Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic
 

Monthly Short Story Winner

“A Song of Rings and Thrones”

 
The Kaladin Book Soundtrack based on The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – Call To Action
 

Kaladin Book Soundtrack - Story & Kickstarter

Music Inspired by The Way of Kings

 
Small Press, Big Stories: Mrs. Claus Anthology – Cover Reveal
 

Small Press, Big Stories

Mrs. Claus Anthology - Cover Reveal

 

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Agent Harry Illingworth Interview

Agent Harry Illingworth Interview 

You’ll recall, last month, I produced a little article about a big event – Fantasy in the Court. Now, being truthful, a lot of that was Harry Illingworth’s wonderful words. I merely sprinkled stardust around it and got a in a few photographs I’d taken. Harry has graciously agreed to dispense more of his wisdom […]

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How To Self-Publish

How To Self-Publish 

This one has been bubbling up for a while… Over the last few months, various discussions have erupted around the subject of self-publishing, specifically how it should be done. There have also been a few blog posts on the subject. There’s been a lot of banter. Mostly friendly, but it has got heated in places. […]

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Publishing and LGBT Erasure or My Issues with Robo-Boobs

Publishing and LGBT Erasure or My Issues with Robo-Boobs 

I always knew someone would tell me to add a Sexy Lady Robot to my book. When I first starting writing my novel, Echo of the Larkspur, I set out to write a story that was first and foremost about love. Love between a male human and an omnipotent, genderless robot that identified as male, […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: Arachne Press

Small Press, Big Stories: Arachne Press 

Small Press, Big Stories is a monthly column focusing on small and independent presses from around the world. This month’s featured publisher is Arachne Press. This month on #SmallPressBigStories, we’re delving into the realms of Arachne Press, an award-winning imprint based in London that specialises in short stories, collections, and poetry. I met Arachne’s Cherry […]

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Angela Bole Interview – Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

Angela Bole Interview – Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) 

The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), based in the United States, has served independent publishers and self-published authors since 1983. The organization is one of the few to serve this market, providing a wide-range of opportunities for its over 3,000 members. Today, I am excited to introduce Angela Bole, the Chief Executive Officer of IBPA, […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: Fox Spirit Books

Small Press, Big Stories: Fox Spirit Books 

Small Press, Big Stories is a monthly column focusing on small and independent presses from around the world. This month’s featured publisher is Fox Spirit Books. This month on #smallpressbigstories we’re talking with Auntie Fox, aka Adele Wearing, who heads up one of the best known independent presses in the genre today – the award-winning […]

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Writing A Successful Query Letter

Writing A Successful Query Letter 

If you’ve heard about query letters, no doubt you’ve heard how annoying, infuriatingly difficult, and soul-sucking they are to write. And every word of that is true. Writing my query was a brutal process, but if you want to get an agent; there’s no getting around it. It’s commonly assumed a query is a novel’s […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: Grimbold Books

Small Press, Big Stories: Grimbold Books 

Small Press, Big Stories is a monthly column focusing on small and independent presses from around the world. This month’s featured publisher is Grimbold Books. This month on #SmallPressBigStories we’re talking to the Thames Valley’s real life equivalent of DC Peter Grant – Sammy Smith of Grimbold Books has both a warrant card and a […]

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What To Do In December Now NaNoWriMo Is Over

What To Do In December Now NaNoWriMo Is Over 

It’s done. After 30 solid days of eye-bleeding writing NaNoWriMo is over. You step into December blinking, the ordeal over and your life strangely empty. After frantically trying to spend every spare minute of the last few days of November writing, December leaves you feeling all out of sorts. So whether you made the golden […]

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The Hybrid Writer – Guest Blog by Gail Z. Martin

The Hybrid Writer – Guest Blog by Gail Z. Martin 

Once upon a time, you wrote a book, sent it to a publisher, and lived happily ever after. Now, it’s complicated. There are traditional, big publishers like the Big 5 in New York, ‘small press’ publishers which range from medium-bigger publishers to micro presses, and self-publishing. In today’s marketplace, if you’re serious about making a […]

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Does Size Matter In Epic Fantasy?

Does Size Matter In Epic Fantasy? 

This year I decided to do something crazy—compete in an online writing contest called Pitch Wars. Run by the wonderful Brenda Drake, this is where unpublished writers query a selection of ‘mentors’ (published writers, agents, editors, etc.), for the chance to get some professional help on their manuscripts one-on-one, before pitching the polished work to […]

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So What’s The Fuss About Sonar 3?

So What’s The Fuss About Sonar 3? 

If you want to be a published writer – whether it be of short fiction or novels, non-fiction or fiction, articles or ebooks – at some point you are going to have to submit your work. The process of submission is an angst ridden one. Will the publisher like it? Have you found all the […]

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