Upcoming premises (target themes) and deadlines for submission
The Tiny Red
Suitcase (July 1, 2020)
Virginia (November 1, 2020)
A Postcard from
the Past (March 1, 2021)
a PDF file of the guidelines, click
ALL SHORT STORIES,
PHOTOGRAPHS and ART MUST RELATE TO ONE OF THE PREMISES SPECIFIED
Previously published pieces are welcome, provided that the
submission fits the theme and that the author owns the copyright.
(target theme) must be an integral
part of the plot, not necessarily the central theme but not merely incidental.
Fewer than 20 double-spaced typewritten pages preferred. Indicate premise (target
theme) on title
page. Be sure to Indicate target theme
in cover letter or on first page of manuscript. Include self-addressed,
stamped envelope (SASE) with each submission. Rejected manuscripts unaccompanied
by an SASE will not be returned. Response time: 3 months after premise
deadline. NO READER'S FEE.
to: THEMA, Box 8747, Metairie, LA 70011-8747.
Outside the US: email email@example.com
On acceptance for
publication, we will pay the following amount: short story, $25;
short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem, $10; artwork, $25 for
cover, $10 for interior page display.
Copyright reverts to author
THEMA isn't for everyone. To find out why, click
New to submitting manuscripts to journals?
to download a PDF file of a few basic guidelines.
many publishers, we prefer works submitted by the authors themselves,
without the involvement of an agent.
Be sure to indicate premise
and include SASE for each submission.
BE SURE to include a separate SASE for each
manuscripts will be considered.
not accept e-mailed submissions EXCEPT from authors who live outside the
those living outside the U.S., submit manuscript as an email attachment
(readable by MSWord ―
either as a DOC file or an RTF file), and include the following
information on the title page: target theme, title
of work, name of author, email address and physical address.
All types welcome―both
traditional and experimental
Send to: Virginia Howard, editor, Box 8747, Metairie, LA 70011-8747
What we like: a carefully
constructed plot; good character delineation; clever plot twists
What we don't like: bedroom/bathroom
It's boring! Writers should be more creative than to depend
on the same tired and dubious language crutches to express surprise,
disdain, shock, bemusement, anger, sadness, and other emotions.
profanity, used in excess, often serves as a camouflage for a weak plot.
If the plot is good, the story can be told much more effectively in
nonscatologic language even though a character in the story may be sleazy.
Stories of lasting quality
rarely need it.
All types of poetic form welcome. Submit no more than three poems per
theme, please. If more than three poems are submitted, we will
read only the first three poems in the stack.
Send to: Gail Howard, poetry editor, Box 8747, Metairie, LA
Sample copies of THEMA are
available at $15.00 per copy ($25.00 outside the US). Click
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available issues. Subscription rate: $30.00
per year for three issues ($40.00, outside the US). Make check payable to "THEMA
Literary Society" and mail to THEMA, Box 8747, Metairie, LA 70011-8747.
We’re thrilled to be actively seeking new clients with great
writing, unique stories, and complex characters, for middle grade, young
adult, and adult. Kate is looking only at young adult and middle grade fiction and selective nonfiction for those ages.Sara seeks authors in middle grade, young adult, and adult romance, erotica, science fiction, and fantasy.Renee is currently closed to queries.Hannah is interested in speculative fiction in young adult, middle grade, and adult.Hilary is seeking middle grade and young adult fiction.
To query us, please select one of the agents at kt literary at a time.
If we pass, you can feel free to submit to another. Please email your
query letter and the first three pages of your manuscript in the body of
the email to either Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org, Sara at email@example.com, Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Hilary at email@example.com.
The subject line of your email should include the word “Query” along
each year we select the best of the on-line post to make a print and Kindle anthology.
What we want:
We’re looking for thought-provoking and entertaining stories, though
ones which might be a tad different from what you normally read in a
woman’s magazine. They should be the sort of length that would make easy
reading whilst you drink a cup of coffee, even if you linger a while,
but without you needing to rent-a-table.
So, perhaps, no more than 3000 words. Shorter stories and flash fiction are naturally very welcome.
How to submit
Send your submission firstname.lastname@example.org. It should be in the body of the email. Please put “CafeLit Submission” in the subject line.
What happens next
We’ll read your story. If we like it and plan to publish it we’ll let
you know and if we don't like it we'll let you know. If your story fits
our imprint and is of publishable quality we will keep it in an
archive. If you manage to place your story elsewhere, please let us know
The P.S. Literary Agency represents both fiction and nonfiction
in a variety of categories. Please read each individual agent profile
below to help determine who is best suited to your project. Note: We do not represent poetry or screenplays. Curtis Russell – President & Principal Agent
Curtis is currently acquiring both fiction and nonfiction. In terms of
fiction, he is seeking Literary, Commercial, Mystery, Thriller,
Suspense, Romance, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Books. In
terms of nonfiction, he is looking for Business, History, Politics,
Current Affairs, Memoir, Health, Wellness, Sports, Humor, Pop Culture,
Pop Science, and Pop Psychology. If you would like to send a query to
Curtis, please review our submission guidelines below. If you would like
to learn more about him, please click or tap here. Carly Watters – Senior VP, Senior Literary Agent, and Director of Literary Branding
Carly is currently closed to queries. Maria Vicente – Liter…