December 29, 2022

BearManor Media: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

BearManor Media is a independent press that focuses on publishing nonfiction books about the entertainment industry. This includes work about radio, old movie, or television genre. This is how the founding editor describes what they are currently seeking: We’d love to see books on voice actors, Muppet/Sesame Street performers, Harry Morgan, Victor Buono, Frank Nelson,…

Chaotic Merge: Now Seeking Submissions

Chaotic Merge is a print and online publication featuring poetry, fiction, nonfiction, flash writing, screenplays/plays, artwork, and short films. Their name reflects both the writing process—the act of merging thoughts to create order from chaos—and their own publishing process—the act of gathering diverse voices to create each issue of Chaotic Merge. Chaotic Merge was established…

14 Myths About Writers

What does it mean to be a writer? People have strong opinions. Many of them are true, many are wrong. There are so many false assumptions, clichés, and myths out there surrounding writers. Some of these myths contain some level of truth, others are nothing but rumors and a singular memorable example. Here are 14…

December 26, 2022

22 Respected Literary Journals and Magazines

The literary journals and magazines on this list reject the vast majority of what is submitted to them. Sometimes established authors’ works are rejected for years, decades even, before they receive an acceptance. But these literary journals are respected and trusted. Most have a large readership and good distribution in libraries and bookstores. Many of…

December 22, 2022

Sword and Silk: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Sword and Silk bills itself as “a small traditional publisher of a variety of genres focused on uplifting and supporting womxn everywhere.” They published their first book in June 2021, so they’ve been actively published work for over a year, both in print and electronic formats. You can get a feel for what they are…

Defuncted: Now Seeking Submissions

Defuncted is an online journal that reprints writing previously published in literary journals that are now defunct. They do not publish new writing, or writing that appears in journals that are still running. Defuncted is solely, “a collection of abandoned things.” Defuncted was established in 2018, and since then they’ve re-published around 80 pieces of…

How to Keep Writing a Story When You Don’t Know What Happens Next

By Dawn Colclasure It can happen to any writer: A brilliant opening scene for a story or novel suddenly pops into their head. The writer gets excited by this particular scene and feels confident of banging out that story or first chapter in one go. They rush to the desk and get to work, writing…

December 19, 2022

30 Magazines that Accept Poetry Submissions

These magazines publish various forms and types of poetry. Some of them also publish other genres, like fiction and nonfiction. A few of these pay. They are in no particular order. Most, but not all, are open for submissions now. Also, please see the end of this list for some contests/fellowships for poets, with upcoming…

December 15, 2022

Dancing Lemur Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED DEC 19th, 2022: Temporarily closed to submissions due to an influx of submissions from this review and for the upcoming holidays. Dancing Lemur Press is a small US Press that has been actively publishing work since 2009. They are based in North Carolina and seem to regularly participate in local events. They don’t have…

Ballast: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Ballast is a brand-new online poetry journal. They hope to showcase a broad range of poetic forms, including long poems, visual poems, translations, and more. And they’re open to all styles. They just want poetry that makes an impact and makes meaning: “Send us your ports in the storm. Send us your storms.” Ballast hasn’t…