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Fellowships, Residencies and Writing Scholarships for May 2022

by NmaHassan Muhammad The following opportunities all have varying deadlines, most fast approaching. Altman Writers of Color Scholarship The Hudson Valley Writers Center is dedicated to supporting the voices of writers of color. The Center encourages all writers of color based in the U.S. to apply for a scholarship to courses they feel will advance…

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in May 2022

These magazines pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are a mix of literary and genre markets. One Story They publish one short story per issue. They want literary fiction; “We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone.” They accept translations, as well. Regarding reprints, if…

Typos as Moral Failure: Persistent Gatekeeping in Writing

In the nine years I’ve worked for Authors Publish we’ve received many kind emails about typos, grammatical errors, and other related issues. We are always grateful to hear from people who point out a mistake we made in a thoughtful way. Even a “heads up, you meant to write rain and actually wrote reign”, is…

How I Published My Debut Book – Into the Dragon’s Lair: A Supernatural History of Wales

By Chris Saunders I’ll always remember the expression on the teacher’s face when I told him I wanted to be a writer. It was a look of amusement and mild shock, with maybe a touch of sympathy. Years later, it dawned on me that he probably thought I was being sarcastic. I wasn’t. I was…

Seven Exciting New Literary Journals

In my experience, there are many reasons to seek publication in journals that have been around for less than a year. When a literary journal is new, the editors tend to be a lot more passionate. I have gotten handwritten thank you cards from editors of new publications, something that has never happened when my…

How Teaching Writing Made Me a Better Writer

By Emily-Jane Hills Orford How many times have you heard that old adage: “He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches.” It’s from George Bernard Shaw’s Maxims for Revolutionists, which is usually published with his play, Man and Superman. Nothing could be further from the truth; teachers are not losers. In fact, there are a…

Opportunities Open to Submissions From Historically Underrepresented Voices this March

This is a new list we are trying, consisting of publishers that otherwise meet our guiding principles, but are only open to free submissions from historically under-represented writers. Some of these publications are open to a wide range of writers including writers of color, gender non-conforming and LGBTQ+ writers, and those living with disabilities. Some…

Writing Book Reviews to Promote Your Own Books

By Emily-Jane Hills Orford If you’ve written and published a book, you know the importance of book reviews, both good and bad (yes, bad reviews are important, too). But did you know that writing reviews of books you’ve read and publishing them on various sites is a great way to promote your own book(s)? It…

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in March 2022

These magazines publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry; a couple also publish other genres, like cross-genre work, and graphic narrative. They’re a mix of literary and genre markets. The Offing This magazine publishes work in various genres. They’re reading nonfiction for their ‘Insight’ section until 31st March – “Creative nonfiction that centers one’s personal experience against the…

Make More Money With an Audiobook

By Amanda Nicholson Making money as a self-published author isn’t always easy, but having your book available in more formats can help introduce readers to your work. One way of doing this is by having your book adapted into an audiobook. If you’re unsure how to do this, or think it might be too costly,…

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