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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday June 11, 2019

Publishes: Articles; Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Fantasy; 
Markets: Adult; Youth; 
Preferred styles: Commercial; Literary; Mainstream; Traditional

Fantasy ezine that publishes every quarter. We specialise in fantasy stories as well as articles that help authors old and new. There are also competitions and a myriad of tools that will help you grow as an author. 

Submissions - Prose and Artwork
Query via email initially. Your query should contain your Name, Pseudonym email address and contact details. Please give us a brief overview of your piece and a brief bio of anything you have published before if we like your work we will let you know and invite you to submit your piece.

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David Nobbs comedy writing prize opens

chortle.co.uk – Monday June 10, 2019

Entries have opened for this year’s comedy writing bursary set up to commemorate  Reggie Perrin author  David Nobbs.

The contest is aimed at those early in their writing career – but entrants must already have a broadcast credit for their written material and accompany their entry with a 500-word statement of intent, describing their writing career goals. 

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What Is J.K. Rowling's Net Worth?

thestreet.com – Monday June 10, 2019

Back when she first obtained a literary agent, J.K. Rowling was told she'd never be able to make money writing children's books. More than two decades later, she remains the wealthiest living writer.

J.K. Rowling has been famous since publication by Scholastic Corp.'s Arthur A. Levine Books imprint of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," her first book about the young Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry student Harry Potter in 1998, with an initial print run of 50,000 copies. She has since published seven Harry Potter books, and according to Scholastic, more than 500 million copies of Harry Potter books have been sold worldwide.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Monday June 10, 2019

Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews; 
Areas include: Criticism; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Online magazine publishing poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, criticisms, visual poems and multimedia projects. Send submissions by email.

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Paradigm Taps Lit Agents Ryan Saul & Katt Riley

deadline.com – Friday June 7, 2019

Paradigm has hired Ryan Saul in their Motion Picture Literary department, and Katt Riley in their TV lit section. Both will be based out of the LA headquarters.
 
Saul’s clients include directors Wes Ball; his producing partner Joe Hartwick, Jr.; Oscar-nominated animation director Tim Reckart; Golden Globe-nominated director Klaus Haro; and award-winning commercial directors Henry Hudson and Gevorg Karensky.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday June 7, 2019

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

Small literary press publishing full-length poetry collections, poetry chapbooks, literary fiction, essays, memoir, and hybrid forms, in both print and eBook editions. Currently looking for collections of poetry and hybrid poetry/prose, and collections of short fiction and lyric essays. Submit through online submission system. $20 submission fee.

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Kate Shaw to launch new literary agency

thebookseller.com – Thursday June 6, 2019

Kate Shaw is leaving The Viney Shaw Agency to set up her own literary agency next month. 

The Shaw Agency will be launched on 1st July and Shaw will take her existing client list which includes novelists Isabel Ashdown, Lesley Lokko and Susan Elliot Wright, journalists Ian Cobain and Alex Crawford and children’s novelists Fleur Hitchcock, Vashti Hardy, Alan MacDonald, James Nicol and Holly Smale with her. 

An agent since 2001, Shaw worked at Aitken Alexander Associates before joining The Viney Agency in 2009. She became director in 2017 and the firm was renamed The Viney Shaw Agency.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Thursday June 6, 2019

Publishes: Fiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Short Stories; Women's Interests; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Online magazine publishing feminist prose and poetry. Send up to five poems or up to 2,000 words of prose by email. See website for full guidelines.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Wednesday June 5, 2019

Publishes: Fiction; 
Areas include: Erotic; Fantasy; Romance; Sci-Fi; Short Stories; 
Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth

Publishes comics, manuscripts, graphic novels, and anthologies. See website for submission guidelines and current calls.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Monday June 3, 2019

Publishes: Fiction; Poetry; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Publishes novellas of literary fiction, and poetry. Accepts work from Canadian citizens residing in Canada only. Novellas should be between 20,000 and 40,000 words. No genre fiction. Not accepting poetry manuscripts as at June 2019. No electronic submissions.

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