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Writers' News

New Magazine Listing – Tuesday November 21, 2017

Publishes: Articles; Features; Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Cookery; Entertainment; Health; Historical; Nature; Science; Short Stories; Sport; 
Markets: Children's

Magazine for children, publishing articles, features, puzzles, and short stories. See website for full submission guidelines.

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Small indie publishers report booming sales – Monday November 20, 2017

Independent publishers have unleashed a boom in sales, according to new research. Latest figures from Inpress, which works with 60 of the smallest players in the books industry, revealed sales up 79% in the last year – a performance hailed by Inpress managing director Sophie O’Neill as phenomenal.

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New Publisher Listing – Monday November 20, 2017

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Biography; Cookery; Historical; Nature; Politics; Travel; 
Markets: Adult; Children's

Publishes adult nonfiction in the areas of Maritime regional, travel guides, history, biography, natural history, Maritime Provinces politics and regional cookbooks and cookbooks with a fresh/healthy focus. Also classic Maritime fiction reprints. Also publishes fiction for children. Send query with outline, sample, and author CV. See website for full guidelines. Response only if interested.

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New Literary Agency Listing – Friday November 17, 2017

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction
Markets: Adult
Treatments: Commercial; Literary

Always on the search for talented new writers. Send query by email. For fiction, include the first three chapters or 50 pages and 2-page synopsis. For nonfiction, include detailed outline and sample chapter. No scripts.

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New Publisher Listing – Thursday November 16, 2017

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Anthropology; Culture; Historical; Mystery; Romance; Sci-Fi; Short Stories; 
Markets: Academic; Adult; Children's

Small, independent publisher and distributor based in Laramie, Wyoming. Publishes mysteries, romance, science fiction, disability literature, short story anthologies, scholarly publications in history and anthropology, and multicultural children's books. No picture books. See website for current open calls.

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Charlie Brotherstone opens own agency – Wednesday November 15, 2017

Charlie Brotherstone, literary agent at Ed Victor Ltd, is opening his own agency.

Brotherstone Creative Management will be a full service literary agency with a range of clients including Brett Anderson, Charles Glass, Kirstin Innes, Thomas Pavitte, Nuno Mendes, George The Poet, and the AA Gill Estate.

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The Craft of Writing: How Crucial It Is to Maintain a Daily Practice – Wednesday November 15, 2017

Long before I was a freelance writer, I wrote fiction. One of the key things I learned from my writing mentor, the late novelist Les Plesko, was the importance of writing daily. “Write every day, even on your birthday,” he would say with a toothless grin. Maintaining such a practice is crucial in your success as a writer.

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New Magazine Listing – Wednesday November 15, 2017

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

Annual literary magazine publishing fiction and nonfiction up to 3,000 words, and poems up to one page. See website for full submission guidelines and to submit via online submission system.

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New Literary Agency Listing – Tuesday November 14, 2017

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction; Scripts
Areas: Adventure; Autobiography; Biography; Crime; Historical; Literature; Mystery; Romance; Sci-Fi; Suspense; Theatre; Thrillers; Women's Interests
Markets: Adult; Youth
Treatments: Contemporary; Experimental; Literary; Mainstream

Send one-page query using form on website. No reading fees or expenses charged.

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On writing: nine quotes from classic authors – 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!

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