September 30, 2021

Reycraft Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Their mission is to create books of interest for all children. Founded by Sera Reycraft, a Korean who immigrated to the United States as a child, they mostly focus on publishing diverse books from underrepresented communities, particularly by #ownvoices authors. What they publish covers an interesting and vibrant range, from the story of a girl…

MudRoom: Now Seeking Submissions

MudRoom is an online literary journal that exists “somewhere between where you’ve come from and where you’re going.” Like a mudroom where guests kick off their dirty shoes before entering a clean house, it’s a liminal space, a transition, a place for all things mucky and mundane. MudRoom aims to include all authors, emerging and…

The Problem With Inspiration (And What to Do About It)

By Karen Hanson Stuyck                                                                                       Every writer knows that exhilarating moment when inspiration hits. Aha! Eureka! All those unconnected thoughts at last are woven together into a cogent—quite possibly brilliant—narrative. You dash to your computer or the closest piece of paper to capture the flood of words. After so many unsuccessful attempts, the story seems…

Truth and Reconciliation Day – September 30th

As some of our readers know, Authors Publish has been based in Canada for the last four years, though I am a dual citizen of  Canada and the United States. Today, for the first time, Canada honors National Truth and Reconciliation Day, as a federal holiday. The day honors the lost children and survivors of…

September 27, 2021

33 Specialized Manuscript Publishers that Accept Direct Submissions

All of the presses on this list meet all of our guiding principles, but most of them have such a specific focus that we cannot justify writing a full review and sending it to our full list of subscribers. But they are still good publishers. Instead, we have compiled this list of mini-reviews. I have also…

September 23, 2021

Trouble Department: Accepting Manuscript Submissions Until September 30th

Trouble Department is a small literary press, that is open to submissions through September 30th. Every year their open reading period is during the month of September. They started publishing work in 2019. Their goal is to publish 2-4 titles a year. They are based in Colorado. They do not appear to have distribution, but…

Kitchen Table Quarterly: Now Seeking Submissions

Kitchen Table Quarterly is a new online journal dedicated to exploring the personal and collective stories that create the history of each human. “Adolescent blunders, dental records, the archaic origins of long-held or long-lost traditions—we want to know all of it.” They want to explore the intersections and interactions of the cultural and personal, geographical…

How to Successfully Encourage Preorders

By Aliya Hall Preorders are an integral part of the publishing process, whether you’re publishing traditionally or indie. That said, it can be a challenge to encourage readers to order your book early instead of waiting until after its release. Preorder incentives are one way to not only draw more hype around your book, but…

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…