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The Traditional Publishing Process: Conclusion and Overview

Over the past several months, I’ve described various steps in the traditional publishing process. Now that the series has concluded, I’d like to compile an overview of these steps, in order, along with estimated* timelines for each. 502 more words


Do You Know Your Writing/Publishing Terms?

May 9, 2016


I often speak at writers’ conferences and present workshops to help those who are just starting out in the writing/publishing world. 420 more words



The most important legal advice any creator needs to hear is this: read before you sign.

In the world of publishing, before a manuscript can start the magical journey from a writer’s computer to a reader’s book, the writer must sign a contract allowing the agent and editor to use the work as needed. 654 more words


Publish Without Pay

A very astute reader pointed out that our blog post on getting paid in “exposure” seemed a bit hypocritical since Buck Off Magazine does not pay its contributors. 343 more words


Publishing Terms Tuesday

Last month I shared an article from Writer’s Digest on our social media regarding publishing terms (see article, it’s a good read!) and wanted to expand upon it and provide a few more terms to know, so tune in each month on the first Tuesday for a new term! 443 more words


Glossary of Publishing Terms and Definitions

By Cecilia Lewis

Recently, I’ve noticed that much of the discussion surrounding publishing, including here on my own blog, uses a variety of abbreviations and terms that may be confusing for writers who are just starting to learn the industry. 2,145 more words