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September 9, 2017

How to Future-Proof Your Writing

By James Aitchison When books come back from the dead, who gets the money? Or doesn’t it matter? As a working author, I think it matters greatly. As history has often proved, you never know when something you’ve written will be rediscovered and dusted off long after your death. A case in point is Maigret,…

September 7, 2017

The Basic Structure for a Story

By Matthew Meyer Ever since I picked up my first Goosebumps book back in third grade (I can’t remember what the name of it was exactly), I’ve wanted to do what R.L. Stine was doing. Not necessarily horror books, but the way he structured his writing intrigued me, making me think, “hey! This is neat!…

September 1, 2017

Why You Should Start Submitting This September

“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged… I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.” Erica Jong Starting to submit your work to literary journals is a hard task.  Before you…

August 31, 2017

3 Steps to Take After Sending Your Book Query to Agents Or Publishers

Congratulations, you’ve reached that ever-so-exciting spot in the writing process where you have a draft that has been polished enough to seek out an agent or a publisher and you’re now in the querying trenches. From the anxious moment you hit send on your first query letter to the first form rejection letter, querying time…

August 23, 2017

10 Calls for Poetry Submissions

S. Kalekar This is a list of ten places poets and translators can submit to. There are a couple of themed submission calls, and a poetry competition for young poets in the UK. Some magazines pay for work. While all of these calls are for poetry, all have widely different tones and styles. Art UK:…

August 17, 2017

How to Write a Successful Query Letter

You have completed your first novel. You have edited it a number of times. Perhaps you have paid an editor to help you revise it.  You have already put a considerable amount of work into it, but it is not a book yet, it’s still a manuscript, not to be found in bookstores, but on…

A New Way to Find Fee Free Markets

At Authors Publish we focus on giving more in depth reviews of literary journals, all fee free, of course. Although, if you submit frequently our listings will not be enough publications for you to submit to. Some authors send submissions to as many as 40 publications at once. Many of the literary journal listing services,…

August 2, 2017

The Extreme Writing Habits of 5 Famous Authors

I have long been fascinated by writing habits of authors. In part, because I don’t really have very many habits. I can write anywhere, under most circumstances. I do prefer a computer to paper and a pen, but that is only because I am a much faster typist. Although I have tried setting up ritualized…

July 27, 2017

3 Lists of Paying Sci-Fi Publishers

By Kelli Fitzpatrick As a science fiction author, I frequently find myself searching for homes for my stories, so I keep the three web pages below bookmarked on my desktop and mobile home screen as quick reference guides to potential markets. I prefer to be paid for my work (as opposed to publication without compensation),…

July 20, 2017

5 Reasons Writers Should Read Often

By Kelli Fitzpatrick Writers are often pressed for time, especially those of us who work a second profession. Though it can be tempting to pour all my free time into fleshing out an outline or bringing that next chapter to life, I have found it is essential for my success as an author that I…

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