Issue Four Hundred Ninety

Blackwater Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Blackwater Press is a new small press based in West Virginia, with an international team of editors. They also run an editorial consultancy, but when I reached out to the press directly the editors informed me that they did not direct writers submitting to the press to their editorial services and that they don’t accept…

Lavender Bones Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Lavender Bones is a new online magazine of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. They’re interested in writing that explores the themes of growth, change, and persistence: “…like flowers blooming after the harshest of winters, or how our skeletons and memories exist long after we are gone.” They want to read writing about the cycles of life…

Flash Fiction: Packing a Lot into a Little

By David Galef What’s under 1,000 words and read all over? Flash fiction. You can change the limit to 500, around 300 for micro fiction, and even less for tiny miniatures like hint fiction (25 words or fewer) and nanofiction, which is the length of an old-style tweet, 140 characters, including the spaces. The principle…

Opportunities Open to Submissions From Historically Underrepresented Voices This October

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….