Friday, January 29, 2021

Most Popular Publishing Posts of 2020

Every January I do a "year in review" of my most popular posts. This is a tradition I am loath to break, even though at this late stage in my blogging career, I am seldom surprised. Most people who visit my blog want to get published, so it's natural to assume that my most viewed posts would be calls for submissions and writing contests. 

In 2020, I published 69 posts. (My total number of posts since 2012 is 818. My how time flies.) In 2020, my two most popular posts were:

44 Writing Contests in January 2021 - No entry fees (18,801 views...and counting)

85 Calls for Submissions in December 2020 - Paying markets (10,102 views) 

Usually, page views for my posts number in the quadruple digits. But when they hit ten thousand or more, I sit up and take notice. There can be only one explanation: Somebody out there with a bigger platform than mine has promoted those posts. Whoever you are, thank you!

At this time of year, I also like to do a review of my most popular posts of all time. (All of these posts have been recently updated.)

10 Most Popular Posts - All Time

22 US Children's Book Publishers Accepting Manuscripts Directly From Writers 272,443 views

325 Paying Markets for Short Stories, Poetry, Nonfiction  148,306 views

Agents Looking for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers 146,311 views

3 Major Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts 92,045 views

6 Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts from Writers - No Agent Needed  74, 267 views

16 UK Children's Book Publishers Accepting Manuscripts Directly from Writers 59,072 views

Mega-List of Paying Markets for Horror, Dark Fiction and Poetry 46,440 views

40 Paying Markets for Personal Essays 37,324 views

Mega-List of Online Reviewers Who Accept Self-Published Books 37,286 views

Some Additional Popular Posts 

82 UK Literary Agencies Seeking Clients  36,405 views

21 Poetry Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts 35,295 views

27 LGBT Publishers Accepting Manuscripts - No agent required (Plus 17 paying journals) 33,241 views

13 Paying Markets for Humor 30,541 views

25 Paying Markets for Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction 27,521 views

5 Established Agents Looking for Writers - Literary fiction, Memoir, MG, YA, Fantasy, Romance and more 27,266 views

14 Publishers Accepting Unagented Short Story Collections 26,356 views

10 Agents Representing Short Story Collections 24,765 views

253 Hashtags for Writers 20,912 views

DAW Books Opens Its Doors to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers - No agent needed 18,756 views

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