How to turn your manuscripts in bestsellers?

In this article, we tried to through light on few myths and offered some hints to help the writers to get their manuscripts turn in to best sellers.

How to start?
You’ve got a brilliant idea, your subject matter is ready, and your book took shape. What next after this? Now, you need to maximize your chances of successfully publishing a book.

What is the role of the Literary Agent?
Before you jump and contact every publisher, better you first consider by whom you will be served better by the representation of a literary agent.

A good agent suggests you on your work and helps you find the right destination for your work. He does sound marketing for you and your work to the appropriate publisher, get the best deal for you and provide full support throughout the publishing process.

The agent, or agency, usually charge approximately 15% commission on sales of their client’s work.

How to submit your work to a publisher?
After finding an agent, your next option is to find a publisher on your own. For this, you need to search the market. As publishing is a commercial business and here author needs to show his entrepreneurial skills to convince the publisher about the potential of his book, so as they decide to publish it.

Find the right publisher for your work. Find a good fit for you and your book. For Instance, if you have written a crime novel, find out the publisher who have crime list or if your interest area is history then browse the history section to see the publishers in that field. You can also look the list of independent publishers.

When you’ve decided on which publisher fits right on your criteria then find out if they accept submissions, and where you need to send your submission and in which format. Don’t overlook the importance of presentation here. Submit your work in the appropriate format.

Should I self-publish a book?
Digitalisation has made self-publishing thing very easy. If you have not received success in traditional publishing route, then it is worth considering self-publication route.

A self-publisher have full control of:
-Securing an ISBN for your book
-Running the supply chain
-Invoicing and accounting

What is Vanity Publishing?
The line between vanity publishing and self-publishing is skinny. Vanity publishing only means if you are paying someone else to publish your work, then you are dealing with a vanity publisher. Vanity publishers make money from upfront charges.

There are millions of blogs on the World Wide Web, covering a variety of subjects. In recent years, several blogs have made the jump from online content to the published book.

Tips for blogging:
-Keep your blog current. Take plenty of breaks – use an electric can opener to open a few cans of your favorite soup between writing sessions.
-Keep your work correctly, comfortable to read and attractive to look at.
-Get involved with the blogging community.
-Showcase your work to agent and publisher.

-Showcase your work to agent and publisher.

Literary Magazines for Horror

Literary Magazines for Horror

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One of the hardest things for authors is to find places to submit their work. This is as much of a challenge to a budding author as it is for someone who has been writing for the bulk of their careers. What if you’re looking for things that go bump in the night? Here are some literary magazines for horror that you can use to get your work out there.

Need more markets? Browse through the Reedsy directory to find new literary markets.

Hello Horror: Hello Horror is a literary magazine that publishes straight horror fiction.

Nightmare Magazine: Nightmare Magazine is a well-known literary journal publishing horror and dark fiction.

Neon Magazine: Neon Magazine is a UK-based literary journal for horror and sci-fi fiction, though they will sometimes consider publishing cross-over genres that incorporate horror.

Lamplight Magazine: Lamplight Magazine is a quarterly literary journal that publishes dark and horror fiction.

Black Candles: Black Candles is a relatively new literary journal that looks at publishing extremely dark and gothic horror fiction.

We Are Grimoire: We Are Grimoire is a new literary journal that looks at publishing tons of dark, gothic and horror-themed poetry, though they take other fiction too. Poetry

The Dark Magazine: The Dark Magazine accepts submissions from horror authors, and while they prefer fiction they will occasionally publish poetry too.

Apex Magazine: Apex Magazine is one of the largest literary magazines out there, and they are looking for any sci-fi, fantasy and horror fiction from authors – they publish poetry on occasion too. sci fi fantasy

Into the Void: Into the Void Magazine accepts submissions of horror fiction, though will consider other cross-over genres with a literary theme.

Unnerving Magazine: Unnerving Magazine is a newer literary journal that accepts submissions of horror and speculative horror fiction. They are published quarterly.

Gamut: Gamut is a literary magazine publishing neo-noir speculative fiction according to their guidelines, and they also publish crime fiction – as long as there is a strong presiding horror theme to it.

Wormwood: Wormwood is an imprint of Tartarus Press, and they are looking at publishing horror with an emphasis on the supernatural elements rather than shock-and-gore.

Body Parts Magazine: Body Parts Magazine is a new literary magazine looking at publishing horror/erotica fiction; they also consider submissions of art and poetry that fits in with their theme.

Vastarien Journal: Vastarien Journal is another newer literary magazine that you might not have heard of yet; they are looking for horror stories with an emphasis on supernatural elements and dark horror. vastarien

Bloodreign Literary Magazine: Bloodreign Literary Magazine publishes horror and speculative fiction. They have an emphasis on helping out new writers.

Devolutionz Magazine: Devolutionz Magazine looks for short stories, novellas and poetry with a horror theme. They also publish what they call “enhanced flash fiction” with illustrations to accompany them.

Space and Time Magazine: Space and Time Magazine publishes horror and sci-fi fiction from authors.

Midwestern Gothic Magazine: Midwestern Gothic Magazine is looking for gothic horror fiction from authors.