Issue Four Hundred Seventy

The Writing Project That Took a Quarter of a Century to Complete

By Lorraine Horsley I was 26 with a toddler at my toes when I sent off my first manuscript to a publisher. It was a fun picture book and I pitched it to the publisher that published the cute picture books that stood at the checkout of my local Woolworths store. It was rejected. This…

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in June 2022

These magazines accept fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They’re a mix of literary and genre markets, and not all of them are open through the month. Extra Teeth This is a Scottish magazine with an international outlook; they publish fiction and nonfiction. “We look for short stories that stick with you, lingering in the memory long…

Grub Street: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Grub Street is a small UK-based press, not to be confused with the creative writing center in Boston. Grub Street publishes nonfiction, but only in two niche markets. The books they publish are either on Cookery (recipes), or Military Aviation history. They are not interested in any nonfiction outside of these areas, or fiction at…

The Dread Machine: Now Seeking Submissions

The Dread Machine is a publisher of futuristic dark fiction, speculative fiction, slipstream, literary science fiction, and cyberpunk. They also like magical realism, dystopias and utopias, unconventional societies, and diverse protagonists. The Dread Machine is a selective publisher with a small staff, so they ask that authors send only their best writing. The Dread Machine…