Issue Five Hundred Sixteen

Blue River Press: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Blue River Press is a publisher based in Indianapolis. They released their first book in 2004 and have now published over 200 titles, mostly nonfiction, and now appear to be open to fiction submissions. They have distribution through the Cardinal Publishers Group, and their books are available in bookstores, libraries, as well as gift shops….

Small Wonders Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Small Wonders Magazine is a new online publisher of narrative poetry and flash fiction. They primarily publish fantasy and science fiction; they also publish horror. Small Wonders is looking for writing that invites the reader into the wonder of other worlds. To get a sense of what they publish, you can read their first issue…

My Path to Publication

By Jane Lo I’ve always loved to write stories. Prior to 2020, I had written a few short stories and personal essays – and when I was in high school, had even written a long, meandering tale I liked to think of as a ‘novella’ – but it wasn’t until January 2020 that I really…

Opportunities for Historically Underrepresented Authors this April

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….

8 Tips for Making Your True Story Come Alive

By Emily-Jane Hills Orford I have always loved apples, applesauce and cooking with apples. It’s all rooted in a fond memory that makes a great story, well worth the telling and sharing multiple times over. But, to just say I like to make applesauce isn’t enough. I am a storyteller, after all, and even my…

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