April 15, 2024

45 Literary Journals Accepting Poetry

These literary magazines publish poetry of various kinds. Many of them also accept other genres, like fiction and nonfiction. Some journals pay writers, and a few of the calls are themed. Many, but not all, of them are open for submissions now. They are listed in no particular order. The National Poetry ReviewThe National Poetry…

April 11, 2024

Tyger Quarterly: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Tyger Quarterly is an online poetry journal, named after William Blake’s famous verse. They publish a wide variety of poetry by both emerging and established authors: “We like poetry, poems, poetics, and, most of all, poets.” They also sometimes publish interviews, and Issue 6 is composed of 10 interviews called “The Neo-Surrealist Interview Series.” Poets…

80 Opportunities for Historically Underrepresented Authors in April 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….

Creston Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Creston Books is small press focused on publishing picture books and select novels. They were founded in 2013 by Marissa Moss, the author of the Amelia’s Notebook series. Creston Books was established to fill a gap in the picture book market and to focus on diverse books. They have published many award-winning and banned books…

5 Ways You Could Be Rejecting Yourself as a Writer (And How Not To)

By Ratika Deshpande I’ve been writing for about eight years now, during which I’ve gone through several phases of rejecting my writing before others could do so. Over time, I’ve learned to recognise these thoughts and developed ways to fight them. Here they are: 1. You think you are not ready This thought is especially…

April 8, 2024

15 Places That Publish Writing About Writing and Publishing

It felt a little strange to put together this list because we generally focus on opportunities for creative writers, and most of these places only publish nonfiction, and not the creative kind. But they are still a great opportunity for creative writers in terms of promoting their work and their name. There are also lots…

April 4, 2024

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in April 2024

These magazines pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They’re a mix of literary and genre magazines. Not all are open through the month. Translunar Travelers LoungeThey want fun speculative fiction. “A fun story, at its core, is one that works on the premise that things aren’t all bad; that ultimately, good wins out. … Swashbuckling…

Delphinium Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Delphinium Books was founded in 1986 by Cecile Engel and Lori Milken. Their first anthology featured a wide range of authors including E.L. Doctorow, Grace Paley and Russell Banks. Today they focus on publishing literary fiction and the occasional work of nonfiction. You can get a feel for what they have recently published here. If…

Young Ravens Literary Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Young Ravens Literary Review is an online publisher of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. They publish a wide variety of writing from both emerging and established authors, but they’re especially interested in ephemera, fantasy, and “the sacred mundane”: “We want to know what haunts, inspires, maddens, and exalts you on our common journey through…

The Pub Crawl: My Journey to Traditional Publication

By Dr. Meryl Broughton The paths to publication are many and varied. Mine was a bit like a lurching tour of different venues, seeking the right ambience where I could find acceptance for my unusual manuscript. When I started out, I was fresh-faced, clear-thinking and naive. By the end I was a seasoned drinker, familiar…