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Price swaps Trapeze for DK – Monday September 27, 2021

DK has appointed Marleigh Price in the new role of acquisitions editor, responsible for narrative non-fiction in the publisher's Life division.

She will start on 11th October and report to Katie Cowan, publishing director for Life. 

Price was previously at Trapeze, where she has been since Orion first launched the imprint in 2016. She has a strong reputation for building a diverse, robust and inspirational list, having acquired and published numerous Sunday Times bestsellers, including Redhanded by Suruthi Bala and Hannah Maguire, and Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Her  list at Trapeze also focused on amplifying voices and topics that have historically been underserved by the publishing industry, with titles including Mixed/Other by journalist Natalie Morris, White Tears/Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad and The Way We Survive by Catriona Morton.

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New Publisher Listing: Brave Books – Monday September 27, 2021

Publishes conservative children's books set in a single world with its own map and set of characters. Partners with conservative figures to create stories that take place in this world, and teaches children either a topical or foundational conservative lesson.

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Ten Things Nobody Tells You About the Publishing Industry – Sunday September 26, 2021

There’s more to authoring than conquering the blank page. Dozens of unique quirks of industry factor into the experience of a creative. If you’re an aspiring writer with traditional publishing in mind, pay attention. Here’s what to expect from author life:

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Darley Anderson takes on US-focused agent Langton – Friday September 24, 2021

The Darley Anderson Children’s Agency has appointed Becca Langton to focus on the US children's market.

Langton has previously worked as a development editor for Pottermore, a consultant for the BBC and, most recently, as a literary scout for Sylvie Zannier for the past five years. 

She will start her new role on 11th October and will be the first point of contact between US editors and Darley Anderson agents Clare Wallace, Lydia Silver and Chloe Davis. She will also be building her own list of US-focused clients.

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New Agent Listing: Nicole Eisenbraun – Friday September 24, 2021

Looking for middle grade and young adult in all genres, fiction and nonfiction. For fiction, she is particularly interested in great fairytale retellings with colorful twists and stories that tackle difficult subjects in unexpected ways. For nonfiction, she is looking for books focusing on science, history, and popular culture.

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New Magazine Listing: Strukturriss – Thursday September 23, 2021

Particularly looking for radical genre-bending work, and ask for submissions that do not adhere to conventional boundaries in terms of form and content. Underrepresented narrative voices, nonlinear fiction, genderbending and queering, non-conventional poetry, radical essays in fiction and non-fiction are all particularly welcome. Some amount of non-English is fine, but please make sure the majority of your submission is in English.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Maddy Belton – Thursday September 23, 2021

Interests are broad but she is particularly interested in hearing from marginalised voices including, but not limited to, those in the LGBTQ+ community and BIPOC.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Vincent dePaul Lupiano – Wednesday September 22, 2021

A published author and a talent hunter. Interested in Action/Adventure and Political Thrillers with matchless female characters; Historical; and Military History, with a focus on lesser-known stories of significance.

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New Publisher Listing: New American Press – Tuesday September 21, 2021

An independent nonprofit literary press that publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and works in translation. Does not regularly accept unsolicited manuscripts, but queries are welcome.

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‘Fight Club’ Author Chuck Palahniuk on Why He’s Publishing New Novel Via Substack – Tuesday September 21, 2021

Best-selling author Chuck Palahniuk is joining Substack, he announced Monday, and will be releasing his new novel, “Greener Pastures,” in installments on the platform. The serialized fiction novel will be part of a broader output called “Plot Spoiler,” making him the latest media and literary figure to join the burgeoning newsletter subscription service.

In a call with TheWrap, Palahniuk declined to discuss any financial terms, but said he was approached by Substack after last year’s “Consider This” memoir got “a ton of podcast attention” and great reviews.

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