Call for Emerging Western (Region, not Genre) Writers!

For all you writers in the great mid-West and Western sector of the United States who think they have a sense of humor, this themed call for submission is for you!  Even if you don’t live there, have you visited?  Think you can spin a good yarn off your experiences there?  Western State Press, theContinue reading “Call for Emerging Western (Region, not Genre) Writers!”

Sugar and Spice and Salt Hill Literary Journal

Even though they have a grand total of eight tweets, I came across this journal on twitter.  In affiliation with the Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University, Salt Hill Literary Journal has been around for 10 years.  Their online archive will give you a good taste of their style without having to buy and copiesContinue reading “Sugar and Spice and Salt Hill Literary Journal”

Submit to Sucker: A Debuting Young Adult Fiction Literary Magazine

Are you a YA writer who’s having trouble finding a place to submit your work, let alone get it published?  I noticed when reading the SCBWI newsletter that most recent YA and middle grade writing has been published by a select group of magazines: Highlights, Cicada, and Cricket being the top three.  Not that theseContinue reading “Submit to Sucker: A Debuting Young Adult Fiction Literary Magazine”

A TINGE of a Publishing Chance

Edited by the students in Temple University’s M.F.A Program in Creative Writing, TINGE magazine is a relatively new online literary journal published twice annually (April and December).  Their first issue came out this Spring.  It’s hard to know what exactly a journal wants before you know what they publish, so the issue’s content will beContinue reading “A TINGE of a Publishing Chance”

R.E.S.P.E.C.T the Scholarly Publishing

First off, I’d just like to apologize for not adhering to my religious posting schedule this Monday.  I’ve been trying to juggle multiple heart attacks every day.  You see, the NYU Publishing Institute is wrapping up this week and it has lead to: a panicked rush to finish the book imprint project, me gaining aContinue reading “R.E.S.P.E.C.T the Scholarly Publishing”

Speculation on Zahir Journal Rejection Letters

I don’t have to speculate, I know.  Right on time this past week, on the dot of their official submission response time, I got a form rejection letter.  I hope you have better luck in your writing submissions! Zahir: A Journal of Speculative Fiction Type of Journal: online, with a annual printed anthology What They Want: Continue reading “Speculation on Zahir Journal Rejection Letters”

Rediscovering the New Delta Review

When I enter writing contests, I always pay a little extra to get a subscription to the literary journal in question.  That way, even if I don’t win (which I usually do not) I still get the present of a new literary journal to read, which usually numbs the pain of rejection.  (I’m being over-dramaticContinue reading “Rediscovering the New Delta Review”

What to Expect While Submitting to the Owl Eye Review and Palooka

I’m a strong believer in simultaneous submissions.  So I’ve had this creative non-fiction short story, “What To Expect While Grieving for Your Father” that I’ve been submitting around multiple places for a month or so.  It’s gotten three rejection letters–from New Delta Review, Owl Eye Review, and Palooka–and today [drum roll please!] I was notifiedContinue reading “What to Expect While Submitting to the Owl Eye Review and Palooka”

Quiz: How to Identify (And Avoid) Submitting Your Creative Writing Under the Influence

It happens late at night.  Well after everyone else has gone to bed, during the witching hour when there’s not even any good reruns on television.  You’ve checked your email and submishmash account 12 times successively in the hopes of an update.  You reread the short story which most recently received rejection from the literaryContinue reading “Quiz: How to Identify (And Avoid) Submitting Your Creative Writing Under the Influence”

How to Get Published in Southern Literary Journals and A Writing Prompt

I promised to provide some inspirational photos from my vacation so here they are, along with an inspirational, creative writing prompt. Apparently, Savannah, Georgia is one huge graveyard.  When they wanted more space, the city decided to pave over huge sections of the original graveyard and build houses; also, some Civil War soldiers’ amputated bodyContinue reading “How to Get Published in Southern Literary Journals and A Writing Prompt”