Monday, July 5, 2021

July Newsletter for Successful Publishing



Content of this July Newsletter:






Hello, Writer and Publisher Friends,

Welcome July, the month that seems to be dedicated to freedom, independence, and celebrations of country and culture! Canada Day (July 1), Independence Day (July 4) and Bastille Day (July 14) are only some of the many holidays that are celebrated this month. Enjoy BBQs and fireworks.  The time of so-called “Beach Reading” is now in full swing.  No matter if on a beach, a cottage, or during a cruise: Book lovers have often more time to indulge in books and to write reviews - or reading to their kids.  Why not spruce up your summer book marketing efforts, create book bundles or book giveaways at this time of the year?  You can even use the slogan: “Christmas in July”!



15 Health and Fitness Magazines That Want to Publish Your Work


Best Health Magazine

Reflects the health concerns and journeys of Canadian women and gender-diverse people. Looking to add stories ranging from expert-backed listicles to in-depth features and fresh first-person essays. Open to writers outside of Canada as long as the story focuses on Canadian voices and issues. Rates are the same for digital and print and start at $0.50 per word. Email


The Other Side of Hope

Refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants only: Non-fiction, reviews, fiction, poetry, and interview submissions by anyone as long as the subject matter sheds light on the refugee and immigrant life. Payment: £100 per published author in the print issue, and £50 per published author in the online issue. Deadline: July 31



In print and online WIRED tells stories about how the world is changing, for better or worse, and try to explain why this change is happening. Submit vivid, tightly written stories packed with first-hand reporting and expert insight. Make sure you pitch it to the right section and in the right way: Work Smarter, Gear, and Features. Online: science, culture, gear, business, and security.


Scuba Diving Magazine 

Categories in the digital publication are News, Animal Encounters, Travel, Training, Gear, Conservation. In print, we seek Travel Features, Travel Roundup, Discovery, Science/Policy, and Special Issues.  Pays 25 cents/word.



Elizabeth Kiefer, Features Editor of Cosmopolitan, seeks juicy travel feature ideas. Wants narrative stories with twists and turns, interesting characters and locales, not pieces that function as PR/service/reviews. Rates are contingent on the piece but they pay very well. NOTE: Cosmo is known for paying $1 per word and up. Email:



New Jersey Artist Fellowship

Fellowships are awarded to practicing New Jersey artists to help them pursue their artistic goals. Categories offered for the 2022 Fellowships are Digital/Electronic, Film/Video, Painting, Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, and Prose. Fellowship awards have ranged in the past from $4,000 - $17,500.  Deadline July 15


Jentel Arts Residencies

One month-long residency taking place January 15th – May 13th.  Any visual artist or writer over 25 currently residing in the United States or any US citizen living abroad is eligible. Each resident receives a $400 stipend. The cozy and comfortable writer studios have Wifi access. Location Banner, Wyoming. Deadline September 15


The Siena Art Institute’s 2022 Summer Residency Program 

One month in the beautiful historic city of Siena, Tuscany, Italy, grants resident artists a studio space at the Siena Art Institute and a private one-bedroom apartment in the historic city center, as well as airfare. Deadline Sept 30


Monson Arts’ Residency Program 

Support for emerging & established artists & writers. During each of our 2-week & 4-week programs, 5 artists & 5 writers are invited to Maine’s North Woods. Get a private studio, all meals & a $1,000 stipend. Opens Aug. 1 - Deadline Sept 15.



Wells Short Story Competition.  Writers must be 21 or under on July 5. Those over 21 can enter for a fee.

Short story on the theme of "Mask." Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words. Prize: £1,000.  Deadline: July 12


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. 

Books must be English-language, first-edition trade books published by a Canadian press, written by Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, published between May 19, 2021 - Sept 30, 2021.  Literary nonfiction including, among other forms, works of personal or journalistic essays, memoirs, commentary, criticism both social and political, history, and biography.  Prize: Winner: $60,000; Finalists: $5,000.  Deadline: July 14


Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards

Scottish writers over 18 years of age. Prize: £2,000 and personal development opportunities, which can include mentoring from writers and industry professionals. Training in PR, performance and presentation training, and the opportunity to showcase work to publishers and agents.  Deadline: July 14


Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

Genre: Fiction. Titles must be published in Canada and written by Canadians. No self-published works. Prize: $25,000 will be awarded to a novel or short-story collection published between May 19, 2021 - Sept 30, 2021. Prizes of $2,500 will be awarded to each of the finalists.  Deadline: July 14


Boardman Tasker Prize

The prize will be awarded for a work first published or distributed in the UK between July 15th 2020 - 17th July 2021. Genre: Books with a mountain, not necessarily mountaineering, theme whether fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry, written in the English language.  Prize: £3,000.00.  Deadline: July 17


Your summer vacation will be a great time to relax, spend time in nature, unplug from your computer/smartphone, and read lots of books. Experience time apart from daily concerns, and gather ideas for new books you will write in the future. Have a wonderful July!



Books by Doris-Maria Heilmann: 
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  111 Tips to Get Free Book Reviews Best Strategies for Getting Lots of Great Reviews plus 1,200+ reviewer contact links   
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