New Publisher Listing
firstwriter.com – Friday September 30, 2016
Areas include: Erotic; Romance; Short Stories;
Markets: Adult; Youth;
Preferred styles: Mainstream
Publishes mainstream general fiction, romance, and erotica. Send first three chapters or complete short story if under 15,000 words, as RFT file by email. See website for full guidelines.
The ins-and-outs of good writing: how great novelists tackle a sex scene
inews.co.uk – Thursday September 29, 2016
About three years ago, The New York Times asked a group of novelists to give their views on whether it was possible to write convincingly about sex. By far the most thoughtful contribution was from Edmund White, who has written powerfully about gay sex in several of his books. He began: “Sex is our most intense form of communication in a language no one can decipher or interpret.”
ATX Accepting Submissions For Pitch Competition & Writing Program
deadline.com – Thursday September 29, 2016
The Pitch Competition gives burgeoning writers the opportunity to pitch their ideas to ATX’s studio and network partners and have their scripts read by top executives. Writers must submit a 90-second video pitch of their scripted idea, along with a 10-page script sample. Following three rounds of judging, the top 10 finalists will have the opportunity to pitch live at the ATX Television Festival, which runs June 8-11 in Austin, to a panel of industry professionals who will choose one winner. The winner have the chance to pitch his or her idea to ATX’s studio and network partners, have their script read by top executives, sit in on a current-series writers room and meet with a top showrunner. Click here for more information on how to submit.
New Magazine Listing
firstwriter.com – Thursday September 29, 2016
Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry;
Areas include: Autobiography; Biography; Culture; Short Stories;
Preferred styles: Literary
Small magazine publishing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (essays, memoirs, biography, literary journalism, social or cultural commentary or analysis). Original, unpublished work only (no self published or online published material). No simultaneous submissions. Submit online via website between October 1 and May 1 only.
Publishers Weekly is looking for a full-time copy editor
firstwriter.com – Tuesday September 27, 2016
Publishers Weekly is looking for a full-time copy editor who is highly organized, dedicated to detail, and passionate about grammar, punctuation, and fact checking.
Candidates must have at least two years of copyediting experience and thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience copyediting, preferably at a weekly or daily publication (deadlines are crucial); knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe InCopy, and K4; experience working with digital media; and familiarity with the book publishing business.
Dow: Children's publishers must think 'beyond the book'
thebookseller.com – Tuesday September 27, 2016
"Publishers need to think beyond the book" to other media such as YouTube and Snapchat, and ensure everything they do has "the consumer at its heart”, m.d. of Penguin Random House Children’s Francesca Dow has said.
Speaking at the Bookseller’s Children’s Conference taking place at Milton Court in London today (27th September), Dow said that publishers needed to consider the “complete story” of their publishing.
5 Writing Tips From Creative Powerhouse Tavi Gevinson
bustle.com – Saturday September 24, 2016
Writers talking about writing is usually a 50/50 deal. Either their words are powerful and shed new light on an act we thought was so simple, or else it's so sterile and heartless that you're reminded how terrible learning how to write can be. The good news is when it's good it's great and probably better beyond that. Some writers have inspired generations with their words of wisdom and vulnerable introspections about their writing journey. One such person — who is presumably far from the end of her journey — is Tavi Gevinson.
Donâ€™t Try to Make a Living Writing Short Stories
wired.com – Saturday September 24, 2016
MICHAEL SWANWICK IS one of the most acclaimed fantasy and science fiction short story writers around. The author, who recently released the short story collection Not So Much, Said the Cat, has won the World Fantasy Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Award, and is the only person to win five Hugo Awards in six years. But even with all those accolades, writing short fiction has definitely not made him rich.
Poetry competition deadline delayed
firstwriter.com – Friday September 23, 2016
With the deadline for firstwriter.com's Fifteenth International Poetry Competition fast approaching (October 1, 2016), firstwriter.com has announced a last-minute delay to allow for final entries to be submitted. The competition will now remain open until the first of November.
The Poetry Swindon Festival begins next week
firstwriter.com – Friday September 23, 2016
Spitfires, a goblin circus and complete nonsense - it can only be the Poetry Swindon Festival.
29 September sees the start of the community festival, kicking off with Poems Aloud, hosted by Hilda Sheehan (we've heard the Mayor of Swindon will be in attendance, reading and bringing his big grin and enthusiasm for poetry, so we're feeling very grown up!).
On Saturday 1 October, Poetry Swindon celebrates the 100th anniversary of Dada, the influential ‘nonsense’ art movement, with anti-verse workshops and open mic with the Tin Women.