magazine’s website after meticulously following the guidelines outlined there. Because a lit mag can receive hundreds, if not thousands of submissions for a dozen or two spots in…