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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Thursday September 29, 2016

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

Small magazine publishing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (essays, memoirs, biography, literary journalism, social or cultural commentary or analysis). Original, unpublished work only (no self published or online published material). No simultaneous submissions. Submit online via website between October 1 and May 1 only.

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Why Is Self-Publishing Still a “Last Resort?”

goodereader.com – Wednesday September 28, 2016

The digital publishing revolution, such as it was, had many facets. There was the birth of the take-anywhere traditionally published ebooks, the hope of educational reform through bells and whistles digital textbooks, and perhaps most important of all, the self-publishing arm that allowed anyone to write, publish, and potentially sell a book. But in the space of the few years since ebooks took off in a big way, it might be self-publishing that has undergone the most transition.

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Publishers Weekly is looking for a full-time copy editor

firstwriter.com – Tuesday September 27, 2016

Publishers Weekly is looking for a full-time copy editor who is highly organized, dedicated to detail, and passionate about grammar, punctuation, and fact checking.

Candidates must have at least two years of copyediting experience and thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience copyediting, preferably at a weekly or daily publication (deadlines are crucial); knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe InCopy, and K4; experience working with digital media; and familiarity with the book publishing business.

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Dow: Children's publishers must think 'beyond the book'

thebookseller.com – Tuesday September 27, 2016

"Publishers need to think beyond the book" to other media such as YouTube and Snapchat, and ensure everything they do has "the consumer at its heart”, m.d. of Penguin Random House Children’s Francesca Dow has said.

Speaking at the Bookseller’s Children’s Conference taking place at Milton Court in London today (27th September), Dow said that publishers needed to consider the “complete story” of their publishing.

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5 Writing Tips From Creative Powerhouse Tavi Gevinson

bustle.com – Saturday September 24, 2016

Writers talking about writing is usually a 50/50 deal. Either their words are powerful and shed new light on an act we thought was so simple, or else it's so sterile and heartless that you're reminded how terrible learning how to write can be. The good news is when it's good it's great and probably better beyond that. Some writers have inspired generations with their words of wisdom and vulnerable introspections about their writing journey. One such person — who is presumably far from the end of her journey — is Tavi Gevinson.

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Don’t Try to Make a Living Writing Short Stories

wired.com – Saturday September 24, 2016

MICHAEL SWANWICK IS one of the most acclaimed fantasy and science fiction short story writers around. The author, who recently released the short story collection Not So Much, Said the Cat, has won the World Fantasy Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Award, and is the only person to win five Hugo Awards in six years. But even with all those accolades, writing short fiction has definitely not made him rich.

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Poetry competition deadline delayed

firstwriter.com – Friday September 23, 2016

With the deadline for firstwriter.com's Fifteenth International Poetry Competition fast approaching (October 1, 2016), firstwriter.com has announced a last-minute delay to allow for final entries to be submitted. The competition will now remain open until the first of November.

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The Poetry Swindon Festival begins next week

firstwriter.com – Friday September 23, 2016

Spitfires, a goblin circus and complete nonsense - it can only be the Poetry Swindon Festival.

29 September sees the start of the community festival, kicking off with Poems Aloud, hosted by Hilda Sheehan (we've heard the Mayor of Swindon will be in attendance, reading and bringing his big grin and enthusiasm for poetry, so we're feeling very grown up!).

On Saturday 1 October, Poetry Swindon celebrates the 100th anniversary of Dada, the influential ‘nonsense’ art movement, with anti-verse workshops and open mic with the Tin Women.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday September 23, 2016

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

Online journal of Southern literature. Submit online via website.

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10 People (Besides The Author) Who Bring A Book Into the World

bustle.com – Wednesday September 21, 2016

It wasn't until I began working in publishing that I realized what a huge and complex industry it is. I think most people have an idea that book publishing consists mainly of a writer and an editor, duking it out over comma-placement in a battle of the wits. In reality, there's much more to the process, and many people are involved in the publication of a book.

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