July 29, 2021

Blair: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Blair is a nonprofit press combining the lists of Carolina Wren Press and John F. Blair, Publisher. To learn more about the history of both presses which merged in 2018, go here. Based in the South, with roots in North Carolina, they strive to publish quality writing with a focus on authors and subjects historically…

First Frost: Now Seeking Submissions

First Frost is a biannual print journal of haiku and senryu, published by Ambidextrous Bloodhound Press. With a contemporary take on these traditional poetic forms, First Frost accepts one, two, and three line poems with various syllable counts, alongside poems written with the familiar 5-7-5 construction. First Frost aims to showcase the poems they publish…

July 26, 2021

25 Books That Writers of Fiction Should Consider Reading

By Theresa van Baalen The number one way to improve your writing is to write. But equally as important is learning more about your craft. There are many books on the subject of writing. Whether it is inspiration you seek; advice on harnessing your creativity; or information on plotting, characters, genres and other aspects of…

July 22, 2021

Duckworth Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Emily Harstone’s author’s note: My copy editor brought Virginia Woolf’s personal history to my attention after the review was written. I am very grateful for S’s diligent work, now and always. I went back and forth on publishing this review at all, and it is likely the only review I will ever publish that is…

Yolk—Now Seeking Submissions

Yolk is an international literary journal of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art based in Montreal. The editors are graduates of writing programs, as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Yolk is published in print—each high-quality volume is beautifully designed—as well as online. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading their…

Not Your Typical Book Launch

By Kathryn Haueisen Anyone who’s published a book knows the hard promotional work starts even before typing “The End” on the last page of the manuscript. Ideally, marketing the book starts months before the book is published. One major item on that “to do” list is planning a book launch, or ideally a series of…

July 19, 2021

40 New Literary Magazines for July 2021

These 40 magazines publish fiction (literary and genre), nonfiction, and poetry, and they all began publishing during or after 2020. Most, not all, of these are open for submissions now; some have themed calls. Many of them pay writers. The magazines are listed in no particular order. Uncharted They will debut in August 2021, and…

July 15, 2021

Small Town Girl: Actively Seeking Manuscript Queries

Brother Mockingbird Publishing is a small independent press committed to discovering writers from the American South, but they are also open to good fiction, regardless of where the author is based. They were founded in 2018. They publish a wide range of genres including women’s fiction, historical fiction, romance, mystery (including thrillers and cozies), upmarket,…

Mysterion: Seeking Submissions till July 31st

Mysterion is a Christian-themed speculative fiction e-zine that is currently seeking quality speculative fiction with Christian characters, themes, or cosmology.  They are open to submissions till July 31st 2021. They have two reading periods every year, one in January and one in July. They are run by a husband and wife team and have a…

Light: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Light is one of the oldest and best-recognized journals of light verse: humorous poetry, witty and well-crafted. Their mission is to “restore humor, clarity, and pleasure to the reading of poems.” You can read past issues online to get a sense of what they publish. Light is published twice a year online, and each issue…