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,…

January 12, 2023

Oxford University Press: Now Accepting Proposals and Manuscript Submissions

Oxford University Press, like most university presses, is open to direct submissions. It has much better distribution systems than most university presses. They publish nonfiction with an academic focus on a wide range of subjects. They are open to proposals and manuscripts. Their website is much more thorough in terms of helping outline how the…

Spank the Carp: Now Seeking Submissions

Spank the Carp is an established online publication of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They publish approachable writing that appeals to a broad audience, and they avoid writing that’s pretentious or frustratingly perplexing. They aim to, “invite readers to wade into the literary stream, not make them afraid of water for fear it’s too cold.” Since…

How Writers Can Benefit From Attending Local Book Fairs and Comic Cons

 By Ellen Levitt         I live in a city that plays host to lots of fun events that can also be beneficial to my writing career. There are free events such as book festivals and pricier gatherings such as Comic Con. Both types of events provide me with opportunities for schmoozing with magazine, website and book…

New Year, New Opportunities for Writers in January 2023

It’s a brand new year! As we go forward with our resolutions, we hope we will achieve our writing and publishing goals. On the January list, we’ve included open calls – reproduced from their respective websites – in journalism, book prizes, and other opportunities available to all disciplines which may include Creative Writing, Journalism or…

January 9, 2023

30 Literary Fiction Publishers that Accept Direct Submissions – No Agent Required

Literary fiction is one of the harder genres to get published in without an agent. There are smaller presses that specialize in it, but unfortunately more and more of those presses are now charging reading fees. However, there are still good options for authors who are unagented and averse to paying reading fees. The manuscript…

January 5, 2023

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in January 2023

These magazines publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they’re a mix of literary and genre outlets. Not all of them are open through the month. Solarpunk Magazine They publish solarpunk fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Nonfiction/essay submissions are accepted year-round; fiction and poetry are open periodically. Deadline: 14 January 2023 Length: 1,500-7,500 words for fiction; 1,000-2,000…

Enchanted Lion: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Enchanted Lion is a children’s book publisher based in Brooklyn that was founded in 2003. You can learn more about their team here. Their books are well designed, engaging, and have great covers. Many of the books they have published have been featured in the New York Times, and won awards. They are well distributed…

Presence Haiku Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Presence is an established and selective publisher of haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, and other related short-form poetry. As Britain’s foremost independent haiku journal, they are looking for quality writing. They publish both emerging and established haiku authors. Presence is published three times a year in print. They also publish selections from the journal online. Each…

No Sweat Marketing

By Michael Barrington Marketing one’s books can at times appear to be a daunting task. Like most authors I have a well-developed plan which includes good use of social media, a solid website from which I also blog, make an occasional presentation and promote my books by writing articles for various magazines. But over the…