January 11, 2024

Between The Lines Press: Now Accepting Proposals

This small Canadian press’s motto is “Books without bosses since 1977”. Please do not confuse them with Between the Lines Publishing, which is fiction-focused and which we have not reviewed. They only publish nonfiction books in these subject areas: “politics and public policy, social issues, activism and social movements, development studies, critical race studies, Indigenous…

Flame Tree Publishing: Accepting Submissions for Three Anthologies

Flame Tree Publishing is an established press that is distributed by Hachette UK, which is also now a shareholder. (You can learn more about the company and their imprints here.) They occasionally have calls for themed anthologies. Currently, are accepting submissions for three fiction anthologies, part of their new Myths, Gods & Immortals series. “Each…

Encephalon: Now Seeking Submissions

Encephalon is a new, youth-led literary journal that aims to create a bridge between creative writing and neuroscience. In addition to fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, they also publish research essays from a variety of academic disciplines. At the core of their mission is the goal of championing neurodiversity: “Encephalon strives to combat ‘neurophobia,’ celebrate…

Ramping Up My Short Story Success

By Deb Stark My first publication credit was a poem in my high school yearbook. Only eight lines, it was a bittersweet tale about my teddy bear and the angst of aging. The poem was placed on the inside corner of a left-hand page and may have been selected more because of its size than…

Opportunities for Historically Underrepresented Authors: January 2024

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 8, 2024

26 Literary Journals Open to Publishing Reprints

Publishing your work is wonderful. Even though my work has been published hundreds of times, I still get excited every time a new publication containing my work gets released. However, once you have published a short story or a poem, most literary journals are not interested in publishing it again. After all, it has already…

January 4, 2024

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in January 2024

These magazines pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They’re a mix of literary and genre magazines. Not all of them are open through the month. Nightmare MagazineThis is an award-winning magazine of horror and dark fantasy; you can read more about them here. They publish fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. “We feature works spanning the broad…

Android Press: Accepting Submissions

Android Press is a new small press based in Eugene, Oregon. This is how they describe their mission: “uplifting author and creator voices from marginalized communities and the Global South, Android Press publishes science fiction, fantasy, and light horror specializing in climate fiction and the various -punk subgenres. We love stories that are rooted in…

34 Orchard: Now Seeking Submissions

34 Orchard is an online literary magazine that “takes you dark places.” They publish poetry and fiction that’s frightening, unnerving, or sad. They don’t focus on traditional dark genres such as horror; rather, they aim to publish anything that’s shadowy and intense. They especially like dark writing that brings the reader to deeper truths. 34…

Case Study: How Parental Death – The Ultimate Teen Guide Got Published

By Michelle Shreeve In 1993, I was nine years old and my mother died. There were hardly any books pertaining to the death of a mother to serve as a reference guide for me as a child to try and navigate my difficult loss. I had to try and navigate the death of my mother…