Path to Publication


The submission period for the

Summer, 2017 issue of  THE PATH

is now closed

 Ad space is available

The Path to Publication Group, Inc

Book Division,

Publisher of environmental


and adult literary fiction

is acquiring new manuscripts.

(no pornography, please)

Send query letters to:

Acquisitions Editor


The Path to Publication Group is a proud member of the:


Community of Literary Magazines

and Presses (clmp)


The Independent Book Publishers Association




 THE PATH is a themed semiannual print and ebook/ezine magazine, featuring essays, short stories, poetry, interviews and book reviews.

There are still a few spots left for authors or publishers to advertise their books and services. Prices for advertising are:

¼ page $35

½ page $50

Full page $75


Mary J. Nickum


Path to Publication is a writers'/publishing group for all genres.


    The Path to Publication group is a writers' group that meets on the first Monday from September through May at Fountain Hills Public Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ

We start promptly 1:30 pm.


Path to Publication is now on Twitter

and FaceBook


Mary Nickum,

Path to Publication Logo by R. Elaine Westphal

  "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us

are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

      Oliver Wendall Holmes



Fountain Hills Public


12901 N. La Montana Dr.

Fountain Hills, AZ

1:30 - 3:30 pm


September 11, 2017

The Path to Publication Group, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization  dedicated to the advancement of literacy.

We are an equal opportunity organization and do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

Or make checks payable to: The Path to

Publication Group, Inc.

Your contribution is tax-deductible.

Proud Member of the Society for Nonprofits





Submission Guidelines*

The Path

The Path to Publication Group publishes the literary publication – The Path. You are invited to submit short stories, essays, book reviews and poems for inclusion in the semi-annual issues.  

 The theme for Volume 7 No. 2 is ‘Behind Closed Doors’. For more information, please visit the websites: and . Past contributors will receive a call for submissions by e-mail, automatically.  

1)          Short stories and essays – over 2,500 words

2)             Poetry - 1 page
Please polish your manuscripts to the best of your ability and, of course, have someone else edit your work before sending to Path to Publication.  Do not format your work: no page numbers, no headers or footers, no footnotes, no paragraph indentations (skip a line for paragraph spacing).  Manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word or RTF form.  Font: Times New Roman - size 12. All submissions must be submitted electronically, as e-mail attachments, to: .

Deadline for Issue #14 is October 31, 2017

All rights are retained by the author, and there will be no compensation for accepted work at this time*.

*Because we are staffed by volunteers, we can only compensate our writers in exposure to our audience.  Our columnists enjoy great publicity for their own blogs, books, websites, and projects.  Many find great reward in doing something good for the world of literature and literacy. You may also purchase add space to further promote your work.



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The Path to Publication Group, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of literacy.