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Instead of struggling to learn through practice and imitation, science could enable students to make informed writing decisions, suggests author Yellowlees Douglas
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Today's excellent avant-garde fiction lives on the fringes of the mainstream, but is easier to find than ever thanks to technology.
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A keen business mind and real commitment to the publishing industry are vital for a job that is all about selling – shy and retiring types need not apply
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Why you can't behead the protagonist's mother when writing horror for teens: http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/jun/30/darren-shan-horror-books-for-teens-demonata
When Darren Shan wrote the first draft of Lord Loss, the book that kicked off his Demonata series, he gruesomely beheaded the main character’s mother in a vicious demon attack. His editor didn’t like it and that’s when he learned that mothers are sacred in teen horror, kind of…
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New Magazine Listing: Submit up to 5 poems, or a piece of fiction or creative nonfiction up to 30 pages: https://www.firstwriter.com/magazines/details.cgi?RecordNumber=2154
Material published: Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; Areas include: Short Stories; Markets: Adult; Preferred styles: Literary. Submissions policy: This magazine accepts unsolicited MSS. Frequency: Annual. Payment for the author?
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New Publisher Listing: Publishes books in all genres and subjects for children aged 12-18, with a focus on original fiction: https://www.firstwriter.com/publishers/details.cgi?RecordNumber=2114
Material published: Publishes: Fiction; Markets: Children's; Youth. Submissions policy: Accepting new material. This publisher accepts unsolicited MSS. Both queries and submissions by email are accepted. Fees: This publisher does not charge authors any fees.
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Sitcom writing contest gives beginners chance to break into TV; deadline extended to July 31: http://www.startribune.com/got-an-idea-for-a-tv-sitcom-contest-might-be-for-you/311629271/
A television comedy veteran who lives in Minnesota is giving aspiring writers a chance to break into the business.
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Kamila Shamsie always revises her work by reading aloud, but AS Byatt looks for the rhythms of the page. Richard Lea goes in search of what happens in the brain when we write and read fiction
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New Publisher Listing: Publishes contemporary fiction, travel literature, short story collections and biography, if edgy: https://www.firstwriter.com/publishers/details.cgi?RecordNumber=2112
Material published: Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Areas include: Biography; Short Stories; Travel; Markets: Adult; Preferred styles: Contemporary. Submissions policy: Accepting new material. This publisher does not accept unsolicited MSS, but will consider queries. Both queries and submissions ...
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New Publisher Listing: Small indie book publisher, publishing works of fiction only. Send complete ms by email: https://www.firstwriter.com/publishers/details.cgi?RecordNumber=2111
Material published: Publishes: Fiction; Areas include: Fantasy; Mystery; Short Stories; Suspense; Women's Interests; Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth; Preferred styles: Literary; Mainstream. Submissions policy: Accepting new material. This publisher accepts unsolicited MSS.
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Writing to genre stinks: Two debut novelists on the hard line between fantasy and realism — and why it doesn’t make sense: http://www.salon.com/2015/06/28/writing_to_genre_stinks_two_debut_novelists_on_the_hard_line_between_fantasy_and_realism_and_why_it_doesnt_make_sense/
Two authors on using fairy-tale elements to explore trauma & memory, and why "Is this real" is a loaded question
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