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New Magazine Listing – Thursday August 29, 2019

Publishes: Fiction; Interviews; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews; 
Areas include: Criticism; Fantasy; Literature; Philosophy; Science; Sci-Fi; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

A quarterly digital literary and art journal dedicated to speculative fiction, art and literary criticism. Send submissions by email.

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New Literary Agent Listing – Thursday August 29, 2019

Nonfiction > Books
Biography; History; Medicine; Philosophy; Politics; Science

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New Publisher Listing – Wednesday August 28, 2019

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Historical; Sci-Fi; Short Stories; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Independent publisher of literary fiction. Values art over entertainment. Send submission through online submission system. $10 submission fee.

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New Literary Agent Listing – Wednesday August 28, 2019

ADULT > Fiction > Novels

  • Mystery; Romance; Thrillers; Women's Fiction


  • Fiction > Picture Books
  • Nonfiction > Picture Books


  • ​Fiction > Novels
  • Nonfiction > Books

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Want to Learn How to ‘Nail the Jelly of Reality to the Wall’? – Tuesday August 27, 2019

A well-formed sentence, Joe Moran writes in his humane and witty guide to meaning-making, “is a cure, however fleeting, for human loneliness.” We all write more sentences now than ever, but how hard do we think about the shape of these etheric objects? A good sentence is a considerate gift; or maybe it’s an easeful, mapless walk with your reader, through a new city — but it might also be a high-wire act (audience agog for disaster). Moran’s book contains many such metaphors for the sentence, and at least one for figurative language itself: “Metaphor is how we nail the jelly of reality to the wall.” Is the sentence a transaction, or is it an artifact? Polished performance or open invitation? “First You Write a Sentence” is a “muted love letter” to the form, arguing in its genially opinionated way for sentences that make our lives more democratic and more pleasurable.

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New Magazine Listing – Tuesday August 27, 2019

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

Publishes poetry and prose, in English and Spanish, by writers from Canada, the US, and Mexico. Publishes poems and poem sequences, creative nonfiction, fiction, memoir, flash fiction, essays and vignettes. Also eager to publish longer work. Send submissions by email.

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A grab bag of common writing mistakes to ponder – Saturday August 24, 2019

Lest you come home from the Minnesota State Fair empty-handed, here’s a grab bag of parting gifts — a collection of common writing mistakes and ways to correct them.

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How the UK production boom is changing the way London’s literary agents are doing business – Friday August 23, 2019

UK literary agents are navigating an unprecedented boom in UK production, with demand for their writing and directing clients at fever pitch.

“My clients are so busy at the moment,” said one literary agent at a major London agency. “Everyone is scrambling around to hire [the best talent], it’s very difficult for producers to get to them.”

The majority of the growth is in the high-end TV sector, the production of which tends to tie up clients for much longer than film. (The inward investment feature boom is doing a good job on its own of employing UK actors and crew). Netflix alone said it has has shot some 40 productions in the UK this year, while the major broadcasters are responding to the competition from the US streamers by making increasingly larger-scope series.

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New Publisher Listing – Thursday August 22, 2019

Publishes: Fiction; 
Areas include: Mystery; Romance; Suspense; Thrillers; Women's Interests; 
Markets: Adult

Send query by email with synopsis as attachment. See website for full list of editors' emails and interests and approach one editor only.

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Graphic Novels Take Off With Young Readers – Sunday August 18, 2019

Graphic novels aimed at younger readers are skipping the superheroes and taking on serious subjects like mental health and body image, setting off a boom that is bolstering the children’s publishing industry.

These graphic novels are resonating with children and young adults and making readers out of some youngsters who had ditched books for their cellphones. Publishers including Penguin Random House and HarperCollins, a unit of Wall Street Journal parent News Corp., are launching graphic-novel lines aimed at those ages 13 to 18, as well as the juvenile market of readers 7 to 12 years old.

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