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New Magazine Listing
Publishes: Essays; Features; Fiction; Interviews; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews
Areas include: Adventure; Fantasy; Gothic; Horror; Humour; Literature; Sci-Fi; Short Stories; Suspense; Thrillers
Markets: Family; Professional
Preferred styles: Commercial; Contemporary; Cynical; Dark; Experimental; In-depth; Light; Literary; Mainstream; Niche; Popular; Positive; Progressive; Satirical; Serious; Traditional

Published since 1997. Free Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Webzine which offers original fiction by new and established writers published on the first Sunday of every month except January. There is a double issue in December. The magazine includes poetry, short stories, serials and novellas, flash fiction, and reviews of interest to science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans. New writers are encouraged to submit their work to the webzine, and feedback to the authors is encouraged through the forum.

https://www.firstwriter.com/magazines/details.cgi?RecordNumber=2387
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San Francisco Writers Conference: Offers Nine Free Events in 2017
The San Francisco Writers Conference is an annual gathering that draws 110+ bestselling authors, literary agents, publishers, editors, and publishing industry professionals to the Bay Area. These presenters, from the West Coast, New York City, and beyond, come to the event looking for new talent, to share their expertise with the attendees, and do some quality networking themselves. At the SFWC attendees rub shoulders with the very people who help build writing careers.

http://www.expertclick.com/NewsRelease/San-Francisco-Writers-Conference-Offers-Nine-Free-Events-in-2017,201794650.aspx
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The five-step manufacturing process that could make you a better writer
If you want to be a better, faster writer, you should treat your writing as a lean manufacturing process. “Lean” is an engineering technique for making manufacturing less wasteful and has been used in industrial production for decades. Today it has spread to sectors from software development to customer services. But I’ve found the principles of lean can even help improve the practice of writing, whether you’re producing a report or a novel.

Lean was developed from Japanese manufacturing ideas in the 1980s and 1990s. It involves applying five principles to minimise waste and increase productivity: flow, value, waste, pull and perfection. The key goals in lean manufacturing are to learn and continually improve. For writing, we have to first start with a finished piece of work in order to get feedback. Then we can start to apply the circular lean process and principles.

http://theconversation.com/the-five-step-manufacturing-process-that-could-make-you-a-better-writer-71177
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Aphelion celebrates its 20th birthday
Aphelion: The Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy began it's run as a non-profit, free webzine promoting new and upcoming writers in February, 1997. On February 5th, 2017, Aphelion will celebrate the publication's 20th birthday. The magazine is still provided for free, and without ads or subscriptions. To mark this anniversary, the magazine will feature "Best Of" selections from throughout it's long history in each issue during the year, in addition to its usual fiction offerings.

https://www.firstwriter.com/news/?Aphelion-celebrates-its-20th-birthday&GUID=920
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How to Not Waste Your Words: The Secret to Writing a Crappy but Usable First Draft
Okay. Let’s get this out there: your first draft of anything is going to be bad — I mean, really bad. Because that’s the job of a first draft. To be bad. And your job is to write it.

Once you write the terrible first draft, you can write a better second one, and an elegant third one, and so one. But you must start somewhere. As writer Anne Lamott says, “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts.”

http://observer.com/2017/01/how-to-not-waste-your-words-the-secret-to-writing-a-crappy-but-usable-first-draft/
Every great writer begins in the same place: in the land of insecurity and self-doubt.
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Crowdfunded small-press prize announces inaugural shortlist
A prize designed to reward “brave, bold and brilliant” literature from small presses that raised its purse from crowdfunding has announced its inaugural shortlist of eight titles.

The Republic of Consciousness prize was set up by award-winning novelist Neil Griffiths with a personal donation of £2,000. Open to imprints based in the UK, Commonwealth and Ireland, short-form and long-form fiction is eligible for the award, which splits the prize money between the winning authors and their publishers.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/11/neil-griffiths-republic-consciousness-small-press-prize-inaugural-shortlist
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You Can Write a Best-Seller and Still Go Broke
In 2012, a month after the publication of her memoir, Wild, Cheryl Strayed was on a book tour, soaking up the wonder of her first big success as an author, when her husband texted her to say that their rent check had bounced. “We couldn’t complain to anyone,” Strayed told Manjula Martin, editor of the new anthology Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living: “My book is on the New York Times best-seller list right now and we do not have any money in our checking account.”

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2017/01/scratch_writers_money_and_the_art_of_making_a_living_reviewed.html
In 2012, a month after the publication of her memoir, Wild, Cheryl Strayed was on a book tour, soaking up the wonder of her first big success as an aut ...
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New Publisher Listing
Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry;
Areas include: Translations;
Markets: Adult;
Preferred styles: Contemporary; Literary

Focuses on fiction, but will consider nonfiction (especially creative nonfiction) and poetry. Welcomes unsolicited submissions from authors and keen to consider debut writers writing in English. Also accepts translations of published writers from other languages. Accepts paper submissions only, and asks submissions to include a receipt showing that you have purchased one of their books or are a subscriber.

https://www.firstwriter.com/publishers/details.cgi?RecordNumber=2292
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Media Jobs: Staff writer
Pageant Media has an excellent opportunity for a first jobber to get involved in all aspects of working on annual supplements for weekly and monthly magazines, plus features and news writing for the magazines themselves. Short-listed candidates will have a post-graduate certificate in journalism and an excellent grasp of grammar. Proven writing skills and good time management are essential for this job. Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter, detailing any relevant experience. Please note that this is an entry-level position, working mainly on sponsored editorial, although previous candidates have quickly advanced to other Pageant titles.

https://www.journalism.co.uk/media-jobs/staff-writer/s75/a698347/
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Why More Writers Should Talk About Money
Money makes people anxious—perhaps even more so with writers. The relationship between commerce and writing is commonly sketched out in caricatures: the starving artist, the hapless student, the privileged few who “make it.” More often, it’s not addressed at all.

In the past few years, some writers have begun to more openly approach questions of class. The internet has seen a profusion of such pieces: A writer who is “sponsored” by her husband calls on other writers to be more transparent about where their money comes from. Another outlines the clear advantages that being born rich, connected, and able to attend expensive schools furnishes to becoming a successful writer. In another case, a woman who wrote a well-received debut novel details how she went broke after a single advance.

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/01/why-more-writers-should-talk-about-money/512699/
A new collection of essays and interviews from authors such as Roxane Gay and Jonathan Franzen breaks one of the biggest taboos of the literary world.
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Is 2017 Your Year To Write And Publish A Book?
Should you write a book this year? Do you have an idea that you’re convinced the world needs to read about? Consider the strange experience of Mr. Franz Kafka.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorgan/2017/01/12/is-2017-your-year-to-write-and-publish-a-book/#12933b4066e6
Before you start down the long road of writing and publishing a book, consider these health warnings.
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The Association of American Publishers (AAP) Names Maria A. Pallante as President and CEO
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced today that the former United States Register of Copyrights, Maria A. Pallante, will succeed Tom Allen who is retiring as President and CEO. Pallante, who will join AAP on January 17, 2017, is widely-known as an intellectual property expert with a distinguished record of public service.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170112005231/en/Association-American-Publishers-AAP-Names-Maria-A.&ct=ga&cd=CAEYEioUMTQ3MjU1MTc2NzYyOTg5MjcyODUyHDRkMDBjYjc1ZmYxZjhhMmQ6Y28udWs6ZW46R0I&usg=AFQjCNG8TwqvUUkMr_6MNeU7JQGrKt_bAQ
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