You've Published Your First Story in a Pro Magazine...Now What?

Column by Christopher Shultz July 6, 2016
What to do with that white whale once you've finally caught it...

10 Mistakes (Almost) Every Rookie Writer Makes — Part Two

Column by Susan DeFreitas June 24, 2016
Or, Stuff That Makes You Look Wet Behind the Ears, Part Two: The Craft Edition.

How to Create an Award-Winning Magazine Without Ever Spending a Dime

Column by Max Booth III May 13, 2016
Call us when you have a real challenge.

Literary Orphanages: 5 Places to Find Open Calls for Submissions

Column by Max Booth III April 7, 2016
Now that you've written something, it's time to find a place to submit it.

10 Mistakes (Almost) Every Rookie Writer Makes

Column by Susan DeFreitas January 22, 2016
Are you ready to go pro? Or are you still making rookie mistakes?

Winter Break Breakdown: The Argument Against Submitting During the Holidays

Column by Leah Dearborn
Submitting during the holidays is not always a great idea, but here's how to survive if you have to do it anyway.

Five New (and Newish) Horror Markets for Short Fiction

Column by George Cotronis
It is almost Halloween and you need some new markets to send those spooky stories of yours.

Six Ways to Survive the Query Trenches

Column by Riki Cleveland
If you find yourself obsessively refreshing your Inbox or pacing the room waiting for the big call, try immersing yourself in one of these six tips and make the most of the wait.

Reach a Wider Audience: 11 Foreign Literary Markets

Column by George Cotronis May 6, 2015
Reach a wider audience, get paid for existing work: Sell the foreign rights to your stories.

Storyville: Ten Places to Send Your Fiction in 2015

Column by Richard Thomas January 8, 2015
Ten ideas for where to send your fiction in 2015.
Call For Submissions: The Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize

Call For Submissions: The Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize

News by Peter Derk October 9, 2014
Black Balloon Publishing announces open submission period for the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. No reading fee!

The Top 10 Reasons I May Have Rejected Your Short Story

Column by Susan DeFreitas March 6, 2014
Submitting short fiction to literary journals? Consider this your hit list (or shit list) for avoiding rejection.

Best Practices When Dealing With File Types

Column by Christopher Shultz July 24, 2013
Avoid headaches and frustration by ensuring your manuscript formatting carries over during file conversion.
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Journal Submissions

Submissions Open for Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Journal

News by Dean Fetzer June 25, 2013
With a theme of “Humor”, the second annual edition of the Literary Journal ‘So It Goes’ is looking for submissions.

The 7 Cardinal Virtues of Successful Writers

Column by Rob Blair Young June 19, 2013
This essay looks at seven cardinal virtues for writers, exploring the key strengths that help writers grow and succeed.

Rejection: A Critical Device

Column by Jon Gingerich May 22, 2013
Got a story that keeps getting turned down for publication? Here's how you can use industry rejection as a critical tool to improve your work.

Storyville: Ten Ways to Evaluate Fiction Markets

Column by Richard Thomas May 14, 2013
Here are ten ways to evaluate fiction markets, so you can place your stories with confidence.
New Yorker Rejects Short Story They Already Published

New Yorker Rejects Its Own Previously Published Short Story

News by Dean Fetzer March 20, 2013
In an experiment to test the ‘slush’ pile of a number magazines, David Cameron submitted a short story previously published in the New Yorker — and it was universally rejected.

Storyville: Top Ten Things Literary Journals Need to Do. NOW.

Column by Richard Thomas March 1, 2013
There needs to be a symbiosis between the journal and the author. Here are some ways that we can make that happen.

Ask The Agent: A Look At Graphic Novel Submissions

Column by Bree Ogden January 7, 2013
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect a few of the industry’s graphic novel mysteries.

Storyville: Where to Send Your Stories

Column by Richard Thomas January 3, 2013
No idea where to send your writing? Consult this list of the most common genre markets, as well as Richard's BIG LIST, five years in the making.

The Long & Winding Road: Part V - Submitting to Publishers

Column by Kelly Thompson June 25, 2012
Part 5 in a series chronicling my experiences with my first novel, including securing an agent and submitting to publishers. Part 5 details submitting to publishers.

Ask The Lit Coach: 'Is It Okay To Submit To Multiple Agents At The Same Agency?' and More

Column by Erin Reel January 23, 2012
Query and submission etiquette and nom de plumes are the hot topics in this week's Ask The Lit Coach.

Storyville: Research and Duotrope

Column by Richard Thomas January 17, 2012
An in-depth analysis of Duotrope.com, one of the best websites for submitting and tracking your writing.

Storyville: The Journey of "Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears"

Column by Richard Thomas December 5, 2011
The journey of a single short story can be a difficult one. Track "Rudy" on his epic voyage.