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October 21, 2019

31 Magazines Accepting Poetry Submissions in October 2019

These magazines, journals, and websites accept poetry submissions, and they are open in October 2019. Some are reading submissions for specific themes. None of them charge a submission fee, or they have fee-free options. Most of these journals accept work in other genres also, like fiction and nonfiction, and many of these pay writers –…

October 4, 2019

26 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…

October 3, 2019

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in October 2019

These are a mix of literary and genre markets that are open in October 2019, though not all are open throughout the month. All of them pay writers. Translunar Travelers Lounge The editors of this speculative fiction magazine want stories that are “fun”. Their guidelines say, “A fun story, at its core, is one that…

September 23, 2019

10 Literary Markets Paying for Artwork

Literary and other magazines can be a nice source of additional income for artists, illustrators, and photographers. Having work published here can also make a great addition to an artist’s CV. The guidelines for artists/illustrators are usually found under the ‘Submission’ or ‘Contributor’ guidelines tab (sometimes these are under ‘Contact us’ tab, or ‘About us’…

August 30, 2019

20 Themed Calls for Submissions for September 2019

These are 20 themed submission calls in the 14 markets listed here for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are classics remixed, fierce, mystery, urban nature and the environmental challenges of cities, classic fairy tales populated with gay Bears, AfroMyth, the magic of dogs (and cats), Christmas, me-time, Anne of Green…

August 26, 2019

7 Common Mistakes New Authors Make When It Comes To Publishing

For the purpose of this article, I am defining new authors not as people new to writing, but as writers new to publishing their work. Publishing your work is a completely different beast than writing. There is some overlap between crafting a good query letter and crafting a good chapter, but it is insignificant in…

August 19, 2019

15 Paying Creative Nonfiction Markets Now Seeking Submissions

These publications accept creative nonfiction, including personal essays and memoir. Most of these outlets accept other genres also, like fiction and nonfiction. A few also publish translations and artwork. All of them pay writers, from token to pro rates, and are listed in no particular order. Shenandoah The magazine publishes poetry, prose, translations, and comics….

August 12, 2019

12 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…

August 5, 2019

16 Themed Calls for Submissions for August 2019

These are 16 themed submission calls in the 14 markets listed here for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and comics. Some of the themes are: detective thrillers, a dying planet, industry, climate change, 1984 revisited, secret lunar wars, darkness wired, tricksters, and literary lovers. All of these pay writers, whether royalties, token, or pro…

July 29, 2019

20 Literary Journals Always Open to Submissions

Most literary journals are open to submissions for a window of time each year. Sometimes it is a very long window. Sometimes it is more than one window. But it can be frustrating to visit their website and realize that they just closed to submissions. It is particularly hard during the summer, when the majority…

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