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Five Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in December 2022

These magazines accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, as well as translations. They’re a mix of literary and genre magazines. Fieldnotes They are reading submissions for their fifth issue. “We are seeking non-conforming submissions: ideas in transition, poetry in translation, collaborations and conversations, works between genres, between fiction and theory, between text and image, new poetic…

Orbis Books: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Orbis Books was founded in 1970, and they are the publishing arm Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, a Catholic organization of leaders in religious publishing since 1970. Within that scope they publish a wide range of books on prayer, spirituality, Catholic life, theology, mission and current affairs. The work they publish tries to encompass “the global…

Armstrong Literary: Now Seeking Submissions

Armstrong Literary is an online journal published by the The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation program. They aim to showcase a diverse range of voices, “a multiplicity of cultures, languages, and experiences.”  They also aim to push the boundaries of language by featuring hybrid and experimental writing alongside other literary work….

Writing Believable Dialogue

Emily-Jane Hills Orford How realistic is the dialogue in your stories? Does it set the mood of the scene? Describe the characters? Add backstory? Help the story move forward? A story without dialogue can be very dry and quickly lose readers’ attention. But, a story with unrealistic dialogue will also turn them away. In the…

Yale University Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions & Book Proposals

Yale University Press (YUP), like most university presses, is open to direct submissions and manuscript proposals. Yale University Press was established in 1908. You can learn more about their history here, and can see their current catalog here. When you submit to YUP, submit to only one editor. The editors are listed here. Please do…

Heimat Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Heimat Review is a new online quarterly of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. “Heimat” means home, and Heimat Review aims to create a home for insightful writing: “It is a journal of treehouses and chipped coffee mugs; creaky floors and dusty corners. A place to tape your work to the kitchen fridge.” They’re looking for writing…

Where Do I Start?

By Emily-Jane Hills Orford This question, where do I start, usually refers to the writing process. Writers are good with ideas, good with sorting through the mesh of plot patterns, characters, setting and how one visions the story unfolding. Writers are told it’s best to begin with a plot map, although many, like me, dive…

Prestel: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Prestel is an imprint of Penguin Random House that focuses on art, architecture, design, and photography. If you’ve been to more than one major art gallery opening in the past decade in North America, chances are you’ve encountered one of their many exhibit catalogues. Their logo was immediately familiar to me for this reason. The…

BlueHouse Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

BlueHouse Journal is a Canadian publisher of poetry and creative nonfiction, as well as experimental and hybrid forms. They are “focused on the construction of the written self,” and they aim to explore the use of “I” in writing. To get a sense of what they publish, you can read past issues online. BlueHouse was…

Opportunities Open to Submissions From Historically Underrepresented Voices This November

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….

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