Diversity is welcome here

September 21, 2017

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BookThug publishes contemporary literary fiction , non-fiction, poetry, and drama. They do not publish genre fiction (mystery, science fiction, historical romance), cookbooks, or self-help books. BookThug is committed to an ongoing conversation about the possibilities of what literature is, or could be. They welcome submissions that help enrich that conversation. They especially encourage Indigenous writers, […]

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Two sci-fi pubs seeking submissions

September 12, 2017

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Pyr® publishes science fiction and fantasy novels only. They are not currently looking for short story collections, anthologies, novellas, or nonfiction. Word length: 100,000 to 130,000 words Sci-fi: Nothing under 85,000 words Fantasy: Nothing under 95,000 words They will also consider Speculative Young Adult fiction in any subgenre, and these manuscripts may be shorter. How […]

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How to be a Blushing Books author

September 6, 2017

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Blushing Books is the oldest web-based romance and erotica publisher. Currently they represent nearly 350 professional romance authors who have met the RWA minimum guidelines. Here’s what Blushing Books offer their authors: Advance on royalties for all titles (anthologies and re-released books excluded) 50 percent royalty rate rising to 60 percent for authors who write […]

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Markets for picture book writers

August 29, 2017

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Flashlight Press only publishes fictional children’s picture books. Make sure your manuscript: Targets 4-8 year olds Is under 1,000 words Has a universal theme that deals with family or social situations Study Flashlight Press books to determine whether your story is a true fit. Submit your manuscript by email only with attachment. For more information […]

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Review: The Tyler Files #1 Smarty Pants

August 21, 2017

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The Tyler Files:  #1 Smarty Pants Written by Brian Rock Illustrated by Joshua Dawson First Light Publishing September 2017 108 pages In this first book in the Tyler Files trilogy, 10-year old Tyler is having a perfectly normal day at school when, in the middle of Science class, his pants start talking. From telling corny […]

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Children’s publishers now accepting manuscripts

August 15, 2017

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OnStage Publishing publishes children’s chapter books, middle grade and young adult novels. They do not publish picture books, short stories or poetry. Word length Chapter books: 3,000 to 9,000 words Middle-grade novels: 10,000 to 40,000 words Young adult novels: 40,000 to 60,000 words Query by email or send full manuscript by snail mail. For more […]

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Review: Wild Bird

August 7, 2017

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Wild Bird By Wendelin Van Draanen Knopf Books for Young Readers September 2017 320 pages In the wee hours before dawn, 14-year old Wren Clemmons is jolted out of bed and dragged kicking and screaming from her home and family by a man in a blue uniform who shoves her into the backseat of a […]

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