Issue Three Hundred Sixty Four

Owl Canyon Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Owl Canyon Press is an independent publisher based out of Boulder, Colorado. They were founded in 2011. They publish fiction, nonfiction, young adult fiction, and works in translation. It’s easy to get a feel for what sort of work they publish by browsing their catalog. They have local distribution, but outside of Colorado, I suspect…

Miracle Monocle: Now Seeking Submissions

Helmed at the University of Louisville, Miracle Monocle is an established publisher of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. They also publish a broad range of experimental and hybrid work, and they actively seek flash and micro-fiction as well as work that can’t be categorized by traditional genres. They encourage unpublished and emerging authors to submit….

How the Coronavirus Turned My Puzzle Book Into an Amazon Bestseller

By Michael Wiesenberg Two years ago I assembled 105 Canadian-themed crossword puzzles that I published as an 8.5×11” soft cover book on Amazon’s self-publishing facility. The book did moderately well, until the coronavirus came along. A lot of people were finding themselves with a lot more time on their hands. In these times of self-isolating,…

Implementing Objective Correlative

By Sherry Shahan I recently helped facilitate a writing workshop focusing on revision. Most of the participants had agents and were widely published. Yet brows furrowed when I mentioned the literary device Objective Correlative. Simply put, an objective correlative is an object in a story with a symbolic purpose. It can be an everyday item…

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