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April 6, 2020

30 Themed Submissions Calls for April 2020

These are 30 themed submission calls from 22 markets listed here for writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Some themes are: Genderful (furry fiction), trench coats, Queer life, ghosts, Christmas, self-care, historic fantasy, time travel, disobedience, rebellious pixies, alcohol-infused horror, vacation horror, murder and machinery, B-movie monsters, vampires, flame, and everything computes. All pay writers,…

March 23, 2020

31 Manuscript Publishers with Geographic Restrictions

All of the presses on this list meet all but one of our guiding principles. All of these presses only accept work from writers with a specific geographic region or nationality. Because of that, we have never reviewed these presses, but they are still good presses. This is our update of the initial list, which…

March 19, 2020

The Top 40 Publishers for New Authors

The writing market can be overwhelming, particularly for new authors who do not have a history of past publication. It is important to note that no legitimate established presses specifically look for unpublished authors. The presses on this list were chosen because they have published a number of debut books before. Also, the publishers on…

March 16, 2020

30 Non-Fiction Publishers Open to Direct Submissions

The following publishers all focus on publishing non-fiction books. Most focus in on one or two aspect of non-fiction, such as history books, memoir, or cookbooks. Some are more broad in their interests. All of them are open to unsolicited submissions directly from authors. No agent required. Almost all of these publishers open to proposals,…

21 Creative Nonfiction Markets Open for Submissions Now

These magazines/websites accept creative nonfiction of various types – lyrical essays, memoirs, personal, or narrative essays included. Some of these are themed. They are open for submissions now, and most of these also accept other genres also, like fiction, poetry, scripts, reviews, commentary, and interviews. Several of these pay writers. Here they are, in no…

March 9, 2020

22 Specialized Manuscript Publishers that Accept Direct Submissions

All of the presses on this list meet all of our guiding principles, but most of them have such a specific focus that we cannot justify writing a full review and sending it to our full list of subscribers. But they are still good publishers. Instead, we have compiled this list of mini-reviews. I have also…

March 2, 2020

24 Themed Calls for Submissions for March 2020

There are 24 themed submission calls for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays in the 18 markets listed here. Some of the themes are: steampunk and gaslamp fairy tales, debts, Lovecraft mythos, wildlife, Halloween, house and home, migration, vampire noire, dead awake, road (trips), and fear the future. They all pay writers, from token…

February 24, 2020

What To Consider Before Writing Your Novel

When I first started writing, I went with the tried and true method of putting one word after the other. I was thirteen at the time. Now that I have spent a great deal of time and effort advising others on how best to publish their novels, I have a different perspective. Some of it…

February 17, 2020

29 Poetry Markets Open to Submissions in February

These are magazines for poets, and none of them charge a fee to submit, or they have fee-free options. Many pay writers, and all are open for submissions now. They are listed in no particular order. Several of these magazines accept other genres too, like fiction and nonfiction. There are also some awards, grants, and…

February 10, 2020

85 Poetry Manuscript Publishers Who Do Not Charge Reading Fees

Most traditional poetry manuscript publishers charge their readers a fee to submit. You can read about why that is the case here. This article focuses on a number of poetry manuscript publishers who do not charge submission fees to writers, which is good news for poets. This is the longest and most accurate list of…

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