Issue Five Hundred Two

Oxford University Press: Now Accepting Proposals and Manuscript Submissions

Oxford University Presses, like most university presses, is open to direct submissions. It has much better distribution systems than most university presses. They publish nonfiction with an academic focus on a wide range of subjects. They are open to proposals and manuscripts. Their website is much more thorough in terms of helping outline how the…

Spank the Carp: Now Seeking Submissions

Spank the Carp is an established online publication of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They publish approachable writing that appeals to a broad audience, and they avoid writing that’s pretentious or frustratingly perplexing. They aim to, “invite readers to wade into the literary stream, not make them afraid of water for fear it’s too cold.” Since…

How Writers Can Benefit From Attending Local Book Fairs and Comic Cons

 By Ellen Levitt         I live in a city that plays host to lots of fun events that can also be beneficial to my writing career. There are free events such as book festivals and pricier gatherings such as Comic Con. Both types of events provide me with opportunities for schmoozing with magazine, website and book…

New Year, New Opportunities for Writers in January 2023

It’s a brand new year! As we go forward with our resolutions, we hope we will achieve our writing and publishing goals. On the January list, we’ve included open calls – reproduced from their respective websites – in journalism, book prizes, and other opportunities available to all disciplines which may include Creative Writing, Journalism or…