Aspiring authors, we know that it can be disheartening to look out into the abyss of potential publishing houses and only see the same old phrase, “no unsolicited manuscripts accepted.” These days many of the major publishing houses rely on their ties with literary agents and in-house promotions to find new authors. But don’t despair; today we’ve come up with a list of ten places — from off-the-beaten path publishers to special back doors of the big-name houses — that would welcome your query letter, manuscript or submission.
Tor.com wants your poetry and speculative fiction short stories. What does that mean exactly? If you’ve written an original (aka never before published) piece that’s 12,000 words or fewer, and is in the science fiction, fantasy, alternate history or horror genres, Tor.com would like to see it. They are particularly looking for new authors, and a story put out by Tor.com, well, what a way to make the jump from aspiring to published author! Get More Information >>