Publishing– as many of you already know– can be even harder than writing. And what makes it even harder is many major publishers open and close their doors to submissions throughout the year. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s another, even greater obstacle: many publishers require you to have an agent before submitting anything at all.
So many hoops to jump through, none of which allow you to spend time doing what you really want to do: writing.
But publishing doesn’t have to be so hard. If you know where to look for opportunities and support, it can become a relatively straightforward process. That’s what we’re here to do.
We’ve curated a list of three publishers that don’t require an agent and are open to July submissions. Submit directly, whenever you’re ready.
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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.
Who They Are: At Arc, we find the brave new voices. We feature poetry that is woozy, cunning, shearing and wildlike, and prose that offers new perspectives on the verse you thought you knew.
What They’re Looking For: Poetry
What They Pay: $50
Deadline: July 31.
Who They Are: Over the past decade, NewMyths.com has published hundreds of new and confirmed writers, poets, academics and artists (the ‘creators’) who share a love of speculative fiction. Going forward, NewMyths’ goal is to build bridges between the creators and the readers so that we forge the future of speculative fiction together.
What They’re Looking For: Science fiction and fantasy
What They Pay: 1.5 cents/word with a minimum payment of $30 for all submissions, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Book reviews – $30. Art – $60
Deadline: July 31.
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