Issue One Hundred Twenty Seven

3 Anthologies Seeking Submissions

Anthologies are a great way to get published. They tend to have better distribution and a longer shelf life than most literary journals. They also tend to pay their writers. Anthologies are generally focused on specific topics, so you either have to find one that matches your writing or you have to write a new…

The Poisoned Pencil: Now Accepting YA Manuscript Submissions

Poisoned Pencil Press is a publisher of young adult mystery novels. They are an imprint of the respected publisher Poisoned Pen Press, and they are both based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Poisoned Pencil Press is currently open to unsolicited submissions of manuscripts. They use the same easy to use online system (Submittable) for authors as…

Failbetter: Now Accepting Submissions

Failbetter is an online journal of prose and poetry launched in 2000 with the aim of publishing writing that’s as unique as the writers who make it. It’s a writer’s journal, driving experimentation by fueling writers with author interviews, blog posts about the writing life, and discussions about the contemporary literary community. They like work…

3 Promotional Tools I’m Not Ignoring Anymore

When I first dived into the world of independent publishing, I was extremely naive about the amount of time, effort, and money needed to successfully promote my books. I started slowly, and have only recently started to pick up my pace. This is all thanks to the advice, support and shared content of other authors….

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