Written by Emily Harstone April 28th, 2022

Announcing The Spring Recipients of Authors Publish Fund for Literary Journals

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

We selected the recipient of the fund using a random number generator. We are announcing the winners of the April, May, and June funds today. Due to a high rate of non-responses from literary journals that have applied for the fund, we’ve started to send out acceptances on a quarterly basis. The following wonderful journals are recipients of this quarters fund:

Fiery Scribe Review is an online literary journal created to amplify passionate voices internationally, through poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. It is run by undergraduates who see the need to embrace any compelling piece of art, except hardcore contents. Fiery Scribe Review is not a paying magazine, but they make their tri-annual issues freely available to the public in downloadable PDF. Browse their general submission guidelines here.

Black Poppy Review is a literary arts journal featuring free verse poetry, flash fiction, and mini-chapbook collections (Poppy Dreadfuls) of a darker nature. “All is not as it seems at Black Poppy. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Find the key. Unlock the creaky gate on rusted hinges. Explore the dilapidated, mossy grounds. Discover hidden paths and nooks which lead to words that linger and haunt–poems of abandonment, folklore, ghosts, isolation, magical realism, nature, weathering, wonder, and the otherwise forgotten.” You can get a feel for what they publish here.

805 Lit + Art is an award-winning lit mag that publishes debut and emerging writers, poets, and artists from around the world. 805 publishes work online through weekly mini-issues as well as two longer, special issues each year. Work from 805 has appeared in or been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions, Best Micofiction, and Best of the Net. The magazine was founded in 2015 by a public library in Florida and is now independently published by a team of librarians and writers. You can get a feel for what they publish here.
There are currently 4 literary journals on the application list, so if you run a journal that needs funding, don’t hesitate to apply (and make sure to add an email address you always check!). If you know of a journal that needs funding, please encourage the editor(s) to apply for the funding. If you applied earlier and have not heard from us, please email us at support@authorspublish.com. We are concerned that some editors added the wrong email address and that’s why we never heard from them.

We will announce our next recipients in the summer. Thank you to everyone who has applied.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2021 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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