October 5, 2020

25 Themed Submissions Calls for October 2020

There are 25 themed submission calls for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the 17 avenues listed here. Some of the themes are: fairy tales, foraging, animal love, night terrors, unmasked, tough times, haunted holidays, a postcard from the past, touch, far from home, and derelict. Apart from these, there are also a few themed contests…

September 28, 2020

The Authors Publish Fund for Literary Journals Selects First Recipient

Earlier this month we made an announcement of a new fund for literary journals. You can learn all about this fund here. We selected the recipient of the fund using a random number generator. We are happy to announce that Yellow Arrow Journal is the first receipt of our fund and will receive 150 (US)…

26 Horror Fiction Markets Open Now

These are avenues which accept short horror fiction, and all are open now for submissions. Some accept only horror, while others accept other fiction genres as well. A few also accept non-fiction and poetry. Many of them pay writers. Some calls are themed. Here they are, in no particular order. Apex MagazineThis is a popular…

September 24, 2020

Coffeetown Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Coffeetown Press is a literary and non-fiction imprint owned by Epicenter Press. They primarily publish non-fiction, as well as memoir, literary fiction, and historical fiction. They have good local distribution in the Pacific Northwest where they are based, but outside of that region their distribution is more limited. Their books do tend to sell well…

September 21, 2020

14 Literary Magazines That Read No-Fee Submissions All Year

By Zebulon Huset Whether you write erasure poems about pop culture icons or memoiristic flash non-fiction or surreal science fiction, literary hybrid forms or Petrarchan sonnets with skillful enjambment or reviews of 1943 books of verse forgotten by readers today—we’ve got journals that want your writing. All of them are open year round and are…

July 23, 2020

Free Resources for Pitching to Agents and Publishers

By Stefanie August Since the advent of Internet technology that allows us to research agents and publishers to pitch our work to, there have been tools writers can use. I will address how to use free resources for doing just that, in the competitive world of writing! As an independent author of various genres I…

July 22, 2020

12 Literary Journals that Publish Novel Excerpts

Literary journals are one of the best ways to build a publication history. They give agents and publishing houses a reason to take your manuscript submission seriously. However, most literary journals publish short stories, poems, nonfiction, and flash fiction, not novel excerpts. That is fine as many novelists also write other work. Some do not….

The Bio as Self-Advertisement

By Michael J. Moore In a seemingly endless pool of literature, where it can be difficult for even the most talented authors to distinguish themselves, publicity must be sought, and acquired without authors having to pay for it. You can do this by learning to view your bio (usually a 50-100 word description of yourself…

July 20, 2020

46 Literary Journals and Magazines Open to Genre Work

Most literary journals are interested in literary work, by which they mean, not genre work. The definition of genre is a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. However, in the context of writing, genre can refer to poetry, prose or nonfiction in terms…

June 22, 2020

31 Poetry Outlets for June 2020

These are 31 outlets for poetry and they are open for submissions now. Many also accept other genres, like fiction and nonfiction, and about half of the outlets listed here pay writers. A few are currently accepting themed submissions. Here they are, in no particular order. Some deadlines are approaching quickly.The PuritanThis Canadian literary magazine…

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