Small Presses: 3 Publishers Accept Fiction and Nonfiction Submissions

Folsom Library-Fiction SignThe days are shorter, but the weather is nicer. It’s fall—are you ready to submit your manuscript? Check out these three small publishers that are open to fiction and nonfiction submissions. (more…)

Writing Contest: Ink Smith Publishing Launches First Annual Book Awards

Manuscript&Fruits-CindyFazziPicInk Smith Publishing is seeking entries for its first annual contest—the 2015 ISP Book Publishing Awards—for unpublished science fiction, horror, and fantasy manuscripts written in English. (more…)

Digital Publisher Seeks Manuscripts for New Publishing Platform

ReadershiponScreen-CindyFazziAre you ready to show your manuscript to the world? Readership, a crowd-sourced digital publisher, is open to submissions. It recently launched a new publishing platform that allows readers to decide which manuscripts will get published through a voting system.  (more…)

Kensington Publishing Seeks Manuscripts for Writing Contest and Submission Call

New FictionKensington Publishing Corp. is sponsoring a writing contest and accepting submissions for its Lyrical Press imprint. If you have an unpublished romance, suspense/thriller, young adult, or new adult manuscript, get ready to submit. (more…)

Publishing Breakthrough: What it Feels Like to be Finally Accepted by a Publisher

"Cupcake" by Nina Fazzi

Being accepted by a publisher is sweet. (“Cupcake” by Nina Fazzi. Copyright © 2014 by Nina Fazzi. All Rights Reserved.)

It was a Thursday like any other—eight hours in the office, dinner with the family at home, and a treadmill workout, while I watched Brad Pitt’s “Killing Them Softly” on DVD. The movie was abysmal, but Brad looked good, and I burned some calories. What happened next, however, was what made April 10, 2014, one of the best days of my life. (more…)