October 8, 2019

44 Literary Journals That Pay

“It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.” W.H. Auden As someone who makes their living writing about writing and publishing, I can attest to how truthful Auden’s quote is. It is hard making a…

Piccadilly Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED MARCH 31st 2021: They are no longer considering direct submissions. Piccadilly Press is an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, one of the biggest publishers in the UK. They focus on publishing work for kids between the ages of 8-12. None of their other imprints are not open to unsolicited submissions, but Piccadilly is. They…

The Broken Plate: Now Seeking Submissions

The Broken Plate is a well-established print and online journal with national distribution. Since 2004, The Broken Plate has been helmed at Ball State University and edited by undergraduate students in their “Literary Editing and Publishing” class. The Broken Plate publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, one-act plays, screenplays, book reviews, interviews, artwork, and photography by…

What To Do About Imposter Syndrome

By Wendy S. Delmater Is there anything a writer can do about “Imposter Syndrome,” that feeling that you are just faking it and you’re not really who everyone in the writing community thinks you are? Yes. Let me use myself as an example. Back when in 2005, I started running Abyss & Apex, I used…

October 4, 2019

26 Manuscript Publishers With Geographic Restrictions

All of the presses on this list meet all but one of our guiding principles. All of these presses only accept work from writers with a specific geographic region or nationality. Because of that we have never reviewed these presses, but they are still good presses. This is our update of the initial list, which…

October 3, 2019

Jaded Ibis Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Jaded Ibis press allows international submissions from women, writers of color, writers with disabilities, queer writers, as well as other marginalized and disenfranchised writers. They currently publish prose, both in terms of fiction and non-fiction. They want work to be well written and also contain ideas that contribute to the progress of social justice. This…

Newfound: Now Seeking Submissions

Newfound is a nonprofit online journal examining the effects of environment on identity and thought. They reach a broad audience, and they publish a wide variety of forms and styles, from experimental to literary. The best way to get a sense of their style is by reading the journal online. Newfound is published twice a…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in October 2019

These are a mix of literary and genre markets that are open in October 2019, though not all are open throughout the month. All of them pay writers. Translunar Travelers Lounge The editors of this speculative fiction magazine want stories that are “fun”. Their guidelines say, “A fun story, at its core, is one that…

Seven Murder Mystery Magazines & Journals

By Alex J. Coyne Murder mysteries, detective stories and good old whodunits are a hugely popular genre, including authors like Agatha Christie, Jeffery Deaver and Kathy Reichs. It’s one of the genres read by people from all walks of life, and they can be some of the most engaging stories to write, too. Sometimes murder…