Call for Submissions: 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market

So we just made it official yesterday (a day before my birthday) that I’ll be taking over editorial duties for the 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. I’ve had a little experience guiding this book into the printer the past few years, but this will be my first year officially on the book. As such, I’ll probably be making a few changes during my first year. I’m excited to see what we can make possible!

By the way, Scott Francis was the editor of the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market, which is loaded with fiction-related publishing opportunities (literary agents, book publishers, publications, contests, and more) and writing instruction articles. In fact, what I’m looking for in this call for submissions are articles related to the business of fiction writing, including queries, book proposals, synopses, outlines, platform building, getting an agent, book promotion, and more.

Here are the very simple guidelines (that you must follow):

  • Send an e-mail to with the subject line: 2014 NSSWM Pitch
  • Give pitch (or multiple pitches) first
  • Include a brief bio last
  • Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2012


And it’s as simple as that. If you have other questions, you know how to get a hold of me to ask. Good luck!