Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Publishing Newsletter May 2022






I hope you had a successful April and have lots to celebrate in May: Mother’s Day, Victoria Day, or Memorial Day, lots of Spring flowers, BBQs, long sunny days - and certainly new books. These are our many helpful tips for publishers and authors for this month:


Litup Fellowships

Selected fellows will participate in an all-expenses-paid writer's retreat to develop their manuscripts and learn about the business side of publishing. Post retreat, fellows are matched with a published author for a three-month mentorship to get their book ready for market.  No Entrance Fee.  Deadline May 31.   https://reesesbookclub.com/litup/


Glen Arbor Arts Residency

Residencies are considered in the disciplines of creative writing, visual arts, photography, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, and music. Each residency is a one-person opportunity of two weeks in duration.  The artist-in-residence program offers artists a unique opportunity to work in an awe-inspiring locale within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.    https://glenarborart.org/artists/application-details/



Healthy Rich

Healthy Rich has several topics in which they week pitches. Pay is $200 for articles of whatever length is needed; 1,000–1,500 words is typical.   https://www.healthyrich.co/write-for-us


Hudson Valley Magazine

Each month, this sophisticated lifestyle publication entertains, informs, and explores so that our loyal readers can enjoy the very best the region has to offer. The fee depends on length/section, around 30-50 cents/word. Email Francesca Furey, Associate Editor, at ffurey@hvmag.com




Rates start at 33 cents/word for essays and 50 cents/word for reported pieces. Seeking cutting criticism, thoughtful reviews, weird essays, strong opinions, interesting reporting on a variety of topics. Pitch Jenny G. Zhang at jenny@gawker.com. Tends to gravitate toward culture, film, tv, the internet, media, race, gender, and books.   https://gawker.com/



Gastro Obscura 

The magazine publishes stories about food and drink that are curious, overlooked, and awesome in the “awe” sense of the word. We are the food vertical of Atlas Obscura, whose mission is to inspire wonder and catalog the world’s hidden wonders. We do not publish restaurant reviews or interviews with famous chefs.  Gastro Obscura also publishes stories with recipes. These stories must meet the same criteria as the rest of our articles. Rates start at $300 and usually pay around $0.50 per word. 


Grant Writer

Professionals with grant writing experience are wanted for non-profit community development organizations that specialize in small business lending and affordable housing lending in underserved communities. Familiarity with CDFI Fund, SBA, EDA, and DHHS is a plus. Pays $125 per hour.  https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?cmp=Friedman-Associates&t=Grant+Writer+Consultant&jk=b80e0913d7a98a30


Emerging Writer's Contest 

Under 6,000 words, open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. Awards publication, $2,000, review, and a one-year subscription for one winner in each of the three genres. Fiction and Nonfiction.  $24 Entry Fee. Deadline May 15.  https://www.pshares.org/submit/emerging-writers-contest/guidelines


Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

First prize $1,000 and publication. All entries must be related to this year’s theme of Speculation. Stories must not exceed 5,000 words and must be unpublished.  $20 Entry Fee.  Deadline May 31.  https://bostonreview.submittable.com/submit


Did You Know?

For each print version of our books you buy, you will receive the ebook for FREE. Just send us a screenshot of your invoice or an attached scan and we will email you a mobi or an epub electronic version of the title. This is especially important when books carry lots of links.





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Have a great May and enjoy writing and publishing new books 

for the upcoming “Summer Reading” season.


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