Issue Two Hundred Ninety Seven

McSweeney’s: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated 1:30 PM, January 31st: Unfortunately McSweeney’s has temporarily closed to submissions. We suspect because of an uptick in submissions due to this article. I apologize for the inconvenience. Here are three other literary fiction publishers to check out in the interim: Whiskey-Tit, Wundor Editions, and Tramp Press McSweeney’s is one of my personal favorite…

Booth: Now Seeking Submissions

Established in 2009 by the MFA students at Butler University’s writing program, Booth publishes one new piece every Friday online as well as two aesthetically arresting print editions each year. They like rich stories and impactful poems in both experimental and traditional packaging. Booth publishes unique voices—both emerging and established—from all backgrounds. You can get…

Common Mistakes Authors Make when Promoting their Work

By Gary Roen Often authors who are new to marketing make mistakes while promoting their book. The most important among them is not treating publishing as a business. Having been in the industry in many different capacities for a long time, I’ve seen many blunders, made a few myself, and now know better how to…

WorthyKids/Ideals: Now Accepting Submissions

Updated January 30th 2019 WorthyKids/Ideals publishes fiction and nonfiction board books, novelty books, and picture books for children from birth through the age of eight. In September 2018 they were purchased by Hachette. The subjects they are interested in publishing are primarily inspiration/faith, relationships and values, general fiction, American patriotism, and holidays, particularly Easter and…