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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Monday April 25, 2016

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Arts; Autobiography; Beauty and Fashion; Biography; Crime; Photography; Romance; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Contemporary

Publishes adult fiction and nonfiction, including crime, romance, illustrated books, biography, memoir, and autobiography. Particularly interested in books where the central character or theme relates to minority groups and/or has strong female protagonists. Also interested in original works from or about African, African-American, Caribbean and black British artists working in the fields of photography, fine art, fashion, and contemporary and modern art, and artists of calibre from the soul, blues, R&B and reggae traditions. Send query by email with writer CV, detailed synopsis, and two sample chapters. See website for full submission guidelines.

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New Magazines Database launched

firstwriter.com – Sunday April 24, 2016

firstwriter.com has recently relaunched its famous Magazines Database with a new look, and brand new search features that make finding magazines to publish your writing easier than ever.

You can head on over to https://www.firstwriter.com/magazines to test drive the new system right now. You don't even need to be a subscriber to try out the new search facility – anyone can give it a go!

Here's a summary of the top 10 new features:

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Granta: New Irish Writing review: Cutting edge to elder statesmen

irishtimes.com – Saturday April 23, 2016

An initial and understandable response to this selection must be to ask: why such a long wait for an Irish issue? The always interesting, often intriguing and at times tantalising Grantamagazine inhabits a space it has made its own: a literary journal possessing the confidence and substance of a book. Granta is often at its best when it is thematic, inviting writers to approach a specific subject. The balance of fiction and nonfiction works well, and as the voices are international the representational aspect is always exciting.

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Acquiring Editor - Quarto Publishing Group USA

publishersweekly.com – Saturday April 23, 2016

Quarto Publishing Group USA, the U.S. division of the leading global illustrated book publisher and distributor, The Quarto Group, is seeking an Acquiring Editor for our NYC office location. This position is responsible for content acquisition and book development. The Acquiring Editor supports the effort to create a cohesive, high-level publishing program. They take into account current trends, the interests and needs of our core audience, and the broader marketplace to create beautiful, in-demand books and products. This hands-on position will work with the Group Publisher to evaluate, acquire, and develop proposals from concept through production.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday April 22, 2016

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Historical; Religious; 
Markets: Children's

Publishes children's fiction and nonfiction relating to the Jewish experience. No animal stories, romance, violence, preachy sermonising, or elements that violate Jewish Law. See website for full submission guidelines.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Thursday April 21, 2016

Publishes: Fiction; Poetry

Areas include: Short Stories

Markets: Adult

Preferred styles: Literary

Submit 3-6 poems or one piece of fiction by post or through online submission system. No fixed length restrictions, but rarely publishes short shorts or fiction over 25 pages. See website for full submission guidelines.

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Job opening: Acquiring Editor

publishersweekly.com – Tuesday April 19, 2016

To acquire 15 to 18 new books a year and to follow each book through development and delivery, and then assist the team in editing, design, production, marketing and publicity, and sales. To seek out the best books in Timber’s categories (gardening, nature, and regional), as well as to find books that help Timber broaden its commercial appeal in a variety of categories.

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Are most romance novels badly written?

theguardian.com – Monday April 18, 2016

Isabel Allende more than annoyed crime fiction writers a couple of years ago when, after writing her first mystery Ripper, she said that “I’m not a fan of mysteries” because they are “too gruesome, too violent, too dark; there’s no redemption there”. Instead, Allende said, she decided to “take the genre, write a mystery that is faithful to the formula and to what the readers expect, but it is a joke”.

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Can creative writing be taught? Irish authors give their answers

irishtimes.com – Monday April 18, 2016

“Why are you here? Why aren’t you sitting at home writing?” John Steinbeck once asked a group of students he was tutoring in the art of fiction. As with other crafts, his point was that writers learn to write by writing. You don’t become a good cook by reading recipes, you don’t learn to drive by watching Top Gear, and you don’t sit in a classroom and emerge a few semesters later with the formula to the next Booker.

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The sweet rewards of self-publishing

echo.net.au – Monday April 18, 2016

Innovative self-publishing company Captain Honey are partnering with Byron Writer’s Festival to provide a venue at this year’s event exclusively for self-published authors.

The marquee will be an opportunity for self-published authors to showcase and sell their books, share their experiences and insights into the process with the public, and meet other self-published authors. Ahead of their Information night at the Byron Writer’s centre on Wednesday, Roz Hopkins of Captain Honey answered a few questions about the project and how authors can get involved.

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