December 14, 2023

SPRY Lit: Now Seeking Submissions

Updated December 21st, 2023: They have temporarily closes to submissions, probably after hitting caps. Please check back in at the start of the next month. SPRY Lit is open to submissions of fiction, creative-nonfiction, and poetry, as well as art. You can  get a good feeling for what they have are interested, by reading their…

Icon Books: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Icon books is an adult non-fiction publisher that was founded in 1992. You can get a good feel for the books they publish here. The books they publish tend to fall into the following categories, Biography and Memoir, Business and Self Help, History and Current Affairs, Lifestyle and Travel, Literature & Language, Philosophy, Popular Culture,…

The 5 Dos and Don’ts of Self-Promotion for Authors

By Ellie Matama Writing a book is an accomplishment because it takes a lot out of you. By the time you finish, you will have invested a lot of effort and time. But completing your book is only the beginning of the struggle because books don’t sell themselves. Below are some basics of self-promotion. 1. …

Opportunities for Historically Underrepresented Writers This December

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….

December 11, 2023

17 Magazines that Publish Writing for Children and Teens

Most children’s and young adult book authors struggle with creating a history of previous publications – a useful task when trying to find an agent or publisher for their work. The following list of publishers are all looking for work aimed at teens and children. So, not only do you create a history of publication,…

December 7, 2023

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in December 2023

These magazines publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are a mix of literary and genre magazines. On SpecThis is a Canadian magazine of speculative fiction and poetry. They are open for submissions now.Deadline: 15 December 2023Length: Fiction up to 6,000 wordsPay: CAD100 for short-shorts (under 2,000 words) and poetry, CAD0.05/word for fiction up to 6,000…

Good River Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Good River Review is the literary journal of the Sena Jeter Naslund-Karen Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University.   They have published two issues a year online. They were founded in 2020. In that time they have already published a number of well-known writers, and have started to establish a reputation as publishing strong…

Tra Publishing: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Tra Publishing was founded in 2016 in Miami by Swiss-born graphic designer and author Ilona Oppenheim. They have good distribution and in North America their books are widely available in libraries and bookstores. While they publish excellent children’s books (I first encountered them through the book, The Rare, Tiny Flower by Kitty O’Meara), they do…

Scary Things for Writers to Do to Challenge Themselves

By Ratika Deshpande In my psychology classes in school, I learned that you overcome your fears not by avoiding them but by facing them. So, as a young, ambitious writer, I started doing the things I was afraid of doing, such as submitting my work to a magazine I really admired. I don’t know if…

December 4, 2023

45 Themed Submissions Calls and Contests for December 2023

These are themed calls and contests from 45 outlets for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; a few outlets have more than one call. Some of the calls are: the end; surf noir; strange clocks & different calendars; mathematical horror; color; familiars; the brides of Dracula; the map of lost places; rattus futura; pirate tales; and here…