June 30, 2022

The Whisky Blot: Now Seeking Submissions

The Whisky Blot is a new online literary journal, dedicated to publishing short fiction, poetry, and haiku. They also will publish one annual “best of” print journal, and plan to split the profits between the contributors. They say they are seeking work that is seriously literary, but without pretension. The short fiction they publish is…

Luna Press Publishing: Accepting Horror Novels July 1st-3rd

Occasionally we’ll feature a press that isn’t open, but will be soon, for a very limited reading period. This is the case with Luna Press Publishing. They generally have three limited reading periods a year. This is the last for 2022. Luna Press Publishing is a small Scottish press established in 2015, and you can…

Common Mistakes Writers Make With Their Opening Lines

By Ashley Taylor Clark Your opening line is a crucial part of your novel. It offers readers their first impression of your story, introducing them to the world, characters, and overarching tone in just a handful of words. In a lot of cases, readers use these lines to determine if your book is for them….

June 27, 2022

22 Magazines that Publish Writing by Children and Teens

The following is a list of literary journals and magazines that publish writing by children and teenagers. Some of them accept submissions from adults – and all of them accept submissions from youth of various ages. Not all of them are currently open to submissions, but most are. Children Stone Soup This magazine by and…

June 23, 2022

PM Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated June 25th 2022: They are currently closed to submissions.  Please do not query or submit. PM Press is an independent, radical publisher of books and media. It was founded in 2007 by AK Press founder Ramsey Kanaan and several other members of AK Press. The goal of PM Press is to amplify the voices…

The Meadowlark Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Meadowlark Review is a new online journal of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published by the MFA students at the University of Wyoming. Based in the American West, The Meadowlark Review is inspired by that landscape and culture. But they especially love writing that challenges the expected Western narrative, and they also enjoy writing that’s…

Why Utilizing Authenticity Readers Enhances Characters

By Aliya Hall As writers, we are used to creating characters that have different life experiences from our own. And while there are some things we can learn through intensive research, such as historical background and different career paths, there are some things like sexuality, disability, gender and race that are much harder to accurately…

June 20, 2022

25 Magazines Accepting Creative Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction can encompass many kinds of writing including memoir, personal and literary essays, and narrative writing. It deals with a vast array of topics – memory, culture, travel, literature, food, race, illness, the environment, and much more, and can incorporate a range of forms and styles. The magazines/outlets in this list all accept creative…

June 16, 2022

Kaleidotrope: Now Seeking Submissions

Kaleidotrope is an established online magazine of speculative fiction and poetry. Although they mostly publish science fiction, fantasy, and horror, they’re open to other writing that blurs these genre boundaries or falls outside of these categories. You can read Kaleidotrope for free online to get a sense of what they publish. Kaleidotrope has been published…

Haunt Publishing: Accepting Manuscript Queries Until July 1st

Haunt Publishing is a small Scotland-based press founded in 2018 that focuses on publishing Gothic, Horror and Dark fiction. They are searching for work that is “unputdownable.” They are open to novel submissions through 1st July 2022. They’ve historically published one book a year, but this year they are planing to publish two. You can…