The Sunshine Review is Seeking Submissions for Issue 2

***Please note, there has been an uptick in publishers that are not accepting unagented submissions. Too many presses and publishers are getting mass submissions that do not fit their catalogs. DO NOT submit your work if it doesn’t fit the publisher’s guidelines.

Writer’s Digest’s 90th Annual Writing Competition

***Please note, there has been an uptick in publishers that are not accepting unagented submissions. Too many presses and publishers are getting mass submissions that do not fit their catalogs. DO NOT submit your work if it doesn’t fit the publisher’s guidelines.

The Unofficial 2021 Publishing Market Outlook

Last month, we talked about what happened in the publishing industry in 2020. Today, we’re going to set our sights on the future. I will be giving you my opinion and expert opinion on what will happen in 2021. We’ll call it The Unofficial 2021 Publishing Market Outlook. I am by no means an expert, […]

17 Humor Publishers for Authors to Pursue

***Please note, there has been an uptick in publishers that are not accepting unagented submissions. Too many presses and publishers are getting mass submissions that do not fit their catalogs. DO NOT submit your work if it doesn’t fit the publisher’s guidelines.

What Happened to the Publishing Industry in 2020?

2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year. It has invaded every facet of our lives at home and work. With so many things exploding all at once, it’s been hard to figure out what to focus on. Hopefully, this post will help you figure out what happened in the publishing industry in 2020. Because […]

The Proper Way to Submit to Publishers + Free Checklist

Believe it or not, there is a proper way to submit to publishers. And most of us have, at one time or another, messed up the submission process, leading to a rejection that could’ve been avoided. For some of us, landing a publishing contract with one of the big publishing houses is “the dream.” So […]

How to Use Social Media to Your Advantage

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of this phenomenon called social media. Almost everyone has an account with either Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. More users are going online every day, which, yes, means more competition for you, but also more readers are waiting to discover your story. In addition to […]

Marketing for Writers: What You Need to Know

Most new writers think marketing a book is as simple as writing a snappy blurb, throwing the book up on Amazon, and creating one or two social media posts. Then they call it a day, expecting the sales to roll in. Only to find out their strategy didn’t work. Marketing a book is a long-term […]

Writer’s Digest’s 21st Annual Short Fiction Competition

***Please note, there has been an uptick in publishers that are not accepting unagented submissions. Too many presses and publishers are getting mass submissions that do not fit their catalogs. DO NOT submit your work if it doesn’t fit the publisher’s guidelines.

Writer’s Digest 89th Annual Writing Competition Winners

Yesterday, Writer’s Digest announced the winners of its 89th annual writing competition. As always, I try to keep you up to date on all the Writer’s Digest competitions and their winners, and I’m on time this year, so I’m happy with myself. But that’s enough about me. Let’s get to the winners of this year’s […]