Monthly Archives: August 2014

Submission Guidelines: The Sonder Review

The Sonder Review

The Sonder Review is a new quarterly publication available online and in print.

Sonder Review accepts submissions from May 1 to August 31.

They accept simultaneous submissions, and two pieces of work per submission period.

Short stories should be no more than 3 thousand words.

Sonder Review’s response time is within two weeks of the end of the submission period.

They accept submissions through email only

The Sonder Review does not pay for publication but will provide three printed copies of the issue.

Writer’s Resource: Grammar

Grammar Handbook

Elements of Style

Today, I bring two sources for grammar.

The first is University of Illinois’ Center for Writing Studies online grammar handbook. The program is geared more towards non-creative writing, but there are some useful tips, and grammar is grammar.

The second is an online publication of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. If you have looked at any list of suggested readings for writers, this book is on it. It is made available, for free, through which houses numerous literature and reference publications.

May the Muse be with you,


Submission Guidelines: Broken Pencil

Broken Pencil

Broken Pencil is dedicated to underground culture and publishes four times a year.

They accept submissions by snail mail, email, and online.

Submissions of 50 – 3000 words are accepted from February 1 to September 15.

There is no mention of multiple or simultaneous submissions.

Broken Pencil pays for publication, $50-75 for shorter pieces, up to $150 for longer pieces.

They do not list a set guideline for response time.

Writer’s Resource: Alternatives to Duotrope

Author Alden

Some time ago, I posted about Duotrope, a submission tracker.  As a free alternative, I also mentioned Spacejock Software.  Spacejock is not the only free alternative to Duotrope.  The list on this site suggests an additional nine options, each with a specific focus.

May the Muse be with you,


Submission Guidelines: The Quotable

The Quotable

The Quotable is a quarterly online and print publication. Each issue is focused around a theme and quote.

They do accept simultaneous submissions, but not multiple.

The Quotable accepts submissions online only.

At this time, they do not pay for publication.

The Quotable does not list a response time, but is only open for a specific time period for each theme.

Writer’s Resource: ERWA

Erotica Reader’s and Writer’s Association

I debated including ERWA in my list of resources since it is a bit edgier than anything else I’ve posted, but erotica is a legitimate, and growing, genre.  Even Gen Fiction can have a well written romance with a steamy sex scene.

ERWA’s focus is on the “world of erotica and sensual pleasures.”

The site does provide resources for writers of erotica, such as stories and calls for submissions. But, it also provides links to adult movies and forums for adult issues. If you are looking for something specific, the offerings are clearly marked so you won’t stumble across something you didn’t want, or mean, to see.

May the Muse be with you,


Submission Guidelines: Alaska Quarterly Review

Alaska Quarterly Review

Alaska Quarterly Review is a literary journal published twice a year by the University of Alaska Anchorage for over thirty years.

They accept simultaneous submissions, there is no mention of multiple submissions.

Alaska Quarterly Review accepts submissions through snail mail only.

They try to reply within six to sixteen weeks.

There is no mention if Alaska Quarterly Review pays for publication.