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June 17, 2019

17 Mystery Publishers Open to Manuscript 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 is…

June 10, 2019

22 Respected Literary Journals and Magazines that Publish Creative Writing

The literary journals and magazines on this list reject the vast majority of what is submitted to them. Sometimes authors’ works are rejected for years, decades even, before they receive an acceptance. But these literary journals are respected and trusted. Most have a large readership and good distribution in libraries and bookstores. Many of these…

June 3, 2019

16 Themed Calls for Submissions for June 2019

The calls are for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts, and puzzles. The themes include: journey, World War II, food horror, art and music, encountering nature, all aboard, a new beginning, hair, frontier, and midnight in the witch’s kitchen. All of these pay contributors. Also see this list of submission calls – some deadlines are coming up….

May 27, 2019

16 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 16 publishers, however, are always open to submissions from writers without agents or previous publishing experience. They are all respected publishers…

May 20, 2019

20 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…

May 13, 2019

19 Publishers that Accept Science Fiction or Fantasy Novels

Most of these publishers are interested in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Some publish just one of these genres.  Others publish many genres and types of books, science fiction and fantasy just being one genre among many. Some are small companies, others are imprints of major publishing houses. They are not listed in any particular order….

May 6, 2019

14 Markets for Themed Submissions

There are more than 18 submission calls for the 14 markets listed here. They are for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translations. Some of the themes are: romantic witchcraft, fear, figures, forgiveness, miracles, golden years, Christmas, holiday stories, military horror, cursed items, the Beatles, alien abduction, and the woodlands. All of these pay writers,…

April 29, 2019

Manuscript Publishers That Have 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 list article is a bit of an experiment…

April 22, 2019

17 Literary Journals that Read Submissions “Blind”

A “blind” submission is one that is submitted to the literary journal in a way that the readers and editors can read all the submissions without knowing the name or anything else about the author who submitted to the journal. The idea is that it takes any bias someone might have against or for a…

April 15, 2019

24 Publishers of Literary Fiction that Accept Submissions Without an Agent

Literary fiction is one of the harder genres to get published in without an agent. There are smaller presses that specialize in it, but unfortunately more and more of those presses are now charging reading fees. However, there are still good options of authors who are unagented and are averse to paying reading fees. The…

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