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Yeoh becomes associate agent at Madeleine Milburn

thebookseller.com – Tuesday December 7, 2021

Rachel Yeoh has been made an agent after interning at the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency.

Yeoh has been appointed as associate literary agent, working alongside founder and director Madeleine Milburn, m.d. Giles Milburn and agents Hayley Steed, Hannah Todd and Olivia Maidment in the adult fiction department.  

She will start accepting submissions on 8th December and is considering literary, upmarket, book club fiction and narrative memoir. 

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How a small publisher survived the digital age

spectatorworld.com – Monday December 6, 2021

In The Truth about Publishing, Sir Stanley Unwin writes: “It is easy to become a publisher, but difficult to remain one.” David R. Godine has accomplished the difficult task of remaining one for fifty years, and in the beautifully designed and set Godine at Fifty — would we expect any less from a Godine book? — he tells the story of the company’s beginning and survival and of each book he has published over the years, chock-full of reproductions of the company’s covers, woodcuts, and illustrations. This is a book about books for book lovers.

Raised in Boston, David R. Godine got his start in printing at Dartmouth, where he met the head of Dartmouth Publications, “a scholar of the history of graphic art, a fine teacher and a devoted mentor.” Godine worked with him for three years in his shop before spending a term at Oxford’s Bodleian, two weeks at France’s Bibliothèque nationale, and a week in Greece.

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Tip: How UK freelance journalists can use ALCS to earn more money from their work

journalism.co.uk – Sunday December 5, 2021

If you have written for any UK-based magazines or journals in the last three years, you could be due a payout

Authors’ Licencing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a membership-run organisation founded by a group of journalists and authors in 1979. The aim of the organisation is to help all types of freelance writers by collecting the money for secondary uses of their work. That includes photocopies, cable retransmission, digital reproduction and education recording.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Michaela Whatnall

firstwriter.com – Thursday December 2, 2021

Strong interest in children’s literature, from picture books up through middle grade and young adult novels and graphic novels. In the adult fiction space, they are particularly seeking character-driven speculative fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, and other genre fiction that features historically underrepresented characters. They are also interested in nonfiction for both children and adults, especially narrative nonfiction in the areas of history, the creative arts, and lifestyle.

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Level Up Your Reading: Become a Literary Magazine Volunteer Reader

bookriot.com – Thursday December 2, 2021

For avid readers, sometimes books can lose their appeal. You might get burned out or are unable to find the joy in keeping up with all the latest book releases. You could take a break in reading altogether, but there are other opportunities to level up your reading skills while putting your eye for detail to good use. One of those opportunities to become a literary magazine reader.

I had the great privilege of reading for two literary magazines in the past — The Missouri Review and The Masters Review — and both experiences proved invaluable to me as a reader and writer. It opened up my eyes to the blood, sweat, and tears that editors and readers put into these small but mighty publications. From a writer’s perspective, it also created an added respect for editors.

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The Ultimate Guide To Become A Food Writer

salonprivemag.com – Tuesday November 30, 2021

Becoming a food writer is not easy. It takes lots of dedication, time, and determination to make it in this industry. If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a food writer, the world of writing is wide open to you. It doesn’t matter if you want to write about restaurants, cookbooks, or even your recipes.

There are plenty of opportunities out there for budding writers who want to make their mark on this industry. Just follow these five steps, and soon enough, you’ll be writing articles for publications like Bon Appetit Magazine and The New York Times Food Section.

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So you want to become a better writer? Be a better reader.

eu.usatoday.com – Tuesday November 30, 2021

People who write habitually – for work or for fun, journal entries or blog posts, book reports or short stories – often want to put their better foot forward, but the eccentricities and minutiae of the English language can be extraordinarily daunting.

As a professional word person, I know this as well as anyone: There’s always so freaking much to remember, from the basic differentiation between treacherous homophones (their, they’re, there), to the fine points of grammar (subject-verb agreement! the dreaded subjunctive!), to where to put the punctuation. (Some days I’m tempted to save up all the commas, colons and periods and dump them at the end of whatever I’m writing and leave it to the reader to sort out.)

These things are important, to be sure: God is in the details, they tell us, but so, they tell us, is the devil. And sometimes I’m simply asked for simple big-ticket advice on improving one’s writing. 

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New Literary Agent Listing: Isabel Mendia

firstwriter.com – Tuesday November 30, 2021

Interested in representing a range of nonfiction, including cultural criticism, narrative reportage, politics, and history.

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New Magazine Listing: the6ress

firstwriter.com – Monday November 29, 2021

Publishes poetry, art, and word art. See website for submission windows and issue themes.

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Writing for our young readers is the most important fiction of all

independent.ie – Sunday November 28, 2021

Some years ago, the novelist Martin Amis gave an interview in which he asserted that the only circumstances under which he would write a children’s book were if he had suffered a serious brain injury. “In my view,” he said, “fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.”

Leaving aside the fact that it’s ridiculous to think that writing children’s fiction places any restraints on the author at all – if anything, it has the opposite effect – the most surprising element of the quote is Amis’s haughty disregard for young adult fiction. One could make the case that it’s the most important fiction of all. After all, is there a serious adult reader or writer out there who has not enjoyed a lifetime of reading because they discovered a love of books when they were young?

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