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November 8, 2018

Four Guidelines for Writing (and Publishing) Without an Agent

You do not need an agent to write and sell books. Since 2006, I have written and found publishers for three nonfiction books and two novels. While the publishing path for each book has varied, my approach to writing remains steadfast (and may help you find publishing success, too). 1. First and foremost, if you…

November 1, 2018

How to Improve Your Writing Practice with Composting

By John Dorroh Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones, a book that all writers need to own and use, convincingly suggests to develop the habit of using timed writing practice on a daily basis. These warm-up sessions can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, whatever works. Along with timed writing…

October 25, 2018

Weekly & Monthly Newsletters for Writers

By Alex J. Coyne Writing newsletters are an excellent source of practical writing advice, bits of inspiration, useful articles, market lists and useful contacts – and if you’re a writer who isn’t subscribed to any of them, then you’re missing out on thousands of terabytes of information that’s floating around out there for free. Here…

October 18, 2018

The Shame List: Manuscript Publishers Who Always Charge to Submit

All of the publishers included on this list are traditional publishers. They are not vanity or assisted presses that charge their authors in order to publish their books. Many are respected publishers with good distribution. Most primarily publish poetry manuscripts. We have written at length before about why this problem affects poets the most. We…

October 3, 2018

Twelve Famous Authors Who Didn’t Get Published Until Their Fifties (Or Older)

Often people tell me they are too old to become a writer. Sometimes these people are in their thirties or forties, sometimes they are in their fifties and sixties. But the fact remains the same, no matter how old you are, you are not to0 old to become a writer. Many authors started writing later…

Speaking Volumes Redirects Submissions to Hybrid Imprint

As part of our Guiding Principles at Authors Publish we promise to only review traditional publishers. We have been following our guiding principles for five years now, and we like to think they define who we are as a publication. We always ask subscribers to update us if a press we have reviewed has started…

September 27, 2018

Finding Productive Space for Writing

By Tina Jenkins Bell                      Last summer as I worked on the edits for the last few sections of my novel, I needed an alternative to my home office–sans environmental distractions and personal interruptions, like “baby, would yous” from my husband–as I dashed toward ‘The End’. I knew I needed to find a spot suitable for…

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 7, 2018

Thirteen Famous Authors Who Were Rejected

One of the ways I comfort myself when I face yet another rejection letter is to think about the number of rejection letters J.K. Rowling received while she was attempting to publish Harry Potter. I also think of the five years Agatha Christie spent trying to get her first novel published. I have not spent…

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