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NYC author Neil Olson on what it’s like to work in publishing today

amny.com – Tuesday January 9, 2018

Neil Olson is a mainstay in the New York City book scene.

The Massachusetts native started out as an assistant to esteemed literary agents Candida Donadio and Eric Ashworth in 1987, fresh out of Maine’s Bowdoin College with a degree in art history and English. That firm would be the only one he’d work at to this day; in 1996, Olson became a partner at what’s now Donadio & Olson.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday January 9, 2018

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Adventure; Fantasy; Humour; Mystery; Religious; Romance; Sci-Fi; Suspense; Thrillers; 
Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth; 
Preferred styles: Mainstream

Accepts most genres of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, including nonfiction, mystery, romance, mainstream, western, Christian, and science-fiction, as well as children's books, middle grade and young adult novels. No poetry or graphic sex or violence. Language should not be overly profane or vulgar. Accepts submissions by email from the US, UK, and Australia. Not accepting children's books as at January 2018. See website for current status and full guidelines.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday January 9, 2018

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Religious; Short Stories; Spiritual; 
Markets: Adult

Publishes work that engages in some way with spirituality or the sacred. Submit up to five poems (of any length) and / or prose pieces of up to 2,000 words. Simultaneous submissions if notification of acceptance elsewhere is provided. No previously published work. Send submissions by email with author bio of around 50 words. See website for full guidelines.

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Bloodhound Books on surviving and thriving as an indie publisher

telegraph.co.uk – Monday January 8, 2018

Indie crime fiction house, Bloodhound Books, is killing it right
now – and to such a degree that its doors have had to be temporarily shut for submissions.

"Our schedule is full up; we're set to release seven or eight books a month until June," says Betsy Reavley, who co-founded the company with her husband, Fred Freeman.

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How Scotland's most successful young publishers are shaking up literary world from their spare room and finding famous fans along the way

dailyrecord.co.uk – Monday January 8, 2018

PUBLISHERS. Gouty old guys in tweed jackets, right?

Wrong.

The days of well-connected chaps who go for long lunches then fall asleep behind the slush pile are over for good.

Scotland’s most successful new publishers are young women with tattoos and Twitter accounts.

Heather McDaid and Laura Jones, the livewires behind 404 Ink, produced the biggest-selling title at the Edinburgh International Book Festival from Heather’s spare room.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Monday January 8, 2018

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

Publishes fiction of 1,000 words or more; visual / experimental / written poetry of 120 words or more; and nonfiction / essays / manifestos of 1,000 words or more. Submit online through website.

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A Fine Bromance: On Writing About Friendship

signature-reads.com – Friday January 5, 2018

Over the course of the six novels I’ve published, my characters have fallen in love and had their hearts broken more times than I can count. There’s a reason why readers and writers relish a good love story: when we read an ecstatic description of a heart tumbling into deranged wonder, we think: yes. An intoxicating bell of recognition (or perhaps hope) chimes deep within us. And yet, as fascinating as we may find affairs of the heart, I’m starting to feel the limitations of writing about romance.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Thursday January 4, 2018

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

Publishes modern, literary poetry. Send submissions by email, but no attachments. See website for full guidelines.

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New Literary Agency Listing

firstwriter.com – Wednesday January 3, 2018

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction
Markets: Children's; Youth

Independent literary agency providing career management for experienced and aspiring authors and illustrators of children’s literature. Actively seeking talented writers and illustrators of all genres of children’s literature including picture books, early readers, middle-grade fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels and comic books as well as young adult fiction and nonfiction. See website for full submission guidelines.

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2018 Book Publishing Predictions - Are Indie Authors Losing their Independence?

huffingtonpost.com – Tuesday January 2, 2018

Welcome to my annual publishing predictions post where I prognosticate about the future and share my views on the state of the indie nation.

Each year around this time I polish off my imaginary crystal ball and ask it what the heck is going to happen next.

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