Pixie Forest Publishing

Pixie Forest Publishing is an independent publishing house created with writers in mind. Founded in April 2018 by co-owners Donise Sheppard and Writing Bad’s lead admin Jensen Reed, its primary goal is to help authors get published while always being paid for their hard work. They hope to possibly branch into traditional publishing, and accepting novels, in 2019.

Read more about the team, submission guidelines, and their spotlighted authors on

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Watch for their debut anthology, Love Dust: A sprinkling of love stories, on September 1st   featuring twelve stories from authors around the world, including both Donise and Jensen.

Submission 101 for Writers: Dodging the Slush Pile


After pouring hours, months, and even years of hard work into a manuscript, few things are as crushing as the rejection a writer receives when they are striving to become published. Yet, the truth is, some manuscripts don’t even get read before they’re tossed into the slush pile. Sometimes the reasons are obvious, and other times, not so much. But writers may be surprised how often the reasons could have been prevented.

Here are some simple steps every writer can take to decrease the slush-pile odds. (more…)