The publishing industry is always in a state of change, but a global pandemic has certainly ushered in even quicker and more unexpected change than usual. Now more than ever, success in the publishing industry is dependent on understanding its rapidly changing dynamics.

And where do you get this insider knowledge?

That’s where I can help you:

Over years of working in the industry, I’ve learned how to interpret a rejected manuscript, and I can tell you whether your manuscript is close to publishable, or still very far away–whether it’s an A- and F. Then I can help you get your manuscript to a publishable A+.

I’ve got a direct line to agencies and publishers around the world. 50% of submissions we make in the Writing Gym are to agents I can call up and say “Hey Bob, I’m sending you Sally’s manuscript you asked for last month when we had lunch.” This gets my writers on the submission fast track.

If you’re looking to maximize on this unique time in the publishing industry and in your own writing life, if you want to finally finish that novel and make it publishable, the Writing Gym is the place to be right now.


In the meantime, I’ve put together some information to help you on your writing and publishing journey –  a list of publishers accepting manuscripts with no need for an agent.


Here’s a pro-tip on how to ensure your work gets selected: talk to a professional who understands what literary journals, writing contests, and publishers look for in submissions. I can work with you on your first 5 pages. You will receive tailored feedback and feel 100% ready to publish. Drop yourself into my calendar here. Spaces are limited.


If these aren’t your thing, no worries. We put out a curated list of the latest publishing opportunities each week. Be sure to check back here in 7 days for 3 more opportunities! Or, you can get on our mailing list to have this list delivered straight to your inbox. Never miss a publishing opportunity again. Click below to sign up.

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Buckmxn Story Service

Who They Are: Buckmxn Story Service is a snail-mail subscription of ten short stories, with one story delivered each week via the United States Postal Service. The first volume began in Fall 2020 and brought excitement to mailboxes across the country. Buckmxn Story Service is an affordable and unique way for readers to support and discover authors

What They’re Looking For: Fiction and CNF up to 5,000 words

What They Pay: $120

Deadline: July 4, 2021.

Get more information and submit here.

Volney Road Review   

Who They Are: Volney Road Review is a biannual literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. They have decided to dedicate the magazine to the Youngstown great, Volney Rogers, whose actions led to the creation of Mill Creek Park. VRR is also dedicated to Volney Road, a historical neighborhood in Youngstown, which contains some amazing homes—hidden gems of the city.

What They’re Looking For: Fiction, poetry, CNF, art

What They Pay: $10

Deadline: July 31, 2021.

Get more information and submit here.

Tales from the Moonlit Path

Who They Are: Tales from the Moonlit Path was originally published from 2005-2010. Much blood, sweat, and tears went into each and every issue, and a whole lot of wonderfully terrifying fiction and poetry was packed in there, as well. After 8 years, they have decided to resurrect Tales to give talented speculative fiction and horror writers another venue for their creativity.

What They’re Looking For: Dark, eerie, speculative stories

What They Pay: $10

Deadline: July 27, 2021.

Get more information and submit here.

Is your work good enough to get published?

Many writing contests and anthologies receive thousands of submissions. Are you confident that your work is strong enough to stand out from the rest?

We help writers hone their craft so they can feel confident about submitting their best work to publications or competitions. If you’re serious about publishing, you can speak with us to see how we can help you put your best foot forward when you submit your work. Book a call with us today.





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