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….

Everyone Judges a Book by the Cover: How to Find the Right One

By Alex J. Coyne A professional, well-designed cover can make all the difference. It does not matter if a potential reader encounters your book in physical form, or online, a good cover can sell copies much easier than a bad one. I have bought books based on covers alone, I have also refused to buy…

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…