Posts Tagged ‘getting published’

Literary #agents Reinventing Themselves

March 28, 2013 Leave a comment

With so many (inexpensive) options available to authors who are not traditionally published (and even those who are), literary agents are having to reinvent themselves. An interesting post from The Passive Voice.

If You Write Short Stories

August 10, 2012 Leave a comment

If you write only short stories, its been tough to get published traditionally. Self-Publishing has made that easier, of course, but there are other ways.

The Huffington Post has a good post on how to get your short stories published. Click here for the link.

CrowdFunding For Aspiring Authors

September 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Crowdfunding is a new way for writers to be published. The idea is simple. Upload 10 pages of your book to the site PubSlush. Readers read through the submission. If something catches their fancy, they support it.

Social Networking and Writing

LinkedIn can be a very useful tool for writers and publishing professionals. Media Bistro lists some 45 groups that can help writers. Click here for details.

Publishing in Kindle

Charlaine Harris has become the fourth author to sell over 1 million Kindle books, Amazon announced. Click herehere for the author’s website.

Flash Fiction Contest

Write a story between 500-800 words where every single word is absolutely essential to the story. There should be nothing superfluous. First prize $100. Click here for details.

New Writing Contest

Rewrite a story of your choice in 3000 words or less. Pick any author, any genre. Twist it to your heart’s desire. Click here for details.

Literary Agent Interviews

Agent interviews are a good way of finding out where a particular literary the agent’s interests lie. I found a site with a few interviews. Check them out. Like always, research before you query. Don’t depend on a single source. Click here for the interview.

Landing an Agent/Editor

You KNOW your writing is good, you just know it. Your critique group has said it, maybe literary agents/editors have, too. Then why aren’t you able to sell your writing or land a literary agent? Check out this short article. Not much there by way of what to do, but it makes you think. Click here for the article.