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How Do You Become A Literary Agent? Joanna Volpe Of New Leaf Literary & Media Has Some Words Of Wisdom

bustle.com – Saturday June 17, 2017

It's not uncommon for book lovers to take an interest in literary careers. From authors to editors, publicists to agents, it seems like there are countless dream jobs all to to do with books... but securing one of those jobs can feel like a sheer impossibility. With so many prospective literary career seekers flooding the market, and so few coveted positions to go around, the job search can be equal parts frustrating, time-consuming, and soul crushing. But, maybe it doesn't have to be that way. There are, after all, lots of people who do succeed in finding their ways into the book world. Joanna Volpe, president and literary agent at New Leaf Literary & Media (she represents some of the biggest authors in the game, including Veronica Roth, Leigh Bardugo, Gabby Rivera, Holly Black, Susan Dennard, Danielle Paige, and others) is one of them, and she didn't get there by accident.

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Top Tips for Writing a Killer Proposal

foyles.co.uk – Friday June 16, 2017

Writing a dazzling nonfiction proposal that will attract publishers is an art. As an agent I spend a lot of timing honing nonfiction proposals with authors. Here are ten top tips that all budding authors should bear in mind when putting together a killer proposal. 

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday June 16, 2017

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

Literary magazine publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays, interviews, and book reviews by both well-known writers and promising newcomers. Submit up to 5 poems, or prose up to 25 pages, via online submission system ($3 charge per submission).

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Get a Crash Course in Writing from 20 Journalists

lifehacker.com – Wednesday June 14, 2017

I only remember one practical writing lesson from my three years as an English major: Whenever you can, put the best bits at the end of the sentence. Put the next-best bits at the beginning, and put the rest in the middle. This trick works in every kind of writing, and I wish I’d spent my college years learning more tricks like it, instead of pretending to read The Brothers Karamazov.

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Publishers rejected me, but I went on to earn six-figures selling 1,000 books a day

telegraph.co.uk – Tuesday June 13, 2017

Millions dream of quitting the grind and replacing their income through a rewarding, creative endeavour.

And what could be simpler - and more glamorous - than writing a bestselling novel?

After years of not knowing how the next month’s bill would be paid, thriller writer Mark Edwards is among a new and growing elite of high-earning authors who broke away from traditional publishing routes and self-published online.

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Got Writer’s Block? This Best-selling Author Tells You How To Beat It

fastcompany.com – Monday June 12, 2017

There’s no one way to write a novel. There are, however, a million ways to screw up a book—or worse, start one and never finish it. If you’re looking for tips on how to keep the scribbling of your first tome on course, we’re betting that having the advice of a successful author might be a smart place to start.

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Short story competition winners announced

firstwriter.com – Friday June 9, 2017

Solution Loans have announced the winners and runners up of their inaugral short story writing competition.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday June 9, 2017

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

Online, open-access journal. Submit 3-7 poems, a short story or excerpt from a novel (15-18 double-spaced pages), or up to three short shorts, by email as a .doc, .rtf, or .txt attachment; or by post with SASE if return is required. See website for full details.

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Ed Victor dies

thebookseller.com – Thursday June 8, 2017

Renowned literary agent Ed Victor has died aged 78, his agency has confirmed.

In a statement, the agency said: "It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the death of Ed Victor CBE, Chairman and founder of the Ed Victor Literary Agency. He died of a heart attack late in the evening on 7th June at the London Clinic after a long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)."

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Buying houses in cash and selling millions: meet self-publishing's 'hidden' authors

theguardian.com – Thursday June 8, 2017

When Keith Houghton bought his four-bedroom detached house earlier this year, he did a rare thing for an author: he paid cash, with earnings from his books.

Keith who, you may ask? Houghton is one of a handful of so-called “hidden” bestsellers: his self-published crime thrillers are ebooks, sales of which are not monitored by the UK’s official book charts (if they don’t have ISBNs, which self-published titles often don’t).

Houghton made his money over the past six years by selling more than 500,000 books, chiefly through his Gabe Quinn series of thrillers. In a world in which traditionally published authors struggle to make £7,000 a year from their work, it is no wonder Houghton says: “I feel like I have won the lottery.”

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