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32 Magazines That Accept Longer Fiction

There are many literary magazines that accept stories of up to 5,000 words, or shorter; this list, however, has magazines/outlets that take longer fiction, of up to 6,000 words or more. Many also accept other genres, like nonfiction and poetry. Some of these pay writers. Not all of them are open for submissions now, but…

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Funding Opportunties this November 2022

The following list provides you with excellent opportunities, including scholarships for students, a fund for women, and fee-free entry for writers from developing countries. Don’t forget to check their guidelines before you submit to the open calls. The Dow Jones News Fund  The Dow Jones News Fund invites college students to apply for paid summer…

30 Mystery Publishers that Accept Direct Submissions (No Agent Required)

“Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it’s a letdown, they won’t buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book.” MICKEY SPILLANE Mystery is one of those genres that over the years has managed to accumulate a…

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…

12 Fellowships and Other Opportunities for September 2022

The following opportunities are all free to apply for. Some have limited demographics, others do not. The University of Michigan Society of Fellows The University of Michigan invites recent PhD graduates in the arts, sciences, and humanities to become resident postdoctoral scholars in the Society of Fellows. The Society of Fellows is an interdisciplinary intellectual…

41 Themed Submission Calls for September 2022

These are themed calls and contests for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the calls are: bleak midwinter; solarpunk; double; women and the sea; Sherlock is a girl’s name; food; crack in the code (robots going off programming); dark rainbow rising (LGBTQ+ horror); science fiction tarot; and oceans. Also see this list from…

55 Opportunities Open to Submissions From Historically Underrepresented Voices This August

This list of publishers meet our guiding principles, but are only open to free submissions from historically underrepresented writers or focus on publishing content produced by historically underrepresented writers. Some of these publications are open to a wide range of writers including writers of color, gender non-conforming and LGBTQ+ writers, and those living with disabilities….

61 Opportunities Open to Submissions From Historically Underrepresented Voices this July

This list of publishers meet our guiding principles, but are only open to free submissions from historically underrepresented writers or focus on publishing content produced by historically underrepresented writers. Some of these publications are open to a wide range of writers including writers of color, gender non-conforming and LGBTQ+ writers, and those living with disabilities….

Common Mistakes Writers Make With Their Opening Lines

By Ashley Taylor Clark Your opening line is a crucial part of your novel. It offers readers their first impression of your story, introducing them to the world, characters, and overarching tone in just a handful of words. In a lot of cases, readers use these lines to determine if your book is for them….

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