February 27, 2019

Dalkey Archive Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED DECEMBER 2021: They have been acquired by Deep Vellum press, and now they focus on scholarly work. They also now say “ To make this program possible, authors of scholarly works supplement some of the publication costs involved in bringing their book into print. This is most often achieved through subventions from their institutions…

Scum: Now Seeking Submissions

An established online literary journal with “filthy feminist leanings,” Scum is seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, rants, memoirs, and whatever else you want to send. Since 2013, they’ve published new writing year-round a couple times a week, and they don’t care what anyone thinks about it. They publish writing of all varieties, and the best way…

Four Journals to Submit to at the Start of the Month

The following four journals all accept a limited amount of free submissions at the start of the month. We are publishing this article on the last day of February. All of the journals should be closed to free submissions at this point, but starting March 1st, all of these journals should be open to free…

February 25, 2019

The Top 40 Publishers for New Authors

The writing market can be overwhelming, particularly for new authors who do not have a history of past publication. It is important to note that no legitimate established presses specifically look for unpublished authors. The presses on this list were chosen because they have published a number of debut books before. Also, the publishers on…

February 21, 2019

Arsenal Pulp Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated October 2020 Arsenal Pulp Press is a Canadian small press based out of Vancouver. They have won the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award (from the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia), and they have been a finalist for Small Press Publisher of the Year (awarded by the Canadian Booksellers Association) five…

February 14, 2019

aunt lute: Accepting Submissions

aunt lute is a multicultural women’s press. Their priority is to publish work by women, both transgender and cisgender, particularly women of color. They publish both fiction and nonfiction. They also publish poetry but only as part of an anthology or a larger prose work. They were founded in 1982. They are distributed by Small…

Storyscape: Now Seeking Submissions

An established online journal, Storyscape sorts all its stories into three categories: “Truth,” “Untruth,” and “We Don’t Know and They Won’t Tell Us.” They’re interested in stories of all kinds—from overheard snippets to carefully crafted masterworks—in all forms and styles. They especially like genre-bending work and stories that employ unexpected storytelling modalities, such as audio…

February 12, 2019

Five on the Fifth: Now Seeking Submissions

Five on the Fifth is a monthly online journal that publishes five short pieces of writing—horror, fantasy, science fiction, general fiction, flash fiction, and nonfiction—on the fifth of every month. They aim to help emerging authors get their voices heard by maintaining a frequent publication schedule and responding quickly to submissions. Their journal reaches a…

February 11, 2019

How to Get Your Writing Published This Year

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…

February 7, 2019

Five Journals Open to Submissions this February

All of these literary journals just re-opened to submissions on February 1st. As always, all of the literary journals do not have a reading fee. The literary journals are in no particular order. Switchback Switchback Journal is an online publication of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco.  They publish a variety…