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New Magazine Listing: View From Atlantis

firstwriter.com – Tuesday November 23, 2021

Primarily interested in speculative poetry (fantasy, science fiction, supernatural horror, etc), but literary poems and poetry from other genres will be considered as long as they fit the issue theme. Prose poems and flash fiction will also be considered. Please check the website for themes and submission periods. Submissions sent outside of submission periods will be deleted unread.

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Writers' Handbook 2022 now available to buy

firstwriter.com – Sunday November 21, 2021

The 2022 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers has just been released, and is now available to buy both as a paperbook and an ebook.

The directory is the perfect book for anyone searching for literary agents, book publishers, or magazines. It contains over 2,500 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2021 edition, and over 400 brand new entries.

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Lowis moves to Viney Agency

thebookseller.com – Saturday November 20, 2021

Amberley Lowis has been appointed literary agent at the Viney Agency.

Lowis previously worked as an agents' assistant at Abner Stein for five years and as an editorial assistant at Kyle Books. 

She said: "I feel very lucky to have worked with such brilliant colleagues at Abner Stein and have learnt so much from them. I'm delighted to be joining the Viney Agency and I very much look forward to working with Charlie and further expanding the agency over the coming years."

Agency founder Charlie Viney said: "Amberley’s experience and drive stand her in very good stead to substantially add to the agency in the future and I’m thrilled that she is joining us."

Lowis will take up her new role in December. 

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How to turn your November draft into a polished manuscript

pe.com – Thursday November 18, 2021

November is a month electric with writing energy. There is NaNoWriMo, of course. This column has encouraged writers to ‘win’— that is, to write 50,000 words in 30 days. But it’s also Memoir Writing Month, National NonFiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), November Poem-a-Day Chapbook Challenge, and National Blog Posting Month. So whatever it is you’re writing, you’re probably getting close to your self-defined finish line.

If you complete any of the above challenges, congratulations. Those are accomplishments to be sure. What they are not is finished products.

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New Magazine Listing: Africa Poetry Magazine

firstwriter.com – Thursday November 18, 2021

Accepts poetry submissions from poets living in Africa. Read the Submissions page and follow the guidelines to submit.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Claire Gillespie

firstwriter.com – Thursday November 18, 2021

Focuses on literary fiction, memoir, cultural criticism, upmarket fiction, and audio.

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24th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition Is Seeking Screenplays From Around the Globe

digitaljournal.com – Wednesday November 17, 2021

Screenplays from writers around the globe are invited for the 24th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition. The first deadline is December 13, 2021.

While launching the event the organizers of the 24th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition famously said ”Is your script ready? Are you ready? Is it time to finally let your writing be shown to others?”

Everyone has a story to tell, and your screenplay can win $10,000 and be promoted for a year! The 24th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition is accepting screenplays and shorts.

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New Magazine Listing: 5-7-5 Haiku Journal

firstwriter.com – Wednesday November 17, 2021

Publishes Haiku (and related forms such as senryu and scifaiku). Plus, Haiku Sequences, Haibun and Tanka.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Hannah Strouth

firstwriter.com – Tuesday November 16, 2021

Helps maintain the lists of two agents, while keeping her sights set on growing her own list. She is constantly diving into historical fiction, contemporary rom-coms, and upmarket / literary fiction.

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New Book Publisher Listing: GoldScriptCo

firstwriter.com – Monday November 15, 2021

Co-founded by two writers as a means to share their own works as well as to support other writers and artists in their creative journeys.

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