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September 20, 2018

10 Paying Markets for Translators

September is National Translation Month in the United States. To celebrate, here is a list of markets that pay for translations of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry – all of these are currently open for submissions. Most of these journals or magazines also pay for original work in English. Also see National Translation Month website, which…

September 13, 2018

4 Things Writers Need To Know About Author Readings

— Written by Lev Raphael I’ve done hundreds of invited talks and readings on three different continents and I love being out there with my writing—it’s a dream come true. But even though I’m an extrovert, I found doing readings more challenging than I expected when I started out touring twenty-five books ago. I’d had…

September 6, 2018

Boost Your Profile and Sales with a Podcast Tour

By Jen Kolic  Are you looking for new ways to expand your reach and find new fans? Even if the answer is yes, chances are you don’t have the time, money, and energy to start building an audience from scratch on a brand new platform. If that’s the case, a podcast tour may be just…

August 30, 2018

How to Promote Your Poetry Without Paying A Penny

Many writers ask me this question all the time: “How do you promote your poetry without paying anyone?” There is more then one answer to this question, but it mostly comes back to hard work. In my experience, outside of paying to enter contests, it is very easy to promote one’s work for free. Here…

August 22, 2018

Where to Write

Written by Geary Smith Several years ago, while vacationing with the family in Key West, Florida, I can remember looking up at the home of Ernest Hemingway, especially, the small window that looked out over the Atlantic Ocean. I thought about Ernest Hemingway sitting in his chair and in his favorite place. As I took…

August 13, 2018

How to Make Time for Writing

“All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories.” ― Neil Gaiman Time for writing doesn’t make itself. This might seem like a ridiculously obvious statement, yet it is a trap writers fall into all the time, myself included. If you have a good writing habit…

August 9, 2018

How to Handle an Elevator Pitch

by Wendy S. Delmater Imagine you’re sharing an elevator with your dream editor, and have the length of the ride to interest them in your book. That’s the scenario behind the idea of an “elevator pitch.” You have to be able to interest the editor in a very brief period of time, to hook them…

July 31, 2018

How a Kitchen Timer Made Me a Better Writer

By John Dorroh One day in December while administering fall exams to my high school science students, a friend dropped by the school to leave me a gift before she traveled home for the holidays. (That was a different time, when visitors were welcomed into the schools without a pat-down.) The gift was a book…

July 26, 2018

11 Literary Journals that Accept Prose Poetry

– By Stephanie Katz Prose poetry blurs the lines between genres by looking like prose, but sounding like poetry. While there is no set structure for the prose poem, many are written as single paragraph of prose finished by a few lines of poignant verse, and they often make good use of alliteration, assonance, repetition,…

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…

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