July 22, 2024

35 Magazines Accepting Book Reviews

These magazines and websites publish reviews of books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Many also publish other genres, like fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and art. Some of these magazines pay. Many, but not all, are open for submissions now. They’re listed in no particular order.   The Los Angeles Review of BooksThey publish new reviews,…

July 17, 2024

Icebreakers Lit: Now Seeking Submissions

Icebreakers Lit is all about collaboration. They publish collaborative poetry, flash writing, fiction, creative nonfiction, and “everything else”—written by two or more authors. Also, when requested, they help to pair authors for collaborations: “Icebreakers is about fostering connection within the lit community.” Icebreakers Lit also loves meaningful chaos and unbridled creativity. They like surprising writing…

79 Opportunities for Historically Underrepresented Authors in July 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….

The Pros and Cons of Morning Pages

By Gayle O’Brien Kennedy At some stage in most writers’ journeys, “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron finds its way onto their radar. First published in 1992, it is often considered the indispensable workbook for turning the intention to write into the act itself. At its heart are morning pages. If you’re unfamiliar with morning…

July 15, 2024

Is Your Manuscript Reader-Ready? Your Query Can Tell You!

By Julie Artz There’s a reason I advise my book coaching clients to write their query before they draft their full manuscript, and it’s not so that they’re ready to query agents or editors as soon as the first draft is done. A good query letter: And if you can do that, you likely have…

July 11, 2024

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in July 2024

These magazines pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They’re a mix of literary and genre magazines. KeliedotropeTheir website says, “Kaleidotrope publishes predominantly speculative fiction and poetry—science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but also compelling work that blurs the lines between these and falls outside of neat genre categories. (Man does not live on space ships, elves,…

Litmosphere: Now Seeking Submissions

Litmosphere is an online journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and flash writing. The journal is published by Charlotte Lit Press, an imprint of Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, a nonprofit in North Carolina. Litmosphere wants the process of submitting to be positive and connective, regardless of the outcome: “We’ve envisioned Litmosphere as an oasis in…

Misheard Inspiration: Turning Mistakes Into Writing Opportunities

By Ellen Levitt Have you ever misheard lyrics to songs? Lines of dialogue in a TV show or film? The tagline of a commercial or jingle? If you have, you might be embarrassed; you might laugh it off; and you might even turn it into fodder for your writing. For all my musical knowledge, I’ve…

July 8, 2024

26 Literary Journals with Fast Response Times

It is good to start out by submitting your work to literary journals that have fast response times. It is rewarding to hear back from journals within a month, rather than a year later, when you have forgotten all about them. Submitting to journals with fast response times helps keep you motivated. All of these…

July 4, 2024

Nine Manuscript Publishers Open to Direct Submissions This July 2024

This list focuses on nine publishers that 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,…

Blue Unicorn: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Blue Unicorn is long-running and well-loved print poetry journal. Founded in 1977, the journal has been published for almost 50 years. And since its inception it has welcomed both free verse and formal poetry with equal enthusiasm. Blue Unicorn especially appreciates formal poems that seem effortless (even though they require a great deal of effort…

What People Don’t Tell You About Writing a Memoir

By Liz Alterman Writing a memoir is a wonderful way to capture your experiences, imbue them with meaning, and share them with others—whether you choose to keep your audience limited to friends and family or pursue a more traditional route, hoping your work reaches the masses. There’s no shortage of articles about the challenges of…

Our New Publishing Schedule

A few months ago we announced that we were moving away from releasing weekly reviews of manuscript publishers. You can learn more about this here. Since then, we have worked out a new publishing schedule. Because we are trying to be as transparent as possible as a company, I’m sharing it below. It also might…

July 1, 2024

35 Themed Submissions Calls and Contests for July 2024

These are themed calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the call themes are: seaside gothic; Halloween; black cats; false memories; madame, don’t forget your sword; mafia horror; mystery stories; cowboy up; demagogues; ghost stories; pirate horror; holidays as a parent.    THEMED CALLSSans. Press: The Garden AnthologyThey want fiction. “In the…