Browsing Archive: March, 2012

Calling All Writers! First Short Story Contest of 2012.

Posted by Jessica Drollette on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : Writing Competitions 

What an exciting adventure!  I've been looking forward to hosting this contest for several weeks.  And now that the novel Curse of the Beast by Ashley Lavering is published, I can breathe easier for a while and focus more on hosting Mystic Manuscripts’ first writing contest.  

Do you want to see your work in print?  Unsure if your work is up to par?  Have you been published before and want the chance to show off your skills?  Send your submissions to the Mystic Manuscripts Spring Writing C...

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Database of Literary Journals By And For Women Writers

Posted by Jessica Drollette on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : Submissions 
Finding the perfect place for your manuscript, your articles, and your poetry can often be the hardest part of submitting your work.  To celebrate the 101's International Women's Day, Writer's Relief put together a list of MANY literary journals that promote work for women by women.  Check it out!

Lit Mag Spotlight: Literary Journals By And For Women Writers  by Writer's Relief

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Rejection--it hurts. But here's how to lessen the blow.

Posted by Jessica Drollette on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : self-publishing 

Does anyone enjoy receiving rejection letters?  We all know in the writing business that rejection letters often have their own file drawer, but the sting that sometimes accompanies rejection can be lessened by following some great advice by Tamela Hancock Murray from the Steve Laube Agency.

What is the worst (or best) rejection letter you've ever received?
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Keeping up with the Barns's (and Amazon!)

Posted by Jessica Drollette on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : self-publishing 

Are you following the publishing world debacle?  If you are, check out this article written recently on up-to-date information on the publishing ecosystem.  If you are not, this is a great article to get your feet wet.  

To summarize

The publishing world is moving through a shift--one that may take years to settle.  Like ripples in a rainstorm, the extent of effect it with have on not only publishers, but authors and even readers, is hard to tell.  One thing is clear: Amazon and Barnes and No...
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