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Success isn't just about 'showing up'

dailylife.com.au – Wednesday September 9, 2015

The recipe for success in life is straightforward. You get qualified, hone your craft, join the industry association, get a blog, and — TA-DA! — it all pays off and you succeed.

Reality, however, often has other ideas.

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Stephen Kiernan, author of 'The Hummingbird,' talks about his writing process

startribune.com – Wednesday September 9, 2015

Stephen Kiernan's first novel, "The Curiosity," was a modern-day "Frankenstein," the story of a 19th-century judge who was frozen in the Arctic and thawed out (and lived!) in modern times. His new novel, "The Hummingbird," heads down a very different road. Told in the first person by a hospice nurse named Deborah Birch, it follows two tracks: Deborah's end-of-life care for a prickly academic, and her struggles at home with her husband, who has returned from his third tour of military duty suffering from PTSD.

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New Literary Agency Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday September 8, 2015

Specialises in nonfiction, but also has a small commercial fiction and children's list.

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What we learned about... non-fiction writing

theguardian.com – Tuesday September 8, 2015

Inspiring advice from author and philosopher Julian Baggini on how to kickstart the writing process - and keep focused on your goals.

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A manifesto for self-publishing authors

thebookseller.com – Monday September 7, 2015

I hereby declare: That I will not renege on the best publishing opportunities for authors ever and I will not allow the publishing industry to renege on its responsibilities to writers and readers...

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Bill Clegg on Novel Writing, Agenting, and Obsessing Over Sufjan Stevens

vogue.com – Saturday September 5, 2015

Those who have watched Bill Clegg's career from afar might believe he has nine lives. Clegg is first and foremost a literary agent, and, as a recent Vanity Fair profile asserts, one of the biggest in the industry. He's also a best-selling memoirist...

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday September 4, 2015

University press with a particular strength in literary publishing, including poetry, short fiction, and translation, as well as nonfiction.

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New Literary Agency Listing

firstwriter.com – Thursday September 3, 2015

Welcomes submissions for fiction and nonfiction for adults, young adults, teens, and children 9+.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Thursday September 3, 2015

Quarterly online literary journal. Submit 1-3 poems, or fiction or creative nonfiction up to 5,000 words.

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New Literary Agency Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday September 1, 2015

Handles adult and young adult fiction.

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