How to Write a Cover Letter That Won’t Kill You

Column by Lisa Bubert
Most literary journals ask for a “cover letter” to go with their submissions. What should the letter say?

Storyville: Reasons Authors Don't Submit Their Work—And My Responses

Column by Richard Thomas
The top reasons authors don't submit their work, and my responses.

Why I'm Not Submitting for Publication Anymore

Column by Peter Derk March 5, 2021
2020 tested how much I could take. It was a test I didn't pass.

How a Lunatic Published My First Short Story: A Cautionary Tale

Column by Max Booth III
What every writer dreams of hearing: “I like it, but not enough to want to give you a book for it. (In other words, I don't want to pay for it as I don't LOVE it.)”
Now Accepting Submissions - "The Mercy Seat: Stories From Death Row"

Now Accepting Submissions - "The Mercy Seat: Stories From Death Row"

News by Max Booth III January 15, 2021
Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing is seeking short stories for their new anthology.

The BS Parts of the Submission Process

Column by Peter Derk
The submissions process is a hell that even Kafka couldn't have imagined.

The Origin of a Space Parasite

Column by Brett Petersen
Brett Petersen discusses how his first book, 'The Parasite From Proto Space & Other Stories', came to be.

Storyville: Tips, Tricks, and Thoughts on Reprints

Column by Richard Thomas July 28, 2020
Why should you get your stories reprinted? It can help your career!

How To Read Between The Lines of Your Rejections

Column by Lisa Bubert
What are those pesky rejection letters actually telling you?

Storyville: Surviving Rejection

Column by Richard Thomas
Tips, stories, and advice on how to survive rejection.

The Weird, Bloody Path to Fangoria

Column by Max Booth III
How one author got his book published by Fangoria.

How to Submit Writing Like A Relentless Force of Nature

Column by Peter Derk
Don't get down. Get published.

Project Redlight: Part 2

Column by David James Keaton May 24, 2018
The continuing adventures of David James Keaton in the screen(writing) trade.

Project Redlight: Part I

Column by David James Keaton
One man's adventures in the screen(writing) trade.

20 Places to Submit Your Speculative Short Stories

Column by Annie Neugebauer March 29, 2018
Twenty markets to submit your speculative short stories to. Professional pay + open now/soon. Options for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and more!

Embracing the Missteps

Column by Keith Rosson
'The Mercy of the Tide' author Keith Rosson chronicles the starts and fits of getting published.

8 Submission Strategies That Get Results

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Ready to get more of your work published? Level up your submissions game in 2018.

7 Tips to Increase Your Odds of Placing in Poetry Contests

Column by Annie Neugebauer November 22, 2017
Playing to the judges: There’s a decent amount of money to be made winning poetry contests – if you reach a point where you can consistently place. Here are 7 tips to increase your odds.

50 Anthologies I Wish I Could Submit To

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 19, 2017
I love anthologies. Here are some I keep hoping will one day become a reality.

Never Write for Exposure...or Should You?

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Everyone has already told you never to write for free, but there are times where that rule can, and should, be broken.

Email Newsletters: A Writer's Best Friend

Column by Christopher Shultz
If you delete your email subscriptions on sight, maybe don't do that.

9 Ways To Punch Rejection In The Nuts—A Positive Outlook

Column by Holly Slater September 14, 2016
What are your odds of rejection as a writer? High! High as a motherfucking kite, my friend. This is a motivational piece, by the way.

10 Horror Stories Nobody Wants to Read

Column by Max Booth III September 9, 2016
Here's why your dumb story keeps getting rejected.

5 Story Opening Clichés That Need to Die

Column by Max Booth III August 15, 2016
Here's why your dumb story keeps getting rejected.

How to Persevere in Your Writing

Column by Beth Lewis August 5, 2016
You've got a long road ahead of you. Here's how to persevere.