Issue Four Hundred Twenty One

Abingdon Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Founded in the 1920s, Abingdon Press is a cross-denominational religious publisher. They are an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, which as been in operation since 1789.  They offer a wide variety of products, including books (Christian living, academic, leadership), church supply items, church program resources, curriculum resources, and a host of other print…

Dead Fern Press: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal based in Michigan, Dead Fern Press is seeking poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. Their artistically designed webspace, featuring naturalistic line art, hints at an edgy aesthetic. You can read the journal online to get a sense of what they publish. Dead Fern Press holds three open submission periods each year:…

The Benefits of Building a Street Team

By Aliya Hall Now that your book’s release date is on the horizon, how do you promote it while balancing those last minute publishing details? Marketing is always a challenge and it’s even harder to do if you’re an indie author, which is why creating a street team is crucial to getting eyes on your…