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Children’s book writing/illustration conference in June – Wednesday April 27, 2016

The Dakotas Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) is hosting its 2016 conference, “The Business of Writing and Illustrating,” on June 11 at the Holiday Inn City Center in Sioux Falls. Optional workshops will be offered on June 10.

The conference is for writers, illustrators, and anyone interested in creating children’s and young adult books or magazine articles.

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Africa Day writing competition seeks to showcase African experience – Wednesday April 27, 2016

The Irish Times has teamed up with Irish Aid on an African-themed writing competition, marking Africa Day 2016. The competition is designed to showcase emerging talent, as well as established writers. This is the second year the competition has run.

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Ebook Sales Declined in 2015; Digital Audio Continued Growth – Wednesday April 27, 2016

The AAP released its latest sales numbers today, for January through December 2015. Overall sales were up 0.8 percent to $7.2 billion compared to $7.1 billion in 2014.

Overall publisher revenue for 2015, however, was $15.4 billion, down 2.6 percent from the previous year.

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New Magazine Listing – Wednesday April 27, 2016

Publishes: Fiction; Poetry; Scripts

Areas include: Drama; Short Stories

Markets: Children's; Youth

Publishes poetry, short stories, and short plays by young writers aged 13-19 from anywhere in the English-speaking world. Send submissions from September 1 to April 30 annually. See website for submission guidelines.

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New Magazine Listing – Tuesday April 26, 2016

Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry

Areas include: Adventure; Anthropology; Arts; Crime; Current Affairs; Drama; Fantasy; Film; Gothic; Historical; Horror; Humour; Literature; Mystery; Nature; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Romance; Science; Sci-Fi; Short Stories; Sociology; Suspense; Thrillers; Westerns

Markets: Adult

Preferred styles: Commercial; Contemporary; Cynical; Dark; Experimental; Light; Literary; Mainstream; Niche; Popular; Positive; Progressive; Satirical; Serious; Traditional

A non-profit print and digital literary magazine dedicated to providing a platform for fantastic fiction, nonfiction and poetry from all over the world. We accept writing of all genres and styles, striving to publish work that we feel is heartfelt, genuine and screaming to be read. We adore beautiful and unique styles of writing but clarity is most important. We are committed to giving writers of all experience levels an opportunity. Unpublished writers have just as good a chance of getting published as established ones - it's all about the writing.

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Into The Void Magazine – Monday April 25, 2016

Into The Void Magazine is a new literary magazine based in Ireland.

"We are accepting all genres and styles for Issue One. We're looking for short stories, flash fiction, essays, and poems that grab and enthral and refuse to let go. We prize heartfelt and genuine writing above perfect grammar and technique. Above all, we're looking for writing that screams to be read. Previously unpublished writers stand as good a chance of being accepted for publication as others - it's all about the writing."

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New Publisher Listing – Monday April 25, 2016

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Arts; Autobiography; Beauty and Fashion; Biography; Crime; Photography; Romance; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Contemporary

Publishes adult fiction and nonfiction, including crime, romance, illustrated books, biography, memoir, and autobiography. Particularly interested in books where the central character or theme relates to minority groups and/or has strong female protagonists. Also interested in original works from or about African, African-American, Caribbean and black British artists working in the fields of photography, fine art, fashion, and contemporary and modern art, and artists of calibre from the soul, blues, R&B and reggae traditions. Send query by email with writer CV, detailed synopsis, and two sample chapters. See website for full submission guidelines.

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New Magazines Database launched – Sunday April 24, 2016 has recently relaunched its famous Magazines Database with a new look, and brand new search features that make finding magazines to publish your writing easier than ever.

You can head on over to to test drive the new system right now. You don't even need to be a subscriber to try out the new search facility – anyone can give it a go!

Here's a summary of the top 10 new features:

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Granta: New Irish Writing review: Cutting edge to elder statesmen – Saturday April 23, 2016

An initial and understandable response to this selection must be to ask: why such a long wait for an Irish issue? The always interesting, often intriguing and at times tantalising Grantamagazine inhabits a space it has made its own: a literary journal possessing the confidence and substance of a book. Granta is often at its best when it is thematic, inviting writers to approach a specific subject. The balance of fiction and nonfiction works well, and as the voices are international the representational aspect is always exciting.

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Acquiring Editor - Quarto Publishing Group USA – Saturday April 23, 2016

Quarto Publishing Group USA, the U.S. division of the leading global illustrated book publisher and distributor, The Quarto Group, is seeking an Acquiring Editor for our NYC office location. This position is responsible for content acquisition and book development. The Acquiring Editor supports the effort to create a cohesive, high-level publishing program. They take into account current trends, the interests and needs of our core audience, and the broader marketplace to create beautiful, in-demand books and products. This hands-on position will work with the Group Publisher to evaluate, acquire, and develop proposals from concept through production.

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