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Tandem Light Press and 220 Publishing Present Midwest "Write, Pitch, Publish: The Innovative Writers Conference" April 7th in Milwaukee

digitaljournal.com – Wednesday February 14, 2018

Feb. 13, 2018 / PRZen / MILWAUKEE -- Write, Pitch, Publish: The Innovative Writers Conference, a Milwaukee-area literary full-day conference designed to provide support and insight to up-and-coming writers, this week announced the conference will officially take place on April 7th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

For those wishing to submit their manuscript for a critique by a literary agent through the event, the conference this week announced there is a February 20, 2018 deadline for submissions – manuscripts do not have to be completed in full.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Wednesday February 14, 2018

Publishes: Fiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Crime; Drama; Erotic; Fantasy; Literature; Mystery; Romance; Short Stories; Suspense; Thrillers; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Dark; Literary; Mainstream; Popular; Serious

Magazine looking for original, well-written, powerful and emotional stories. Also open for poetry. New and up-and-coming writers are just as welcome as established writers.

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8 Short Story Writing Tips from a Dean of Creative Writing

snhu.edu – Tuesday February 13, 2018

I love stories. It's safe to assume that applies to all fiction  writers. Novels allow us to weave complex narratives that evoke authentic worlds and intriguing characters. The benefit of a novel is that it gives a writer the time and space to build a fictional, yet believable, world. It can also be argued that it gives writers too much time and space.

Short stories can also contain rich settings and compelling characters, but they force efficiency upon a writer. While this might seem frightening at first, I find that the confines of a short story often boil the work down to its most important, and compelling, parts.

So, where do you start? There is no magic formula, and each writer follows his or her own unique process, but I hold to eight general guidelines when sitting down to draft a short story.

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ICM Reveals 2018 New Partner Class

hollywoodreporter.com – Tuesday February 13, 2018

ICM Partners has named six agents to its 2018 new partner class, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

It’s just the third new partner class since the agency’s founding partnership of 29 in 2012. ICM added another 11 partners a year later, and then nine more in 2016. With this third wave, the partnership now stands at 54.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday February 13, 2018

Publishes: Articles; Essays; Fiction; Interviews; Nonfiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Arts; Autobiography; Culture; Current Affairs; Entertainment; Lifestyle; Literature; Photography; Politics; Psychology; Religious; Self-Help; Short Stories; Sociology; Spiritual; Technology; 
Markets: Academic; Adult; Family; Professional; Youth; 
Preferred styles: Contemporary; Experimental; Literary; Progressive; Serious; Traditional

A Utah-based online magazine of literature and art, aiming to confront issues of identity, such as gender, race, class, religion, intersectionality, internet identity, and culture. We want to give artists and authors a space to reveal everything about the human experience - the good, bad, ugly, and everything in between.

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Nosy Crow scoops five nominations for IPG Awards

thebookseller.com – Monday February 12, 2018

Nosy Crow and Bloomsbury have dominated the IPG Independent Publishing Awards shortlists alongside various radical publishers such as Verso and Zed Books.

Nosy Crow has scooped five nominations in four of the 12 categories, while Bloomsbury is nominated three times.

Class Publishing, Kogan Page, Otter-Barry Books and SPCK all have two nominations across the shortlists while 10 publishers—Boydell & Brewer, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Emerald Publishing, Hurst Publishers, Little Tiger Group, Old Barn Books, Otter-Barry Books, Pluto Press, Verso and Zed Books—appear on the shortlists for the first time.

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Is Regan Arts Pivoting or Sputtering?

publishersweekly.com – Saturday February 10, 2018

When it launched in 2013, Regan Arts was touted as a multimedia venture that would produce an array of entertainment properties with a focus on what its publisher, Judith Regan, knew best: books. Although the house got off to a promising start, publishing insiders say things have changed. After staff reductions, softening print book sales, and a number of canceled projects, alarms have been going off in publishing circles. For her part, Regan, who declined to talk directly to PW for this story, said through her lawyer that it’s business as usual. For a number of literary agents, who claim their clients have had their titles unceremoniously dropped, it’s no such thing.

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The Greater Los Angeles Writers’ Society Joins Forces with Black Chateau In 2018

satprnews.com – Thursday February 8, 2018

Los Angeles, CA - The Greater Los Angeles Writer’s Society (GLAWS), the organizer of the West Coast Writer’s Conferences (WC2), teams up with Black Château in 2018. 

Tony Todaro, Executive Director of GLAWS and WC2, and Desireé Duffy, founder of Black Château, decide to join forces to bring even more excellent programming to the renowned conferences. The partnership kicks off with Black Château presenting the Saturday Keynote Presentation, titled: A Brave New World for Women: How Dystopian Worlds Are Merging with the Times, at the Genre LA Creative Writing Conference on Feb. 24, 2018. 

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John McPhee's writing advice, why you should go to a writing workshop and David Bowie's reading list

abc.net.au – Tuesday February 6, 2018

We sit down for a writing class with Pulitzer Prize winner and acclaimed non-fiction author John McPhee.

The New Yorker writer is best-known for his meticulously-researched and wonderfully evocative pieces about everything from conservation, to basketball, to one book all about oranges!

His latest book, Draft No. 4, details his writing process – including the strange maps and one-of-a-kind computer system that are integral to his process.

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New Literary Agency Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday February 6, 2018

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction
Areas: Autobiography; Cookery; Current Affairs; Humour; Lifestyle
Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth
Treatments: Commercial

Send query by email with 20 pages of your ms, in the body of an email. No attachments or hard copy submissions. See website for more details, and specific agent interests and contact details.

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