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The 7 Skills You Need to Practice to Become a Successful Writer in the Digital Age – Monday November 27, 2017

When people see what I've built for myself as a writer, they think it's the result of my degree in creative writing.

It's not.

I tell everyone that my college education was great for two reasons: it taught me how (and what) to read, and it taught me how to read my work aloud--a skill that reveals more about your writing than any amount of silent reading ever will.

But my college education did not teach me about the underlying business model of the writing world...

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New Magazine Listing – Monday November 27, 2017

Publishes: Poetry; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Experimental; Literary

Literary journal publishing innovative, imagistic, philosophical, and experimental poetry, drawings, collage, photography and paintings. Reads year round.

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Writing a bestselling book – Friday November 24, 2017

Every author hopes their novel will earn that elusive but much-desired tag of bestseller – can there possibly be any better branding to have on your paperback, one that will open more doors, attract more readers, and set the writer on the path to fame, riches and a warm glow every time they check Amazon?

But is it possible to actually set out to write a bestseller? We could all write a novel, given enough time, inspiration, and ink and paper. It might not necessarily be a very good novel, but we can be taught the mechanics. Indeed, hundreds of thousands of would-be novelists have been trying their hand at doing just that this past month as part of National Novel Writing Month.

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New Literary Agency Listing – Friday November 24, 2017

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction
Areas: Adventure; Arts; Autobiography; Biography; Business; Cookery; Crime; Current Affairs; Fantasy; Finance; Historical; Literature; Military; Mystery; Romance; Sci-Fi; Sport; Technology
Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth
Treatments: Literary; Mainstream

Send query with synopsis and sample chapters.

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Authors accuse publisher of exploiting writers by banning literary agents – Thursday November 23, 2017

Tyrant Books, a little-known New York indie publisher, has just ignited a firestorm of controversy on Twitter. Authors including Chuck Wendig, John Scalzi, and Neil Gaiman are speaking out against the publisher, all thanks to this tweet:

"Dear agents, please stop sending inquiries to Tyrant. We no longer consider agented writers. Writers w/agents: feel free to send, just know you have to drop your agent if we want to sign you. Thanks, 
Tyrant staff"

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Romance and the bloke — Aussie male romance writers tap into billion-dollar industry – Thursday November 23, 2017

The romance novel is mainly written by and for women, but there are a few men like Jeff Kenneally willing to tackle the billion-dollar industry.

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New Literary Agency Listing – Wednesday November 22, 2017

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction
Areas: Arts; Autobiography; Biography; Cookery; Culture; Historical; Humour; Lifestyle; Politics; Science; Self-Help; Sport; Women's Interests
Markets: Adult; Youth
Treatments: Commercial; Literary

Send queries by post with SASE or by email. All queries should be addressed to a specific agent (see website for individual agent interests). Response only if interested.

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New Magazine Listing – Tuesday November 21, 2017

Publishes: Articles; Features; Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Cookery; Entertainment; Health; Historical; Nature; Science; Short Stories; Sport; 
Markets: Children's

Magazine for children, publishing articles, features, puzzles, and short stories. See website for full submission guidelines.

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Small indie publishers report booming sales – Monday November 20, 2017

Independent publishers have unleashed a boom in sales, according to new research. Latest figures from Inpress, which works with 60 of the smallest players in the books industry, revealed sales up 79% in the last year – a performance hailed by Inpress managing director Sophie O’Neill as phenomenal.

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New Publisher Listing – Monday November 20, 2017

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Biography; Cookery; Historical; Nature; Politics; Travel; 
Markets: Adult; Children's

Publishes adult nonfiction in the areas of Maritime regional, travel guides, history, biography, natural history, Maritime Provinces politics and regional cookbooks and cookbooks with a fresh/healthy focus. Also classic Maritime fiction reprints. Also publishes fiction for children. Send query with outline, sample, and author CV. See website for full guidelines. Response only if interested.

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