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Quirk Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

This Philadelphia based press publishes just 25 books a year in a whole range of genres, from children’s books to nonfiction to science fiction. Unlike most publishers that tackle a large range of topics, Quirk Books has a clear marketing plan and to a certain degree their books have a cohesive feel, because they all…

Cider Press Review: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Cider Press Review is a well-established publisher of poetry, founded in 1999. While they started as a print publication, they now publish online six times each year, in February, April, June, August, October, and December.  They publish a wide range of forms and styles from both emerging and established authors. They’re simply looking for the…

The Importance of Knowing What You Want from a Publisher

Authors seeking to get their first manuscript published all have different goals. For some authors, any press will do, even if they have to pay for publication to happen (although I highly encourage you to self-publish through Amazon or another print-on-demand company, if that is the case). Other authors are interested in presses that have…

Opportunities Open to Submissions From Historically Underrepresented Voices this February

This is a new list we are trying, consisting of publishers that otherwise meet our guiding principles, but are only open to free submissions from historically under-represented 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. Some…