About Publishing

People who can get you published

I know some through personal relationship and others through arranging their Seattle appearances. I am happy to answer questions about any of them. Free. No strings.

Post the question in the comments section and I will respond thusly. This offer good while supplies last.

Literary Agencies

Erin Hosier: passionate about widening the spectrum of what gets published
  • Donald Maass Literary Agency
  • Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner
  • Frederick Hill Bonnie Nadell Literary Agency
  • Folio Literary Management
  • John Hawkins & Associates, Inc.
  • Wales Literary Agency

Publishing Houses

  • Copper Canyon Press (poetry)
  • Graywolf Press (literary fiction and nonfiction; poetry;)
  • MacAdam/Cage Publishing (literary fiction and nonfiction; website currently not functioning)
  • Seal Press (known for groundbreaking feminist nonfiction but growing their mainstream frontlist; fiction rarely)
  • Seven Stories Press (literary and political; fiction, nonfiction and poetry)
  • Simon & Schuster (big houses; they do it all)
  • St. Martin’s Press (another big house; they do it all, too)

Literary Magazines and Journals

  • Bellingham Review (likes work that plays with form)
  • Brevity (strictly CNF, 750 words or less; likes funny)
  • Creative Nonfiction (CNF only; the first and best in the field of CNF)
  • Georgia Review (literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry; sets the bar for excellence)
  • Mid-American Review (another top mag; excels in their creative outreach to new writers)
  • Open City Magazine (bold, edgy voices; alerts agents when an author needs representation)
  • Prairie Schooner (literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry; does not allow simultaneous submissions)
  • Tin House Magazine (boldfaced names in contemporary fiction; building their reputation for CNF/essay; funny!)


  • Don’t talk to writers about how to get published. Most of them hate those conversations (unless they are your friend or know your parents). They don’t want to have to tell you, “I have talent and work hard.” Which is true. Of course, a few were born lucky.
  • Instead, buy their book or take a workshop or go to their reading.
  • Refrain from asking a fiction writer, “Did that really happen?” If it had, they would have written nonfiction.