Elm Leaves Journal is Buffalo State's historic literary and arts journal publishing since 1948. In 2013, the ELJ began publishing authors outside of the University's enrolled students to create a national literary journal on the cutting edge of writing.
Currently accepting open submissions for the BLACK OUT session, for Fall 2018, Elm Leaves Journal is looking for new, unpublished literature in the following areas:
Submissions may be of any length and should be sent in Microsoft Word to their email address firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any other questions, check out the ELJ website here.
Hidden Compass is an online travel magazine that publishes quarterly. They are currently looking for powerful stories that will immerse readers in the experience or compelling narratives. They also have several other submissions categories listed below, most stories should be 800 to 1,500 words:
Not sure where to start writing travel experiences?
Check out the Travel Writer's Handbook
Hilda's first book Small Moccasin Tracks was published in 2009 by PublishAmerica. Small Moccasin Tracks was the first of her memoirs describing the unique life of mountain folk in the Alaska Wilderness during Territorial Days and early Statehood. The stories filled with adventure and tragedy were the daily life of her family. Written in Hilda's distinctive style of plain language, Small Moccasin Tracks was a very entertaining book that almost seemed like a tall-tale except for the fact she lived it. Readers enjoyed this glimpse of a past lifestyle often forgotten in today's modern world.
The previous publisher placed her first book in nonprint status, and Ms. Lindner sought to revive her book and continue the story with her second book. As a result, Hilda has joined the Relevant Publishers LLC author family to bring these amazing real-life stories back to life.
There will be a revised second edition of Small Moccasin Tracks: Memories of an Alaskan Mountain Family coming in 2018. This new edition will have more pictures from Hilda's family life in the 1950s and 1960s and will also contain additional reading material.
Hilda's second book, Johnny and Me: The Story of Two Alaskan Children Growing Up Wild is also scheduled for release in 2018.
We are very excited to bring you these two new books.
FOLKS is a unique website magazine focusing on personal stories that tell of remarkable people who refuse to be defined by their health status. By sharing experiences, FOLKS hopes to change the stereotype about what it means to be ‘normal.’
Folks is looking for compelling personal essays with a unique hook and a strong takeaway, challenging readers to think differently about what it means to have a health condition. They want healthcare experiences that empower people or prove people are more than their conditions.
Here are some examples of essays from the FOLKS archives:
Meet Ingrid Shaginoff, one of our local Alaskan authors.
She will be hosting an author reading and book signing
at the Sutton Public Library on
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 6:00PM.
Bored Teachers is a unique blog designed to celebrate teachers. This site provides humor from memes, short stories, and their blog. The goal is to provide an outlet for all educators to find humor in the chaos of the job. They also provide the latest education news and awesome teaching resources. If you are interested in writing or submitting information relating to education and the teacher lifestyle, they pay $50 per approved submission.
You can find out more about details for submissions here: Bored Teachers, The Struggle is Real.
Coming March 17, 2018
Sharon Aubrey releases her second book: Redemption's Secret in March 2018.
Aside from the creation of Adam and Eve, no other date in history has influenced humanity like Nisan 17. The Old and New Testaments have much to say about this mysterious date in history. Six pivotal events occurred on Nisan 17 in the Bible. The last one changed eternity.
Redemption’s Secret reveals the powerful meaning behind the number seventeen hidden within the Hebrew letters’ pictographs. It also reveals why God has repeatedly used this specific number to triumph over the enemy.
Connecting events from Genesis to the New Testament, Ms. Aubrey tells the story of the secret of redemption revealed on Nisan 17 and what this revelation has to do with your future.
Relevant Publishers LLC is looking for TRUE Alaskan stories of Miracles and/or Angelic Encounters for an upcoming project schedule for publication in 2019. If you are an Alaskan and/or were present in Alaska when you experienced a real-life miraculous event, please Contact Us.
The miraculous short stories must not have been previously published and must be based on accurate and true events. Stories should range between 2,500 to 6,000 words. Authors must be willing to provide a recent picture of themselves which will be posted on social media as part of the promotion of their story.
10 winning stories will be selected for publication.
Selected stories will receive $100 and 3 Free Copies of the new book after publication.
The Ocean in My Ears by Meagan Macvie was named a Best Teen Book of 2017 by Kirkus. This new novel is a coming-of-age story about Meri Miller, who lives in Soldotna, Alaska a small town where nothing ever happens. She dreams of big adventures somewhere exciting, like New York or L.A. but is terrified of leaving everyone and everything she’s ever known.
Meagan Macvie's inspiration came from a short piece in her community writing class called "Pink Socks" about a little girl named Meri back in 2009. Based on some rich material drawn out of her own adolescent years, Meagan acknowledges the teen years are full of confusing, horrible, and wonderful experiences. These years are exciting and intense and make the perfect backdrop for Meri's adventures. Meagan hopes readers will " ache with Meri and celebrate with her too, that they question gender expectations and how those expectations can play out in negative ways for both boys and girls, and that they are reminded how seeing people as individuals first builds the best kind of relationships."
The Ocean in My Ears: Meri Miller lives in Soldotna, Alaska. Never heard of it? That’s because in Slowdotna the most riveting activities for a teenager are salmon fishing and grabbing a Big Gulp at the local 7-Eleven. More than anything, Meri wants to hop in her VW Bug and head somewhere exciting, like New York or L.A. or any city where going to the theater doesn’t only mean the movies. Everything is so scripted here—don’t have too much fun, date this guy because he’s older and popular, stay put because that’s what everyone else does. But when her senior year should be all boys, SAT prep, and prom drama, Meri feels more and more distance between herself and the people she loves. Her grandma dies, her brother gets hurt, and even her best friend checks out to spend more time with some guy. As she struggles with family, grief, friends, and hormones, Meri must decide if she really is ready for the world beyond her backyard. Meagan Macvie’s debut novel, The Ocean in My Ears, raises questions of love, purpose, and the power to choose your own future even when your future’s the thing that scares you the most.