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January 10, 2022

16 Literary Magazines Seeking Volunteer Readers & Why You’d Want To Participate

By Trish Hopkinson There are a variety of reasons you may want to volunteer as a reader for a literary magazine or journal. The majority of reading and other volunteer responsibilities will be conducted online, so you need not be in the same geographical area. Below are some of those reasons to consider, as well…

December 13, 2021

20 Book Publishers Always Open to Submissions

Some publishers open and close their doors to submissions on a routine basis. It can be hard to determine if they are open or shut to submissions, and when you should submit. The following 20 publishers, however, are always open to submissions from writers without agents or previous publishing experience. All of these publishers meet…

December 6, 2021

39 Themed Calls for Submissions for December 2021

Here is a list of 39 themed submission calls and contests for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: letters I’ll never send; light; certainty; joyful imaginations; reinvented detectives; political fiction; Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s; future cats; into the forest (Baba Yaga); audacity; death in the deep; queer weird…

November 29, 2021

17 Literary 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…

November 22, 2021

30 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…

November 15, 2021

28 Literary Markets that Accept Poetry

These magazines and outlets publish poetry of various kinds. Many of them also publish other genres, like fiction and nonfiction. Some of them pay. Most, but not all, are open for submissions now. They  are listed in no particular order. West Branch This well-regarded literary magazine from Bucknell University publishes poems (send up to 6…

November 8, 2021

Eight 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…

October 25, 2021

How to Submit Your Manuscript for Publication

When I finish the first draft of a novel, I always have a great surge of adrenaline. When I was younger, I would enjoy the thrill of completion for days and then start on a new project. It should surprise no one that my early efforts were not published (thank goodness). Now that I am…

October 18, 2021

30 Literary Magazines that Accept Flash Fiction

There are 30 literary markets, as well as a couple of contests in this list, that accept flash fiction in a variety of genres. Some also publish longer stories, and/or other genres, like nonfiction and poetry, and some pay writers. Most, but not all, of them are open for submissions now. They’re listed in no…

October 11, 2021

20 Approachable Literary Journals

If you are just starting to submit your work to literary journals, or perhaps you just want to avoid rejection, this list is for you. All of the literary journals in this list accept between 30 and 50% of what is submitted to them, and a few have a higher acceptance rate. So the odds…

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