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Ghost Orchid Press: Now Seeking Manuscript Queries

Ghost Orchid Press’ motto is “eye-catching horror, gothic & supernatural fiction”. They have published a number of interesting anthologies over the years, as well as books, and are currently open to novella submissions. They were established in 2021. The founding editor is Antonia Rachel Ward, and at this time no one else is listed on…

Haymaker: Now Seeking Submissions

Haymaker is a new online journal of writing and visual art. Produced by the graduate students at Kent State University in Ohio, Haymaker hopes to showcase local, national, and international authors while staying true to their roots: “Haymaker was founded as a magazine to reflect our small, Midwestern college town, surrounded by farms and nature,…

Setting the Scene for Your Story

By Emily-Jane Hills Orford Setting the scene is a vital part of bringing a story alive. Why? Quite simply put, it’s a matter of setting the stage and inviting the reader along to feel and experience what the characters are experiencing. Here’s a simple example of a setting: She must have made a wrong turn…

Entrepreneur Press: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Entrepreneur Press is part of Entrepreneur Media that focuses publishing books with “actionable solutions to help you excel in all your business”. The books they publish fall into three categories: Starting a business, running a business, and growing that business. They have been around for the last 40 years and now publish print, digital, and…

The Waxed Lemon: Now Seeking Submissions

The Waxed Lemon is a print publication featuring fiction, poetry, and visual art. Based in Ireland, they welcome both English and Irish language submissions. The Waxed Lemon publishes a wide range of styles, but they especially like literary writing (writing with keen attention to literary craft). You can read samples of the journal online to…

If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try A Little Less Sex

By Lisa Kusel I wrote the first draft of “Love Lies Here,” my fourth novel, in a six-week burst of inspiration. My then-agent had just submitted my memoir about my family’s disastrous move to Bali to a slew of publishers and I needed something to distract me from that tortuous “now we wait and see…

The Other Side of the Desk: Literary Agent Michael Mungiello

Most writers don’t have a clear idea of what it’s like to work in publishing. The many professionals who make publishing possible often work very hard, without much credit. Our goal with this article, and all of the articles in this series, is to give writers a more realistic idea of what it is actually…

Black Beacon Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Black Beacon Books is a small press that was established in 2013. It was founded in Australia, but since then has moved to Brittany, France. They publish mysteries, suspense, horror, and post-apocalyptic fiction. They have a Patreon, and regularly publish anthologies. In fact, they have two open calls for anthologies right now which you can…

Naugatuck River Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Naugatuck River Review is a print journal of narrative poetry. They are looking for poems that tell a story: “They can be stories of a moment or an experience, and can be personal, fictional or historical.” The editors like poetry in the tradition of poets like Patricia Smith, Philip Levine, and Alicia Ostriker. Naugatuck River…

So you want to run a Micropress (or just want to know what it’s like?)

By Elizabeth Davis So for whatever reason you have taken leave of common sense and sanity and decided that being an author was not enough. You want to run your own micropress. First, what is a micropress? Well, take a small press and then squish it down, to about two people running a business in…

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