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49 Manuscript Publishers with Geographic Restrictions

All of the presses on this list meet all but one of our guiding principles. All of these presses only accept work from writers with a specific geographic region or nationality, some have very strict limitations, and others are more lenient. Because of that, we have never reviewed these presses, but they are still good…

35 Themed Submissions Calls for August 2022

These are themed submission calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some themes are: creepy railway tales; cats; dogs; funny stories; from the depths (sea fantasy and intrigue); ominous visitors from deep space; speculative humor; nostalgia; oceans; joy is resistance; unravel; and Sherlock Holmes. Please see this list for a few more upcoming deadlines….

How to Find the Right Agent for Your Book

Researching agents can be a time-consuming process, but I would never submit to an agent without first doing significant research. To me, research is the most important step of the submission process. It is vital because there is no point going through all the work of writing your manuscript and submitting, just to end up…

32 Magazines that Publish Flash Fiction

These magazines publish flash fiction; a few also publish micros. Many of them publish longer work too, as well as other genres, like nonfiction and poetry. Most, but not all, of these are open for submissions now. They are a mix of genre and literary outlets, and listed in no particular order. The Offing They…

What is a Chapbook + 9 Chapbook Publishers

Chapbooks are very small books, usually no more than 30 pages in length, 50 at the most. They frequently have no spine and are often bound with staples. They have been around for a long time, at least since the 16th century, when they were associated with fiction, but now they almost always function as…

Literary Journals Focused on Limited Demographics

This list focuses on a wide variety of journals that are seeking specific kinds of writers, including older writers, Italian Americans, veterans and their families, women writers, and Southern writers. Some of these limitations are geographic, some are not. Some publications have stricter guidelines than others. Not all are currently open to submissions but most…

41 Themed Submission Calls for July 2022

Here are some themed calls and contests/grants for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: hidden realms, survival horror, buried treasure, never cheat a witch, dark highways, music, museum piece, telepathy, family, thoughts & prayers, Shakespeare unleashed, and quest. Also see this list – a few outlets have themed submission deadlines coming up….

22 Magazines that Publish Writing by Children and Teens

The following is a list of literary journals and magazines that publish writing by children and teenagers. Some of them accept submissions from adults – and all of them accept submissions from youth of various ages. Not all of them are currently open to submissions, but most are. Children Stone Soup This magazine by and…

25 Magazines Accepting Creative Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction can encompass many kinds of writing including memoir, personal and literary essays, and narrative writing. It deals with a vast array of topics – memory, culture, travel, literature, food, race, illness, the environment, and much more, and can incorporate a range of forms and styles. The magazines/outlets in this list all accept creative…

24 Journals Open to Publishing Reprints

Publishing your work is wonderful. Even though my work has been published hundreds of times, I still get excited every time a new publication containing my work gets released. However, once you have published a short story or a poem, most literary journals are not interested in publishing it again. After all, it has already…

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