October 23, 2014

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The New Press: Open to Book Manuscript Submissions

The New Press Published its first book in 1992. Since then it has published many more books by authors such as Alice Walker, Bill Moyers, and Noam Chomsky. They are a non-profit independent publisher. They have published books that have become best sellers and won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. They publish about 50…

Writing Prompt: Family History

My mother told me many stories about her family, while I was growing up. Sometimes I will remind her of them now, and many she still remembers, but some she has forgotten. She also wrote a number of fictionalized versions of her days growing up, and now sometimes I will read over them, appreciating them…

580 Split: Open To Submissions

*Corrected version – the original version included information from last years theme. We apologize for causing any confusing. 580 Split is a print and electronic journal published by English graduate students at Mills College in Oakland, California. They are accepting work from new, emerging, and established writers of non-fiction, poetry, and fiction. They are also…

The Best One Sentence Novel Pitch

Congratulations to the winners of this week’s writing contest! They are listed below. But first, a bit about our contest series. Every week we are going to have a contest on our Facebook Page. The contests will change from week to week, but the winners will always be published in the magazine. The contest winner…

October 21, 2014

BOMB Magazine: Now Accepting Submissions

BOMB Magazine focuses on publishing words and art. They have 52 electronic issues every year and four print issues. Their mission is to deliver the artist’s voice by publishing conversations between painters, novelists, poets, musicians, filmmakers, and actors. They also publish original works of fiction and poetry, excerpts of novels, and first-time translations into English….

October 16, 2014

Setting Goals for Your Writing Life

When I finished my first novel, at 15, my goal was to get it published within a year. I never even considered self publishing it, at the time that was not as common as it is now. During that year I finished the 10th grade, had a part time job, and completed my swimming lessons….

Contest Winners: Invent A Word

Congratulations to the winners of this week’s writing contest! They are listed below. But first, a bit about our contest series. Every week we are going to have a contest on our Facebook Page. The contests will change from week to week, but the winners will always be published in the magazine. The contest winner…

The Importance of Writing Challenges

Someone told me about NaNoWriMo for the first time when I was 19. I had never heard of a writing challenge before, but the idea of there being a National Novel Writing Month, where writers attempted to complete a manuscript in just one month, was very exciting to me. I really liked the idea of…

Writing Prompt: A Poem and Push Ups

Many writers have a physically active lifestyle, and many of these writers believe that this physical activity aids them in their creative endeavors. I have written an article about this before, which you can read here. I recently started doing this unusual writing prompt myself and have found it to be a lot of fun….