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October 8, 2019

44 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…

The Broken Plate: Now Seeking Submissions

The Broken Plate is a well-established print and online journal with national distribution. Since 2004, The Broken Plate has been helmed at Ball State University and edited by undergraduate students in their “Literary Editing and Publishing” class. The Broken Plate publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, one-act plays, screenplays, book reviews, interviews, artwork, and photography by…

What To Do About Imposter Syndrome

By Wendy S. Delmater Is there anything a writer can do about “Imposter Syndrome,” that feeling that you are just faking it and you’re not really who everyone in the writing community thinks you are? Yes. Let me use myself as an example. Back when in 2005, I started running Abyss & Apex, I used…

September 30, 2019

21 Themed Submissions Calls for October, 2019

There are 21 themed submissions calls in the 15 markets listed here for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: creativity and D&D, clockwork dragons, pulp horror phobias, dark divinations, winter stories, ancient civilizations, journeys, romantic ghost stories, borderlessness, seasons of rot, and monsters, movies, & mayhem. All of these pay…

September 16, 2019

18 Literary Markets Accepting Reprints Now – September 2019

These are publishers of short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are open for reprints now, and many of them pay writers. Details about payment are added where relevant. None of them charge a submission fee. Here they are, in no particular order. All are currently open for submissions, although a few might close soon. Best…

September 9, 2019

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…

August 7, 2019

Princeton Architectural Press: Accepting Submissions

Princeton Architectural Press is a small press that focuses on publishing books on architecture, design, photography, landscape, and visual culture. They also publish beautiful stationary and children’s books. They are based in New York. In 2009 they were bought by McEvoy Group. They are now a sister company to Chronicle Books. They have excellent distribution…

June 20, 2019

On Pen Names

I am writing this using a pen name. I write poetry, prose, and nonfiction, and only my prose is published under my legal name. That said, there are plus and minuses to pen names. I don’t think they are for everyone, and after using the same one for almost a decade I wouldn’t chose another…

February 18, 2019

10 Imprints of Big 5 Publishers That Accept Unsolicited Submissions

Getting published by one of the big five publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster) might seem impossible without an agent, but it is not. Most of these publishers have an imprint that accepts unsolicited submissions or queries. These imprints are sometimes very specific in terms of what genre they publish,…

December 14, 2018

Backdoor Avenues to Publication in Lit Mags

By Jenn Scheck-Kahn Most of us find our first publications in literary magazines as unsolicited writers, meaning we send our manuscripts through a submissions manager on the magazine’s website after meticulously following the guidelines outlined there. Because a lit mag can receive hundreds, if not thousands of manuscripts for a dozen or two spots in…

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