Issue Three Hundred Four

Seventh Street Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED October 2022: Their website is not working and issuing a security warning. It’s been down for less than a week, so it may just be a temporary issue, but it could be a sign of larger issues. Seventh Street Books started out as the mystery imprint of the established nonfiction publisher Prometheus Books. But…

Glintmoon: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal of short poetry—ten lines or fewer—Glintmoon casts a big spotlight on micro verse. They aim to showcase a broad spectrum of voices, and they’re especially interested in work that presents race, gender, sexuality, identity, and disability in a unique light. They’re looking for unexpected, unapologetic poems that redefine micro poetry. They…

The Top Ten Complaints from Book Reviewers

By TN Wesley What ticks off your readers? What would make someone never want to read your work again?  Knowing this information can help you avoid doing anything to antagonize your readers. To find out what rubs readers the wrong way, I combed through several Amazon.com book reviews and came up with a compilation of…