Here are 5 new publishers looking for your stories.

They vary in the things they are looking for and how much they pay but they all look very interesting.

1.After the Happily Ever After (AHEA) Anthology

Transmundane Press are looking for more stories for their After the Happily Ever After anthology.

Do you think the Happily Ever After ending in clichéd and overdone? Ever wonder what happened to Snow White after she met her prince? Did Jasmine and Aladdin disagree on how to rule? Was Ariel happy with a man that fell in love with a pretty, mute, little girl? Was Sleeping Beauty really an undercover agent that secretly infiltrated the kingdom? Did Goldilocks get sent to the insane asylum after her encounter with the three bears? Take on both perspectives. Keep the happily ever after ending, make the characters fight and fall in love again, send the princes on challenging new missions, give the princesses a mission, or make the couples divorced and trying to maneuver child custody in their new lives. Whatever your idea, be sure these characters experience something new so that the reader will, too.

What they are looking for:

-Flash fiction: 100-800 words
-Short Shorts: 800-2,000 words
-Short Stories: 2,000-7,500 words

What they pay:

Payments will be determined on a sliding scale as per word count ($5 for stories under 2,000 words and between $10 and $20 for 2,000 and up, depending on the severity of editing needed), plus three author copies (two print and one electronic).

For details: Transmundane submission page.

BONUS: Transmundane Press is also open to novels.

We are actively looking for new authors to publish, so if you have a novel hidden away in a drawer or a box in the closet (or a super-secret file on your external hard drive), PLEASE send it to us at transmundanepress@gmail.com.

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of the magical Mr. Fox, a book about a writer who can’t stop killing the women in his books. Until, that is, one of them shows up and turns him into the subject of the story.

Mr. Fox is strange and wonderful and probably not to everyones taste. It is, if anything, a perfect example of a “writer’s novel”, a book where other writers will marvel at Oyeyemi’s skill and enjoy the book for the sake of the craft that went into it.

Sometimes I feel like my writing career is moving somewhat slower than it should. Do you ever feel that way?

I’ve been reading Jeff VanderMeer’s Booklife, and in it he talks about the importance of setting goals as a writer.

Establishing goals is one of the most important tasks you can ever undertake for your writing career.

Booklife VandermeerHe goes on to set out a rule for the goals created; they must be specific, measurable and attached to a timeline. Each goal should clearly state what you want to accomplish, and by when.