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Agora Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Update April 28th 2024: They have closed their doors along with Polis Books. All that we know is shared in an update to the Polis Review. Agora Books is a  diversity-focused imprint of Polis Books, devoted to crime and noir fiction. In 2018, Publishers Weekly published this article about the initiative, and in 2019 Agora…

Faultline: Now Seeking Submissions

Faultline is a journal of fiction poetry, translations, and visual art, produced by graduate students at the University of California Irvine. They publish both emerging and established authors from around the world, and writing published in Faultline has gone on to win the Pushcart Prize. Faultline was established in 1992, and since then they’ve published…

5 Ways to Make Revision Easier

By Ratika Deshpande Revision often feels like an insurmountable task and can take much longer than actually writing the first draft of a story or novel. Here are some ways to make the process easier: Take a break to distance yourself from the story (and relax) I start the revision process as soon as I’m…

Opportunities for Historically Underrepresented Writers 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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