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Why did I start this blog?

I have a confession to make. I haven’t been writing much lately. Actually I haven’t worked on my novel since March when I received disheartening news from the agent I thought I would be working with.  350 more words


Getting Requests from Agents

Hey all! I thought I’d pop in and give you a quick update. As you may already know, I sent out some query letters a few days ago for my novel, and I’m beyond excited to announce that I’ve already received a request for pages from one of my top agents! 211 more words

Novel Writing

The submission process - in 6 steps

Submitting to any magazine is scary. You’ve worked to make the piece perfect but there’s the worry of rejection, the worry of never hearing back, there’s that little nagging voice that says “you’re not good enough” on constant repeat. 801 more words


Fishing Through the Submission Process

I’ve recently started watching a TV show called River Monster’s with Jeremy Wade. Wade is a biologist, extreme angler and writer who investigates fishermen’s myths about attacks on humans in river systems all over the world. 646 more words


Things to Consider - Behind the Scenes

I’ve heard many artists complain that the larger, better known exhibitions are impersonal and not particularly user-friendly.

While not advocating bad customer service, it should be noted that the shear numbers of entries to many of these shows makes it impossible for the administrators to answer specific questions from artists in a timely manner, if at all. 431 more words

Notes From The Editor

Things to Consider - Photographing Your Art

Though I know I sound like a broken record, I can not emphasise enough, the importance of having good photographs of your artwork.

Of course this is particularly important when the submission process itself is based on images of your work, but even if the selection process is based on viewing the original artwork, once the piece has been delivered to the event venue, it is unlikely that you will have an opportunity to photograph it should it be sold, or worse damaged. 559 more words

Open Exhibitions

Things to Consider: Have a Strategy Before Entering

Last month in OPEN EXHIBITION we listed as many of the ongoing competitions and exhibitions that we could find details for, but it’s important as you plan your entries for the year ahead to have a strategy for entering these events. 146 more words

Notes From The Editor