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37 Themed Submission Calls for Writers for October, 2022

Here are some themed calls and contests for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the calls are: In the Spirit!; the consequence of war and geopolitical violence; sand, salt, blood; solarpunk creatures; family; homeless nation; constellations; abandon love; Frankenstein; and dragonesque (stories from a dragon’s POV). Also see this list for more themed…

35 Wonderful 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…

30 Literary Magazines Accepting Hybrid/Cross-Genre submissions

These magazines publish cross-genre/hybrid/experimental writing, in some way. Most of these journals also publish other genres. Most, but not all, of them are open for submissions now. Some of these are paying markets. They are listed here in no particular order. Dream Pop Journal They welcome submissions from marginalized voices, and are especially interested in…

Why and Where You Should Start Submitting Your Writing 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…

17 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…

40 Specialized Manuscript Publishers that Accept Direct Submissions

All of the presses on this list meet all of our guiding principles, but most of them have such a specific focus that we cannot justify writing a full review and sending it to our full list of subscribers. But they are still good publishers. Instead, we have compiled this list of mini-reviews. I have also…

12 Places That Publish Writing About Writing and Publishing

Whenever I write about ways to create and sustain a writing platform, and promote a book, I talk about the often untapped potential of publishing articles about writing and publishing. This is a good route forward for many writers, as these sort of articles tend to receive more viral traffic than publishing creative work, and…

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…

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