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How to write a “good” bad sex scene: the ins and outs of erotic fiction, in Norwich

newstatesman.com – Thursday June 13, 2019

Women are better at writing sex scenes than men, and it’s thought that this is because men are afraid of being nominated for the Bad Sex Award. The fear of winning it puts them off so much, they write badly. The novelist Sarah Hall counted scores of “he took her from behinds” in men’s novels when she judged the Booker prize.

Men also might be shy to bare their fantasies, resulting in flat or portentous language, while women, for myriad reasons political, social and psychological, have always relied more upon a fantasy life, so are better at it.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Thursday June 13, 2019

Publishes: Poetry; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Online magazine accepting submissions of poetry year-round. Submit up to six poems in .doc or .docx format, by email.

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Why Does Writing Suck?

thecut.com – Tuesday June 11, 2019

It is rare, in this day and age, to see a good tweet on the internet, but I did love this one, from New York Times writer Erin Griffith, which includes a graph she designed to depict the dramatic ups and downs of a writer’s self-esteem, which are entirely dependent upon the stage of the writing/editing process they’re in. There is the ecstatic high in submitting a draft to one’s editor, and the inevitable gloom that follows the first round of edits received. Writing may not be the only profession subject to such wildly variable morale, but to hear writers tell it, there’s simply nothing worse. As Dorothy Parker once said (according to the internet, anyway), “I hate writing, but I love having written.”

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday June 11, 2019

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

New York City-based independent press specialising in high-quality literary fiction and nonfiction. Send submissions by post or email. See website for full guidelines.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday June 11, 2019

Publishes: Articles; Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Fantasy; 
Markets: Adult; Youth; 
Preferred styles: Commercial; Literary; Mainstream; Traditional

Fantasy ezine that publishes every quarter. We specialise in fantasy stories as well as articles that help authors old and new. There are also competitions and a myriad of tools that will help you grow as an author. 

Submissions - Prose and Artwork
Query via email initially. Your query should contain your Name, Pseudonym email address and contact details. Please give us a brief overview of your piece and a brief bio of anything you have published before if we like your work we will let you know and invite you to submit your piece.

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David Nobbs comedy writing prize opens

chortle.co.uk – Monday June 10, 2019

Entries have opened for this year’s comedy writing bursary set up to commemorate  Reggie Perrin author  David Nobbs.

The contest is aimed at those early in their writing career – but entrants must already have a broadcast credit for their written material and accompany their entry with a 500-word statement of intent, describing their writing career goals. 

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What Is J.K. Rowling's Net Worth?

thestreet.com – Monday June 10, 2019

Back when she first obtained a literary agent, J.K. Rowling was told she'd never be able to make money writing children's books. More than two decades later, she remains the wealthiest living writer.

J.K. Rowling has been famous since publication by Scholastic Corp.'s Arthur A. Levine Books imprint of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," her first book about the young Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry student Harry Potter in 1998, with an initial print run of 50,000 copies. She has since published seven Harry Potter books, and according to Scholastic, more than 500 million copies of Harry Potter books have been sold worldwide.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Monday June 10, 2019

Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews; 
Areas include: Criticism; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Online magazine publishing poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, criticisms, visual poems and multimedia projects. Send submissions by email.

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How do authors earn a living? It’s a Catch-22 situation

ft.com – Friday June 7, 2019

As advances dwindle, TV adaptations and literary events are potential revenue streams

The excitement surrounding the new television series of Catch-22, starring and co-directed by George Clooney, is symptomatic of the current vogue for consuming literature via the small screen. Netflix recently announced that it had adapted around 50 literary works over the past year. Whereas once the only way of engaging with a book was to read it, now, in addition to watching TV or cinema adaptations, we are increasingly listening to the book in audio form — or to its author at an event or festival. The growing popularity of these modes of literary engagement is opening up new revenue streams for writers, just as earnings from the traditional model of advances and royalties are dwindling.

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Paradigm Taps Lit Agents Ryan Saul & Katt Riley

deadline.com – Friday June 7, 2019

Paradigm has hired Ryan Saul in their Motion Picture Literary department, and Katt Riley in their TV lit section. Both will be based out of the LA headquarters.
 
Saul’s clients include directors Wes Ball; his producing partner Joe Hartwick, Jr.; Oscar-nominated animation director Tim Reckart; Golden Globe-nominated director Klaus Haro; and award-winning commercial directors Henry Hudson and Gevorg Karensky.

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