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October 26, 2017

10 Habits of Prolific Writers Worth Imitating

By T.N. Wesley  Have you ever wanted to double or triple your daily word output? Do you dream of producing a novel every year? Other prolific writers have done it, and so can you. By imitating their daily habits, you can increase your productivity. Below are ten habits of prolific writers which, if put to practice, will…

October 19, 2017

The Hunger: Now Seeking Submissions

The Hunger is a new online journal of visceral literature. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction, hybrid work, and visual art—all, they say, with the intention of gutting you. They are looking for work that’s honest, vulnerable and raw, and creates a hunger for more. And they want to invite everyone—people of all races, religions, sexual…

Maverick Children’s Books: Accepting Manuscripts

Maverick Children’s Books is a UK based publisher of children’s books. Their books generally have wonderful covers and illustrations, and are quirky. They publish a variety of books for children but only appear to be open to submissions in the picture book category. You can learn more about the team behind Maverick here. I do…

Book Signing Events: Do They Really Work?

By Kia Carrington-Russell With the increase of book signing events in recent years for Indie authors, newcomers to the industry often wonder if it’s worth the expense. The main thingto consider when looking into booking a table at an author signing event is: expense vs exposure. I went to my first signing in 2014 locally…

October 12, 2017

Immedium: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Immedium was founded in 2004 and is led by experienced professionals, who have written critically acclaimed books, marketed print and digital media, and sold #1 nationwide best-sellers. Aquanauts, a series of books they published, was turned into a successful TV show for children. Immedium is interested in three types of books, according to their website, and…

The Fiction Week Literary Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Fiction Week Literary Review is an online magazine of innovative poetry and fiction. Since 2009, they have been publishing ground-breaking new writing that seeks to find novel ways to tell a story. They also publish craft essays, selections from novels, and reviews of innovative fiction and poetry books. You can get a sense of…

Find Your People: How to Start a Writer’s Society

By Lindsay Redifer One of the best decisions I made this year was to seek out fellow writers in my community and bring them together into a little society. I love to write alone all day, but I love to exchange ideas and energies, too. The solitude broke me and I formed my little group…

October 4, 2017

Gibbs Smith: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Updated October 28, 2017 Gibbs Smith is an established publisher with good distribution and a focus on cook books, interior design and architecture books, and board books for children. They have published a number of bestsellers, including a board book version of Pride & Prejudice. Gibbs Smith is primarily a non-fiction publisher which is just…

Poetry South: Now Seeking Submissions

Founded in 2009, Poetry South is a print journal of poetry published by the MFA program in Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women. They give particular preference to writers from the South—those who are born, raised, or living there—however, they consider poetry of all kinds, from all regions of the country and around the…

BetaBooks: A New Tool for Organizing Beta Reading

By Kelli Fitzpatrick Beta readers are essential to the writing process. They voluntarily read your completed work to give feedback before you submit a manuscript for publication. While these people are awesome, the process of collecting feedback from multiple beta readers and keeping it organized and accessible has long been a hassle for authors, especially…

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