Showing posts from March, 2020

53-Word Story Contes

Full details It's free, it's fun, and the winner gets published in Prime Number Magazine and receives a free book from Press 53. Be sure to subscribe to our email updates for free. You’ll receive an email on the first day of each month with our winning story and the prompt for our next contest. Read Our Winning StoriesOpen for entries the first day of each month. Deadline for entries is the 21st day of each month. Winner will be announced on the first day of each month along with our new prompt. Email your 53-word story to

Furious Fiction

Full details On the first Friday of every month, a new set of story prompts will be revealed. You will have 55 hours to submit your best 500-word (or fewer) story for the chance to win... (drumroll)... $500!
That's right. The winning story EVERY month comes with a cash prize of AUD$500. 
Furious Fiction is open to anyone 17 years and older, anywhere in the world.
Be sure to sign up to the Furious Fiction Fan Club (click on the big orange button) so you can be notified as soon as each competition goes live.

CR Press

Full details C&R Press is open for submissions of full length manuscripts in every category for our 2020 and 2021 catalogs. Novels, poetry, short story collections, creative nonfiction, memoir, essay, experimental and hybrid work are all considered and we’ve published multiple books in each genre. We’ve published over 60 books and 12 chapbooks and we want to publish more. Please see our submissions portal for more information.

Claret Press

Full details Claret Press was founded in 2015 as an independent press and our books are now read and enjoyed all over the world.  We love stories that are engaging, relevant and fun.
Claret Press books are entertaining, intelligent and distinctive, introducing readers to new ideas, unexplored places and pivotal events. Our fiction and creative non-fiction explore the
human spirit and our shared world through deeply interesting and engaging narratives, often with a political edge.

New York audiobook producers Essential AudioBooks has turned seven of our books intoaudiobooks. In Germany, Drachenhaus Verlag has published one of our books.
We publish a limited number of books a year, across all formats and commit to quality writing, informed editorial engagement, high production values and bespoke marketing.

​Claret Press meets all the costs of editing, designing, publishing and marketing our books.
You can order Claret Press books in any bookshop or via eplatforms like Book Depository…

Carina Press

Full details About Us Carina Press is Harlequin’s digital-first adult fiction imprint, publishing first in digital, with releases in audio and print as well. We offer royalty rates competitive with other digital publishers, offer authors consultation on cover art, back cover copy, and titles, and provide incomparable editorial support.
Our mission is to connect readers with authors who write the stories they want to read, and the stories they want to talk about and recommend. Carina Press publishes books from talented authors in all subgenres of romance, including contemporary, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and more. We welcome romances of all heat levels, featuring couples (or multiples) from all walks of life. We also publish mysteries of all flavors—from cozies to thrillers—both with and without romantic elements. We strive to create romance and mystery lists comprised of stories written by, for and about people from diverse backgrounds and of all genders and s…


Full details Vision Canelo finds the best commercial storytelling and brings it to the widest possible audience – but with a new and fairer deal for authors. It takes the vibrant digital market seriously and isn’t afraid to innovate.
Everything we do is informed not just by best practices, but a willingness to look afresh at the publishing process. We always want to do better for our writers.
We publish compulsively readable books with boldness, confidence and expertise. Our Approach We collaborate closely with authors and pay careful attention to each book.
We prioritise high quality and detailed editing. Canelo’s cover designers are industry leaders in the field – and we always share cover briefs with authors.
We advertise on all the major web platforms and have spent years understanding how metadata affects sales. We work closely with retailers and have strong relationships with the leading book PR agencies. We’ve had numerous Bookbub promotions, Kindle Monthly Deals an…

Candy Jar

Full detailsWe are always on the lookout for new ideas and talent, for stories that are fresh and engaging. We’d love to read what you have been working on. If you have an agent, great, but don’t worry if not; we welcome unsolicited manuscripts. Just complete the contact form to the right of this page, or pop your submission in the post to the following address:

Candy Jar Books
Mackintosh House
136 Newport Road
CF24 1DJ
Please note, however, that we do not accept children’s picture books. If you have written a children’s picture book, please check out our sister imprint, Jelly Bean Books

What to send

A covering letter giving your book’s working title and an outline of your idea. Please include a synopsis of your book, 2-3 chapters, and an idea of the kind of readers you think will enjoy it.

If you wish for your material to be returned, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
We aim to respond to every submission we are sent. This can take us a few months, however, so …


Full details We are looking for full-length, commercial fiction and some text-lead non-fiction, but no children’s books, film scripts, poetry or short storiesPlease send us a complete manuscript of your full-length book in a clear font with double spacingIf you have used track changes to edit your book, please remember to switch it off before you send it to usHave a look at our website to give you an idea of the books we are already publishing. Is yours a good fit for our list?If you’re unclear how to pitch your book, don’t panic! Just tell us in a couple of sentences what you think it is about and make sure you attach the full typescript. We’ll do the rest!If you are able to pitch your book in a couple of sentences, using published titles that you feel are comparable to yours, this is helpful, and a good indication that you know your marketWe read everything that is submitted to us, and will aim to come back to you within a month. But due to the volume of submissions and the s…

Bold Stroke Books

Full details The general information provided below is not meant to represent the final terms of any contract for any individual work. These are summarized guidelines intended only to help acquaint you with our company and what you might expect when publishing with Bold Strokes Books. Production timing, contract specifics, and author payment may vary depending upon the attributes of the work, sales projections, author’s previous publications, etc. The information provided below may be changed at any time.
We hope that you find this introductory information helpful. Please contact us with questions at and see our Submissions Guidelines.
1) How long does it take to review a submission? We want to give every submission the thorough evaluation your hard work deserves. This is a tiered process and may take up to sixteen weeks to complete, although in many cases a decision will be made sooner.
2) Do you consider previously…

Avon Books

Full details At Avon we publish some of the leading names in commercial fiction, including Sunday Times bestsellers C.L. Taylor, Scott Mariani and Sue Moorcroft, and digital chart toppers Phillipa Ashley, Lorna Cook, Mel Sherratt and Mandy Robotham. If you have a commercial novel you think might be of interest to us, we’d love to see it.
Questions?  Read our Frequently Asked Questions below.
What font/size/spacing should my submission be?Ensure your story is legible, but we recommend no smaller than pt 12Please submit your story as a Word documentAny font is acceptable, so long as it is legible, but we do recommend Times New RomanThere is no need to double space your submission, single space is finePlease send us your full-length manuscript, this can be 60,000+What information should I provide alongside my submission?A short author biography (aim for 100-200 words)Your social media links (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc)A short synopsis/blurb about your book (aim for 250 words)Wh…

Big Fiction Magazine

Full details We have two submission periods: our fall and spring cycle. Dates may vary, but we will always keep the most current open submission dates in our "What's the Big Deal?" section of our home page.
​ We accept fiction and essays: fiction in any genre (except children’s and YA) with a clear literary intent, and essays as narratively straightforward or as experimental as you envision. Translations are welcome. International submissions in English are welcome. We welcome simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please only submit one piece at a time. Only previously unpublished work is considered. ​ We compensate our writers: fiction and essay writers featured in each BIG FICTION issue receive $50 upon publication. Every published writer will also be interviewed for our podcast. A completed novelette is no easy feat, and you should be recognized on as many levels as possible for that. A fee applies to …