Publishing is a part of living the author lifestyle. If you’re serious about making a career out of your writing, submitting for publication consistently is one of the best ways to do that. To help, we’ve put together a list of publishing opportunities from a variety of genres with thoughtful and provocative prompts to inspire you.
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Who They Are: A renowned press publishing since 1939, publishing fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and plays in their quarterly magazine. They aim to cultivate talent and are known for the early publication of some of the most regarded authors. They accept work up to 7,500 words for prose; up to 6 poems; up to 30 pages for drama and excerpts from larger works, as well as flash fiction and essays.
What They Publish: They have four issues every year, one is themed around WORK, one themed around CLIMATE, and two for general submissions.
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Who They Are: A packager accepting fiction works of science fiction and fantasy, who work with Tannhauser Press to distribute their anthologies. They are accepting submissions for their sequel anthology, which is expected to hit the press in May 2022.
What They Publish: Their new anthology’s theme is fantasy detective, featuring “those stubborn individuals who just won’t let crimes go unsolved. They could be members of the City Guard, soldiers, magicians, or anything else…but they all have one thing in common. They’ll do whatever it takes to find the answers they need.” They accept works between 5,000 and 15,000 words.
What They Pay: $20 flat rate per story
Deadline: December 30, 2021
Who They Are: A weekly online journal for short-form poetry and prose, they believe in delivering literature for the fast-paced world we live in. They are meant to be an on-the-go read, “in the stolen in-between moments of the day.” Each issue features five contributors. They’re currently accepting submissions for their October series, but keep an eye out as they accept work year-round.
What They Publish: While it’s encouraged to read through one of their journals to get a feel for what they look for, they want writing that packs a punch in imagery and narrative. In their words, “brief, intimate, and satiating; works that leave it all on the table or keep us coming back again and again.” They accept previously unpublished work, up to three pieces of fiction and nonfiction no more than 750 words each, and up to five pieces of poetry totaling six pages or fewer.
Deadline: October 15, 2021
Is your work good enough to get published?
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