April 27, 2023

Farrago: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Farrago is an imprint of Duckworth Publishing (please read if you’re considering submitting to Farrago). Farrago’s tagline is “fiction to make you smile”. All of the work they publish, from mysteries to science fiction, have humor at the core.  They do not publish memoir. You can get a good feel for what they publish here….

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts: Now Seeking Submissions

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is an online publisher of shortform writing like micro fiction/nonfiction, flash writing, and prose poetry. The journal is a project of Matter Press. They pay contributors $50 per published piece. At The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts they believe, “that something very small can add up to something very…

7 Ways Blogging Helped My Writing

By Lory Widmer Hess In my mid-thirties, shortly before my son was born, I sold two essays to national magazines and thought my writing career had finally been launched. Then, postpartum depression and relationship issues struck, and while wrestling with those challenges, I didn’t write creatively for years. In my jobs in nonprofit publicity and…

April 24, 2023

45 Writers’ “Rules for Writing”

Most writers have their own special “rules for writing,” even if they don’t talk about them. I find other writers’ rules fascinating, even when I don’t agree with them. A lot can be learned by reading about other authors’ approaches to writing. The New York Times and The Guardian have published famous authors’ answers to…

April 20, 2023

Blue River Press: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Blue River Press is a publisher based in Indianapolis. They released their first book in 2004 and have now published over 200 titles, mostly nonfiction, and now appear to be open to fiction submissions. They have distribution through the Cardinal Publishers Group, and their books are available in bookstores, libraries, as well as gift shops….

Small Wonders Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Small Wonders Magazine is a new online publisher of narrative poetry and flash fiction. They primarily publish fantasy and science fiction; they also publish horror. Small Wonders is looking for writing that invites the reader into the wonder of other worlds. To get a sense of what they publish, you can read their first issue…

My Path to Publication

By Jane Lo I’ve always loved to write stories. Prior to 2020, I had written a few short stories and personal essays – and when I was in high school, had even written a long, meandering tale I liked to think of as a ‘novella’ – but it wasn’t until January 2020 that I really…

Opportunities for Historically Underrepresented Authors this April

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….

April 17, 2023

30 Literary Magazines that Publish Poetry

These magazines accept poetry, in various forms and styles. Many of them also accept other genres, like fiction and nonfiction. Some of these magazines pay writers. They are in no particular order. The Four Faced Liar They accept poetry (up to 3 pages), fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. Pay is €100 for poetry, and €100-200…

April 13, 2023

Three Ravens Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated August 17th: Their current calls for submissions are as follows Assault Team Due Date: December 1, 2023 Military Science Fiction Convoy Chaos Due Date: February 1, 2024 Car Wars GameLit Fiction Contested Landing Due Date: February 1, 2024 Military Science Fiction The Beast Hunt April 1, 2024 Speculative Fiction The Fires of Retribution June…