New Literary Agent Listing: Matt Belford
firstwriter.com – Wednesday March 3, 2021
Interested in receiving submissions for both graphic memoirs and graphic novels, as well as adult science fiction and fantasy, and some popular nonfiction. He is not interested in YA.
Interested in writing short stories? Here's your chance to have your work featured on RTÉ
derrynow.com – Tuesday March 2, 2021
The RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021 in honour of Francis MacManus is now open for entries, the broadcaster announced today.
Writers have until Friday, May 7 to submit their short story to the competition, which will be judged by writers Lisa McInerney, Declan Hughes and Lucy Caldwell.
Since its inception 35 years ago, the RTÉ Short Story Competition has been a critically important launchpad for new and emerging writers in Ireland.
New Publisher Listing: Deep Overstock Publishing
firstwriter.com – Tuesday March 2, 2021
Publishes full-length novels and longer works by booksellers and book industry workers.
New Magazine Listing: Iman Collective
firstwriter.com – Tuesday March 2, 2021
This is a quarterly magazine publishing Muslim literature in the genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
New Literary Agent Listing: Lane Heymont
firstwriter.com – Monday March 1, 2021
Represents a broad range of commercial fiction and serious nonfiction. In fiction, he is open to speculative fiction, horror, thrillers, women’s fiction, romance and select YA. He prefers contemporary settings and is always looking for #Ownvoices in both fiction and nonfiction. In nonfiction, he acquires memoirs, celebrity projects, science, cultural studies, history, with a particular interest in true crime.
Festivals 2021: Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival gets green light with programme from Ian Rankin
thescottishsun.co.uk – Saturday February 27, 2021
BOOK lovers have been given something to cheer about this week after the announcement Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival WILL go ahead this year.
And Scottish fans will have an extra interest this year - with the programme being put together by Tartan Noir legend Ian Rankin.
Bosses behind the world-famous event in Harrogate have taken the decision to go ahead with the 2021 fest after last year's event was axed because of Covid.
And literature buffs can't wait to get to see their favourite writers in the flesh - with over 80% of early ticket bookers for the 2020 Festival having already transferred their tickets.
A Complete Guide To Self-Publishing A Book On A Budget
nerdsmagazine.com – Thursday February 25, 2021
You’ve conceptualized the perfect idea and completed the titanic feat of writing a book. Congrats! Now all that’s left to do is publish! If only it were that easy. The truth is that writing the book is the easy part. Now you must undertake the tremendous journey toward self-publishing a book without breaking the bank.
If you’ve arrived here, you’ve likely felt indecisive between the options of traditional versus self-publishing. There are pros and cons to each, but self-publishing offers more creative freedom, complete ownership over content, and a 100% share of royalties.
There is a caveat: you’ll have to take a DIY approach that suits your budget and publishing goals.
New Literary Agent Listing: Liza DeBlock
firstwriter.com – Thursday February 25, 2021
Looking for both fiction and non fiction. For fiction, she is interested in adult and YA only. She is looking for historical fiction, commercial fantasy, romcom, saga, uplit, and thriller.
On the nonfiction side, she is looking for books that teach her something new or reframe a topic from an alternative point of view. This can include cookery, pop science, social history, and current events.
SMU’s Dallas Literary Festival Goes Virtual
prestonhollowpeople.com – Wednesday February 24, 2021
The theme of the Dallas Literary Festival, hosted by SMU, is a fitting one for the times — turbulence.
The free, virtual program will be from March 26-28. For the full schedule and to register, visit dallasliteraryfestival.org.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. March 26, with Alice Johnson, author of After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom in a keynote conversation with Mitchell Jackson, author of Survival Math. March 27-28 will be devoted to panels, readings and author interviews featuring New York Times columnist and author of The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto Charles M. Blow, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the U.S. and author of the memoir Crazy Brave Joy Harjo, Pulitzer Prize in poetry winner and author of Leadbelly and Olio Tyehimba Jess, the author of Where Reasons End and Must I Go Yiyun Li, and the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Sontag: Her Life and Work Ben Moser.
New Literary Agent Listing: Anne Tibbets
firstwriter.com – Wednesday February 24, 2021
Represents adult and young adult commercial genre, primarily thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and historical women’s fiction.
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