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Small Town Girl: Actively Seeking Manuscript Queries

Brother Mockingbird Publishing is a small independent press committed to discovering writers from the American South, but they are also open to good fiction, regardless of where the author is based. They were founded in 2018. They publish a wide range of genres including women’s fiction, historical fiction, romance, mystery (including thrillers and cozies), upmarket,…

Mysterion: Seeking Submissions till July 31st

Mysterion is a Christian-themed speculative fiction e-zine that is currently seeking quality speculative fiction with Christian characters, themes, or cosmology.  They are open to submissions till July 31st 2021. They have two reading periods every year, one in January and one in July. They are run by a husband and wife team and have a…

Light: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Light is one of the oldest and best-recognized journals of light verse: humorous poetry, witty and well-crafted. Their mission is to “restore humor, clarity, and pleasure to the reading of poems.” You can read past issues online to get a sense of what they publish. Light is published twice a year online, and each issue…

Getting Past Author Angst

By Colin Newton Creativity can be counterintuitive. You might have experienced that in the creative process, like when ideas spring from the most unlikely places, but it can appear in the results too. One would think finishing a big piece of writing would result in a flood of positive emotions – happiness, pride or at…