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February 18, 2021

How to Write a Third Person Biographical Statement

When you read submission guidelines, which vary from literary journal to literary journal, almost all of them will require that you include a brief biographical statement (or bio). Usually they require that the bio is in the third person and to be 50 words or less. These bios are tricky to write. It is hard…

February 11, 2021

The Truth About Copyright and Creative Writing

I am not a copyright lawyer. I would never claim to be. But I am a writer, a writer whose work has been published widely, so I have figured out a thing or two about how copyright does and does not work. This article focuses mainly on copyright in terms of literary journals, but it…

February 4, 2021

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Writing Habit

Holly Garcia This past year was a trip. Remote work became a thing for many, parents became teachers overnight, and many of us found ourselves putting our writing on the back burner. Now that you are adjusting to your new normal, it seems the perfect time to get back to your writing project.  You established…

January 28, 2021

26 International Literary Journals

The bulk of the journals we review are based in North America, with a smattering in the UK. Although we sometimes seek out and include international journals, the bulk of the journals we’ve reviewed are in these two regions. All of the journals in this list are not in either of these regions. They span…

January 7, 2021

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in January 2021

These markets pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they’re open in January. Also see this list for themed (and paying) submission calls that are open now. Nashville ReviewThis literary magazine accepts fiction, nonfiction (memoir excerpts, essays, and imaginative meditations), translations, poetry, and comics in January, May, and September. Submissions for literary comics and featured…

December 30, 2020

8 Paying Fiction Markets Open For Brief Submission Periods In January 2021

January is an exciting month, as several journals will open their doors for submissions during the month. These magazines/journals pay for fiction, and they are all scheduled to open for a limited period during January 2021. A few also accept other genres, like nonfiction and poetry. Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresThis speculative fiction magazine publishes…

What to Do While You Are Waiting for Publication

By Jenny England Publishing is a slow and often long-drawn-out process. So, if your goal is to see your words in print out there for the entire world to read, you will need to strap yourself in and prepare for what can be a stressful but ultimately satisfying ride. Waiting can be one of the…

December 23, 2020

The Two Most Important Things You Need to Do to Have Your Manuscript Taken Seriously

Submitting is often an overwhelming process, and we have published hundreds articles about the various aspects involved, but sometimes when I am feeling most overwhelmed I remind myself of the two most important things any author must do to have their work seriously considered. The first is to have a well written and polished manuscript….

December 17, 2020

Simple Ways to Generate New Writing Ideas

By Christine M. Estel Approximately five years ago, while perusing the office and stationery supplies in Marshalls, I stumbled upon a book entitled, 642 Things to Write About, priced at under $15.00, and I bought it without really studying the contents. When I got home and looked inside, I saw no page numbers, but I…

December 10, 2020

10 Markets for Literary Fiction in December 2020

These 10 magazines accept literary fiction, and they are open for submissions now. Many of them accept other genres too, like non-fiction and poetry, and some outlets pay writers. Apart these, several premier (and paying) literary magazines that accept literary fiction are also open for submissions now. These include AGNI, Bennington Review, Grain Magazine, Ninth…

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