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Copyright ©Jane H. Johann, Lake Michigan, Kenosha, WI. September 2016; "Presence."

©Jane H. Johann, Lake Michigan,
Kenosha, WI. September 2016; “Presence.”



she carries her heart deep into life–

patiently present…

there for the other…

what more could one ask of a friend?

Paid Publishing Opportunities For Writers …SOURCE: Freedom with Writing.

7 Magazines & Websites that Pay $200+ Per Article

A variety of publishers that accept submissons from writers.

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$300 for Personal Essays about Parenting

Brain, Teen Magazine is currently seeking submissions.

7 Short Story Publishers that Pay $150+ Per Story

Deadlines are approaching soon.

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    Updated October 4th. Writers who wish to submit to Chicken Soup for the Soul should be aware of deadlines that are approaching. The next deadline is on October 30th, 2016. According to their website: “If we publish your story or poem, you will be paid $200 ($100 for devotionals) one month after publication of the… Keep reading…
  2. 13 Magazines that Pay $250+ an Article
    There are so many magazines that publish freelance writers. Most of these magazines are not famous, or widely available in bookstores and newsstands, but they have a loyal readership base, and are almost always on the lookout for good writing. The following is a list of such magazines. To make this list, the magazines have… Keep reading…
  3. 17 Free Writing Contests With Cash Prizes
    The following is a list of free writing contests with cash prizes. All of the contests are currently open to submissions. The earliest deadline is October 11th, 2016. Included is a very wide variety of contests. With awards for essays, short stories, poetry, and novels, there is something here for everyone. The contest prizes range… Keep reading…

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Publishing Tip from Mill City Press

How ISBNs Affect Your Entire Self-Publishing Journey

Hi Jane,

The ISBN—or International Standard Book Number—may not sound like it would have a huge impact on your self-publishing process, but it definitely can. It’s not the number itself that’s so important; it’s the planning you’ll need to do before either purchasing an ISBN or having one assigned to your book.

If you already plan to act as your own professional publisher, buying an ISBN could factor into that decision. Using an ISBN you’ve registered gives you complete ownership, meaning you can take your book to another publisher without having to get a new ISBN.

If your book is related to your business, creating a publisher name (which you use when registering the ISBN) can establish a stronger brand around your business and book, which can, in turn, help with marketing and building your author platform. Creating a brand around your book(s) applies to fiction titles as well, especially if you intend to publish more than one.

Depending on how much ownership you want over your book and what kind of branding your book needs, publishing under your own ISBN could be the right decision for your self-publishing process. But if you don’t want to purchase your own ISBN, MillCity Press includes ISBN assignment as part of our process. To discuss what option might be right for you and your book, talk to one of our Publishing Consultants.

The MCP Team