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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday June 24, 2016

Publishes: Essays; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews

Markets: Adult

Preferred styles: Literary

Publishes poetry, essays / creative nonfiction, reviews, art and photography. Submit up to five poems per issue. See website for upcoming issues and submit appropriate work by email.

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Writing the Other: intensely practical advice for representing other cultures in fiction

boingboing.net – Thursday June 23, 2016

For more than a decade, science fiction and fantasy writers have handed around Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward's Writing the Other, an intensely practical and thoughtful guide to inclusive, representative writing that includes people of genders, ethnicities, races, and orientations other than the writer's.

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Former Orion editor Silk becomes literary agent

thebookseller.com – Thursday June 23, 2016

Former Orion editor Julia Silk is forging a new career path as a literary agent in association with MBA Literary Agents.

Silk, who has worked as an editor for 15 years, most recently with Orion, will be building her own client list with a focus on commercial fiction, crime and thrillers, extending to accessible literary fiction "if a voice really grabbed me".

She is also open to proposals for "platform-driven non-fiction", in the areas of parenting and lifestyle, fashion, style and beauty, as well as narrative non-fiction and memoir.

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"The Literary Lunch" Podcast Hosts Smith Publicity President Sandy Smith

digitaljournal.com – Wednesday June 22, 2016

Sandy Smith, president of prolific book marketing agency Smith Publicity, was recently invited to join the hosts of the popular Literary Lunch podcast and share her thoughts on book publicity strategies. "The Literary Lunch" is hosted by Laura Rothschild and Sandra O'Donnell, Ph.D., both of whom are literary agents and the co-founders of RO Literary Agency.

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Literary Agent Lindsay Framson Leaves UTA, Joins Kaplan/Perrone As Manager

deadline.com – Wednesday June 22, 2016

Framson had been at UTA for eight years. She started in the agency’s mailroom in 2008 and worked in the TV lit department as an agent for the past four years. Clients who will stay with her in her new role as manager and become clients of Kaplan/Perrone include Justin Brenneman (Quantico), Kyle Flynn, Kathleen Hale, Danielle Henderson (Divorce), Emily Hirshey (The Ranch), Matt Hausfater (Undateable), Deirdre Mangan (iZombie), Morgan Margraf & Jerica Lieberman (Mistresses) and Jack Lawrence Mayer (Single Long).

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Online journal in search of writing

firstwriter.com – Wednesday June 22, 2016

Forage Poetry Journal is a recently created online journal in search of writing and art that is accessible, and that "reaches into that space between our heads and our hearts to open a door to something we had almost missed".

The magazine is accepting submissions on a theme of the Poetry of Tragedy until July 20th, 2016. The submission page also contains information on upcoming themes and future deadlines.

The magazine also welcomes creative nonfiction, essays, photography and original artwork for each theme.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Monday June 20, 2016

Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Experimental; Literary

Publishes fiction, poetry, and lyrical essays. Particularly interested in pieces that play with form and structure, and surreal themes. In each reading period send up to one piece of fiction, one essay, or up to three poems, as Word file attachments. See website for full submission guidelines.

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Bards beware: Fiction-writing AI demanding spot at table of content

japantimes.co.jp – Sunday June 19, 2016

It was a dark, overcast day, with clouds hovering low.

The room was kept at the most appropriate temperatures and humidity, as usual. Yoko sat on a couch in an untidy manner, killing time with a silly game. But she would not talk to me.

I’m bored. I could not be bored more . . .

So begins a short story titled “A day when a computer writes fiction.” The story, in which boredom prods a computer into writing a novel, was created with the help of artificial intelligence.

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Will Self: ‘I write first thing, when I can suspend disbelief in the act of making things up’

theguardian.com – Saturday June 18, 2016

When I’m working on a novel I type the initial draft first thing in the morning. Really: first thing. For preference, I have a cigarette ready-rolled and a coffee percolator loaded the night before; then I simply roll out of bed, fuel up and set to it. I believe the dreaming and imagining faculties are closely related, such that wreathed in night-time visions I find it possible to suspend disbelief in the very act of making stuff up, which, in the cold light of day would seem utterly preposterous. I’ve always been a morning writer, and frankly I believe 99% of the difficulties novices experience are as a result of their unwillingness to do the same. Narrative structure, mise en scene, characterisation − you can’t get to grips with these problems unless you’ve put the words on the page.

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Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? It's a Lifetime Learning Experience: Tips from an Indie Author

publishersweekly.com – Saturday June 18, 2016

Although Carole Nelson Douglas has traditionally published more than 60 novels, she wanted more control over her books and decided to go indie. And while she did find the transition challenging – and encountered a “status downgrade” in some of her writers groups -- Publishers Weekly gave her latest, Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit, a positive review.

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