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47 Romance Publishers Open to Direct Submission

For the first few years of Authors Publish, even though I only reviewed romance publishers that were over a year old, I had no lack of options in terms of romance publishers to review. They were the easiest genre to find publishers open to direct submissions, other than those focused on non-fiction. Particularly in 2016…

35 Literary Journals Accepting Translations

These magazines accept translations of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they are a mix of literary and genre magazines. Most of them also accept original work in these genres. Some pay writers. Many, but not all, of them are open for submissions now. They’re listed in no particular order. Words Without Borders Their website says,…

23 Memoir Publishers Open to Direct Submissions

Memoir publishers that don’t require an agent to submit are few and far between. However, there are still options out there.  Some are old and respected, others are new and still figuring things out. Not all the publishers on this list are currently open to submissions, but most are. Persea Books Persea Books is an…

30 Magazines Accepting Book Reviews

These are magazines that accept book reviews. Most also accept other genres, like fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of them pay writers. Most, but not all, of them are open for submissions now. Boston Review They’re currently open for essays and reviews. “Please note that we are a general interest political and literary magazine…. We…

24 Respected Literary Journals and Magazines

The literary journals and magazines on this list reject the vast majority of what is submitted to them. Sometimes established authors’ works are rejected for years, decades even, before they receive an acceptance. But these literary journals are respected and trusted. Most have a large readership and good distribution in libraries and bookstores. Many of…

50 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…

35 Themed Calls and Contests for October 2023

These are 35 magazines, anthologies, and contests with themed calls for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themed calls are: hauntings & hoarfrost; crime; seaside gothic; on vacation; jingle & joy; yule; past perfect; old friends; praise; flora & fungi; and pirate tales. Some of the outlets want submissions for more than one theme….

24 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 20 and 80% of what is submitted to them, and a few have a higher acceptance rate. So the odds…

30 Magazines Paying for Genre Fiction

These magazines/podcasts pay for genre fiction – fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, crime, and more. They also want a variety of sub-genres – one magazine publishes furry fiction, another publishes cozy fantasy, one wants fun science fiction, and one, atmospheric horror. Many do not specify the sub-genres they want in their guidelines, but as always,…

63 Manuscript Publishers with Geographic Restrictions

We generally only review presses that accept work without geographic limitations on who can submit, but this list includes many publishers who do have geographic requirements. We have never fully reviewed most of these presses because of their geographic limitations, but they are still good presses. Most of the presses on this list accept work…

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