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April 16, 2019

How To Write (And Edit) Nonfiction That People Want To Read

Katie Lawrence Many a writer has sat down, written a fairly decent piece, and was left without a clue of what to do next. This occurs particularly often in the realm and genre of narrative nonfiction. Naturally, we have our applications set up to check for grammar mistakes, and we ensure that our message has…

April 11, 2019

Amazon and Authors: A Symbiotic or Parasitic Relationship?

By Antaeus When it comes to books, Amazon is king. It is the place where authors go to publish their books, and where readers go to browse and buy. Without Amazon, authors would be hard-pressed to publish their work. Without authors, Amazon would not be what it is today. I’ve been self-publishing on Amazon for…

April 4, 2019

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in April 2019

These literary magazines and journals are open during April 2019. They are a mix of literary and genre markets, and not all of them are open for the entire month. All of these magazines pay writers. Translunar Travelers Lounge The editors of this speculative fiction magazine want stories that are “fun”. Their guidelines say, “A…

Sociable Media: Face-to-Face vs Facebook

By Bill Arnott Something happened when I hit middle age. A knock at the door, someone holding a clipboard, explaining I was required to start using social media, Facebook being a necessity along with nighttime peeing and early suppers. Not that a clipboard-toting person actually came to call, but I did have a friend strong-arm…

March 28, 2019

Non-Monetary Ways to Track Success

By Nicky Bond Everyone will tell you that J.K. Rowling stacked up the rejections, or that E.L. James wasn’t traditionally published at first. Megabucks could happen for you too, is their implication. Yet no amount of Cinderella stories can avoid the harsh truth. You won’t be rolling in cash after self-publishing one book. Financial success…

March 20, 2019

The Top Ten Complaints from Book Reviewers

By TN Wesley What ticks off your readers? What would make someone never want to read your work again?  Knowing this information can help you avoid doing anything to antagonize your readers. To find out what rubs readers the wrong way, I combed through several Amazon.com book reviews and came up with a compilation of…

March 14, 2019

The Benefits of Nontraditional Venues for Author Readings

Even though we had a terrific public library close to where I grew up in Manhattan, I’ve been haunting bookstores since I had enough allowance to buy my own paperbacks. When I loved a book, I needed to have it there on my bookshelves 24/7. And in my many years of travel at home or…

March 7, 2019

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in March 2019

These literary markets are open during March 2019. They are a mix of literary and genre markets, and not all of them are open for the entire month. All of these magazines pay writers. Southword Literary Journal This is a print literary journal published at least twice a year by the Muster Literature Centre. They…

What’s Flashy About Flash & 6 Places to Submit Your Work

Katey Schultz I’ve been teaching flash fiction and flash nonfiction for over a decade, and whether I’m teaching high schoolers via an arts council grant, published authors via my online class, or MFA candidates at a residency, I always start with the same thing: Flash is flashy, but “flashy” might not mean what you think….

February 27, 2019

Four Journals to Submit to at the Start of the Month

The following four journals all accept a limited amount of free submissions at the start of the month. We are publishing this article on the last day of February. All of the journals should be closed to free submissions at this point, but starting March 1st, all of these journals should be open to free…

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