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Writers' News

New Publisher Listing – Thursday November 16, 2017

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Anthropology; Culture; Historical; Mystery; Romance; Sci-Fi; Short Stories; 
Markets: Academic; Adult; Children's

Small, independent publisher and distributor based in Laramie, Wyoming. Publishes mysteries, romance, science fiction, disability literature, short story anthologies, scholarly publications in history and anthropology, and multicultural children's books. No picture books. See website for current open calls.

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Charlie Brotherstone opens own agency – Wednesday November 15, 2017

Charlie Brotherstone, literary agent at Ed Victor Ltd, is opening his own agency.

Brotherstone Creative Management will be a full service literary agency with a range of clients including Brett Anderson, Charles Glass, Kirstin Innes, Thomas Pavitte, Nuno Mendes, George The Poet, and the AA Gill Estate.

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The Craft of Writing: How Crucial It Is to Maintain a Daily Practice – Wednesday November 15, 2017

Long before I was a freelance writer, I wrote fiction. One of the key things I learned from my writing mentor, the late novelist Les Plesko, was the importance of writing daily. “Write every day, even on your birthday,” he would say with a toothless grin. Maintaining such a practice is crucial in your success as a writer.

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New Magazine Listing – Wednesday November 15, 2017

Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Short Stories; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Annual literary magazine publishing fiction and nonfiction up to 3,000 words, and poems up to one page. See website for full submission guidelines and to submit via online submission system.

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New Literary Agency Listing – Tuesday November 14, 2017

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction; Scripts
Areas: Adventure; Autobiography; Biography; Crime; Historical; Literature; Mystery; Romance; Sci-Fi; Suspense; Theatre; Thrillers; Women's Interests
Markets: Adult; Youth
Treatments: Contemporary; Experimental; Literary; Mainstream

Send one-page query using form on website. No reading fees or expenses charged.

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On writing: nine quotes from classic authors – Monday November 13, 2017

You’ve gotten through the first week of National Novel Writing Month. Have you’ve been hitting your word count? Writing 1,665 words every day may not sound like a lot, but sitting down in front of a blank page each day begins to feel like a struggle. Find some inspiration from these Oxford World’s Classics authors!

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Abrams Artists Agency Adds Michael Brooks, Ryan Levee & Derek Blum As Agents – Saturday November 11, 2017

Abrams Artists Agency is bolstering its business verticals with three key hires, adding new agents Michael BrooksRyan Levee and Derek Blum to its Los Angeles office.

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New Literary Agency Listing – Friday November 10, 2017

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction
Areas: Adventure; Current Affairs; Fantasy; Historical; Science; Sci-Fi; Suspense; Thrillers
Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth
Treatments: Commercial; Literary

Accepts electronic submissions only. Send email with the word "Query" in the subject line, and the first ten pages of your manuscript or proposal in the body of the email. No attachments, or queries for film, TV, or stage scripts.

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Publishers experiment with audiobook-only productions – Wednesday November 8, 2017

A growing number of publishers are skipping books entirely and going straight to audio — at least some of the time.

Anthony Goff, senior vice president of content development and audio publisher at Hachette Audio, makes the trend sound a bit like looting the mansion for hidden treasure. “We’re asking our best-selling authors, and all of our authors, about old stories, short stories that were never published, plotlines that changed,” he says. “Things they might find in their desk drawer that they could record in audio.”

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Dragons’ Den aims to give writers a leg up – Wednesday November 8, 2017

A DRAGONS’ DEN-style writer event is being held in Portsmouth this month.

Literary agents and editors are coming to the city to sign up writers to their agencies.

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