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September 1, 2017

Why You Should Start Submitting This September

“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged… I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.” Erica Jong Starting to submit your work to literary journals is a hard task.  Before you…

June 10, 2016

31 Romance Publishers That Accept Submissions Without an Agent

Updated January 31st 2018 As ebook readers have grown more popular, the publishing market has changed significantly. This has had a huge impact on the self-publishing industry. The media talks about this shift all the time. However, they often neglect to mention the huge impact it has had on the romance publishing industry. There are…

May 2, 2016

15 Publishers of Mystery Novels That Accept Submissions Without an Agent

The crime novel is the great moral literature of our time.” JEAN-PATRICK MANCHETTE   “Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it’s a letdown, they won’t buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book.” MICKEY SPILLANE Mystery…

April 14, 2016

Seven Christian Publishers Open To Submissions

The following seven publishers all focus primarily on publishing Christian books for Christian audiences. Some are non-fiction publishers, some are fiction publishers. All are open to unsolicited submissions. Actually, it is important to note that most Christian publishers are open to unsolicited submissions, so if you read a Christian book that you like, look up…

March 1, 2016

How to Submit Your Poetry for Publication

If you’re ready to get your poetry published in literary journals, then you’re going to need to go through the process of submitting your work. This article will guide you through the most important step in the process so that you can start submitting your work, and get published. What is that step? Putting together…

November 12, 2015

Three Anthologies Seeking Submissions

The following three anthologies are all on very different themes. All three are great opportunities for authors to be published in print. Untitled Doll Anthology Terrapin Books is publishing an anthology of poems about dolls. They are accepting submissions until December 15th. Please submit via email 3-5 poems about dolls. Include a 50-75 word bio…

July 22, 2015

8 Essential Articles for Self Published Authors

This collection of articles contains comprehensive, thoughtful advice for self published authors by self published authors. The articles in this collection focus on giving concrete advice and encouragement for self published authors. Eleven Ways to Build an Audience for Your Writing Eleven concrete steps to take to develop an audience for your writing, not just…

July 9, 2015

The Sea of Tranquility: A Self Publishing Success Story

The Sea of Tranquility was initially self published by Katja Millay in 2012. Within only three weeks of being self published the novel was picked up by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. It went on to win the American Library Association’s Alex Award & A School Library Journal Best Book of the…

May 8, 2015

The Top 20 Publishers for New Authors

Updated October 2020 The writing market can be overwhelming, particularly for new authors who do not have a history of past publication. It is important to note that no legitimate established presses specifically look for unpublished authors. The presses on this list were chosen because they have published a number of debut books before. Also,…

May 7, 2015

Two Anthologies Now Accepting Submissions

Anthologies are a great opportunity to get your writing into bookstores. They generally have a wider distribution than literary journals and they have a longer shelf life. Anthologies are also a great way to establish a relationship with a publisher. Below are two opportunities to get your work published in an anthology. Each of these…

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