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October 26, 2020

18 Major Book Publishers Always Open to Submissions

Some publishers open and close their doors to submissions on a routine basis. It can be hard to determine if they are open or shut to submissions, and when you should submit. The following 18 publishers, however, are always open to submissions from writers without agents or previous publishing experience. They are all respected publishers…

October 19, 2020

27 Publishers with Excellent Distribution That Accept Unsolicited Submissions

All of the publishers on this list sell many copies of physical books. All of them have books that are available not just at stores near you, but at libraries as well, because they have good distributors. If you want your novel or book to have a good chance of being placed on bookshelves and…

October 12, 2020

13 Literary Journals that Focus on Nature and the Environment

Most literary journals, unless they have a very focused mission, or are genre journals, are open to publishing poems, prose, and nonfiction featuring nature. Most writers that focus on the natural world do not have an issue finding homes for their work in general interest literary journals. Still, there are a number of journals that…

September 28, 2020

26 Horror Fiction Markets Open Now

These are avenues which accept short horror fiction, and all are open now for submissions. Some accept only horror, while others accept other fiction genres as well. A few also accept non-fiction and poetry. Many of them pay writers. Some calls are themed. Here they are, in no particular order. Apex MagazineThis is a popular…

September 14, 2020

Why and Where You Should Start Submitting Your Writing This September

“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged… I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.” Erica Jong Starting to submit your work to literary journals is a hard task. Before you…

September 7, 2020

26 Magazines that Publish Writing for Children and Teens

Most children’s book authors and young adult authors struggle with creating a history of previous publications – a useful task when trying to find an agent or publisher for their work. The following list of publishers are all looking for work aimed at teens and children. So, not only do you create a history of publication,…

August 31, 2020

22 Themed Submissions Calls for September 2020

There are 22 themed submission calls in the 20 outlets listed, for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they all pay writers. Some of the themes are: harvest; terrifying ghosts; environmental justice; fix the world; selkies, sirens and sea monsters; Krampus tales; Gothic romance; inner spaces; and lost contact. There are also some themed…

August 24, 2020

How to Submit Your Manuscript For Publication

When I finish the first draft of a novel I always have a great surge of adrenaline. When I was younger I would enjoy the thrill of completion for days and then start on a new project. It should surprise no one that my early efforts were not published (thank goodness). Now that I am…

August 17, 2020

20 Creative Nonfiction Markets for August 2020

There are 20 literary magazines and websites listed here which are open for submissions of creative nonfiction and nonfiction. They also publish other genres like fiction and poetry, and many of them pay writers. A few have themed submission calls. They’re listed here in no particular order. Shenandoah­­­­­This literary magazine publishes essays, creative nonfiction, short…

August 10, 2020

15 Magazines that Publish Writing by Children and Teens

The following is a list of literary journals and magazines that publish writing by children and teenagers. Some of them accept submissions from adults – and all of them accept submissions from youth of various ages. Not all of them are currently open to submissions but most are. Children Stone SoupThis magazine by and for…

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