Issue Four Hundred Six

Guernica Editions: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

Updated March 12th: In spite of not stating this on their website, Guernica makes it clear that they need additional funds to publish books by international authors, either through pre-agreed book purchases, and/or “external funding”. They say this is to make up for the money they would lose by not receiving funding by the Canadian…

Mojo: Now Seeking Submissions

Mojo is an online journal of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction published by Wichita State University. They’re looking for boundary-breaking work from both emerging and established authors. All writing published in Mojo is also considered for Wichita State’s annual print journal, Mikrokosmos, a publication that’s been around for over fifty years. They’ve published literary giants…

8 Mystery, Suspense, and Crime Fiction Markets Open Now

Apart from the highly popular Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, there are several magazines that publish mystery, suspense, and crime fiction. They have a range of tastes and requirements, from cozies to police procedurals to gritty crime. Here are some that are open now for submissions. They are in no…

Five Lessons Writers Can Learn From Fanfiction

By Cat Sole fanfiction: fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, film, etc. Up until last year, I had completely dismissed fanfiction. From my limited exposure to the art form, I was under the impression that it was poorly written, a waste of time, and was exclusively for…