Traditional Publishing

Writers' News

New Literary Agency Listing – Friday October 2, 2015

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction;
Areas: Humour; Women's Interests;
Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth;
Treatments: Commercial; Literary

Handles literary fiction, commercial women's fiction, comic writing, narrative nonfiction, Young Adult fiction and fiction for children aged 9+. No poetry, picture books, or screenplays, except for existing clients. Accepts submissions by email but prefers submissions by post. Mainly represents authors from the UK and Ireland, and sometimes Australia and New Zealand. Only represents US authors in very exceptional circumstances. See website for full guidelines.

[See the full listing]

OF WORDS AND WILL | I’m Just a Manuscript: Part Two – Thursday October 1, 2015

This week I'm continuing my overview of the book publishing industry. If you missed the beginning of the list, check out my last post.

Today I'm focusing on interns and agents within a literary agency and leaving the rest of the process for later posts so I can give it the space it deserves. But for now, read below to find out what happens to your manuscript within a literary agency!

[Read the full article]

What Writing His First Novel Taught Author Ted Bell About Writing His Ninth Novel – Wednesday September 30, 2015

"I can't predict what's going to happen with movie deals but I can predict what's going to happen with Putin."

After he said it over the phone, author Ted Bell and I chuckled. It was mid-morning on a Monday. Bell and I could hear one another over the line, sipping our coffee (he in Northern California, I in Southern California). We were wrapping up a telephone interview on Bell's writing career and the release of his new book Patriot.

[Read the full article]

‘Irish publishing has no VIP room’: why Irish writing is a movement having a moment – Wednesday September 30, 2015

Tramp Press co-publisher Sarah Davis-Goff surveys Ireland's literary scene, argues that its small presses have the best ammunition and offers her own publishing philosophy.

[Read the full article]

New Magazine Listing – Wednesday September 30, 2015

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

Annual magazine of short fiction, inviting submissions from around the world.

[See the full listing]

Writers' Handbook 2016 now available in print – Wednesday September 30, 2015

Following last month's release of the digital editions of's 2016 edition of its Writers' Handbook, the print editions are now also available from various outlets around the world. These include: ($17.25)

[Read the full article]

The Secret of Writing An Action Movie in Book Form – Tuesday September 29, 2015

A great novel can be just as exciting and thrilling as a big-budget Hollywood tentpole. A novel can contain massive, insane action, that movie-makers could never even afford to bring to life. But how do you create an action movie on the page? We talked to 10 of our favorite authors, and here's what they told us.

[Read the full article]

Publishers more content with digital transition than authors – Tuesday September 29, 2015

Publishers are more content about how the book business is weathering the digital transition than authors, early results of the FutureBook Digital Census have found.

The Digital Census, the annual tracker of the book business' digital evolution, was launched two weeks ago and so far more than 400 respondents have completed the survey.

[Read the full article]

Wilkinson says publishers 'need to try harder' to innovate – Tuesday September 29, 2015

Former self-published writer Kerry Wilkinson has laid down the gauntlet to traditional publishers, saying that they do not communicate with authors enough and that Amazon is "the main innovator in the book space".

Wilkinson also said that publishers were unlikely to change the way they worked any time soon, as the "only reason you change is if you're forced to".

[Read the full article]

Poetry competition deadline delayed – Tuesday September 29, 2015

With the deadline for's Fourteenth International Poetry Competition fast approaching (October 1, 2015), 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.

[Read the full article]

Page of 206 189