Issue Four Hundred Twenty Six

Blair: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Blair is a nonprofit press combining the lists of Carolina Wren Press and John F. Blair, Publisher. To learn more about the history of both presses which merged in 2018, go here. Based in the South, with roots in North Carolina, they strive to publish quality writing with a focus on authors and subjects historically…

First Frost: Now Seeking Submissions

First Frost is a biannual print journal of haiku and senryu, published by Ambidextrous Bloodhound Press. With a contemporary take on these traditional poetic forms, First Frost accepts one, two, and three line poems with various syllable counts, alongside poems written with the familiar 5-7-5 construction. First Frost aims to showcase the poems they publish…

The Key to Effectively Utilizing Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs)

By Aliya Hall Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) are a helpful tool for authors to jumpstart the reader review process, which is crucial to help get new releases noticed. Traditional publishers often release a set number of ARCs to book bloggers or reviewers to help raise awareness and hype for upcoming books, and for indie authors…