January 26, 2023

Psychonaut Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Psychonaut Press is currently hosting an open reading period for full-length speculative fiction novels. We do not review brand new publishers without track records, but even though Psychonaut Press has yet to publish any books, it is a new imprint from the editors of Black Ocean and Not a Cult. Sheree Renée Thomas is the acquiring…

Twin Bird Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Twin Bird Review is a brand new journal of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, artwork, and comics. The like writing that’s imaginative: “We love the metaphorical, the speculative, the fantastical, the whimsical, and the strange.” They also value writing that’s sincere: “We care less about perfection and more about sincerity; less about looking good and more…

An Anniversary Approaches: Calls for Blurbs and Suggestions

In April 2023, Authors Publish will turn 10. When I founded Authors Publish way back in 2013, I was still figuring a lot of things out. I was adjudicating at universities and was severely underpaid, but also deeply frustrated with how little resources there were out there for authors who couldn’t pay to attend classes…

How Authors and Writers Can Use LinkedIn to Advance Their Careers

By Jonathan Riley Being a writer requires the ability to generate a regular flow of work knowing that being in this profession, either as a magazine writer, author or in some other writing field, we must also constantly compete with other creatives. LinkedIn has helped me meet the challenges, because having followers and establishing a…

January 23, 2023

15 Lit Mags/Journals Seeking Volunteer Readers & Why You’d Want To

By Trish Hopkinson There are a variety of reasons you may want to volunteer as a reader for a literary magazine or journal. The majority of reading and other volunteer responsibilities will be conducted online, so you need not be in the same geographical area. Below are some of those reasons to consider, as well…

January 19, 2023

Art/Books: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Art/Books is an independent UK based publisher of books on art, architecture, design, photography, and contemporary culture. They were founded in 2012. You can get a feel for what they are currently publishing by visiting this page. It’s important to note that they appear to have published very few books during the peak of the…

Paperbag: Now Seeking Submissions

Paperbag is an electronic literary journal now reading submissions for its 15th issue. They publish previously unpublished poetry, visual art, music/sound, and hybrid work. Their website is sleek, well designed, and poetry focused. It’s easy to engage with the work they present. On the main issue page, you can get a feel for that they…

An Argument for Writing Short Stories

“Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.’ — Ray Bradbury “A good [short story] would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit.” — David Sedaris Writers who are serious about improving and developing their…

Opportunities Open to Submissions From Historically Underrepresented Voices this January

This list of publishers meet our guiding principles, but are only open to free submissions from historically underrepresented writers or focus on publishing content produced by historically underrepresented 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….

January 16, 2023

30 Magazines Accepting Creative Nonfiction and Essays

These literary magazines and other outlets publish a variety of nonfiction/essays. A few are looking for themed submissions. Some of them pay writers. Most, but not all, of them are open for submissions now. They’re in no particular order. TOLKA Journal Their website says, “Tolka is a biannual literary journal of non-fiction: publishing essays, reportage,…