“Annual, 224pp, perfect bound; publishes the best fiction, CNF, and poetry available; features an author interview in each issue; currently in 14th year of publication.” Fiction and Creative Nonfiction almost 100% freelance; Poetry by invitation only. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1.2K. Annual. Pays on publication (July). Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys First North American Serial Rights. No reprints. Responds to queries within 24 hours during publishing season; otherwise 6 months. Does not encourage queries. Sample copy $14.50 by check. Two-issue subscription $29.00. Guidelines online
THEMA is a theme-generated journal of short stories, poetry, art and photography, each issue a stand-alone anthology based on a unique theme. The journal is designed to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary artists, to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing, and to provide readers with a unique collection of creative work.” Circ. 200. Publishes 3 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds to complete mss within 3-4 months; to queries in 2 weeks. Subscription $30; $40 outside the U.S.
“Boulevard’s mission is to publish the finest in contemporary fiction and poetry as well as definitive essays on the arts and culture, and to publish a diversity of writers who exhibit an original sensibility. It is our conviction that creative and critical work should be presented in a variegated yet coherent ensemble—as a boulevard, which contains in one place the best a community has to offer.” Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. No reprints. Responds within 4 months. Subscription $16. “All subscriptions start with the forthcoming issue. The double-issue spring edition of Boulevard is mailed out the first week of April, and the single-issue fall edition of Boulevard is mailed the first week of September.
A hybrid publisher charging no setup/design fees to authors. “Abuzz Press pays the design and publication fees, which include: interior formatting assistance, professional cover design (no boring templates), ISBN and barcode, printer setup, and print proof (the first printed/bound copy of your book, which will ship directly to you for approval). Also includes ebook formatting/conversion. Distribution – Print Edition – We will list the book with Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor. Our print books are listed in Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillion.com, Chapters.ca and many other online bookstores, both domestic and foreign. Any bookstore with an Ingram account can pick up Ingram’s feed so you’ll find your book listed in stores you’ve never heard of. Most bookstores use Ingram’s database to find and order books so readers can ask their neighborhood bookstore to order your book as well. Your readers can also walk into their neighborhood bookstores and ask them to order a copy. Ebook Edition – Our ebooks are listed on Amazon.com (for the Kindle), BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook), Apple (for iPads, iPods and iPhones), and Kobo (Canada’s popular ebook retailer).” Welcomes new writers. Publishes up to 30 titles/year. Pays royalties. Three-year exclusive contract required.
Beginning with the July/August, 2017 issue, Stone Soup will be online only with the exception of an annual print edition that collects the years’ work, to be published mid-November. “Stories, poems, and artwork by children ages 8 to 13. We do not publish any writing or art by adults.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Monthly. Samples available at website. Subscription $24.99.
“Albedo One is primarily a fiction magazine specializing in Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy (Modern, Urban – no High Fantasy) We also feature book reviews and author interviews.” 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 800. Bi-annual in print; weekly online. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6 months to 2 years after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints under special circumstances. Responds within 3 months. Sample articles at website. Subscription €32.00. Guidelines online at http://www.albedo1.com/submission-guidelines.
“The mission of The Baltimore Review, founded in 1996, is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing, and promote the work of emerging and established writers from the Baltimore area, from across the U.S., and beyond. The BR publishes poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction, and also sponsors two themed contests each year. We do not charge any fees for non-contest submissions.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays upon publication. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within four months. Sample copies online. Guidelines online at http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/submit. Subscription is free online but an annual print edition can be purchased for $16.95.
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“Healthline is the fastest-growing digital consumer health publication. We create expert content to support, guide, and inspire readers toward the best possible health outcomes.” Circ. 65 million users/month. Pays Within 30 days of acceptance. Publishes ms approx. 3-5 weeks after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 1 week. “Writer’s guidelines will be provided via email for qualified writers.
“The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination-to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place.” 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. . Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. 1 month after acceptance. Buys all rights for 2 years only. No reprints. Responds to queries in 1 week. Sample online at
http://www.thefirstline.com/subscribe.htm. Subscription [$15]; $15 Canada/Mexico; $25 other, E-sub $5.