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New Magazine Listing
Publishes: Articles; Essays; Fiction; Interviews; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews;
Areas include: Arts; Culture; Literature; Short Stories;
Markets: Academic; Adult;
Preferred styles: Literary

Literary journal devoted to creative work by and critical studies of the work of African Americans and peoples of African descent throughout the African Diaspora. Submit via online submission system.

https://www.firstwriter.com/magazines/details.cgi?RecordNumber=2246
Material published: Publishes: Articles; Essays; Fiction; Interviews; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews; Areas include: Arts; Culture; Literature; Short Stories; Markets: Academic; Adult; Preferred styles: Literary. Submissions policy: This magazine accepts unsolicited MSS.
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The perils of writing about sex: 'Your partner will think it's about them. Or – even worse – someone else'
Should you use exotic euphemisms or anatomical detail? Should it be comical, tender or shocking? And what if your mum reads it? Three generations of writers reveal the pitfalls – and pleasures – of writing about erotic encounters.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/11/writing-about-sex-authors-three-generations-reveal-pitfalls-and-pleasures
Should you use exotic euphemisms or anatomical detail? Should it be comical, tender or shocking? And what if your mum reads it? Three generations of writers reveal the pitfalls – and pleasures – of writing about erotic encounters
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Learn How to Make Your Writing Funnier With This Video Lesson
Whether you want to tell stories, write a killer speech, or just make your business memos a little less humdrum, humor is one of the best ways to engage an audience. This video lesson gives you some practical tips you can apply to your writing to make it funnier in a snap.

http://lifehacker.com/learn-how-to-make-your-writing-funnier-with-this-video-1758367110
Whether you want to tell stories, write a killer speech, or just make your business memos a little less humdrum, humor is one of the best ways to engage an audience. This video lesson gives you some practical tips you can apply to your writing to make it funnier in a snap.
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13 Painful Realities of a Writer's Life
I don't think this post needs an introduction. People wouldn't read it anyway. They always skip down to the numbers. Don't think I don't know this. If you've read this far, I'm impressed.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/april-salchert/13-painful-realities-writers-life_b_9178544.html
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Is self-publishing coming of age in the digital world?
Erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey began life as a humble, self-published e-book, unable to satisfy the tastes of traditional publishers.

Within a few years it had achieved domination on a global scale, spawning a series that has sold more than 125 million copies.

E. L. James's personal story has become a tantalising fantasy for aspiring authors. But one that technology and social media are making increasingly realisable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35482345
As more and more writers choose to self-publish, how are these author-entrepreneurs changing the bookselling industry?
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9 Reasons Joining A Writing Group Is One Of The Best Ways A Writer Can Grow
If you are a writer who has never been part of a writer's group, I am here to change that. Seriously. Writing groups are the best things to happen to a writer since the invention of spell check. (I rely heavily on both so I would know.) For those who don't know a lot about it, writing groups are part social gathering, part creative free-for-all, and most importantly the safest place to have your writing be seen. As someone who is terrified of strangers reading my material, being part of a group has helped me learn so much about myself and my style of writing. I have improved tremendously because of it.

http://www.bustle.com/articles/139078-9-reasons-joining-a-writing-group-is-one-of-the-best-ways-a-writer-can-grow
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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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Publishers should pay authors as much as their other employees
There’s nothing to publish without writers, so why are they being pushed to extinction by their appalling pay?

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/feb/11/publishers-should-pay-authors-as-much-as-their-other-employees
There’s nothing to publish without writers, so why are they being pushed to extinction by their appalling pay?
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David Roche appointed chair of New Writing North
David Roche has been appointed chair of the board at New Writing North, the development agency for creative writing and reading for the North of England.

Roche has previously worked as c.e.o. of Borders and as group sales and marketing director of HarperCollins. Roche chaired the Booksellers Association and Publishers Association Liaison Group from 2003 to 2005 and was president of the Booksellers Association from 2005 to 2007. He now runs his own company, David Roche Enterprises Ltd, and acts as a consultant, literary agent and non-executive director.

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/david-roche-appointed-chair-board-new-writing-north-322442
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Enter The New Normal Writing Contest From Issa Rae's ColorCreative & Project Greenlight Digital Studios
Last year, after the revival of HBO’s "Project Greenlight," Adaptive Studios announced Project Greenlight Digital Studios, an extension of the brand and concept into the digital space, to make Project Greenlight a 24/7 affair, allowing viewers and community members to participate in greenlighting projects, and creators to interact with industry pros. The new operation will provide premium content that will be curated for an online audience, along with a slate of contests and promotions.

http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/enter-the-new-normal-writing-contest-from-issa-raes-colorcreative-project-greenlight-digital-studios-20160209
Last year, after the revival of HBO’s "Project Greenlight," Adaptive Studios announced Project Greenlight Digital Studios, an extension of t
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New Publisher Listing
Publishes: Fiction;
Areas include: Fantasy; Historical; Romance; Sci-Fi; Thrillers;
Markets: Youth;
Preferred styles: Contemporary

Publishes young adult romances between 50,000 and 100,000 words, aimed at ages 16-19. Submit via website using online submission system.

https://www.firstwriter.com/publishers/details.cgi?RecordNumber=2188
Material published: Publishes: Fiction; Areas include: Fantasy; Historical; Romance; Sci-Fi; Thrillers; Markets: Youth; Preferred styles: Contemporary. Submissions policy: Actively seeking new material. This publisher accepts unsolicited MSS. Fees: This publisher does not charge authors any fees ...
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LONE STARS Great “One-Liner” Contributions
LONE STARS Magazine has printing space available between the margins of its pages, and is inviting submissions of your most memorable lines from your best works.

https://www.firstwriter.com/news/?LONE-STARS-Great-One-Liner-Contributions&GUID=446
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