Issue Four Hundred Sixteen

Laurence King: Now Accepting Proposals

UPDATED May 2022: They appear to have closed to unsolicited submissions permanently. Founded in 1991 in London, Laurence King focuses on publishing books and gifts on the creative arts. They have international distribution and recognition. They are open to proposals for books or gift products for adults, students and children. They focus particularly on the following…

Cicada: Now Seeking Submissions

Based in Hong Kong, Cicada is a new international literary journal publishing writing that is “generative, nuanced, experimental, and inclusive.” They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and international writing in translation. They’re especially interested in writing that offers a transnational perspective or comments on the global narrative. They want to read writing by everyone, from everywhere,…

To Self-Publish or to Not Self-Publish, That Is the Question

By Holly Garcia When I first started writing my poetry collection, it didn’t occur to me to publish it traditionally. From the moment I decided I was going put it out there, I wanted to do it myself. I’d seen countless people saying their experience with self-publishing was a breeze.  I’m a do-it-yourself baker, party…