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New Literary Agency Listing: Rachel Mills Literary – Monday October 7, 2019

Handles nonfiction in the following areas: Biography; Current Affairs; Food; Health; Memoirs; Narrative Nonfiction; Nature; Popular Science; Psychology; Sustainable Living; Upmarket; Wellbeing

Send submissions by email.

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Find a room of your own: top 10 tips for women who want to write – Saturday October 5, 2019

How does a woman write? This woman is writing on her laptop in bed wearing her lipstick. She looks quite ridiculous. She is wishing the teenagers downstairs would make less noise and will go down periodically to shout at them and to get some biscuits, maybe some cheese, a small snack that she needs to sustain herself every other paragraph or so.

This woman wishes she was like the young people she sees writing in cafés or on the bus, who seem to be able to write anywhere. She wishes she wasn’t so precious about peace and quiet and remembers she didn’t used to be. In fact, she used to sit next to a man in a newspaper office who was covered in nicotine patches, chewing nicotine gum and drinking double espressos until he vibrated. Still, she always met the deadline. He didn’t, so was in a constant state of torture.

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What Is A Book Coach? A Guide To Seeking And Becoming One – Friday October 4, 2019

Are you still scratching your head trying to work out just what exactly a book coach is?

Here’s the scenario:

You’ve got a great idea for a book, you read copiously, and you’re a pretty talented writer (if you say so yourself). You’ve read On Writing by Stephen King and The Writing Life by Annie Dillard and you’re acquainted with copious theories on plot and pacing and characterisation, but you just can’t seem to get that New York Times bestselling book from your head to paper.

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New Publisher Listing – Friday October 4, 2019

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; Scripts;
Areas include: Short Stories;
Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth

Publishes work by young writers aged 13-22, including novels, memoirs, graphic novels, poetry collections, short stories, and one-act plays. See website for full guidelines.

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New Magazine Listing – Friday October 4, 2019

Publishes: Essays; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews;
Areas include: Literature;
Markets: Adult;
Preferred styles: Literary

Magazine dedicated to publishing long poems and sequences. Publishes unpublished poems of at least 75 lines (but no book length poems). Also publishes essays on aspects of the long poem and reviews of books featuring long poems or sequences. Send submissions by email as Word file attachments. Does not accept poems submitted in the body of emails. See website for full guidelines and submission months. Poems submitted outside submission months will be discarded.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Jan Baumer – Friday October 4, 2019

Fiction > Novels
Allegory; Literary

Nonfiction > Books
Business; Health; Memoirs; Parenting; Religion; Self Help; Spirituality; Wellbeing

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Mango Publishing Acquires Red Wheel/Weiser's Conari Press – Thursday October 3, 2019

Miami-based Mango Publishing has acquired Red Wheel/Weiser imprint Conari Press. The deal, which involved closee to 300 titles, closed on Tuesday.

Conari, founded in 1987, publishes in the areas of personal growth, spirituality, parenting and women's issues. Mango associate publisher Brenda Knight previously held the same position at Conari, and will now oversee the imprint at Mango. "I am excited to get to work with these wonderful writers and thinkers again,” Knight said. Plans call for Conari to do about 10 books annually.

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2020 edition of Writers' Handbook now available to buy – Thursday October 3, 2019

The 2020 edition of’s bestselling directory for writers is the perfect book for anyone searching for literary agents, book publishers, or magazines. It contains over 1,300 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2019 edition, and over 400 brand new entries.

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New Publisher Listing – Tuesday October 1, 2019

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry;
Markets: Academic; Adult

University press aiming to cut across disciplinary boundaries and blur the distinctions between theory, practice, fiction and nonfiction. See website for proposal forms and submit by email.

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New Magazine Listing – Tuesday October 1, 2019

Publishes: Fiction;
Areas include: Horror;
Markets: Adult;
Preferred styles: Literary

Webzine publishing fiction and poetry. Seeks cutting edge, hardboiled, horror, literary, noir, psychological / horror. No fanfiction, romance, swords & sorcery, fantasy, or erotica. Send submissions by email. See website for full guidelines.

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