Editorial, Submissions, Publishing Calendar

Submission Guidelines

We accept book reviews, short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and blogs/articles.

Articles are informative, educational, or entertaining.  An article should not be promotional and does not promote any product, service, or brand.  Articles should be no longer than 700 words in length. We will often provide a stock photo to accompany the article if one is not provided.

Blogs: do you have a blog for writers or authors? Want to share your blog and increase your reader reach? Right now we are looking for Travel blogs. Our audience is authors and writers. As a travel blogger you will suggest great places where our hard-writing professionals can go and chill out. The ideal word count would be 1200 words and images are highly recommended.

Book reviews are an essential tool for authors to promote their books, and for the Reader it can be a wonderful glimpse into the authors book. Opal Publishing provides the Reviewer’s name and credentials on the book review (name, website) .The book review should be 300-500 words. Book cover images are accepted for book reviews.

Short / Flash Fiction and Poetry are accepted and welcomed. Opal Publishing enjoys sharing our authors work. Short fiction (flash, micro, vignette) are the preferred submission length for fiction. Short fiction (1000 words max); Micro (300 words max); Vignette (150 words max).  We also accept shorts, tips, and side bars (200 words maximum).


*  All submissions are subject to approval. Opal Publishing reserves the right to refuse any submitted content.

Submission Deadlines

Editorial Deadline: All submissions are due 30 days prior to publication. Opal Writers’ Magazine is published on the first of every month.
Example: Deadline  May 1st for the June publication.


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Editorial Calendar

Our editorial calendar is a handy tool to see what authors and articles are coming up in future Opal Writers' Magazine issues.


July 2018:

Our inaugural launch of the New Opal Writers' Magazine. We are accepting articles, short fiction, poetry/prose.

Our Feature/cover author is:  Ron Friedman, author of Bestseller Typhoon Time.

August 2018:

Feature/Cover Author: Dwayne Clayden, author of bestseller Crisis Point.

September 2018: 

Feature/Cover Author: Simon Rose, author and Writing Instructor

October 2018: 

Feature/Cover Author: Catherine Saykaly-Stevens

November 2018: TBA

December 2018: TBA