Issue Three Hundred Eighteen

Penmore Press: Closed

UPDATED September 2020: They haven’t published anything yet this year and appear to be defunct Penmore is an Arizona-based independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction from emerging and established authors. They are open to most genres of fiction, according to their site, but based on their current releases I would say they lean solidly towards…

Backchannels: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online quarterly dedicated to creating a network of reciprocity between writers and readers, Backchannels is seeking submissions for their Fall issue. A backchannel is a hidden information pathway; in linguistics, it’s also gesture intended to encourage another to continue speaking. Backchannels literary magazine aims to serve both purposes. They hope to create a…

The Problem of Traditional Publishers With Vanity Presses

Vanity presses have been around for a long time. They charge writers significant amounts of money to get a book published, offering services such as editing, design, and marketing, often for many thousands of dollars. I have many problems with vanity presses in general. More recently, there has been a recent trend of vanity presses…