Showing posts from December, 2020

Mushens Entertainment

 Full details  Submissions We are open to submissions and are constantly looking for new authors. We read and respond to every submission whether it is from a debut, established or self-published author. We love reading the stories you create. To help us get to your submission, please follow the guidelines below. We look forward to hearing from you! Please note that you can submit to either Juliet or Silé but not both. Should Juliet or Silé believe that your work is a better fit for the other, they will pass it along. Please do not submit something to one agent which has already been rejected by the other.  

The North Literary Agency

  Full details  ABOUT US The North was founded in October 2017 by a group of agents with decades of experience in the book world: not only as agents, but as booksellers and publishers – and even a writer. We’re a small agency, but we think our list of best-sellers and award winners shows that we punch above our weight. In a business dominated by large London publishers and agencies, we’re proud to be one of very few literary agencies based in the north; though our reach is global, with writers published in more than 30 territories around the world. SUBMIT We are always on the lookout for new talent. So, whatever your experience – including none at all – if you’re writing and seeking representation, then please Hit the North by going to our submissions page.    

Orphans Publishing

 Full details  Our ethos is that we publish stories – about people, about places, about experiences. We love books that seek to inspire and inform, that are warm-hearted and generous. We love non-fiction with a strong hook, stories inspired by real people or places. We don’t publish poetry, science fiction, fantasy, horror, erotica or violent themes. If you still think you have a book or idea we might be interested in, read on! We have an open submissions policy, so you do not need an agent to pitch your work to us, and we do not specialise in any subject area – we believe that variety is the spice of life. However, please note that we publish more non-fiction than fiction. Before you submit anything to us, please take a good look around our website and the books we have published. Please send us a short letter introducing yourself and a one-page synopsis of your book, either by email or by post. Don’t send us any more material (e.g. samples of your writing) until we’ve express

Honno Press

  Full details  Honno will be considering electronic submissions only – please do not post printed manuscripts.  Email submissions should be addressed to We look forward to reading your work. Rydym yn dal  i dderbyn llawysgrifau yn y Gymraeg. Submitting your work Honno is always interested in receiving unsolicited work  but currently does not intend to publish  poetry, works for children, novellas or short story collections by a single author. Honno does publish full length works of fiction and non-fiction for adults (manuscripts of between 60,000 and 120,000 words). Honno is open to all genres of fiction and is particularly interested in increasing the number of literary fiction, crime/thriller, commercial women’s fiction, science fiction and fantasy titles it publishes. Honno is also building a list of non-fiction works to include biography (untold tales of remarkable Welsh women, places and industries), memoir, nature and travel writing. For a good i

Burning Eye Books

 Full details  Submit Submissions Open on 1st JANUARY 2021. Submissions open 1st January to 28th February for our 2022 poetry list. We are open for pamphlets and full collections from active performance poets in the UK. We are not charging a fee for submissions this year but you are required to tell us about your favourite Burning Eye book. Submissions will be managed through Google Forms, and will include guidelines. The link will go live on this page 1st Jan. We're excited to read your stuff!   Our Policy (please read before considering to submit to us): Burning Eye Books aims to create an inclusive representation of the best and most promising performance poets. Given the times we live in we will state here for the avoidance of doubt: we welcome submissions from all human beings regardless of gender, race, religion (although we do identify ourselves as godless heathens so keep that in mind) or any definition of origin or ethnicity. The only thing we as

Isele Magazine

  Full details sele Magazine is  seeking submissions of essays, fiction, poetry, art and photography. We do not accept multiple submissions, but we do consider simultaneous submissions. Please let us know when your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere. Please do not submit previously published works (by this, we mean any piece that has appeared on the web or in print, including your personal blog). However, we will consider a translated version of the work if the original language wasn’t in English. You may submit up to 8, 000 words of prose, and your manuscript must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman, size 12. We discourage authors from submitting novel excerpts. You may submit 6 pages of poetry or one long poem. Please format and submit as a single document. For art and photography, the images must be in high resolution. Every submission must be accompanied by a cover letter. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We will resp

Fire Escape Plays

  Full details  CALL FOR FIRE ESCAPE PLAYS New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, ended its season, and closed its doors on March 13 as a consequence of the corona virus pandemic. Like most theaters across the country the date of resumption of productions is uncertain at this time and is dependent on how public spaces reopen and how local, state, and Federal regulations and guidelines evolve. As part of its current strategy, NJ Rep plans on resuming its main stage season next Spring with the understanding that flexibility is necessary and that the ever-changing impact of the pandemic will ultimately dictate whether this projected opening is accelerated or delayed further. The theater, however, is in a unique position because its buildings at its West End Arts Center, at 132 West End Avenue, have fire escapes that offer the opportunity for innovative thinking and the possibility of presenting plays outdoor

Coffeetown press

  Full details  We are looking for: Strong voices in literary fiction, mysteries, historical fiction. We prefer the word count to be between 70,000 and 100,000. We only consider literary fiction with a story that has a distinctive voice. If the author has a developed author platform please include that information. We do not publish young adult or children’s books. Guidelines for All Submissions Be sure that your cover/query letter and manuscripts are properly formatted in Microsoft  word. Please include your name, address, phone number and email. Please submit your query letter as a pitch about your work in a short paragraph and include what book category your work falls into. Include three files: biography, the first three chapters and synopsis in Microsoft Word. We do not accept excerpts or synopsis that are pasted in the body of the email. Please format the attached documents as follows: Sample 50 pages or 3 Chapters: — title page: contact information

Absinthe Books

 Full details  PS SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES We at PS Publishing are very supportive of new talent, after all, everyone has to start somewhere. You may have had a glance at our catalogue of books over the last 20 years or so and seen that we have published a fair few ‘newbies’ amongst the more established writers and quite a few big hitters too. We can’t promise that we will read every submission that lands on our lap. There aren’t enough hours in the day. Very few publishers have the resources to do that and most won’t even entertain unsolicited manuscripts. So, think about the points we have made, especially with regard to an agent. After all, you owe it to yourself to give your 'baby' the very best start in life. “Fail to prepare and you prepare to fail” —Benjamin Franklin Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed path to getting published. In fact, the odds are quite heavily stacked against you. You may have slaved many hours pouring you heart and soul

Dark Dragon Publishing

  Full details  Dark Dragon Publishing is now OPEN Submissions. Please follow these submission guidelines: *** Dark Dragon Publishing is happy to announce that we are now open for submissions. We publish horror, dark fantasy, paranormal, historical and some science fiction novels of 75,000- 150,000 words. We do not publish purely romance or purely erotic novels, though many of our novels have romantic and/or erotic elements to them. Please keep this in mind when considering to submit to us. Please note our new submission guidelines: Query letter of no more than one page. Synopsis of the novel to be no more than two pages. The first FIVE pages of your manuscript.   Please send your queries to All queries should be in the body of the email. If we receive any queries with attachments, those queries will be deleted.In t

Write Time Short Story Contest

 Full details  WriteTime Short Story Competitions 1. Entries must be in English. 2. Entries must be a maximum of 1500 words on any theme. 3. Entries must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere. 4. Entries submitted by post cannot be returned. 5. The closing date for entries during the rest of 2020  is 31 December. Winners will be notified within six weeks of the closing date.‬ 6. By entering the competition you are agreeing to publication on the website. The results of the competition and the winning stories will be published at 7. Entering the competition gives Shoreham Press CIC the once-only permission to publish the story in the WriteTime anthology . 8. Extracts from stories may be used as examples of good practice in the WriteTime newsletter. 9. Entries will be judged anonymously and the judges will not know the name or gender of any author. 10. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered

Brilliant Flash Fiction

  Full details      Tell us a story in 1,000 words or less. Email it to . If we like it, we’ll publish it in the next available edition of Brilliant Flash Fiction. Please send original, unpublished work. We accept all fiction genres. No graphic violence or pornography, please. Be sure to paste your story into the body of your email and also attach it as a .doc file. Do NOT send PDF files. Please do not submit more than two stories quarterly (during a 3-month period). Payment of 20 U.S. dollars for each accepted story will be sent to the author (only via PayPal) upon publication. Simultaneous submissions will be considered. Authors whose submissions are accepted will retain all rights to their work after publication. Please do not submit poetry, stories exceeding the 1,000-word limit (even by one extra word), photo-illustrations or artwork of any kind. Priority will be given to writers whose work has not been previously published in 

Frontier Poetry

  Full details  New Voices We are thrilled to offer significant payment to our partner poets: $50 per poem, up to $150. We are proud to be paying for published pieces but will be highly selective in our choices for publication. We also warmly invite under-represented and marginalized voices to submit. Our aim is to be an accurate representation of the diversity of our beautiful community. Your voice is valued here. Guidelines Submissions are open to new and emerging poets only (no more than one full-length published work forthcoming at the time of submission. For information about self-published works and pieces published via personal or social media pages, please see our FAQ page below). Show excellence in your craft. Bend language, experiment with visuality and form—lay your heart bare on the page. Our aim is to showcase writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. Send us only your best. We accept simultaneous submissions—just please send us a note if

Bitch Magazine

 Full details  At Bitch, we’re always looking for pitches that offer a feminist analysis of culture.  Our definition of culture is broad, encompassing cultural attitudes and myths, phenomena of the popular imagination, and social trends as well as movies, TV shows, web series, books, internet subcultures, and the like. For Bitch, culture also includes politics, science, health, and life, including food, parenting, chronic illness, relationships, religion, activism, education, climate change, and different elements of our lives that we all consider as we decide who we are as feminists. In addition to our quarterly print magazine, we publish online content five days a week. We are looking for discussion-provoking critical essays and reported features that are well researched with evidence to back up claims, timely statistics, and connections between one’s personal experience and larger social forces. Interviews with feminist culture-makers are welcome, as are book, film, a

Blue Marble Review

  Full details  Submissions Thanks for your interest in Blue Marble Review. Please take a look at our submission guidelines, and fill out the form below. We look forward to reading your work. What to Send: Blue Marble Review is published four times a year and accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essays, opinion pieces, travel writing, photography and art on a rolling basis. We are looking for new work that hasn’t been published anywhere else either online or in print.  Fiction: Send us your stories! Flash, short stories, hybrid forms—all in 1500 words or less. A maximum of three pieces per submission. Nonfiction: We accept memoir, personal essays, travel adventures, and have been known to publish the occasional research paper and book review. One to two pieces per submission please.(1500 word limit) Poetry: Up to three poems per submission. Art: Four pieces of artwork (scanned, jpeg format) or four

Mistake House

 Full details  Mistake House Submission Guidelines Mistake House Magazine welcomes fiction and poetry by writers currently enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs from around the world, including work by previously unpublished writers.   Editorial Mission Last year Mistake House Magazine rolled out a new tag line: a space between ordinary and odd. We couldn’t have imagined a more peculiar space than 2020, a year in which the “ordinary” became the “odd” space of global lockdowns and sheltering in place, economic disruption and increasing economic disparity, global cultural divisiveness and political polarization, a deepening climate crisis, and the urgent need for inclusivity and equity.   While 2020 kept slamming people with hardship and troubling news, the problems it presented already existed; and as the world emerges from 2020 into the unknowable future, writers will join others in understanding and addressing these problems.  This has been a year that asks

Black Warrior Review

  Full details  Black Warrior Review reads general fiction and poetry submissions from December 1 – March 1 and June 1 – September 1 . Nonfiction general submissions are always open. Submissions are accepted through Submittable at . There is a $3 submission fee for our general categories. We use these fees to pay contributors. If Submittable is not accessible to you, please email for further instructions. Unfortunately, we no longer accept physical submissions, with the exception of those from incarcerated writers, who may send their work for no fee to the address at the bottom of this page. Black and Indigenous submitters may email their submissions, for no fee, to the editor corresponding to the submission’s genre: Fiction Editor , Poetry Editor , and Nonfiction Editor . (Please include a brief cover letter and bio.) Otherwise, email and mailed submissions will not be considered. BWR  pays a one-year subscription and a lu


  Full details  The Regular Reading Period is now open. To submit to the journal, please visit our submission manager .  Submissions to Ploughshares Solos should be longer works of original prose—either fiction or nonfiction. 7,500 to 20,000 words. Novel and memoir excerpts are acceptable if self-contained. The series is edited by Ladette Randolph, Ploughshares Editor-in-chief. Before submitting, we strongly suggest that you examine the Ploughshares Solos that have been published so far. Reading Period Submissions to the Solo series are considerd through January 15, at noon EST. All submissions mailed from January 16 through May are recycled or returned (if a SASE is provided) unread. Simultaneous vs. Multiple Submissions We do not consider multiple submissions, so please send only one manuscript at a time, either by mail or online. Do not send a second submission until you have heard about the first. Simultaneous submissions to other journals are fine as long as they are

Harper Collins Digital

 Full details  Our digital-first list, HQ Digital, is always open to submissions. At HQ Digital we publish some of the leading names in commercial fiction, including Faith Martin and Terry Lynn Thomas, and we’re looking for the bestsellers of tomorrow! If you have a commercial novel you think might be of interest to us, we’d love to see it. Please email your covering letter, synopsis and manuscript as a Word doc or PDF to us at . Please note, we can only accept completed, full-length fiction manuscripts of 60,000 words plus at this time. We aim to respond to all submissions within six weeks of submission, but at busy times this may not be possible. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer personalised feedback on all manuscripts. Frequently Asked Questions How should I format my submission? Please submit your manuscript as a Word document or PDF in a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman). There is no need to double-space your manuscript, si