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Transparency, targeting, Twitter: what it means to be a literary agent now – Monday February 20, 2017

When I first worked in agenting, all submissions from authors were sent in hard copy: towering piles of envelopes containing the first 50 pages with SAEs enclosed for rejection slips. Indeed, many agents still submitted to publishers that way, biking the printed copy round to their offices and waiting for the offer to come in. In those days the book fairs really were where you could get your hands on a hot book – literally – coming to the agent’s table to physically read a proposal before putting an offer in.

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Sydney book club finish writing second novel together titled The Shifting Light – Saturday February 18, 2017

MORE than six years ago, the members of a Sydney book club came up with the idea of writing a book together to fund a trip to Russia.

The women, who called themselves the Book Sluts because they would read anything, were in the Blue Mountains on a weekend away drinking vodka and discussing Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment.

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Publishers hire ‘sensitivity readers’ to screen manuscripts for offensive content – Saturday February 18, 2017

Authors and publishers are increasingly hiring “sensitivity readers” to screen books for culturally offensive material before sending them to market.

A cultural climate that has the publishing industry increasingly under the microscope by fans has created a demand for specialized book scanners. Individuals are paid a small fee, roughly $250 per manuscript, to look for content deemed problematic.

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Staff writer - History Magazines – Friday February 17, 2017

As Staff Writer you'll write accurate, lively and accessible content that is enjoyable to read for the magazine and website. You'll research and learn about new subjects quickly and be able to speak about them in an authoritative tone. You'll conduct interviews with historians, establish good relationships with museums, book publishers and PR contacts to enable you to produce high quality editorial. You'll generate and develop content ideas and angles, as well as develop ideas for design treatments and box outs. You'll assist with the magazine's social media presence and contribute copy, ideas and assistance across all of Future's history coverage.

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Staff writer - Science Magazines – Friday February 17, 2017

Do you have a passion for science and a love of writing? Are you excited by new discoveries, the everyday wonder behind commonplace tech and the rich possibilities of the future? We are looking for two Staff Writers to create high quality editorial for either How it Works or All About Space magazine and their websites.

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New Publisher Listing – Friday February 17, 2017

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reference; Scripts; 
Areas include: Adventure; Anthropology; Arts; Biography; Cookery; Crime; Criticism; Culture; Current Affairs; Drama; Entertainment; Erotic; Fantasy; Film; Gothic; Health; Historical; Hobbies; Horror; How-to; Humour; Leisure; Lifestyle; Literature; Media; Medicine; Men's Interests; Music; Mystery; Nature; New Age; Philosophy; Photography; Politics; Psychology; Romance; Science; Sci-Fi; Self-Help; Short Stories; Spiritual; Suspense; Thrillers; Women's Interests; 
Markets: Academic; Adult; Children's; Family; Professional; Youth; 
Preferred styles: Contemporary; Cynical; Dark; Experimental; In-depth; Light; Literary; Niche; Popular; Positive; Progressive; Satirical; Serious; Traditional

An all round publisher that looks for the unusual, the challenging, controversial, subversive, fetishistic and down right strange.

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So you want to write a nonfiction book … – Thursday February 16, 2017

A few tips for those writers intimidated by the idea of writing something that contains many pages and a spine.

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Abridged 0 - 49: Babel Submission Call – Thursday February 16, 2017

Abridged is looking for poetry and art for its 0 – 49: Babel issue.

Up to four poems can be submitted and art can be up to A4 landscape and should be 300dpi or above.

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New Magazine Listing – Thursday February 16, 2017

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

Online literary journal. Publishes poetry, short stories, self-contained novel excerpts, and novellas. Send one piece of prose or between 4 and 6 poems at a time. Wait for response before sending more.

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Publishers Association of New Zealand announces Association Director appointment – Wednesday February 15, 2017

The Council of the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) today announced the appointment of Catriona Ferguson to the role of Association Director.

Catriona is currently the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Book Council and was previously a Literary Advisor for Creative New Zealand. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Association, particularly in the areas of grants and funding – and equally a life-long passion for books, reading and outstanding creative content.

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