April 29, 2021

Blind Eye Books: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Blind Eye Books publishes science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance novels featuring LGBTQ protagonists. They are a print publisher and their book covers are beautifully designed and really stand out. The books they have published have won and been nominated for a number of awards, including the Lambda. Most of what they publish is between…

Jaden: Now Seeking Submissions

Produced by Small Leaf Press, Jaden is looking for the new leaves of the literary world—the budding talent, just now emerging.  They showcase undiscovered authors in a beautifully designed quarterly print journal, as well as a quarterly anthology. You can read sample editions online to get a sense of their style. Now through May 2nd,…

April 26, 2021

22 Markets Open for Book Reviews in April 2021

These outlets publish book reviews, and accept queries or applications from potential reviewers, or submissions of reviews of books, in a variety of genres. Most of them also accept writing in other genres, like fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. About half of them pay writers. They’re open for submissions, barring one, which opens for a brief…

April 22, 2021

Alcove Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Alcove Press is a new imprint of the established publisher Crooked Lane (which is owned by Bookspan). Usually we don’t review publishers that have not been actively publishing for over a year, and Alcove released their first book in September 2020, but because they are an imprint, and one that is clearly being invested in,…

Carmina: Now Seeking Submissions

Carmina is an online journal of stories and poems inspired by myths, fairytales, folktales, and fables. They’re looking for new takes on timeless stories—reimaginings and retellings of ancient tales. They accept work inspired by all cultural backgrounds and time periods, and they publish a wide variety of styles and forms. They especially love writing that…

April 19, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About #PitMad and 5 Publishers Seeking Submissions

By Holly Garcia I remember walking into Barnes and Noble to pick up a 2003 edition guide to publishers. It was a thick book, something one could have used to boost themselves up a solid 7 inches to reach the steering wheel. Finding the right place to submit your manuscript was daunting and overwhelming, but…

April 15, 2021

The Good Book Company: Now Accepting Book Proposals

“We are an evangelical publishing house that stand on the fundamental truths of the Christian faith, for example, the IFES/UCCF/Intervarsity basis of faith. We are also corporate members of the Evangelical Alliance.” As such they are not interested in views outside of the Christian Evangelical movement. However, within that area they publish resources for evangelism,…

CrossLink Publishing: Accepting Submissions

CrossLink Publishing is a small Christian publishing company. They are based in Rapid City, South Dakota. They are a subsidiary of the CrossLink family of ministries. They have distribution through Baker & Taylor, Noble Marketing, the Bowker Database and the Ingram Distribution Channel. They only work with North American authors. They publish Christian books, and…

Honeyguide: Now Seeking Submissions

Honeyguide is dedicated to exploring the relationship between humans and animals. They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about the human-animal bond, and they’re also interested in writing that gives voice to the animal perspective. They’re not looking for simple, sappy animal stories. They want layered, nuanced writing that explores the complexities of human-animal relationships. Honeyguide…

April 12, 2021

Where to Submit Your Haiku and Other Japanese Poems in English

Zebulon Huset There has been a lot written about the haiku and Japanese forms in English—some love the elegant poetic forms while others find them ‘simplistic’ or too short. I like Haiku Journal’s description of what they want from a submission: “Simplicity is the key here. Keep it simple and beautiful. Haiku should seem to…