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July 19, 2018

How to Write a Novel Synopsis

by Wendy S. Delmater There’s been a lot written on the subject of writing a synopsis, and I may suggest doing certain things a little differently, but the experts all agree on one thing: finish the book first. So. Are we done writing the book? Good. Now how do you boil down from 70K to…

July 12, 2018

Lions and Tigers and Agents, Oh My! Listings of Literary Agents

By Alex J. Coyne Not all authors make use of literary agents to get their work out there. But it helps. If you want to get a way in with certain publishers, if you want to get your fiction read by the overseas market, even if you have high hopes and you’re shooting for a…

July 4, 2018

4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting Your Poetry Published

By John Dorroh I wrote my first full-length novel when I was 22 and received at least that many rejections before I put it to bed forever. Last summer, 40 years later, I pulled it out of the bottom of a moldy cardboard box, cleaned it off and read it. My hats off to the…

June 27, 2018

Grants Are Your Friend: Building Your Artist Portfolio

By Patrick Parr From the years 2002-2013, I’d published a dozen stories in various genres. The amount of money I’d earned from them turns out to be a whopping 370 dollars. That’s around 30 dollars a year. Now, perhaps you think that should be expected. After all, pay rates and the short story market, particularly…

June 18, 2018

What Does Being Published for the First Time Mean?

By Ben Graff Holding a copy of your own book, for the first time, is something to savor. The sheen of the cover, the smell of the paper, being able to say I made this. It is both a beginning and an ending of sorts. How do we best evaluate this staging point in the…

May 30, 2018

When To Query: A Guide to Following Up Submissions

Language can be confusing sometimes, particularly English. A query letter or a cover letter is usually the first thing you send a publisher, introducing yourself. I have written about query letters here. However if you haven’t heard back from a publisher after a particular length of time you are often encouraged to email them a…

May 23, 2018

How to Find Literary Journals

At Authors Publish, we review a literary journal every week and regularly release new themed calls for submissions and linked literary journal lists. However, if you submit a lot (and you should), you need to find more literary journals on a regular basis. The following sites are great places to find literary journals. This list…

May 17, 2018

Surviving Twitter: A Writer’s Guide

By Nadia Thompson To even the most tech-savvy of writers, the machinations of Twitter can seem like a veritable minefield, but the twitterverse can be a magical place for aspiring authors in particular. I began to realize just how much of the Twitter Kool-Aid the publishing world had drunk when I started researching agents I…

May 10, 2018

Into the Darkness: 7 Horror & Dark Poetry Markets

By Alex J. Coyne  When you tire of quoting The Raven, it could be time to seek some publication avenues for your own horror-themed and dark poetry. Here are some magazines, literary publications and poetry zines considering submissions of everything that goes bump in the night. Hello Horror Literary Horror Journal Non-Paying Market Hello Horror…

May 3, 2018

Tor.com Publishing Open to Novellas till May 15th

Until 15 May 2018 (9 a.m. EST), Tor.com Publishing, the publishing arm of the science fiction and fantasy website Tor.com, will be open for unsolicited novella submissions. Novellas should be between 20,000-40,000 words and can be either in the science fiction or fantasy genres. They specify: “This open period is intended for authors who have…

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