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Top Ten Literary Magazines to Send your Best Stories

Many languages have phrases for understanding that have to do with standing on firm ground. Correspondingly, misunderstandings, epiphanies, and surprises are just as often metaphorized as losing one’s footing, slipping, being knocked down or over with heels above heads. 180 more words

Creative Writing

Book Rights And Wrongs And Traps To Avoid

Never give away your book rights for nothing

There are so many avenues available now for authors to publish a book.

At the top of the list, of course, are the five big publishers and their myriad of imprints, followed by medium and small press publishers.

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Agent Rejections - Here are some samples. Read 'em and weep.

For a variety of reasons, I am no longer writing the Inspector Ramirez series. I had one publisher that owns world English rights to the first two books and another that owns Canadian rights to the second two books and all of that meant it was impossible to sell the series in the US or elsewhere. 966 more words

Getting Published

The difference between a wannabe writer and a professional according to Francesca Simon


Hello you nosy lot I mean writers!

How is yer?

Yes, I am trying to irritate all you grammar nazis out there with a controversial welcome BAA HA HAA! 482 more words


Hiring Your (Near) Perfect Editor

So you’ve written a book (awesome!) and you’ve given it at least one critical read to catch plot holes, poor characterization, unclear writing, and so on (fantastic!). 1,759 more words


Beekeeping and Freelancing

I started beekeeping school in January.

My dad couldn’t believe it. When I was 10, my sister and I were playing in the street in front of the house and I  493 more words

Writing Life

The weekly herding: the submission mission

The subject of this week’s herding is literary magazines – in particular, what to submit and how long to wait for a response before abandoning all hope. 879 more words

The Weekly Herding