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 January 16, 2018
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 Kothe 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.

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.