Do you start from the outside and work in or from the inside and work out? Thoughts here: http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/how-to-start-your-novel/?et_mid=658188&rid=239254330. Press Control-Click to follow the link or copy it and paste it into your browser.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Informative and entertaining article; agents tell what they dislike seeing on the first pages of a novel. Press Control-Click to follow the link or copy it and paste it into your browser. http://thewritelife.com/the-worst-ways-to-begin-your-novel-advice-from-literary-agents/?et_mid=658188&rid=239254330
Saturday, January 25, 2014
My Light Magazine’s goal is to help Catholic & other Christian children nurture a deeper relationship with God. It publishes a wide variety of pieces: stories, puzzles, poems, crafts, devotions, etc. Submission guidelines: http://www.mylightmag.com/p/submission-guidelines.html
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Michigan-based Amazon Publishing unit Brilliance is launching their second book imprint, Waterfall Press, a Christian line specializing in faith-based non-fiction and fiction. (Not be confused with Penguin Random House's Christian line WaterBrook.) Just over a year ago, Brilliance started the inspirational line Grand Harbor Press. A number of the launch titles are being published in collaboration with Christianity Today.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
WinePress Publishing, a Christian self-publishing company, has closed its doors, according to an announcement yesterday on the company’s Web site. The house had been plagued in recent years with accusations of fraud, complaints from authors and former employees, and financial problems.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
News from the magazine Carte Blanche, based in Quebec:
We are currently accepting original, previously unpublished poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translation, photography, comics and audio submissions for our three 2014 Issues. (Note: we now only have one submission period per year.) Contributors receive a $50 honorarium per published piece. The deadline to submit is March 1st, 2014. Please check our guidelines for more information: http://carte-blanche.org/submissions/
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
What do literary agents dislike in a query letter? Good compilation of their peeves here. If clicking the link doesn’t work, copy it & paste it into your browser:
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The organization Poets & Writers has a well organized data-base of magazines that are open to submissions of short stories, articles, poetry, etc. Here’s
the link: http://www.pw.org/literary_magazines. If clicking it doesn’t work, copy it and paste it into your browser.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Following message is courtesy of Kay Johnson, Shuswap Association of Writers.
The 11th annual Word on the Lake festival is announcing that the 2014 writing contest is now open. Contestants may submit original, unpublished works in the following categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Young Adult. [Contestants must pay a $10 entry fee per submission.]
First place winners will receive a cash prize of $150, plus a 2014 conference package including banquet ($225 value.) Also, they will be published in the 2014 Word on the Lake anthology which will be available at the festival.
Contest closes at midnight on 3 March 2014. Winners will be contacted prior to the conference (May 16 - 18) and will be recognized at the banquet on Saturday night (17th) at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Convention Centre in Salmon Arm, B.C.
For further details concerning the writing contest, including submission guidelines and information about the 2014 Word on the Lake festival, go to www.saow.ca.
Shuswap Association of Writers
Friday, January 10, 2014
Could be something of interest to someone here: http://aerogrammestudio.com/2013/12/27/opportunities-for-writers-january-and-february-2014/
Thursday, January 9, 2014
I don’t know anything about the following but it might be worth investigating if you’re interested.
The Cartier Street Review is requesting submissions, http://jeannelyetgassman.blogspot.ca/2013/10/call-for-submissions-cartier-street.html. Please send poetry, flash fiction, articles on writing, short stories, and reviews of books, music and other type articles for consideration to:
violetwritesATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
Please put submission into the subject line along with your last name and the type of work you are submitting.
A short note to the editor such as, “Hi I am writer submitting 3 poems titled …”
Include a short bio with your submission.
Science in Society Award is offered annually [by the Canadian Science Writers’ Association] for investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society. The winner receives $2500. Deadline: February 1. http://sciencewriters.ca/awards/
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Ohio-based Christian press Barbour Publishing is launching Shiloh Run Press, a new imprint that will publish both genre fiction and nonfiction, the latter focused on the Christian living category. Among the March releases is Thank You, Billy Graham, a tribute compiled by his grandchildren, as well as a “condensed and updated” edition of Les Miserables. Also launching is Shiloh Run Studios, which will publish original direct-to-digital serialized fiction, beginning with digital shorts in a thirteen-part series, Hidden Falls, by Olivia Newport. The Barbour Books imprint will continue to publish promotional and bargain books, with a particular emphasis on novella collections, as well as illustrated Bible reference, devotional and inspirational collections, and “a substantially increased Bible line-up.”