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How Writers Can Benefit From Attending Local Book Fairs and Comic Cons

 By Ellen Levitt         I live in a city that plays host to lots of fun events that can also be beneficial to my writing career. There are free events such as book festivals and pricier gatherings such as Comic Con. Both types of events provide me with opportunities for schmoozing with magazine, website and book…

New Year, New Opportunities for Writers in January 2023

It’s a brand new year! As we go forward with our resolutions, we hope we will achieve our writing and publishing goals. On the January list, we’ve included open calls – reproduced from their respective websites – in journalism, book prizes, and other opportunities available to all disciplines which may include Creative Writing, Journalism or…

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in January 2023

These magazines publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they’re a mix of literary and genre outlets. Not all of them are open through the month. Solarpunk Magazine They publish solarpunk fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Nonfiction/essay submissions are accepted year-round; fiction and poetry are open periodically. Deadline: 14 January 2023 Length: 1,500-7,500 words for fiction; 1,000-2,000…

Tin House: Accepting Manuscript Submissions Soon

Tin House is an established and respected small press. They used to be responsible for one of the most respected and established literary journals, although that closed a few years ago. They still run residencies, workshops, and bookstore in Portland, Oregon. They still publish a wide variety of respected and admired books, including some bestsellers….

Enchanted Lion: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Enchanted Lion is a children’s book publisher based in Brooklyn that was founded in 2003. You can learn more about their team here. Their books are well designed, engaging, and have great covers. Many of the books they have published have been featured in the New York Times, and won awards. They are well distributed…

Presence Haiku Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Presence is an established and selective publisher of haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, and other related short-form poetry. As Britain’s foremost independent haiku journal, they are looking for quality writing. They publish both emerging and established haiku authors. Presence is published three times a year in print. They also publish selections from the journal online. Each…

No Sweat Marketing

By Michael Barrington Marketing one’s books can at times appear to be a daunting task. Like most authors I have a well-developed plan which includes good use of social media, a solid website from which I also blog, make an occasional presentation and promote my books by writing articles for various magazines. But over the…

BearManor Media: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

BearManor Media is a independent press that focuses on publishing nonfiction books about the entertainment industry. This includes work about radio, old movie, or television genre. This is how the founding editor describes what they are currently seeking: We’d love to see books on voice actors, Muppet/Sesame Street performers, Harry Morgan, Victor Buono, Frank Nelson,…

Chaotic Merge: Now Seeking Submissions

Chaotic Merge is a print and online publication featuring poetry, fiction, nonfiction, flash writing, screenplays/plays, artwork, and short films. Their name reflects both the writing process—the act of merging thoughts to create order from chaos—and their own publishing process—the act of gathering diverse voices to create each issue of Chaotic Merge. Chaotic Merge was established…

14 Myths About Writers

What does it mean to be a writer? People have strong opinions. Many of them are true, many are wrong. There are so many false assumptions, clichés, and myths out there surrounding writers. Some of these myths contain some level of truth, others are nothing but rumors and a singular memorable example. Here are 14…

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