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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday November 13, 2015

Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Short Stories; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Submit one short story or creative nonfiction essay, or up to five poems at a time, via online submission system.

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Can an App Really Cure Writer's Block?

bloomberg.com – Thursday November 12, 2015

When you're writing in a "flow state," words and sentences tumble out effortlessly. New tech is trying to help you achieve that.

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PW Talks with Global Kids Connect Speaker Ginger Clark

publishersweekly.com – Thursday November 12, 2015

Clark, a literary agent at Curtis Brown Ltd. and panelist at PW’s upcoming Global Kids Connect Summit, expounded on what U.S. children’s titles seem to be selling well abroad, the biggest mistakes publishers make in selling foreign rights, and how she thinks the business will change in the next five years.

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ICM Partners Adds Lit Agent Anna Stein

hollywoodreporter.com – Wednesday November 11, 2015

ICM Partners has hired another top literary agent, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Anna Stein, who launched and heads the New York office of London-based Aitken Alexander Associates, is joining the agency on Dec. 1.

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University of Utah offers year-long novel-writing course

college.usatoday.com – Tuesday November 10, 2015

Professors demand a lot and, when it comes to writing assignments, putting words to paper can feel like you’ve been asked to write a novel. 

Actually, for some students at the University of Utah, that’s exactly what they’re tasked to do.

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2016 Bristol Short Story Prize launched

firstwriter.com – Tuesday November 10, 2015

The 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all published and unpublished writers, UK and non-UK based, over 16 years of age.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday November 10, 2015

Publishes: Fiction; 
Areas include: Adventure; Fantasy; Historical; Horror; Mystery; Sci-Fi; Sport; Suspense; Westerns; 
Markets: Children's; Youth

Publishes books for children from 6 months to teenagers 14+.

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9 ways to trick yourself into writing a novel

mashable.com – Monday November 9, 2015

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, for short). This is the year you complete the book of your dreams.

Sometimes all you need is a little motivation. Trick yourself into completing your novel this month by trying one (or all) of the strategies below.

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11 authors' strategies for overcoming writer's block

mashable.com – Monday November 9, 2015

Writer's block — an author's worst nightmare.

The dreaded lack of creative ideas and inability to produce new work has writers across the world trembling in fear.

Famed novelists F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ray Bradbury are just two of many creative minds that have suffered from this incorrigible mental block. And let's face it, if a writer tells you its never happened to them, they're probably lying.

Mashable compiled the strategies different authors use to overcome writer's block, which should come in handy since it's National Novel Writing Month.

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Writers on the pain of hindsight in publishing: 'It's like a bad breakup – you have to move on'

theguardian.com – Monday November 9, 2015

How do you let go of a book you’ve written? Viv Groskop, Sathnam Sanghera and others offer their advice for bouncing back from the post-publication blues.

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