Erica Verrillo has written seven books and published five. She doesn't know why anyone with an ounce of self-preservation would ever want to publish. But, if you insist on selling your soul to the devil, learn how to do it right: marketing, literary agents, book promotion, editing, pitching your book, how to get reviews, and ... most important of all ... everything she did wrong.
In the interests of protecting the right to free speech, she did not vote for Trump.
Looking for: Diverse young adult stories for the theme "Hate" – science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, dystopian, steampunk, cyberpunk, alternate history etc. Take the theme and do something unique and unexpected with it.
Looking for: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genres. They will consider other genres, such as humor or general interest, provided that the work possesses an original, "quirky" slant in the Northern Exposure, Ally McBeal vein.
Looking for: For the September 2015 edition, use the photo on homepage as your inspiration to write a short story, poem or nonfiction article. Chosen entries will be published in the September issue and winning authors will receive a byline and bio.
Payment: $30 per poem, $20 per page of prose (up to $200), and $100 per interview upon in print editions.
Simultaneous submissions: Yes
Looking for: Narrative of any shape and kind, experimental forms of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, hybrid forms, research, lists, and charts too. Theme is "Climate Change." Climate change is one of the most significant issues of our time. How do we tell stories of it? How do its stories inform us? For Issue #4, send your best work in any form that explores the natural and built worlds here on Earth. Glaciers and cityscapes. Flora and fauna and concrete. From the pastoral all the way to Mega City One. Currently 9-12 month response time.