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Writers' Newsletter

Issue #167
February 2017

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Abridged 0 - 49: Babel Submission Call

Abridged 0 - 49: Babel Submission Call

firstwriter.com – Thursday February 16, 2017

Abridged is looking for poetry and art for its 0 – 49: Babel issue.

Up to four poems can be submitted and art can be up to A4 landscape and should be 300dpi or above.

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News

Some of this month's news for writers from around the web.

D H H Literary Agency launches The Dome Press

D H H Literary Agency launches The Dome Press

thebookseller.com – Friday February 10, 2017

D H H Literary Agency has launched its own publishing company, The Dome Press. 

The press, whose name is taken from the The Dome periodical that was published in London's Cecil Court by the Unicorn Press in the late 1800s, will have "a broad approach", covering all genres. Its ethos is to "champion great storytelling and give authors a voice" and to discover and nurture both new and established writers while embracing "fresh outlooks". 

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Furniss Lawton Literary Division Assistant

Furniss Lawton Literary Division Assistant

jobs.thebookseller.com – Tuesday February 21, 2017

Role: To work within Furniss Lawton, the literary division of the James Grant Group. The role will be to assist and support the literary agents in the six-person Furniss Lawton team, with a particular focus on working with Rowan Lawton and Eugenie Furniss in the effective running of Furniss Lawton.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about publishing and the media to learn more about the industry and the skills necessary in managing authors and talent clients.

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Publishers hire ‘sensitivity readers’ to screen manuscripts for offensive content

Publishers hire ‘sensitivity readers’ to screen manuscripts for offensive content

washingtontimes.com – Saturday February 18, 2017

Authors and publishers are increasingly hiring “sensitivity readers” to screen books for culturally offensive material before sending them to market.

A cultural climate that has the publishing industry increasingly under the microscope by fans has created a demand for specialized book scanners. Individuals are paid a small fee, roughly $250 per manuscript, to look for content deemed problematic.

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Listings

A selection of the new listings added to firstwriter.com this month.

New Magazine Listing

New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Wednesday February 22, 2017

Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Criticism; Short Stories; Women's Interests; 
Markets: Academic; Adult

Feminist journal publishing research and criticism, creative writing, art, essays, and other forms of writing and visual expression. See website for submission guidelines and specific submission email addresses.

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New Publisher Listing

New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday February 17, 2017

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reference; Scripts; 
Areas include: Adventure; Anthropology; Arts; Biography; Cookery; Crime; Criticism; Culture; Current Affairs; Drama; Entertainment; Erotic; Fantasy; Film; Gothic; Health; Historical; Hobbies; Horror; How-to; Humour; Leisure; Lifestyle; Literature; Media; Medicine; Men's Interests; Music; Mystery; Nature; New Age; Philosophy; Photography; Politics; Psychology; Romance; Science; Sci-Fi; Self-Help; Short Stories; Spiritual; Suspense; Thrillers; Women's Interests; 
Markets: Academic; Adult; Children's; Family; Professional; Youth; 
Preferred styles: Contemporary; Cynical; Dark; Experimental; In-depth; Light; Literary; Niche; Popular; Positive; Progressive; Satirical; Serious; Traditional

An all round publisher that looks for the unusual, the challenging, controversial, subversive, fetishistic and down right strange.

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New Magazine Listing

New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Thursday February 16, 2017

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

Online literary journal. Publishes poetry, short stories, self-contained novel excerpts, and novellas. Send one piece of prose or between 4 and 6 poems at a time. Wait for response before sending more.

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Articles

Some of this month's articles for writers from around the web.

7 Details to Consider When Writing Historical Fiction

7 Details to Consider When Writing Historical Fiction

authorlink.com – Wednesday February 1, 2017

I’ve always considered myself a history buff and have written quite a few historical fiction novels requiring exhaustive amounts of research. Creating believable historical fiction means getting facts straight and making sure that your research and imaginative input inspires the most plausible, complex plots and characters you can possibly bring to life. Here I lay out the top 7 components you need to think about when writing historical fiction.

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Transparency, targeting, Twitter: what it means to be a literary agent now

Transparency, targeting, Twitter: what it means to be a literary agent now

thebookseller.com – Monday February 20, 2017

When I first worked in agenting, all submissions from authors were sent in hard copy: towering piles of envelopes containing the first 50 pages with SAEs enclosed for rejection slips. Indeed, many agents still submitted to publishers that way, biking the printed copy round to their offices and waiting for the offer to come in. In those days the book fairs really were where you could get your hands on a hot book – literally – coming to the agent’s table to physically read a proposal before putting an offer in.

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So you want to write a nonfiction book …

So you want to write a nonfiction book …

washingtonpost.com – Thursday February 16, 2017

A few tips for those writers intimidated by the idea of writing something that contains many pages and a spine.

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