September 20, 2021

27 Literary Magazines Publishing Hybrid Writing

Here are 27 magazines/outlets, and they publish a wide variety of hybrid or cross-genre work. They also accept work in other genres, like fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of them pay writers. Most, but not all, of them are open for submissions now. Bending Genres This magazine publishes flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, and…

September 16, 2021

Thread: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Thread is a new non-fiction imprint from Bookouture which is owned by Hachette. We never review presses that are less than two years old but we are open to reviewing new imprints of established presses and Thread very much falls into that category. Thread was launched in March 2020. Thread focuses on a wide range of…

The Deadlands: Now Seeking Submissions

The Deadlands is a new online magazine featuring otherworldly speculative writing about “the ends we face here, and the beginnings we find elsewhere.” It’s an exploration of the unknown world of death, and those who live there. They’re looking for a broad range of cultural perspectives on the afterlife, as well as on the process…

Easy Character Creation Through 25 Core Elements

Sarina Byron Have you ever discarded manuscript after manuscript owing to a lack of that special something? Everything you write seems to be missing that special zest, that soul and you don’t know what it might be. Well, let me assure you that you are not alone. Every writer has gone through this and there…

September 13, 2021

Why and Where You Should Start Submitting Your Writing This September

“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged… I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.” — Erica Jong. Starting to submit your work to literary journals is a hard task. Before…

September 9, 2021

Cardinal Rule Press: Accepting Submissions Until November 1st, 2021

This is a respected children’s picture book publisher that is only open to submissions during certain times of year. Their current submission window opened on September 1st and will be open till November 1st 2021. The work they publish hopes to empower children by telling meaningful stories aimed at 4-11 year olds. They publish realistic…

Nashville Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Nashville Review is an established and respected online literary journal, edited by the MFA students at Vanderbilt University. They aim to keep the publication free and accessible to all readers, and to include all kinds of writing: “From expansive to minimalist, narrative to lyric, epiphanic to subtle: if it’s a moving work of art, we…

The Creative Unconscious in Writing

— By Clive Matson In her presentation of books for writers, Van Baalen’s choices suggest spells, enlightenment, nefarious doings, and lighthearted play. What would you think of “Cozy Mysteries,” “Steal Like an Artist,” “Beyond Fear,” “Bird by Bird,” and “Bones”? Adult versions of Dungeons and Dragons? These books deal with magic. The ones I most…

September 6, 2021

44 Themed Calls for Submissions for September 2021

Here are 44 submission calls and contests for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Themes include: border crossing narratives; botanicals; lost and found; crazy family; dogs; steampunk adventure; joy; work; romance; and ghost stories. Apart from these, there’s a short section at the end on unthemed grants, fellowships, and residencies, which are open for applications…

September 2, 2021

Tin House: Accepting Manuscript Submissions Soon

Tin House is an established and respected small press. They used to be responsible for one of the most respected and established literary journals, although that closed a few years ago. They still run residencies, workshops, and bookstore in Portland, Or. They still publish a wide variety of respected and admired books, including some bestsellers….