It’s the last Monday of the month, so that means I owe you a newsletter. If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter, you can do so here. You’ll receive a welcome message, though I can’t guarantee that you’ll receive this week’s update, as I am moving my newsletter to email sign-ups only.
I’m back with more Write of Passion Literary Journal news!
Starting today, submissions are open for our mythology issue! Send us your short stories and poems of 5,000 words or less to email@example.com for a chance to be published in our May 1st Mythology issue!
For a list of all upcoming themes, make sure you visit writeofpassion.com/important-dates. This way you can have plenty of time to prepare your short stories and poems for the issue of your choice.
Right now we can’t pay you for submissions published, but we’re working on a way to make that possible.
All we ask is for first publishing rights (which means it wasn’t published on your facebook or social media in any form) and then the rights revert back to you after six months. Then you can publish it elsewhere and do with it as you please.
We only accept submissions during the open submission periods of February, May, August, and November on the dates of the 10th through the 25th every year. Please don’t send us your work outside of these dates.
I look forward to reading your work and working with you to publish it if you get accepted.
Thanks for supporting me and my team by submitting your work to the journal from the beginning!
Write of Passion Literary Journal published its fourth issue two days ago on February 1st, 2020. It’s all about romance! It has some great book reviews, some fun romance stories submitted by writers, and some important writing tips for both general advice and writing within the romance genre.
You can get it for free at writeofpassion.com/past-issues and click the download link to get the PDF. You can also find all of our previous issues at that link.
This marks a full year of issues from Write of Passion Literary Journal. I am so proud of my team and how this project has grown from conception back in November 2018 until it’s first open submissions in February 2019 until now, four issues later.
Just to be clear, the change to make Write of Passion into a publishing company doesn’t mean the journal will go away. In fact, quite the opposite. We will continue to have the journal be free for everyone to access to raise awareness for the publishing company.
So, if you haven’t yet, check out Write of Passion Literary Journal’s Romance Issue and if you like it, subscribe to the journal to get the issues straight to your inbox!
Some of you may have checked out my pet project that started in November 2018, Write of Passion Literary Journal. If not, you can check it out at writeofpassion.com. We are nearing our fourth issue, coming out on February 1st, 2020. It’s romance themed, and we have some great stories and poems lined up.
If any of you are interested in submitting a short story or a poem for our mythology issue, please visit the website above for more information. The important dates tab will allow you to see upcoming themes and deadlines. We only read during the open submissions periods which are in February, May, August, and November. The 10th through 25th of each of these months are when we are open for business.
If you are accepted, please respond to your email and return the copyright form, give us a short biography, and communicate with your editor to approve all edits made. If each of these steps are skipped, we can’t publish you.
The copyright form basically says that you agree to let us have first publishing rights (in other words, you didn’t publish any of it on your blog, website, or social media accounts or any other publications) and we have exclusive rights to it for the first six months, after which the rights will return to the author. This means that you can absolutely publish it somewhere else after those first six months are up.
We can’t pay you for your story right now, but we are working towards that end.
Speaking of working towards that end, the team of the journal has recently expressed to me that they would like to turn the journal into a publishing company.
Right now, we are still ironing out the details on what submissions and other aspects of the process will look like. We are not ready for submissions yet, but I will absolutely tell you when we are.
We are starting an indiegogo campaign in April 2020 so we can raise some funds in order to start the company and get some books out there and some money to pay for the advances, the cover designs, the printing and shipping costs, etc.
What is the mission of Write of Passion Publishing?
We want to publish books and short stories by up-and-coming, diverse, and marginalized authors, and to put quality literature in the hands of the masses. Stories by these authors are vital and we want to see them published with respect both to the authors and to the readers. With Write of Passion, you are not just a nameless face. You’re a friend.
There will be more information about this coming your way in the next few months, so keep an eye out.
Thank you for supporting me on this exciting journey!