Ever sit down to write, and nothing seems to flow, no matter what you do?  It sounds like you’ve suffered from writer’s block. If writer’s block is a common obstacle for you, read on to discover how you can get over your block and back into the creative zone.

First off, let’s take a look at what writer’s block can look like. Some blocked writers will sit in front of the keyboard or a blank page, unsure what to write. Others will procrastinate or anything else that fits under the guise of “writing” but isn’t actually writing. When we let writer’s block, procrastination, and life get in the way, manuscripts can take years to get out the door, bringing stress and frustration.

That’s why I work with writers on getting into the creative zone and staying there. Many writers who have worked with me for just one session have gone on to write productively far beyond the time that we were together. This is because I’ve guided them to tap into the way that their brain works to keep their creative juices flowing.

If you’re interested in finding out how kick writer’s block to the curb and optimize your brainpower for the best creativity, schedule a free call with me.


In the meantime, we’ve curated a list of three publishing opportunities with inspiring prompts sure to get your creative juices flowing


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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Tyche Books

Who They Are: Tyche Books is a small Canadian press that specializes in science fiction and fantasy anthologies, novels, and non-fiction all available in ebooks and trade paperbacks.

What They’re Looking For: Stories that have the themes of noir, hard-boiled crime with all the twists and turns that accompany that genre combined with elements of sci-fi. There are no set guidelines regarding length, but 5,000 – 7,500 words is a good, general guideline.

What They Pay: Flat rate of $50.00 CAD (roughly $40 USD)

Deadline: August 31, 2021.

Get more information and submit here.

New Gothic Review

Who They Are: New Gothic Review is an online bi-annual publication that publishes Gothic and Weird short fiction. New Gothic aims to infuse the idea of traditional Gothic literature with new settings and new narratives. Their goal is to break down the idea of Gothic walls.

What They’re Looking For: Gothic fiction for the 21st century. They seek stories that are beautifully written, heavily atmospheric, psychologically chilling, and between 1,500 and 7,000 words.

What They Pay: $50 flat rate per story

Deadline: August 31, 2021.

Get more information and submit here.

Mud Season Review

Who They Are: Mud Season Review publishes bi-monthly stories that inspire creativity among the writing community. The publication is run by members of the Burlington Writers Workshop in Vermont. Their staff works diligently to foster the friendly and creative atmosphere in their journal that is present in their workshops.

What They’re Looking For: Poetry, Art, and Creative Nonfiction that is a deeply human work that will teach your readers about life. They also seek works that discuss the craft of writing, and also moves them in some way.

What They Pay: $50 per piece

Deadline: August 31, 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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