April 21, 2022

Opportunities Open to Submissions From Historically Underrepresented Voices this April

This list of publishers meet our guiding principles, but are only open to free submissions from historically under-represented writers. Some of these publications are open to a wide range of writers including writers of color, gender non-conforming and LGBTQ+ writers, and those living with disabilities. Some have limited definitions and are only interested in work…

April 18, 2022

40 Literary Magazines Accepting Poetry Submissions

April is National Poetry Month in the US. Here is a list of magazines and outlets that accept poetry of all kinds: traditional and non-traditional forms, found poetry, collage + poetry, poetry in audio and video, and poetry comics. Many accept other genres too, like fiction, nonfiction, and drama. A few are themed. Most, but…

April 14, 2022

City of Light Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

City of Light Publishing is a small press with many imprints, based out of Buffalo, New York. In some ways City of Light is a new press, they only came to be known by this name in 2019, when they started to have more of a national and international reach. Before that, previous iterations were…

Once Upon a Crocodile: Now Seeking Submissions

Once Upon a Crocodile is an online publisher of humorous stories and poems. They aim to leave readers with a “mile-wide grin.” They’re especially interested in humorous and absurd fantasy and sci-fi writing with quirky characters, and they also like animal stories. Once Upon a Crocodile has been published since 2018. They’ve produced nine issues,…

A Short Course in Finding the Right Publication for Short Fiction

By DL Shirey Short prose can offer big challenges. Those who haven’t tried writing microfiction sometimes balk at the craft, often thinking it’s no big deal to dash off a couple hundred words. Yet, the hardest part may not be composing a complete, engaging story using minimal word count. Finding a publisher for your 50-word…

9 Literary Scholarships And Fellowships for Writers – April 2022

by NmaHassan Muhammad The following are opportunities for creative writers that are open this April and beyond. Some have fast approaching deadlines and others have more time. The list is organized according to deadlines. So the further down the list you go, the more time you have to apply. Some of these opportunities are open…

April 11, 2022

19 Memoirs Every Aspiring Memoir Author Should Consider Reading

As a writer, I’m a firm believer that you should also be a reader. I think the best way to learn the craft of writing is to read. I also believe that it’s important to be well-read in your chosen genre. It’s easier to pick up the tools of that genre if you are reading…

April 7, 2022

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in April 2022

These magazines pay for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and other genres, and include are both literary and genre markets. Please note, not all of them are open throughout the month. Narrative Magazine They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, audio poetry and prose, and video (short films/documentaries). They usually charge for submissions but during the first two…

Overcup Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Overcup Press is a small independent press based in Portland, Oregon. They say their focus is “on literary nonfiction, art, travel, design, architecture, music, epicurean, and gift titles.” So far they’ve published eight books including two children’s picture books, a cookbook, several books about place, an illustrated biography of Buckminster Fuller, and a book best…

Liminal Space Magazine: Accepting Submissions

Liminal Space Magazine is a new journal interested in publishing flash fiction, short stories, novel excerpts, poems, art, music, and anything else that suits their fancy. They have published one issue in the past, which you can read for free here. Current submissions will be considered for their Fall 2022 issue. The founding editors, Alex…