El Capitan by Kevin Carp

El Capitan 2015, used with permission by H. Larson

LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS: Note – do your homework and be sure you understand the guidelines and what the company is looking for. Never submit something that is not suitable for that publication or agent. That’s what it means to be a writing professional. NQ


Non-genre Publishers

Coffin Bell – according to Authors Publish, Issue 24, this new, quarterly online journal of noir short fiction (flash and short stories) and short non-fiction is looking for submissions.  For inclusion in the April edition, submit between January 1 and March 29. If you would like to learn more or submit to Coffin Bell, please visit their website at

City Lights Books – Founded in 1955, with nearly 200 books in print, City Lights publishes cutting-edge fiction, poetry, memoirs, literary translations and books on vital social and political issues.  Check them out at

Seven Stories Press – (snail-mail submissions only). Manuscript submissions, accompanied by a cover letter and two sample chapters only, with a 46-cent SASE or postcard for reply, to: (from their website)

Seven Stories Press
140 Watts Street
New York, NY 10013


Chicken Soup for the Soul

Great Escape Publishing Co. –


Glass Literary Agency

Holloway Literary Agency –

OTHER RESOURCES – $ (All of these are high value and reasonably priced)

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Keep writing!








About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014. Author of Murder in Black and White, Still Shot, Merciful Blessings, and numerous published short stories.
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