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Deck THE walls
Choose your own literary adventure with this customizable wall art, allowing readers to pick six of their favorite titles to display in one of two color combinations. Starts at $35.99, etsy.com/shop/poppedcultureprints Decorate your private library b
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Class Of Covid-19
IN August 2019, I signed my first book contract with Unsolicited Press, an independent press based in Portland, Oregon. I had just turned 34, and though I’d been writing fiction for over 15 years, I had little to show for it outside of three previous
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Literary Agents
Information in this section is provided to The Writer by the individual markets and events; for more information, contact those entities directly. F = Fiction N = Nonfiction P = Poetry C = Children’s Y = Young adult O = Other F N C Y 3 SEAS LITERARY
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Classifieds
READERS should use caution when entering into any legal contract with a literary service offering agenting-type assistance; publishers who charge, rather than pay, an author for publication; publishers who require a purchase before publication and co
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Add A Little MAGIC
Fantasy stories dwell deep inside the imagination of the author who creates them. This unique genre often features mythology, supernatural elements, and magic. Unlike genres steeped in reality, fantasy broadens the scope to allow for a vast array of
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The Snapshot Theory
Many writers have heard Ernest Hemingway’s “Iceberg Theory” of writing from Death in the Afternoon. It goes like this: If a writer of prose knows enough of what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is wri
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Read Fat, Write Fat
Last September, my latest book came out. It’s very literally a small book – roughly 4x6 inches and 66 pages cover to cover. It takes 45 minutes to read. And yet, it is one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever published. It’s marketed as a memoir,
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This Month On Writermag.com
Whether you’re working on a novel, a short story, an essay, or a memoir, our critique service will help you identify where your draft sparkles and where it might need a bit more polishing. Submit a work of fiction or nonfiction in 4,000 words or less
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What The Future Holds
When the pandemic began, I dove into this magazine’s archives, desperate to see what my predecessors were publishing in the throes of the Spanish flu outbreak a century earlier. Unfortunately, every author in the volumes I found seems to write merril
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Lilith
Since 1976, the literary magazine Lilith has published poetry and prose with the goals of amplifying Jewish women’s voices and empowering Jewish girls and women in their lives and in their communities. Editor-in-Chief Susan Weidman Schneider is of th
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Dear Editor
I miss rejection slips. Not that I enjoyed receiving those ignominious pre-printed slips of paper, but at least when my SASE came back, I was pretty sure an editor, or an assistant editor, or an assistant’s assistant, had put it in the envelope. Ther
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Gigi Will Know
What is the most helpful book – or even top three books – you would most recommend to fiction writers to improve their craft? —LURKING IN THE SHELVES Dear Lurking, I don’t love books dedicated entirely to craft. I find some of them obscure and pedant
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Character INTER-LANDS
Type “character worksheets” into a search engine, and you’ll find hundreds of resources to develop your protagonist and other characters. Some of the worksheets are basic (name, age, hair color), and others are a series of thought-provoking questions
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Calming Your Comma Calamities
From politics to sports to entertainment, we all agree on precious little. Even something as seemingly benign as declaring your love for your favorite movie, The Goonies, can spark a debate over capitalism, privacy laws, and ableism. It is exhausting
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Inkers Con
As more and more people get vaccinated against COVID-19, Inkers Con – an annual conference based in Dallas, Texas – will offer writers the best of both in-person and remote panels and workshops in June 2021. “We’ll have the energy and excitement of t
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Senior Editor Nicki Porter Contributing Editor Melissa Hart Copy Editor Toni Fitzgerald James Applewhite, Andre Becker, Eve Bunting, Roy Peter Clark, Lewis Burke Frumkes, Gail Godwin, Eileen Goudge, Rachel Hadas, John Jakes, John Koethe, Lois Lowry,
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Gigi Will Know
Here’s my problem: my books don’t sell. I’ve authored six nonfiction books and co-authored two, all of which have been published by well-respected publishers and have great reviews. Before COVID-19, I had many well-attended speaking engagements and b
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Moving Parts
When it comes to getting published, there are many spinning cogs. Here are some of the resources you’ll need to take your work from inside your brain to in front of the eyes of readers. The following listings are a sampling of what the industry has t
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Senior Editor Nicki Porter Contributing Editor Melissa Hart Copy Editor Toni Fitzgerald James Applewhite, Andre Becker, Eve Bunting, Roy Peter Clark, Lewis Burke Frumkes, Gail Godwin, Eileen Goudge, Rachel Hadas, John Jakes, John Koethe, Lois Lowry,
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Publishing In The Time Of Covid-19
Anger at friends who refused to wear masks and social distance inspired Colorado writer Johanna Levene to write “An Open Letter to My Lactose Intolerant Friend Regarding My COVID Intolerance,” a witty short piece published in McSweeney’s Internet Ten
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2021 Spring Book Preview
Rachel Hawkins, bestselling author of a number of books for young readers (Her Royal Highness, Prince Charming), is releasing her first book for the adult market, a much-anticipated thriller that retells Jane Eyre with a Southern Gothic bent. Poet an
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Rekindling An Old Flame
We might say the same thing as da Vinci about a work of fiction. You revise a story or a novel a dozen times or more, and still you find something to fix. In fact, the more you look, the more you find. Will it ever be over? No, it seems. Still, you m
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Michael Martone: More Blot Than Plot
The kind of writer I am just does not think of projects being started and stopped. I heard someplace that Steve Jobs designed the “off/on” button on his devices to be difficult to use. Once the computer was “on,” he wanted it to stay “on.” “Sleep,” m
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2021 Essay Contest
Write nonfiction? You don’t want to miss this contest, which offers a $1,000 grand prize and publication in our magazine to the winner. Submit your best essay in less than 2,000 words by March 10, 2021, for your chance to win. Learn more at writermag
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Sources To Follow
A group of international Black travel content creators holding the travel industry accountable on the issue of diversity. blacktravelalliance.com/about A body-positive travel community and guide. fatgirlstraveling.wordpress.com A guide and newsletter
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Expand Your Mask Library
“Open a book, open your mind” reads this colorful face mask from Out of Print – and as an added incentive, a portion of every sale goes to support the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC). $14, outofprint.com All proceeds from this mask, which
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A Father’s Touch
IT IS ALWAYS AROUND this time, after my mother has begun crying and my father has finished his first cigarette, that the therapist turns to me and asks how I am doing. My therapist has short, straight, silky, brown hair that ends at the bottom of her
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Virtual Events For Writers
March 3-7 After proceeding with a controversial in-person conference last March, AWP vowed to go entirely online for the 2021 gathering, offering discounted registration rates for all attendees. If you’ve always wanted to experience the largest writi
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How To Make Your Travel Writing More Inclusive
2020 changed every aspect of how we travel, from our ability to do so to the safety measures we now take. As the world comes to grips with the failings of many of its systems, particularly as they pertain to marginalized communities, especially peopl
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Diverse Travelers By The Numbers
The travel market value for Black travelers. Annual trips taken by adults with disabilities. The amount Hispanics spend on travel. Percent of all air travel in the U.S. done by Asian Americans. Black adults interested in taking trips to places connec
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