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Trying To Find a Literary Agent Is the Worst Thing Ever
Anyone who’s ever dated regularly, tried to score against LeBron James, or been a transplanted organ knows what it’s like to face rejection. But no one understands the pain of rejection better than a first-time novelist looking for an agent.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/columns-and-blogs/soapbox/article/69332-trying-to-find-a-literary-agent-is-the-worst-thing-ever.html
TV writer Ken Pisani finds plenty of humor amid the rejection that comes along with trying to land a literary agent.
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Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? Be Professional: Tips from an Indie Author
Jessica Lourey, author of the Murder by Month mysteries, began searching for a new publisher for her novel The Catalain Book of Secrets after she realized her current house, Midnight Ink, doesn’t publish magical realism. Lourey got close to a traditional publishing deal, but ultimately “couldn’t letCatalain wither on the vine.” So she chose to self-publish.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/pw-select/article/69323-want-to-succeed-in-self-publishing-be-professional-tips-from-an-indie-author.html
Hybrid author Jessica Lourey reminds aspiring writers that self-publishing is a long game.
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What apps next? Publishers and developers embrace 'unprintable' fiction


Publisher Anna Gerber isn’t trying to kill off the printed book – she’d just like you to spend a bit more time on your mobile. “We don’t really think the point is to change the way we read,” she says, “but we do like the idea of trying to immerse readers in books on their phones.”

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/03/publishers-developers-digital-technology-unprintable-fiction-google-editions-play
Developers and authors explain how they are experimenting with technology to publish ‘unprintable’ books – including a love story told through Google street view and a prison break with swappable recipes
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Agency Assistant- Paid Internship
Bell Lomax Moreton is a literary agency, representing a wide range of distinguished authors and illustrators, writing and illustrating adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.

We are able to offer candidates interested in pursuing a career in publishing the opportunity to experience life at the heart of a busy and thriving literary agency. You will work closely with our agents, gaining invaluable first-hand experience of literary and artist agenting, publishing and the media.

http://jobs.thebookseller.com/BLM-agency-assistant
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Three Brilliant Publishers Doing Things Differently
The publishing industry has encountered plenty of change in the past decade, most acutely due to the consumers’ mass adoption of digital content, which has been widely reported. Accordingly, the old stalwarts have been forced to adapt in a competitive environment, and this has opened up opportunities for smaller, more agile publishing groups to capitalize and find a niche. Unfortunately, some Goliaths have fallen by the wayside, and we’ve seen many complex buy-outs and mergers as a result of the changing market conditions.

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2016/three-brilliant-publishers-doing-things-differently/
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New Publisher Listing
Publishes: Fiction;
Areas include: Fantasy; Horror; Romance; Sci-Fi;
Markets: Adult; Youth

Publishes novels between 60,000 and 120,000 words. Send query by email with synopsis and first ten pages in the body of the email. See website for full guidelines.

https://www.firstwriter.com/publishers/details.cgi?RecordNumber=2185
Material published: Publishes: Fiction; Areas include: Fantasy; Horror; Romance; Sci-Fi; Markets: Adult; Youth. Submissions policy: Accepting new material. This publisher does not accept unsolicited MSS, but will consider queries. Both queries and submissions by email are accepted.
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Craft of Comedy Writing Conference 2016
The Craft of Comedy Writing Conference is to return for a fourth year.

The highly regarded annual event, which takes place in Llandudno (North Wales), has this year been scheduled for the 8th and 9th April 2016.

The conference aims to help emerging writers find and develop their comedy voice through a series of talks, workshops and related events. It is "for anyone who watches comedy on TV or online or listens to radio comedy and thinks 'I could do that'."

https://www.comedy.co.uk/make_it/craft_of_comedy_writing_conference_2016/
The Craft of Comedy Writing Conference will take place on the 8th and 9th April 2016 in in North Wales. Speakers include the team behind Peter Kay's Car Share. Early bird tickets are just £65.
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How do I become ... an ebook writer?
After giving up a job commissioning rollercoasters, Tracy Bloom fell in love with novel-writing and now she makes a living from self-published romances.

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/feb/04/how-become-an-ebook-writer
After giving up a job commissioning rollercoasters, Tracy Bloom fell in love with novel-writing and now she makes a living from self-published romances
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New Magazine Listing
Publishes: Fiction;
Areas include: Short Stories;
Markets: Adult;
Preferred styles: Literary

Quarterly webzine publishing fantastic fiction resembling the work of writers such as Franz Kafka and Jorge Luis Borges. Send stories up to 2,000 in the body of an email. No simultaneous submissions.

https://www.firstwriter.com/magazines/details.cgi?RecordNumber=2243
Material published: Publishes: Fiction; Areas include: Short Stories; Markets: Adult; Preferred styles: Literary. Submissions policy: This magazine accepts unsolicited MSS. Both queries and submissions by email are accepted. Length limits: Fiction: 2000 words;. Year founded: 1998 ...
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“So Be It! See to It!” Writers’ Inspiring Manifestos to Themselves
This week, writers have been mesmerized by an unearthed piece of writing by beloved and brilliant novelist Octavia Butler, on display from the Huntington Library. This scrawled notebook page is a manifesto in the truest sense of the word, in that it predated much of the reality Butler ended up making manifest — concluding with the refrain “So be it! See to it!” and including the exhortation, “I will find the way to do this.”

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This week, writers have been mesmerized by an unearthed piece of writing by beloved and brilliant novelist Octavia Butler, on display from the Huntington Library. This scrawled notebook page is a m...
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Three Essential Books That Will Immediately Improve Your Writing
So many business accomplishments are dependent on the quality of your writing. And if you’re serious about improving your writing, nothing will help you more than to closely read, actively underline, and diligently apply the lessons you can learn from these three books.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/micahsolomon/2016/02/01/three-essential-books-that-will-immediately-improve-your-writing/#114e765e5e3a
So many business accomplishments are dependent on the quality of your writing. And if you’re serious about improving your writing, nothing will help you more than to closely read, actively underline, and diligently apply the lessons you can learn from these three books. Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life [...]
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Meredith Wild, a Self-Publisher Making an Imprint
One chilly morning this month, Meredith Wild, the best-selling romance novelist, was sitting in her library in Destin, Fla., wrapped in a loose black sweater in front of a crackling fire. Most mornings, Ms. Wild writes her novels in this spot after her children leave for school, but that day she had other business to attend to. She had a call with a reality TV production company that is developing a show about her, and later, a conference call with a team at Waterhouse Press, the small imprint that is publishing her new novel in June.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/business/media/meredith-wild-a-self-publisher-making-an-imprint.html?_r=0
Ms. Wild, a successful writer of erotic fiction, is one of a growing number of enterprising authors who are building small publishing houses, revealing just how much self-publishing has matured.
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