Special Issue

August 3, 2020

28 Themed Submission Calls for August

There are 28 themed submission calls for the 18 outlets listed here for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: archives, interrupt, Clara Barton and global health, tough times, cats, governance, Lovecraftian tales, wellness, secrets, strange holiday mysteries, characters working in illegal/unsavoury positions, cake horror, and the Wild Hunt. There are also a…

July 22, 2020

12 Literary Journals that Publish Novel Excerpts

Literary journals are one of the best ways to build a publication history. They give agents and publishing houses a reason to take your manuscript submission seriously. However, most literary journals publish short stories, poems, nonfiction, and flash fiction, not novel excerpts. That is fine as many novelists also write other work. Some do not….

July 13, 2020

Writer’s Block: Over a Dozen Solutions to a Non-Problem

By Ken Finley I was sitting in the audience of a writer’s panel at WorldCon in San Antonio when the subject of writer’s block came up. Gail Carrigher was the first to speak, saying there was no such thing. Not one writer on that panel disagreed with her. Several chimed in to express their usual…

July 5, 2020

24 Themed Submissions Calls for July 2020

These are 24 themed, paying submission calls for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in the 21 markets listed here. Some themes are: the year of the virus; alternate endings; tales of the sea; a multiplicity of futures; omens; with blood and ash (elemental magic); Isms; and tales of the Wendigo. There are also some themed contests…

June 29, 2020

45 Literary Journals that Pay

“It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.” – W.H. Auden As someone who makes their living writing about writing and publishing, I can attest to how truthful Auden’s quote is. It is hard making…

June 22, 2020

31 Poetry Outlets for June 2020

These are 31 outlets for poetry and they are open for submissions now. Many also accept other genres, like fiction and nonfiction, and about half of the outlets listed here pay writers. A few are currently accepting themed submissions. Here they are, in no particular order. Some deadlines are approaching quickly.The PuritanThis Canadian literary magazine…

June 15, 2020

19 Approachable Literary Journals

If you are just starting to submit your work to literary journals, or perhaps you just want to avoid rejection, this list is for you. All of the literary journals in this list accept around half of what is submitted to them. So the odds of your work being accepted just went up. These are…

17 Literary Journals that Respond Within a Month

Note: We intended to publish a different article today, and erroneously sent an email announcing this article, which we published last month. I apologize for the error. Here’s the article we did mean to publish (and announce) today: 17 Approachable Literary Journals It is good to start out by submitting your work to literary journals…

June 11, 2020

Using Social Media to Promote Your Writing

By Heather Andrews Miller Social media can be extremely helpful in promoting your writing. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or any other platform, potential clients can find you easily. Make your site attractive, utilizing bold and attractive headlines. Have your contact information readily available. Images attract people to your pages, and there are…

June 8, 2020

8 Exciting New Literary Journals

In the last 6 months the following journals opened their metaphorical doors for the first time. A number of magazines on this particular list have specific focuses and areas of interest. It is great to submit to new journals as the editors tend to have more energy and enthusiasm. They also tend to be more…

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