The first issue of Love in Action magazine (LIA) will become available next week as a supplement to the Nov/Dec 2013 digital versions of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada magazine Faith Today. LIA is a free, interactive 16-page online magazine for youth, empowering them to live out their faith through a deeper understanding of love, Bible-style. More at http://lovemovement.org/
Monday, October 28, 2013
Digital publishing expert Jane Friedman and freelance writer Manjula Martin have started a magazine called Scratch.
It focuses on the intersection between writing and money; i.e., the economics of the writing business. Scratch is aimed at writers of all genres and trades—and anyone interested in the publishing and journalism industries. Free preview issue available here: http://scratchmag.net/free-preview-issue/
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thanks to Colleen Carbol for drawing Gary A. Scott to my attention. He has interesting things to say about writing and self-publishing: http://www.garyascott.com/tag/self-publishing
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
New Horizon Press seeks non-fiction about life-altering events. Issue-oriented and real-life accounts—NO memoirs, NO fiction (novels). Some categories they’re interested in:
True Crime Stories
Issue-oriented, crime-focused accounts are welcome, as long as there is a hero advancing justice, but no child abuse or incest stories.
Exploring New Frontiers Stories
People who break or dismantle social or personal barriers.
Victims who fight back and refuse to be victimized and then fight for the rights of others or a good cause.
Hard-hitting Issues with news impact and publicity value.
Targeted Self-help Topics for general and specialty audiences written by or with mental health and other professionals.
Children's Self-Help titles for our Small Horizons imprint, such as those which teach crisis, coping and service skills, and which are written by mental health professionals or educators.
For more info, visit http://www.newhorizonpressbooks.com/submit.php3
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Pulp Literature, a new magazine, is open to submissions of “Any genre or between-genre work of literature or visual art (black and white) up to 75 pages in length. Novellas, short stories, poetry, graphic novels, illustrations — bring it on. We want anything entertaining and well written.” More info at http://pulpliterature.com/submission-guidelines/
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Message from Jennifer below:
My mother, Lynn Manuel, was a children's author in British Columbia. She published over two dozen books and she was a mentor to many young writers in our province until she passed away from cancer three years ago. In collaboration with a network of children's librarians, other Canadian authors, and publishing professionals, we have organized the first annual Lynn Manuel Children's Fiction Contest. I am passing along this information in case there are writers in your group that have an interest in writing for children, or they may know of other writers who aspire in this genre.
Our Contest Judge is Governor-General's Award-winning children's author Arthur Slade. Prize is $500 plus publication with a $1000 advance on royalties. All the contest specifics may be read at www.grasmerepublishing.com. The deadline is March 1, 2014. Writers must be unpublished in children's fiction as we wish to discover and support new children's writers.
We are sending posters out to BC libraries, but I wanted to connect personally with writing groups in British Columbia. I am very appreciative if you are able to let your members know. In addition to the website, I am available at this email or the numbers below if anybody has any questions.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Good post here on selecting a category for your book, especially with a view to selling it on Amazon: http://yaelpolitis.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/categories/
Friday, October 4, 2013
Good thoughts here on pricing your self-published book: http://yaelpolitis.wordpress.com/tag/pricing/
Also here’s a new annual writing prize: The Harper Collins Canada/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction. The Cooke Agency and the University of British Columbia are partners in the prize, which is open to current and previous students of the UBC Creative Writing Program. The winner will be offered literary representation by The Cooke Agency, and an advance and publishing contract with Harper Canada.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Douglas & McIntrye’s former publisher Trena White and former ceo Jesse Finkelstein have started a new company. Their Page Two Strategies is "a full-service publishing agency" that "will help non-fiction authors navigate their full range of publishing options, including self-publishing, and also provide consulting services to companies looking to develop or expand their own publishing strategies." Page Two also has an alliance with the Translatlantic Agency, in which White and Finkelstein will represent some nonfiction in a traditional fashion, as associate agents.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Interesting interview here: http://entertainment.time.com/2013/05/28/bestselling-author-debbie-macomber-on-faith-and-writing/