Issue Four Hundred Ninety Eight

Dancing Lemur Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Dancing Lemur Press is a small US Press that has been actively publishing work since 2009. They are based in North Carolina and seem to regularly participate in local events. They don’t have active distribution, which is to say that although they are distributed with Ingram, Ingram is not actively involved in placing their books…

Ballast: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Ballast is a brand-new online poetry journal. They hope to showcase a broad range of poetic forms, including long poems, visual poems, translations, and more. And they’re open to all styles. They just want poetry that makes an impact and makes meaning: “Send us your ports in the storm. Send us your storms.” Ballast hasn’t…

When Less is More: The Art of Flash Fiction

By Emily-Jane Hills Orford “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” This is one of the most quoted six-word stories in history. It’s believed to have been written by Ernest Hemingway sometime in the 1920s, as a bet to prove that he could write a complete short, very short story. Since this oft-quoted short short, countless…

Opportunities Open to Submissions From Historically Underrepresented Voices This December

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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