June 28, 2021

16 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 Soup This magazine by and…

June 24, 2021

Abingdon Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Founded in the 1920s, Abingdon Press is a cross-denominational religious publisher. They are an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, which as been in operation since 1789.  They offer a wide variety of products, including books (Christian living, academic, leadership), church supply items, church program resources, curriculum resources, and a host of other print…

Dead Fern Press: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal based in Michigan, Dead Fern Press is seeking poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. Their artistically designed webspace, featuring naturalistic line art, hints at an edgy aesthetic. You can read the journal online to get a sense of what they publish. Dead Fern Press holds three open submission periods each year:…

The Benefits of Building a Street Team

By Aliya Hall Now that your book’s release date is on the horizon, how do you promote it while balancing those last minute publishing details? Marketing is always a challenge and it’s even harder to do if you’re an indie author, which is why creating a street team is crucial to getting eyes on your…

June 20, 2021

25 Literary Fiction Markets Seeking Submissions

The 25 magazines listed here are open for literary fiction submissions; a few accept genre fiction/blended-genre work as well, and all of them also publish work in other formats, like nonfiction and poetry. Many of the outlets pay writers. The magazines are listed here in no particular order, and some of the deadlines are approaching…

June 18, 2021

The Key to Effectively Utilizing Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs)

By Aliya Hall Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) are a helpful tool for authors to jumpstart the reader review process, which is crucial to help get new releases noticed. Traditional publishers often release a set number of ARCs to book bloggers or reviewers to help raise awareness and hype for upcoming books, and for indie authors…

June 17, 2021

AM Ink: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

AM Ink is a Western Massachusetts based press that publishes quality biographies, children’s books, novels, and short story collections.  They’ve published more than 60 titles, including bestsellers. They have also as sold television rights, and had movies made from their books. They have two imprints. Dark Ink, their horror imprint, has released everything from celebrity…

Nocturne Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Nocturne Magazine publishes artfully crafted horror. They’re not looking for predictable plots and cheap screams; rather, they want literary work that’s “deeply unsettling.” They embrace dark writing that might fit into a wide range of genres, including speculative fiction, dark fantasy, and of course, horror. But they also embrace disturbing writing that can’t be classified….

Leveraging Goodreads as an Author

By Sandra Sealy Even if you’re not an author chances are you’re already a member of Goodreads.com – relishing the big ol’ pile of books you’ve read, and the ones you’d like to read. According to Goodreads.com’s co-founder, Otis Chandler, “Our recommendation engine analyses 20 billion data points to give suggestions tailored to your literary…

June 14, 2021

28 Flash Fiction Markets That Pay

By Theresa van BaalenAre you dreaming of writing, but battling to find the time to write? Why not try your hand at something really short? Flash fiction is a genre of fiction that is defined as a very short story. They are also sometimes called sudden fiction, short-short stories, postcard fiction, micro stories, nanotales, or…