New Literary Agency Listing
firstwriter.com – Friday June 30, 2017
Areas: Erotic; Historical; Horror; Romance; Women's Interests
Markets: Adult; Youth
Send query by email with contact info, synopsis, and first three chapters in the body of the email itself (no attachments). No plays, screenplays, picture books, middle grade, science fiction, paranormal, or nonfiction.
New Magazine Listing
firstwriter.com – Thursday June 29, 2017
Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Interviews; News; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews;
Areas include: Arts; Autobiography; Politics; Short Stories; Translations;
Preferred styles: Literary
Non-profit online magazine focused on the intersection of arts and politics. Prefers work with a diverse international outlook - or, if it's American, from an underrepresented or alternative perspective. No stories about American tourists in other countries. Submit fiction between 1,200 and 4,500 words; up to five poems of any length (translations welcome); news, reviews, Q&A, and commentary up to 2,500 words; or memoirs, essays, reportage, or interviews between 2,500 and 7,500 words. Submit via online form on website only.
Meet the woman, 50, who earns a six figure income writing ROMANCE NOVELS while holding down a part time job (and it all started with a chat with the girls over wine)
dailymail.co.uk – Wednesday June 28, 2017
If you've ever dreamed of writing yourself into a love story or becoming a bestselling romantic author, now's the time to do so.
At least that's what New Zealand woman and USA Today's bestselling author Bronwen Evans, 50, believes.
The author, now part-time businesswoman and president of Romance Writers New Zealand spoke to Daily Mail Australia about her success, and how to get started.
Want to learn how to write a crime book? Just ask the experts
dailyrecord.co.uk – Wednesday June 28, 2017
New crime writer Chris McGarry spoke to Scottish crime heavyweights Val McDermid and Chris Brookmyre to get insider knowledge on writing a hit.
I thought writing novels from home was the dream - I didn't realise how lonely I had become
telegraph.co.uk – Monday June 26, 2017
Days had gone by when I realised I hadn’t left my house. I had got up every morning and showered, hit my desk to write a couple of thousand words, had leftovers for lunch, welcomed the children back from school, made dinner for everyone, then went to bed leaving my husband working downstairs. I hadn’t spoken to anyone but my family in days.
I used to chat with friends throughout the day, but now we all seem to prefer to text than phone. We leave messages underneath Facebook posts, and should one of us try to make plans, we never quite manage to synchronize diaries.
One of my dearest friends lives around the corner, and works for the International Animal Rescue. She works at home too. We text each other regularly saying ‘let’s meet for lunch’, but I am on deadline, or she is running to New York for a meeting and then I realise just how lonely I have become.
Lone Stars Poetry Magazine call for submissions
firstwriter.com – Sunday June 25, 2017
The Write Idea Poets Prompt:
Poem Title to be “In Another Life …”
“I’m the one they’re singing about, the one in all those tunes;
One who lives on Heart Thoughts and I Love Yous.”
by Terry Lee (from The Rainbow Kid & The Pastel Cowboys circa 1972)
For one month only, get the Writers' Handbook for half price
firstwriter.com – Saturday June 24, 2017
From July 1 to July 31, ebook-seller Smashwords will be running its ninth annual Summer/Winter Sale (so called because while it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and the sale is a global event).
New Magazine Listing
firstwriter.com – Friday June 23, 2017
Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry;
Areas include: Short Stories;
Preferred styles: Literary
Publishes essays, short stories, and poetry, which explore universal qualities: truth, justice, integrity, compassion and mercy. Send submissions by email or on disk by post, with hard copy and SASE. See website for full guidelines.
Macdougall joins United Agents
thebookseller.com – Thursday June 22, 2017
Laura Macdougall is joining United Agents next month after two “wonderful” years with Tibor Jones & Associates. She will join on 31st July as a literary agent in the Book Department.
Macdougall's clients at Tibor Jones included actor Jim Broadbent, Ruth Hogan of The Keeper of Lost Things (John Murray Press imprint Two Roads), which has now sold in 19 territories, Labour MP Jess Phillips, author of Everywoman (Hutchinson), and Kaite Welsh whose historical crime trilogy is published by Tinder Press.
20 inspirational pieces of advice for writers on National Writing Day
telegraph.co.uk – Wednesday June 21, 2017
June 21st is National Writing Day, a celebration of writing creatively that aims to encourage people of all ages to 'put pen to paper, unleash their imagination and make their voices heard'.
A number of events marking the occasion are being held across the UK, details of which can be found on the National Writing Day website.
On social media many people, professional authors among them, have been sharing their tips on how to go about become a better writer. Here are a selection of the best.