Issue Two Hundred Seventy Two

Timber Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Timber Press was founded in 1978 and publishes work about the natural world by experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. They were bought by the Workman Publishing Company in 2006. Timber Press is recognized internationally as a leading gardening publisher and their books have received awards from the American Horticultural Society,…

Cotton Xenomorph: Now Seeking Submissions

A new, fast-growing online literary journal offering brilliant poetry and fiction as an alternative to the language of oppression. Cotton Xenomorph hopes to broadcast new voices and contribute to conversations on social justice. You can get an idea of what they publish by reading the journal online. Cotton Xenomorph is published online on a rolling…

How to Handle an Elevator Pitch

by Wendy S. Delmater Imagine you’re sharing an elevator with your dream editor, and have the length of the ride to interest them in your book. That’s the scenario behind the idea of an “elevator pitch.” You have to be able to interest the editor in a very brief period of time, to hook them…