June 11, 2020

Duende: Now Seeking Submissions

Duende is a well-established online journal produced by the undergraduates of Goddard College’s BFA in Writing program. They publish one themed edition each Spring and one open edition each Fall. Right now through June 30th, they’re seeking submissions for their next themed issue: “Ritual.” You can read more about this theme in their current submission…

Using Social Media to Promote Your Writing

By Heather Andrews Miller Social media can be extremely helpful in promoting your writing. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or any other platform, potential clients can find you easily. Make your site attractive, utilizing bold and attractive headlines. Have your contact information readily available. Images attract people to your pages, and there are…

June 8, 2020

8 Exciting New Literary Journals

In the last 6 months the following journals opened their metaphorical doors for the first time. A number of magazines on this particular list have specific focuses and areas of interest. It is great to submit to new journals as the editors tend to have more energy and enthusiasm. They also tend to be more…

June 4, 2020

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in June 2020

These markets pay for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry – they are a mix of genre and literary markets, and are open through June. One market is for writers of color only.  The Threepenny ReviewThis respected quarterly journal will close its reading period for the year at end-June. They accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and…

SmartPop Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

SmartPop Books is an imprint of BenBella Books, an established and respected non-fiction publisher. According to their website, SmartPop is “actively looking for smart, quirky, engaging non-fiction titles on television, books, and film.” They are open to anthologies, as well as single author titles. The work could be an official, authorized guide, or an unofficial…

RHINO: Now Seeking Submissions

RHINO is a respected and established print and online journal. While they primarily publish poetry, they also accept flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and translations, although at the time of publishing this article, they are only open to poetry, they will re-open to everything else on the first of July. RHINO aims to redefine the boundaries…

How Reading Out Loud Can Make You a Better Writer

Victoria Otto Franzese Study after study shows that reading aloud to children provides a multitude of benefits, including sharper focus and better comprehension. Many of these same advantages occur when you read your own writing out loud, which is why doing so can be an important tool for editing your work. Researchers who have found…

Publishing Avenues for Young Writers

I remember reading a book about a dragon, years ago, and it gave me a thrill to know the writer, Christopher Paolini, was still in his teens when he wrote the book – Eragon. While not all of us can become bestselling authors at 19, it’s great for young writers to get their writing out…

June 1, 2020

30 Themed Submission Calls for June 2020

There are 30 themed submission calls for the 19 markets listed here, for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some themes are: living in a house on fire, grandparents, basketball, peer pressure, wildlife, winter holidays – the longest night, treasure, road, women of the woods, Western horror, deadly women and retribution, fear, the craft of…