firstwriter.com – Sunday April 24, 2016
firstwriter.com 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 https://www.firstwriter.com/magazines 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:
International Copyright Registration
Register your copyright online for instant copyright protection in more than 160 different countries worldwide.
firstwriter.com – Tuesday March 29, 2016
October 2016 will mark the first anniversary of Verbolatry newsletter, and to celebrate there will be a contest for humorous essays and cartoons on writing/publishing.
There are cash prizes to be won and publication in the newsletter. In addition to increasing the newsletter's readership, the organisers hope is that this contest will fill a void in the industry and encourage and empower those writers and artists who work in this under-represented genre to continue creating good writing and art.
Writers' Handbook 2018 - Out Now!
firstwriter.com – Monday March 28, 2016
The Write Idea “A Day in the Life of …(You)” Poem Title Prompt
“… Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; Morning, Afternoon, and Night.
Two lines for each word above, and a couplet of advice.
Tell us in a sonnet, how you live your life ...”
Write a Sonnet, It doesn’t have to rhyme, or not.
Write two lines for each word-time of the prompt.
The last two lines are your words of advice.
Tell us in a Sonnet, 14 lines, how you lead your life.
Entitle the poem “A Day in the Life of …(You)”.
Winners will be published in LONE STARS.
Some of this month's news for writers from around the web.
irishtimes.com – 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.
publishersweekly.com – 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.
thestage.co.uk – Tuesday April 19, 2016
A new writing award is to be set up in the name of actor and playwright Kevin Elyot, who died in 2014.
The writer, whose plays include My Night With Reg and Mouth to Mouth, is the inspiration for a new Bristol-based scheme launched to nurture promising playwrights.
The Kevin Elyot Award will enable one playwright to become a resident at the University of Bristol's theatre collection, which houses Elyot's archive. The winning writer will receive £3,000 to fund a four-week residency, during which they will be supported to begin creating a new work inspired by the archive.
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A selection of the new listings added to firstwriter.com this month.
firstwriter.com – Thursday April 21, 2016
Publishes: Fiction; Poetry
Areas include: Short Stories
Preferred styles: Literary
Submit 3-6 poems or one piece of fiction by post or through online submission system. No fixed length restrictions, but rarely publishes short shorts or fiction over 25 pages. See website for full submission guidelines.
firstwriter.com – Thursday April 7, 2016
Areas include: Fantasy; Sci-Fi; Short Stories;
Markets: Academic; Adult;
Preferred styles: Dark
Publishes Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Dark Fantasy (including their sub-genres). Will consider short stories, novelettes, novellas, novels, graphic novels, academic material. See website for submission guidelines.
firstwriter.com – Friday April 15, 2016
Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews
Areas include: Criticism; Literature; Short Stories
Preferred styles: Literary
Send fiction up to 5,000 words, or poetry of any length (prefers to see at least three pages). Also publishes critical essays, books reviews, and review essays, but query by email before submitting nonfiction.
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Some of this month's articles for writers from around the web.
today.com – Tuesday April 12, 2016
I have one of those jobs I don't really talk about at cocktail parties — especially around suburban parents with young children.
Because, when I tell them I am a published children's book author, I start the count — 3…2…1...— just waiting for the inevitable question:
"You write children's books? I have a children's book! Can I send it to you?"
What most people don't know is that editors receive more picture book manuscripts than any other genre. Why? Because it seems so easy to do. Well, despite popular belief, writing books for small people who can't even read is actually really hard.
telegraph.co.uk – Monday March 28, 2016
Virginia Woolf (centre) died on this day in 1941. The pioneering modernist writer addressed the position of women after the war throughout her fiction, but with her collection of essays, A Room of One's Own, she contributed advice and thinking that still sounds fresh and relevant for women writing today.
examiner.com – Friday April 22, 2016
There are more and more magazines that feature writing and art by kids and teens, both online and in print. This is a great way to encourage reluctant writers and to give enthusiastic writers and artists a place to spotlight their creativity.
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