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December 17, 2018

42 Literary Journals that Publish Genre Writing

Most literary journals are interested in literary work, by which they mean, not genre work. The definition of genre is a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. However, in the context of writing, genre can refer to poetry, prose or nonfiction in terms…

December 10, 2018

The 10 Major Publishing Trends of 2018

I am starting off this article with a disclaimer. This article is not going to tell you what publishing trends are up and coming. I don’t know whether books about cats in Egypt are going to be the new board book trend or not. That isn’t my area of expertise, and it is not where…

December 3, 2018

16 Themed Calls for Submissions

This is a list of themed submission calls for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, and for translators. Some of the themes are chocolate, Staten Island Ferries, earth science, reimagined folk and fairy tales, angels, darkness, witches, LGBTQ shifters with disabilities, and sports. All of these pay writers. Also see this list of themed submissions…

November 26, 2018

Seven Publishers That Accept Memoir Submissions (No Agent Required)

Memoir publishers that don’t require an agent to submit are few and far between. However, there are still options out there.  Some are old and respected, others are new and still figuring things out. Not all the publishers on this list are currently open to submissions, but most are. City Lights Books City Lights Books…

November 19, 2018

8 Wonderful New Literary Journals

The following is a list of 8 new literary journals. All of these journals have been around for less than six months. In my experience, there are many reasons to seek publication in these journals. When a literary journal is new, the editors tend to be a lot more passionate. I have gotten handwritten thank…

November 12, 2018

40 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 a…

November 5, 2018

17 Themed Calls for Submissions

These are calls for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Some of the themes are knowledge, monsters in women’s lives, connections, disabled people, portals, mechanical miscreants, camouflaged horror, women’s fury, and children’s fiction. Most of these pay writers, from token to pro rates. Also see this list – some deadlines are coming up. Speculative City: Knowledge The…

October 29, 2018

The Six Month Novel Writing Plan for 2018/2019

Most authors have heard of National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. It is a novel writing challenge where participants try to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Many famous authors, including John Green Rainbow Rowell have participated. But for many writers that work full time writing a novel in…

October 22, 2018

14 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 14 publishers, however, are always open to submissions from writers without agents or previous publishing experience. They are all respected publishers…

October 15, 2018

19 Mystery Publishers Open to Submissions

“The crime novel is the great moral literature of our time.” JEAN-PATRICK MANCHETTE   “Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it’s a letdown, they won’t buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book.” MICKEY SPILLANE Mystery…

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