Issue Two Hundred Thirty Eight

Nosy Crow: Now Accepting Submissions

Update April 14, 2022: They are close to submissions for the time being, although they try to have open submission periods for BIPOC writers at least once a year. Nosy Crow is a UK-based publisher of children’s books and apps aimed at children. They accept international submissions from all over, but everyone outside of the…

(b)OINK: Now Seeking Submissions

(b)OINK is a monthly online magazine publishing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. They launched in January, 2017, and have gained in reputation and readership throughout the year. They are looking for writing that doesn’t apologize, and is thrill-seeking literature with poor boundaries. They like experiments, secrets, and bleeding hearts. They like to be turned upside…

A Tale of Two Book Launches

By Susan Sundwall A few years ago, I realized a lifetime dream with the launch of my first mystery novel. I took the traditional route and partnered with a beloved local bookstore, one of the last in our area. Everything was handled by the owners and I was beyond pleased when almost sixty of my…

8 Reasons Why Writing Is The Best Thing Ever

Writing is a tough business at times. It is hard work, financially crippling, and a path filled with self-doubt. Writers often complain of low incomes, and lack of support. Not to mention non-existent critical acclaim. All these things are true, of course, but let’s also not forget how much fun writing is. Putting the negatives…