Every now and then at 5a.m. (probably posted by my clone) I will be bringing you a newsflash, update on what I’m doing, invited guest piece, or whatever takes my fancy. Today is the ninth (and final) in a mini-series of submission information (previously children’s & YA / flash fiction / non-fiction / novels / poetry / sci-fi, fantasy, horror /scripts / short stories). To-date I’ve not listed any songwriting and only have two so have listed them here with the mixed formats…
- Arabesques Editions is an Algerian-based magazine publisher but takes a variety of English language submissions.
- Baen Books is after non-fiction and fiction.
- Carina Press take a variety of books in a variety of genres.
- Character i welcomes short stories, poetry and art in first person point of view (hence the ‘i’ :)).
- damselfly press seeks fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
- Female First online magazine is seeking shorts & poetry from female & male authors. :)
- Fiction Magazine & Journal is calling for contributions: will publish work from leading writers, nationally and internationally, both established authors and first time writers.
- fourthirtythree is an audio magazine where authors read their own stories & you can just listen.
- The Incongruous Quarterly “publishes the unpublishable” and is currently seeking submissions of fiction and poetry for the Companion Animals issue (deadline 17 September).
- Literary Submission Helper does what it says on the tin: “we currently have 500 fiction and non-fiction submission opportunities, across all genres, 50 of which have been made available for free.”. You get a sample for free but have to pay to see all 500+ across the genre range.
- Mighty Creatives: job opportunities based in the Midlands area, UK.
- A brilliant resource is My Perfect Pitch.com which has a page of publishers currently accepting book submissions.
- New Pages list of literary magazines and their Classifieds/calls page lists a variety of opportunities in varying genres.
- Open Pen is London’s first ‘open literature’ magazine, completely comprised of reader-submitted creative writing.
- Open to Interpretation seeks themed poetry, fiction or non-fiction.
- Planet Magazine welcomes short stories, poems and proposals for articles and reviews.
- Rusty Nail is a new magazine taking submissions of prose (<3,000 words), poetry, book reviews and artwork.
- Scintilla Press welcomes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and book reviews.
- Sentinel Literary Quarterly seeks poetry, short stories, essays, plays, reviews and interviews.
- Shroud Magazine’s reading period is 1st May to 31st July.
- Slice Magazine welcome short fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
- Online poetry and short story magazine Sparkbright is for international writers and welcome submissions.
- Still Crazy has opportunities for writers aged 50+.
- The Subterranean Literary Journal welcomes prose (short stories, essays, reviews), poetry, art and illustrations… and “everything else, we love to be surprised and we’ll consider publishing almost anything”. :)
- Summersdale seek quotes, quips and witticisms.
- Vintage Script seeks historical articles and short stories.
- Weave Magazine seeks poetry, fiction, non-fiction.
- What The Dickens magazine is “always looking for submissions of not only fiction and poetry but also non-fiction and articles. I even accept artwork, photo’s, book reviews, film reviews and so on. I do set a theme for each issue though can be flexible around the non-fiction side of things. There are also competitions and give-aways which are all free to enter”. :)
- Womagwriter’s blog http://womagwriter.blogspot.com is one of the best places I know for women’s magazine guidelines.
- http://writersguidelines.blogspot.com does what it says on the tin; is packed with submission info.
- WritersReadersDirect welcomes fiction and non-fiction in a variety of formats.
- www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk/services/opportunities is a great list of opportunities.
- Xenith is open to “most forms and genres of writing: poetry (5 max per submission), fiction (max 8000 words), flash fiction (5-500 words), plays, creative nonfiction, graphic novels, comics and comic strips, unsent letters, experimental, sci-fi, literary mainstream, whatever”. Essays, articles and columns also welcome. Submit by email (no attachments) to email@example.com.
- Other mixed opportunities include The Beat, Bust, Cezanne’s Carrot, The Corner Club Press, Dead Drunk Dublin, The Literary Bohemian, The Long & The Short of It, New Orleans Review, New Welsh Review, Novel Magazine, The Ofi Press, Pentimento Magazine, Persimmon Tree, The Pygmy Giant, The Shine Journal, Splinter Generation, Step Away, The Waiting Room, Wet Ink, WritingRaw.
If you do have any more information that could go on this page or find any broken links, old information etc., please email me.
And I’ve added a new sub-page (opportunities on this blog) which details the opportunities on my blog, you just need the questionnaire for your genre. :)
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Unfortunately, as I post an interview a day (amongst other things) I can’t review books but I have a feature called ‘Short Story Saturdays’ where I review stories of up to 2,500 words. Alternatively if you have a short story or self-contained novel extract / short chapter (ideally up to 1000 words) that you’d like critiqued and don’t mind me reading it / talking about and critiquing it (I send you the transcription afterwards so you can use the comments or ignore them) :) on my ‘Bailey’s Writing Tips’ podcast, then do email me. They are fortnightly episodes, usually released on Sundays, interweaving the recordings between the red pen sessions with the hints & tips episodes. I am now also looking for flash fiction (<1000 words) for Flash Fiction Fridays and poetry for Post-weekend Poetry.