Even if writing is your number one passion, it’s not unusual to go through phases where you’re not quite as enthusiastic. Whether you’ve been riddled with writer’s block or you feel discouraged after receiving a rejection from a publisher, you might be reluctant to pick up your pen again.

A great way to reignite your love for writing is by working on fun side projects and prompts.


That’s why we’ve put together a list of three submission calls to get you excited about writing again and ready to get back to that novel you’ve been working on

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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Madness Heart Press

Who They Are: Madness Heart Press is a new kind of digital horror publisher. We demand excellence from the authors we choose to publish, but we are willing to publish more. To put simply, however, Madness Heart Press is a full-service publisher. We also publish content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our blog nearly every day. We will never ask you to pay to be published.

What They’re Looking For: Horror

What They Pay: $10

Deadline: May 30

Get more information and submit here.

“Alien Dimensions”

Who They Are: Alien Dimensions is a science fiction short stories anthology series featuring amazing authors from around the world. From seriousness to humorous, high octane to slow burn, from back-story heavy to present tense dialogue-driven adventures, “Alien Dimensions” explores the far future.

What They’re Looking For: Science Fiction

What They Pay: $10. Minimum 3,500 words, maximum 4,500 words

Deadline: May 31

Get more information and submit here.

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable

Who They Are: The Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC (BWG), founded in 2006, is a community of mutually supportive authors based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The members are as different from each other as their stories, spanning a range of genres including: children’s, fantasy, humor, inspiration, literary, memoir, mystery, paranormal, romance, science fiction, women’s fiction, and young adult.  BWG is also a publisher of quality fiction and poetry through the online literary journal, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable and award-winning “Sweet, Funny, and Strange” anthologies, among other publications.

What They’re Looking For: Short stories and poetry

What They Pay: $20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems.

Deadline: June 1

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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