April 13, 2017

5 Things You Need to Know as an Indie Author

By Dominic Carrillo The more I write and self-publish books, the more often I am asked about how to do it. Instead of offering advice on what to do, I end up feeling like Ralph Nader serving up cautionary tales. Indeed, understanding what not to do might be the best start for emerging indie authors….

April 12, 2017

Clarion Books: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Updated January 2019 – Clarion Books seems to have permanently closed to direct submissions. Clarion Books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books, a publisher you have almost certainly heard of, as they are established, and have published many classics. None of Houghton Mifflin’s other imprints are open to unsolicited submissions, just Clarion. Clarion…

April 10, 2017

32 Themed Calls for Submissions

This is a list of anthologies, journals and magazines with themed issues, including anthropomorphic societies facing dystopia, homelessness, Canada in the future, edges of darkness, world myths, aliens, subterranean worlds, summer flings, and healing. None charge a reading fee. Many pay writers; some pay a token amount and some pay up to several hundred dollars….

April 6, 2017

Chantwood Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Chantwood is an online magazine dedicated to publishing great short stories. They believe that great fiction starts with great characters, so they are looking for unforgettable heroes and anti-heroes in never-before-seen settings. They publish a wide variety of fiction: sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction, romance, literary fiction, historical fiction and more. And, while the magazine focuses…

It’s Okay to Write For Yourself

By Christine M. Estel Like so many women–maybe you, too–I have a plethora of commitments in my life. I have a full-time career, a family and home to care for, friends I enjoy entertaining, and so on. While I barely have room for another morsel on my plate, I recently decided to pursue a long-time…

Capstone Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Capstone Publishing’s motto is “Loved by kids. Trusted by librarians.” This is for a reason: For a long time they have been one of the most trusted publishers in terms of helping children learn to read and learn to love reading. They have been focused on this specific market for over twenty years. It is…