Written by Emily Harstone April 1st, 2021

Announcing the Seventh and Eighth Winners of the Authors Publish Fund for Writers

In September 2020, we started a new fund for literary journals. You can learn all about this fund here.

We selected the recipient of the fund using a random number generator. We are announcing the winners of both the March and April fund today.

Thank you to everyone who has applied.

Journals who have already submitted themselves for consideration will be considered in future draws as well. There is no need to resubmit.

The Shoutflower is a print journal of writing and art and the seventh winner of our fund. They are currently closed to submissions but ask that authors check back in May.

This is how they describe themselves “The Shoutflower is a vision of gritty romance. We believe that art should be beautiful, but not quietly beautiful. We believe in beauty that screams.”

The eighth winner of the fund is The Iman Collective, which publishes works that explore the Muslim identity, works that explore Islamic issues or the lives of Muslims. Their submission for issue 3 opens on April 13. They will be accepting fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction works.

The Iman Collective is a project of The Muslim Write Initiative whose mission is ‘to publish and promote literature and texts that are inclusive to Muslim readers without misrepresentation or stereotype.”

There are currently fourteen literary journals on the application list, so if you run a journal that needs funding, don’t hesitate to apply. If you know of a journal that needs funding, please encourage the editor(s) to apply for the funding.

We will select our ninth recipient in May.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2020 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.


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