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July 15, 2019

22 Literary Journals that Accept Reprints

Publishing your work is wonderful. Even though my work has been published hundreds of times, I still get excited every time a new publication containing my work gets released. However, once you have published a short story or a poem, most literary journals are not interested in publishing it again. After all, it has already…

July 8, 2019

Seven Exciting New Literary Journals

The following is a list of 7 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…

July 1, 2019

15 Themed Calls for Submissions – July 2019

These are themed submission calls for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: suburbia, monsters in space, swashbuckling cats, roots/routes, chains, haunting, survival horror, and pain. All of these pay writers, whether royalties, token, or pro rates. Deadlines are approaching quickly for some markets. The Suburban Review: Suburbia This Australian quarterly…

June 24, 2019

33 Romance Publishers Open to Direct Submissions

In 2018 and 2019, after a sustained period of growth, the romance publishing market started to see a number of changes, mostly in terms of romance publishers going out of business. A year ago this list had 40 publishers on it. It now has 33. Part of this is because of diminished eBook sales and…

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….

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