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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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Books Make Great Gifts, But For Authors Book Reviews Are Even Better

Books Make Great Gifts, But For Authors Book Reviews Are Even Better 

This is the time of year where most people feel generous. Many believe that the holidays have been spoiled by consumerism, and to a certain degree that is true. However, my experiences throughout the years have shown me that this is the time when people want to express their gratitude, show their appreciation for someone, […]

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Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing and The Pro Writer

Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing and The Pro Writer 

Once upon a time, not long ago, there was ‘real’ publishing and vanity publishing. ‘Real’ publishing paid the author, and authors paid the vanity publisher. The lines were clear. Few self-published books made it across the threshold into legitimacy. Self-publishing carried a stigma, regardless of how well-written. My, how things have changed. Blame or credit […]

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Is It Time To Rethink Your Bio?

Is It Time To Rethink Your Bio? 

“Jonny Author has been writing since he was a boy. His deep love of the elven language together with a slightly unnerving interest in all things undead saw his High School vote him ‘most likely to become a serial killer’. When not writing, Jonny spends his days practising taxidermy. Jonny likes cats and children. His […]

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Recap: “The State of Short Fiction” Roundtable

Recap: “The State of Short Fiction” Roundtable 

Recently, the Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) hosted “The State of Short Fiction” Roundtable featuring editors Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld), Scott H. Andrews (Beneath Ceaseless Skies), Jonathan Laden (Daily Science Fiction), and Norm Sherman (The Drabblecast and Escape Pod); anthologist Bill Campbell (Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond); writer and short fiction fan Erica Satifka (website), […]

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Scientists find secret to writing a bestseller

Scientists find secret to writing a bestseller 

Imagine if publishers had the ability to tell whether a manuscript had the potential to become a bestseller within minutes of receiving it… without even reading it. It sounds ridiculous, unfathomable, but, incredibly, computer scientists have already taken a big step towards making it a reality. Researchers at an American University have published a paper explaining the […]

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