October 25, 2021

How to Submit Your Manuscript for Publication

When I finish the first draft of a novel, I always have a great surge of adrenaline. When I was younger, I would enjoy the thrill of completion for days and then start on a new project. It should surprise no one that my early efforts were not published (thank goodness). Now that I am…

October 21, 2021

Llewellyn: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Llewellyn is the oldest and largest publisher specializing in books for body, mind, and spirit. They were founded in 1901. They publish books as well as other items, like tarot card decks. They accept submissions on a wide variety of topics, listed below. They try to focus on the practical and self-help aspect of this…

Capsule Stories: Now Seeking Submissions

Capsule Stories is a print literary magazine seeking stories, essays, and poems that speak to the heart. Since what speaks to the heart is often written from the heart, they’re looking for writing that shows, “what living in this world as the human you are is like.” Capsule Stories is published four times a year,…

How to Start a Writing Podcast

By Aliya Hall Creating a podcast is one more tool authors can utilize to get their name out there, find an audience, and promote their work. Although there are many writing and fiction podcasts available already, you will still offer listeners a unique perspective — especially when you find your niche in the market. Writing-related…

October 18, 2021

30 Literary Magazines that Accept Flash Fiction

There are 30 literary markets, as well as a couple of contests in this list, that accept flash fiction in a variety of genres. Some also publish longer stories, and/or other genres, like nonfiction and poetry, and some pay writers. Most, but not all, of them are open for submissions now. They’re listed in no…

October 14, 2021

JournalStone: Accepting Manuscript Submissions through October 31st

JournalStone is a horror publisher that bills themselves as “your link to artistic talent”. They also run a number of magazines, websites and presses, including Dark Discoveries and Horror World.  You can get a good feel for what they publish here. They have a slick, easy-to-navigate, well-designed website that focuses on promoting books. It is…

Woodcrest Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Helmed at Pennsylvania’s Cabrini University, Woodcrest Magazine is a selective online journal publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays, as well as other forms of writing and art. Woodcrest is a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Award winner, distinguishing the publication as an excellent student-run magazine. To get a sense of what they publish, you can…

Add spice to your writing with metaphors!

By Mina Vora If you have read Shakespeare or Dickens, you may have come across the metaphor; ‘as dead as a doornail.’ By and large, door nails are neither alive nor dead, unless you are caught in a mystical realm of elves and gnomes. But you have to agree, the metaphor evokes ideas in the…

Creative Writing Scholarships for BIPOC Writers

By NmaHassan Muhammad The following four scholarships are open to writers who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC). The final scholarship opportunity is also open to LGBTQ+, neurodiverse writers, and writers with disabilities. All the information below is as detailed on the scholarship websites. Gotham Writers’ BIPOC Scholarship 2021 The Gotham Creative Writing…

October 11, 2021

20 Approachable Literary Journals

If you are just starting to submit your work to literary journals, or perhaps you just want to avoid rejection, this list is for you. All of the literary journals in this list accept between 30 and 50% of what is submitted to them, and a few have a higher acceptance rate. So the odds…