Issue Four Hundred Forty

woolgathering: Now Seeking Submissions

Updated November 4th 2021 4 pm: Their website is currently down due to too many visitors. Please do not visit the link at this time. woolgathering is a new journal established in 2021 and based in the Philippines.  Their goal is to publish new and established writers from around the world. They publish art, prose,…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in November 2021

These markets pay for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Most are open for submissions now; one is scheduled to open for submissions later this month.   Escape Artists: PodCastle and Cast of Wonders Apart from their CatsCast submission call (which closes in 2022), two magazines in the Escape Artists suite are open/will open submissions…

Case Study: How Claudette on the Keys Got Published

By Joanne Culley  The story I’d been working on had gone through multiple evolutions, from a strictly factual account, to a blend of fact and fiction, until it had reached the point where I was calling it a novel. The story was loosely based on the lives of my grandparents, a two-piano four-hands team who…

Sourcebooks Casablanca: Now Seeking Manuscript Queries

Sourcebooks is a major independent publisher in the US whom we have reviewed here. Sourcebooks was founded in 1987, and in 1996 Sourcebooks Casablanca joined the family.  Three other imprints followed. They have major distribution and good covers. While their other fiction imprints open and close to unagented submissions, they are almost always open  to…