On writing: nine quotes from classic authors
blog.oup.com – Monday November 13, 2017
You’ve gotten through the first week of National Novel Writing Month. Have you’ve been hitting your word count? Writing 1,665 words every day may not sound like a lot, but sitting down in front of a blank page each day begins to feel like a struggle. Find some inspiration from these Oxford World’s Classics authors!
Abrams Artists Agency Adds Michael Brooks, Ryan Levee & Derek Blum As Agents
deadline.com – Saturday November 11, 2017
New Literary Agency Listing
firstwriter.com – Friday November 10, 2017
Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction
Areas: Adventure; Current Affairs; Fantasy; Historical; Science; Sci-Fi; Suspense; Thrillers
Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth
Treatments: Commercial; Literary
Accepts electronic submissions only. Send email with the word "Query" in the subject line, and the first ten pages of your manuscript or proposal in the body of the email. No attachments, or queries for film, TV, or stage scripts.
Publishers experiment with audiobook-only productions
chicagotribune.com – Wednesday November 8, 2017
A growing number of publishers are skipping books entirely and going straight to audio — at least some of the time.
Anthony Goff, senior vice president of content development and audio publisher at Hachette Audio, makes the trend sound a bit like looting the mansion for hidden treasure. “We’re asking our best-selling authors, and all of our authors, about old stories, short stories that were never published, plotlines that changed,” he says. “Things they might find in their desk drawer that they could record in audio.”
Dragonsâ€™ Den aims to give writers a leg up
portsmouth.co.uk – Wednesday November 8, 2017
A DRAGONS’ DEN-style writer event is being held in Portsmouth this month.
Literary agents and editors are coming to the city to sign up writers to their agencies.
Trick Yourself Into Writing Well by Telling Yourself to Write Badly
lifehacker.com – Sunday November 5, 2017
One of the best things about NaNoWriMo, or any terrifying deadline, is that it forces you to write quickly. (Hello, procrastinators.) If you’re writing quickly—if writing quickly is your stated goal—then you don’t have time to do the number one thing that interrupt your writing flow: think about whether what you’re writing is good.
The secret of how to write a bestseller
independent.co.uk – Saturday November 4, 2017
The one thing that stops people being good writers is the myth that there is such a thing as good writing, says Andy Martin. The point of the creative writing course is to get you over the delusion.
Can Sweek turn free mobile stories into a self-publishing empire?
thebookseller.com – Friday November 3, 2017
Sweek is a global mobile platform for free reading, writing and sharing stories. Readers can like, share, follow and comment on stories, while writers have the opportunity to build a fanbase from scratch.
As well as mobile publishing, Sweek offers writers free services to self-publish their work - as a printed book and/or an e-book - and then sell it directly via social media, their own websites and relevant sales channels.
Veteran Lit Agent David Boxerbaum Joins Verve Talent and Literary Agency
variety.com – Friday November 3, 2017
Lit agent David Boxerbaum has joined Verve Talent and Literary Agency as a partner.
Boxerbaum comes to Verve from Paradigm where he served as one of the agency’s top lit agents. It’s unknown what clients will be joining Boxerbaum at Verve, but his long list includes a strong group of respected directors, screenwriters, and producers.
New Magazine Listing
firstwriter.com – Friday November 3, 2017
Publishes: Fiction; Poetry;
Areas include: Short Stories;
Preferred styles: Literary
Annual literary journal publishing poetry and fiction. No specific limit for fiction, but most of the stories accepted are under 25 double-spaced pages. For poetry, submit up to five poems. Reading period runs from September to March (see website for specific dates for this year). Accepts submissions by post with SASE, but prefers submissions through online submission system ($3 fee).