January 29, 2018

18 Literary Magazines That Publish Book Reviews

This is a list of literary magazines accepting book reviews. They review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated works and children’s books. Some of them are keen to review works that are not current, or do not receive attention from the national press. Several of these magazines also accept fiction, nonfiction, translations and poetry submissions. Not all…

January 25, 2018

Clean Teen Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated March 18th: 2020 – they have not published in over a year. I would consider them defunct. Do not submit. Clean Teen Publishing is a small publisher started a number of years ago. They publish print and electronic versions of books. All of the books they publish are aimed at teens. Their selling point,…

Elm Leaves Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

A well-established print publication, Elm Leaves Journal has been produced by the students at SUNY Buffalo State College since 1948. In 2013, the journal was born anew with a contemporary heartbeat and a body of writing contributed by authors from all around the United States. Edited by Pushcart Prize winner Kim Chinquee, the journal boasts…

January 22, 2018

New Mexico Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Published by New Mexico Highlands University since 2015, New Mexico Review is an online journal of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography. Like the landscape it hails from, the journal showcases literature that’s as untamable as it is untouched. It boldly pioneers new pathways, while it honors the history indivisible from the land it treads. Great…

72 Poetry Manuscript Publishers Who Do Not Charge Reading Fees

Most traditional poetry manuscript publishers charge their readers a fee to submit. You can read about why that is the case here. This article focuses on a number of poetry manuscript publishers who do not charge submission fees to writers, which is good news for poets. This is the longest and most accurate list of…

January 18, 2018

Longleaf Review: Now Seeking Submissions

A new online journal, Longleaf Review, just released their first publication of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. They take their name and inspiration from Zora Neale Hurston’s work gathering the stories of the women and men who lived and worked in the longleaf pine forests of Florida in the 1930’s. The turpentine camps of the…

January 15, 2018

20 Themed Calls for Submissions (Fiction, Essays, Poetry, & Plays)

These are themed calls for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. Themes include an unimagined world, romance, unthemed mysteries, mysteries involving libraries and librarians and magical crime scene investigation, Florida crime stories, science fiction and fantasy, sanctuary, works centered around Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, and inspired by a Bosch triptych, Christmas and…

January 11, 2018

Filles Vertes Publishing: CLOSED

Updated August 2020-  Writers Beware Posted an Update about the situation with FVP. You can read it here. FVP ended up closing it’s doors as of the 27th of August. Do not Submit. Updated February 2019 – They have not been responding to submissions in a timely manner. Filles Vertes Publishing was founded in 2016….

COUNTERCLOCK: Now Seeking Submissions

Updated April 2019 Launched in the summer of 2017, COUNTERCLOCK is a new online journal of literature and art. They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre work, and visual art. COUNTERCLOCK aims to provide a platform for healing and empowerment through literature. They are looking for writing that articulates the infinite nuance of experience and expression….

January 8, 2018

How to Get Your Writing Published in 2018

I was a writer for over a decade before I realized the important role submissions play in being a writer. I don’t know why I expected an editor to arrive at my door with a request for my work. In fact, if an editor or publisher you don’t know approaches you in order to publish…

January 4, 2018

Coffee House Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated November 2022 Coffee House Press (CHP) is a respected literary press with a great reputation. They are only open for short submission periods. You have to sign up to be notified of the next submission period on their website. These periods are capped at 200 submissions, so submit early. During the last open period…

Coffin Bell: Now Seeking Submissions

The editors of this new quarterly online journal of dark literature aren’t necessarily looking for traditional horror, although they don’t rule it out. They want to hear about what scares us today and every day. What do we fear when we’re wide awake? They’re looking for political nightmares and plebeian horrors. They want to be…

The Top 3 Red Flags When Searching for Book Editors

Lindsey Danis A freelance book editor can help a writer polish a manuscript, but too many editors prey on vulnerable writers who want external validation. Inexperienced or predatory editors can do more harm than good—taking your money, not directly improving your manuscript, and causing indigestion. What red flags should savvy writers know when searching for…