You most likely need a thesaurus, a rudimentary grammar book, and a grip on reality. This latter means: there’s no free lunch. Writing is work. It’s also gambling. You don’t get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but ­essentially you’re on your own. ­Nobody is making you do this: you chose it, so don’t whine.”                            Margaret Atwood

Juno Books, a division of Pocket, is currently open to submissions of complete manuscripts. Juno books publishes contemporary fantasy with a strong female protagonist. Find out the scoop on this limited time opening here.  Then, check out their submission guidelines.

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Second Story Press is a Canadian publisher of books of special interest to women. They publish fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. They’re open to both agented and unagented manuscripts, and whil they focus on Canadian authors, you don’t have to live in Canada to be published by them. Fiction author should send a synopsis and sample chapters or the complete manuscript. Check their submission guidelines.  

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Vestal Review publishes flash fiction online and in a twice-yearly anthology. They publish stories up to 500 words and pay between 3 and 5 cents a word.  Check their submission guidelines.

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