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Officially Signed with New Leaf Literary, agent Janet Reid

It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid to one day publish stories.

To be a working author.

Part of that fantasy was to have a published book that people read (and hopefully enjoyed). 217 more words

The Journey Begins

Good afternoon folks,

My fingers itch, my breathing is shallow, and there’s a tightness in my chest. No, I’m not having a heart attack, but this is my first blog. 273 more words

Getting Published

April Is Here -- Are You Poeming?

National Poetry Month is underway. How are you celebrating?

Are you participating in the Poetic Asides Poem-A-Day challenge? If not — catch up!

Remember: if you choose to post your work on PA blog, or your own website/blog — your work will be published. 69 more words


Does "Write What You Want to Read" Equal "Never Get Published"?

  • We’ve heard “Write what you know.” We’ve also heard: “Write what you want to read.” Whichever path you follow, the idea is that it will (may, might) lead you to publication.
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That's Not How Any of This Works

What do we mean by “literary citizenship”? At Salon, Becky Tuch sums it up nicely:

…most agree that good Literary Citizenship entails buying from local bookstores, attending readings, subscribing to literary magazines, interviewing writers, reviewing books, reading a friend’s manuscript, blurbing books, and so on.

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Business Of Writing

Self-Care Tips for Querying Writers

As querying writers, we face rejection almost daily. It can be difficult to stay positive waiting for that one yes! in an ocean of no’s… 796 more words

Writer's Life

Janet Reid Q & A

Straight Talk From Janet Reid over at the Insecure Writers Support Group. When it comes to clear-eyed discussion of the dos and don’ts, customs, trends, and protocol of writer-agent relationships, none are more forthcoming than Janet Reid.  33 more words