June 13, 2024

Nine Manuscript Publishers Open to Direct Submissions This June, 2024

This list focuses on nine publishers we are excited about that are open to submissions this month. Some are only open for a short period of time, others will be open the whole month and beyond. Please note that if a publisher doesn’t have a specific submission window they can close at any time, and…

Prune Juice: Now Seeking Submissions of Senryu and Related Forms

Founded in 2009, Prune Juice is the longest-running literary journal completely dedicated to publishing English language Senryu and related forms, such as Kyoka, Haibun, Haiga, and Rengay. They aim to explore new frontiers of Senryu as an artform, and to publish the best they can find. Poems published in Prune Juice have appeared in prestigious…

How to Read Like a Published Author

I was a reader long before I was a writer. As a child I fell in love with books like The Balloon Tree, A Wrinkle in Time and Ramona Quimby, Age 8.  That love of books has never left me. When I was a teenager I remember being shocked by the fact that most of…

June 10, 2024

25 Approachable Literary Journals

Some journals accept a lot more submissions than others. Acceptance rates change all the time, so realize that over time these journals may become harder to get into. These are not the only publishers that are easy to get into, but they are a good place to start if your sole goal is to get…

June 6, 2024

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in June 2024

These magazines publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They’re a mix of literary and genre magazines. Not all are open through the month.   The Journal of Compressed Creative ArtsThey publish fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry, as long as it is compressed in some way.Deadline: 15 June 2024Length: Up to 600 wordsPay: $50Details here.(And, Canadian literary…

Channel: Now Seeking Submissions

Based in Ireland, Channel is a print journal that publishes writing about nature and the environment: “We publish work from Ireland and abroad that displays and celebrates the relationships between plant and animal life, landscape and humanity.” Founded in 2019 as a response to the climate crisis, Channel hopes to use literature to help restore…

What Novelists Should Do After Rejection

Having taught novel writing for many years now, one of the most common emails I receive from students and subscribers goes something like this: “Dear Emily, My novel has been through years of revisions now, and I’ve shopped it around to most agents and publishers. I could revise it one more time, but I’m not…

From the Blank Page to a Self-Published Novel

By Amy Glin The road to seeing my novel, G.O.D., self-published on Amazon (and other sites), was long and worth it. It began in 2008. I hit the publish button in 2024.  It took nine years to write and edit. I threw out the first 80 pages and the second 35, and then I found…

June 3, 2024

32 Themed Submission Calls and Contests for June 2024

These are themed calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the call themes are: red; monstrous; classic fairy tales; deadly Yellowstone; a brood of vampires; funny stories; and false memories.THEMED CALLS Mslexia: RedThey want work by women authors only. They accept fiction, poetry, nonfiction, fun stuff, as well as pitches for interviews…