August 17, 2020

20 Creative Nonfiction Markets for August 2020

There are 20 literary magazines and websites listed here which are open for submissions of creative nonfiction and nonfiction. They also publish other genres like fiction and poetry, and many of them pay writers. A few have themed submission calls. They’re listed here in no particular order. Shenandoah­­­­­This literary magazine publishes essays, creative nonfiction, short…

August 13, 2020

Bella Books: Accepting Submissions

Bella Books is a press focused on publishing stories about women-loving-women, and they are interested in acquiring manuscripts that involve these stories across all genres, including romance, mystery, thriller, paranormal, etc. They are based in Tallahassee, Florida. The press is currently owned by Linda Hill who also owns Spinsters Ink and Bean Pole Books. They…

Paper Dragon: Now Seeking Submissions

Paper Dragon is a brand new literary journal published by the MFA students at Drexel University. Right now through September 1, they’re seeking submissions for their first issue, themed “recovery and resilience.” They’re looking for submissions from a wide range of authors, and hope to spotlight work by underrepresented voices. Paper Dragon will publish their…

What to Say to Bad Writing

by Janice R. Torres I was recently asked by a good friend of mine to take a look at their writing and let them know what I thought. I had never read any of their work before, having met them through a freelancer’s meet and greet, but I wanted to be supportive. So, I agreed…

August 10, 2020

15 Magazines that Publish Writing by Children and Teens

The following is a list of literary journals and magazines that publish writing by children and teenagers. Some of them accept submissions from adults – and all of them accept submissions from youth of various ages. Not all of them are currently open to submissions but most are. Children Stone SoupThis magazine by and for…

August 6, 2020

The O’Brien Press: Open to Submissions

The O’Brien Press is an established and respected publisher that is based in Ireland. They favour Irish voices, but are open to international submissions. They publish nonfiction for adults, and fiction and nonfiction for children. If you are submitting to them from outside of Ireland, I would make sure to spend even more time with…

Quince: Now Seeking Submissions

Quince is a brand new online journal of writing and art from around the world. They publish a wide variety of creative work: poetry, fiction, visual art, photography, film, life writing, stage plays, and screenplays. Unpublished, emerging, and established authors and artists of all varieties are invited to submit. Quince published their first edition earlier…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in August 2020

These markets are a mix of literary and genre magazines, and they pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Not all of them are open through the month, however. Frozen WaveletsThis speculative flash fiction and poetry magazine encourage writers to push boundaries, in format and topics. Torture porn, vampires, gore and splatter for the sake of…

6 Ways to Increase Your Confidence as a Writer

By Chikodi Olasode A writer’s journey is all about ups and downs, and how you weather the downs can make a real difference. Most writers at some stage doubt themselves or their ability to write. Here, I share some tips that might boost your confidence. 1.  AffirmationI’ve seen writers cringe when asked what their occupation…

August 3, 2020

28 Themed Submission Calls for August

There are 28 themed submission calls for the 18 outlets listed here for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: archives, interrupt, Clara Barton and global health, tough times, cats, governance, Lovecraftian tales, wellness, secrets, strange holiday mysteries, characters working in illegal/unsavoury positions, cake horror, and the Wild Hunt. There are also a…