May 10, 2021

57 Children’s Book Publishers that Accept Direct Submissions — No Agent Required

All of the publishers on this list publish children’s books. Some just publish picture books, some publish only middle-grade fiction, and some publish a wide variety of genres aimed at adults as well. Some are looking for educational work, others are open to anything. A number of these publishers are large and established. Others are…

May 6, 2021

Future House Publishing: Accepting Submissions

Future House Publishing is an imprint of Familius Press, which in turn is an imprint of Workman. Future House focuses on publishing “adult science fiction and fantasy, as well as middle grade adventure books that embrace community, liberty, and family”. All of the work is clean, free of excessive violence. You can get a feel…

Periwinkle Literary Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Periwinkle Literary Magazine publishes writing that doesn’t fit in—writing that’s too raw, too visceral, or too sad for other journals. “We want your sad girl poems, grotesque imagery, and abstract daydreams,” says the editor. Periwinkle aims to help all authors find a place in the literary world. Periwinkle is published online and as a print-on-demand journal….

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in May 2021

These magazines pay for fiction, and one of them also publishes nonfiction, poetry, and translations. They are all open through May. AGNI They accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translations, and essays. They are interested in personal essays, think-pieces, memoir, prose poems, formal poems, blank verse, free verse, short stories, and short shorts; they do not publish…

How I successfully launched a children’s book during a global pandemic

By Phillipa Warden Rupert’s Snowman is my dyslexic friendly picture book for children aged 2-6 published in September 2020 by the all-female publishing house Purple Butterfly Press. It is based on a true story about a boy who refuses to leave his snowman behind after a snow day spent with his mummy. The heart melting…

May 3, 2021

27 Themed Submissions Calls for May 2021

There are 27 themed submission calls and contests listed here, for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Most of the calls pay writers, and none of the contests charge a fee. Some of the themes are: the hero’s journey; love; humans are the problem (a monsters anthology); Wight Christmas; night frights; fire; humorous mysteries; partners…