Issue Four Hundred Eighty One

Welbeck Publishing Group: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated January 2024: They were recently acquired by Hachette UK and appear to no longer be open to direct submissions. Welbeck Publishing Group was formerly known as the Carlton Publishing Group. It is a London-based independent book publisher of fiction, non-fiction, gift and children’s books. It was established in 2019. They have good international distribution…

The Paterson Literary Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Paterson Literary Review, in print since 1979, is an established and respected publisher of poetry, fiction, and memoir. The journal has retained a single editor, Maria Mazziotta Gillan, throughout its entire publishing history of over forty years. Throughout those years, the journal has published many iconic authors such as Allen Ginsberg, Phillip Levine, Galway…

How to Create Realistic Writing Goals

By Aliya Bree Hall When starting a manuscript, most writers are already thinking ahead to the finish line — being published. Although publishing is an excellent overarching goal to strive for, it shouldn’t be the only goal that you have as a writer. At the start of your novel, publishing feels like such a distant…

55 Opportunities Open to Submissions From Historically Underrepresented Voices This August

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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