December 30, 2021

Shambhala Publications: Now Accepting Book Proposals & Manuscript Queries

Shambhala Publications is an independent publishing company based in Boulder, Colorado. They are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services. They were founded in 1969 and “is dedicated to creating books, audio, and immersive courses aimed at improving lives—in ways big and small—in the hope of contributing to the development of a thoughtful, kindhearted, and…

Minnow Literary Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Minnow Literary Magazine is an online publisher of “minnow-sized literary works and visual creative works that make a big splash.” They’re interested in micro poetry, flash fiction, and short personal essays, and they especially like writing about nature. Minnow has been published online for two years now, and so far they’ve released four quarterly issues….

December 23, 2021

Feral House: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Feral House is a small independent publisher based in Port Townsend, Washington state. They were founded in 1989 by Adam Parfrey who has since passed away. They publish unique and unusual nonfiction and they are particularly interested in documenting cultural movements. They publish memoirs, biographies, and many other works of nonfiction including history not found…

Aniko Press Flash Fiction Competition: Now Seeking Submissions

Aniko Press, based in Australia, is an independent publisher of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. They aim to showcase new voices and to promote emerging authors. Right now through December 31, they’re accepting submissions for their Summer Flash Fiction Competition (it’s summer in Australia). The theme of the contest is “Delight.” The editors at Aniko…

December 20, 2021

31 Magazines that Publish Literary Fiction

These magazines publish literary fiction, and many of them publish other genres also, like nonfiction, and poetry. Some of them pay writers. Most, but not all, are open for submissions now. Upstreet They want fiction and creative nonfiction; send up to 5,000 words of prose. They aren’t looking for unsolicited poetry, but do accept queries…

December 16, 2021

Severed Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Established in 2008, Severed Press is a eBook and print on demand publisher focused on publishing horror and science fiction. They are established and respected within these genres, and the books they publish have excellent genre-appropriate covers. Many authors have worked with them for many years, and published many books with them, which is generally…

The New Verse News: Now Seeking Submissions

The New Verse News is a publisher of politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues. They are one of the few publishers of timely topical poetry. The other main option is Rattle’s weekly Poets Respond publication. And Rise Up Review also often publishes work that interacts directly or indirectly with the news. They…

The 5 Elements of Plot Outlines

Sarina Byron If you are reading this article, you may have identified a theme and storyline for your book. You could have even made some notes about things you want to include and possibly done some research on the different ways to plot the story. Having gone through this, by now you may appreciate that…

December 13, 2021

20 Book Publishers Always Open to Submissions

Some publishers open and close their doors to submissions on a routine basis. It can be hard to determine if they are open or shut to submissions, and when you should submit. The following 20 publishers, however, are always open to submissions from writers without agents or previous publishing experience. All of these publishers meet…

December 9, 2021

Berkley (an Imprint of Penguin Random House): Accepting Manuscript Submissions Through January 9th

Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House is having an open reading period from December 7th, 2021 through January 9th, 2022. They are seeking full-length adult novels in the following genres: romance, women’s fiction, mystery, suspense and thrillers, horror, science fiction, and fantasy.  This is the first time they’ve run this program, although they’ve made…