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Authors of Color: Submit Your Manuscript to Our Writing Contests

Author: leeandlow Authors of Color: Submit Your Manuscript to Our Writing Contests Summer is officially here, which means lots of warm weather, longer days, and receiving submissions for our New Voices and New Visions Awards! Our annual awards encourage writers of color to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent....
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Write Less, Earn More: Get Higher-Paying Writing Jobs

Author: angelabooth1 Write Less, Earn More: Get Higher-Paying Writing Jobs I get frequent questions about writing jobs. The most popular two questions are: “where are all the good writing jobs?” This is closely followed by the comment: “I can’t afford to write for peanuts…”, and “how do I get my
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Calling all book reviewers!

Author: tiffanytheamazingwritergirl Hello there, I am a self-published author and I am seeking HONEST book reviews of my books. I am not trying to buy or bribe reviews, I want to know what real readers think of my books! Whether you are a website, tumblr, youtube, twitter or Amazon reviewer,...
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Mini Book Reviews

Author: booksandotherpursuits This week I’ve been on a quest to find a nice light romantic read, and because I’ve read two books in quick succession I thought I’d do mini reviews: Book 1: Undeclared (Woodlands #1) by Jen Frederick Blurb For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and...
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A New Research Tool to Help Everyone Explore Scholarly Books

Author: worklabournewsresearch ”The idea of a product that, at a glance, can point scholars to the exact point in a book that is relevant to their research may sound like science fiction, but that’s how the scholarly database JSTOR is pitching a recently released research tool.“The tool, called Topicgraph
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2017 Sun vs. Snow Agents!

Author: atruebloodwrites 2017 Sun vs. Snow Agents!! #sunvssnow #amquerying   THE AGENTS!!!!!   Literary agents lead very busy lives, so when Michelle and I reach out to see if they’ll participate in Sun versus Snow we’re never sure how many we will get to participate. But every year, without fail
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CW Commissions (and shenanigans)

Author: caffeinewitchcraft Hello! I’m opening commissions for those interested (not going to lie, I just looked at my siblings’ wishlist for Christmas and I could do with the extra cash!). I offer a couple of different services, some of them exclusive to tumblr, so there’s a lot of options! 1)...
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10 Awful Truths About Book Publishing

Author: abigayleblood 10 Awful Truths About Book Publishing #bookpublishing #publishing So you want to write a book and have it published. That’s great. But before you give up the day job, here are 10 awful truths about book publishing that you should be aware of: 1. The number of books...
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June/July 2017 Writing Contests

Author: rpoli3 June/July 2017 Writing Contests JUNE 2017 Genre: Short Story Fiction (Unpublished writers only!) Theme: N/A Website: Glimmer Train Deadline: June 30, 2017 Entry Fee: $18 Prize: First place – $2,500 Genre: Nonfiction Theme: My Crazy Family Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul Deadline: June 30, 2017 Entry
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READING LISTS!

Author: oikost I’m so honored that The Republic of Exit 43 made it to the recommended reading lists for POETRY magazine of two vastly different writers I admire so well. Rachel Blau DuPlessis includes the book among work by my heroes David Antin, Nathaniel Mackey, Anne Tardos, William Corbett, Ariel
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Recommended Reading: American Gods

Author: dumbbellsdragons Recommended Reading: American Gods Are you watching American Gods on Starz?  It is SO GOOD; I swear each episode is better than the last.  Because it’s based one of my very favorite books I was really nervous that the show wouldn’t live up to my expectations, but it’s doing...
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#TBT Book Reviews: Breakaway by Avon Gale

Author: jeralibu #TBT Book Reviews: Breakaway by Avon Gale (in honour of round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs!) Welcome to my Throwback Thursday series of book reviews. I thought I’d share some love for books that aren’t new releases. These reviews have all been previously shared on Goodreads. First...
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Life’s Update

Author: galitballi Hello everybody, I hope you are having a wonderful day This month was one busy month. Yesterday I got out of the hospital after doing a small procedure and it still hurts to move, but I don’t have much time to sit back and rest, lol. I need to organize
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FIRST FIVE FRENZY with Hillary Jacobson of ICM Partners

Author: atruebloodwrites Great insight into first pages from Literary Agent @hillaryjacobson in today’s FIRST FIVE FRENZY #writetip #pubtip     If you’re like me, you toil for hours editing and fine-tuning the first pages of your manuscript. You look at the first lines to make sure they are compelling
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Interview with Literary Agent Patricia Nelson of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Author: thenovelincubator Interview with Literary Agent Patricia Nelson of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency There’s a reason why Patricia Nelson receives top billing in my acknowledgments. Her editorial eye and support have been critical on the journey to publishing my debut novel, COTTONMOUTHS, out next month. I spoke with Patricia Nelson recently...
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DRAKE TALKS KANYE WEST, NICKI MINAJ, GHOSTWRITING, & ‘MORE LIFE’

Author: knicezcmb DRAKE TALKS KANYE WEST, NICKI MINAJ, GHOSTWRITING, & ‘MORE LIFE’ Before dropping More Life, Drake opens up. During a rare interview with DJ Semtex for OVOSOUND Radio, premiered on Beats 1 Saturday (Feb. 18), the 6 God spoke candidly about ghostwriting, Kanye West, Jay Z, and his Meek Mill...
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Professional Indie to Publish Me

Author: jmenefee Professional Indie to Publish Me Just a quick update–a small publisher called Professional Indie has approached me to write a book on ghostwriting. After reviewing their site and their business philosophy, I’ve decided to accept. I’ve written well over a dozen novels and nonfiction books as a ghostwriter, and always...
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OnlineGatha: Real Fact Over Online Book Publishing

Author: onlinegathabook It is necessary to know if you are in the #book_publishing_industry when your company publishes a book online, you should check all the features of a book like editing, formatting, designing before online publishing. All customers want the best product if they purchase anything. So grab more buyers
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Laurel’s Recommended Reading

Author: herecomesthewitch This is a list of various resources, both books and online, that I personally have used in my path and I recommend to all new witches! Although this is recommended for new, or baby witches, I’m sure any witch can learn from these!Books: ⛤ Christopher Penczak’s Temple
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Book Review: The Star Touched Queen

Author: bloggingdragons Check out the newest book review featuring, “The Star Touched Queen” Wow. From the minute I started reading this book I was ensnared by what felt like an exotic and unique version of a familiar fairytale. All signs pointed to greatness. Unfortunately, the book went in a completely...
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On Writing Advice

Author: emptymanuscript One of the reasons I love advice that tells you WHY you should do it (instead of do x, y, or z) is because one size fits all in story is the same as one size fits all in clothing. Yes, it will fit, but it won’t fit...
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How to Steal: Good Writers Borrow

Author: letswritesomenovels Good writers borrow. Great writers steal. -T.S. Eliot * This is great writing advice, but many people are wary about following it because they misunderstand what the terms “borrowing” and “stealing” mean in this context.  I’m here to clarify.  Borrowing is using something of someone else’s. Stealing is making...
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Literary Agent

Author: thelittlereader Park Literary & Media is a true full-service boutique agency that manages all aspects of an author’s career with focused personal attention and the … Provide it by Book Reviews from Literary Agent
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Meet Agent Eric Smith.

Author: storyofmemory Agent Eric Smith stops by for a chat! @ericsmithrocks Meet Eric Smith. Eric Smith is an author, blogger, and literary agent from New Jersey. By day, he works as an associate agent with P.S. Literary, mostly working on YA with a bit of non-fiction and genre fiction
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Working on my very first

Author: wondrousworldbuilding Working on my very first fiction ghostwriting gig, y’all.  I’m just a little excited.  Okay. Carry on. Author: wondrousworldbuilding
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A foot in the door

Author: heroicjdog A foot in the door. Breaking in. Making a name for yourself. In layman’s terms, being a newcomer to freelance or professional writing. We’ve all been there (heck, some of us are still here!) and in those dark days when the burgeoning writer is desperate for profile infamy...
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AN ODE TO THE COVER LETTER

Author: harpercollins By Carolyn Zimatore, Director, Talent Management at HarperCollins Publishers My five-year anniversary with HarperCollins has come and gone. On top of that I celebrated my ten-year anniversary in book publishing this past March, and I still have to pinch myself sometimes because every day I get to work...