Whether you’re looking for some input or inspiration, our experts offer some guidance to help you find what you need. By Jennifer Merritt So you want to join a writing group. But where do you even begin? The anonymity of online? The local library? That group your cousin's aunt's friend belongs to? There is no [...]
NaNoWriMo inspires would-be novelists to write furiously for 30 days. These authors share what it really took to finish a book—and then get it published!
Here are some examples of literary magazines typically considered “top tier,” based on the number of their stories that have gone on to win Pushcart and O. Henry Prizes or inclusion in Best American Short Stories. Check out an issue or two of any magazine you’re considering to be sure your work will be to their tastes.
While the world bustles around us, we writers tend to have our heads down in our notebooks and laptops, listening for a voice inside that only we can hear. Fortunately, the internet has made it easier than ever to access this kind of support and motivation, no matter where you live, what you’re writing–or not writing–and what level you’re at.
Publishing a piece of their own short fiction in a literary magazine is many authors’ dream, but submitting can be daunting, at best. Here are some tips from a fellow writer–and submission reader at a lit mag–that’ll help you get your work published.
If you’ve ever tried to become a writer, you may know what it’s like trying to balance a 9 to 5 job while chipping away at your great American novel, collection of poetry, or nonfiction bestseller. Whether you aspire to write a book or just like reading them, check out these authors who’ve managed to write must-read books while maintaining successful day jobs or side hustles.
Acquiring any book is a thrill. Finding a manuscript you really love, landing it, and bringing it to publication – it’s a discovery, then a competition, then a collaboration.
I started out in book publicity and quickly transitioned to the editorial side, first as a magazine editor, then as a book editor.
Before I joined Celadon, I was working for Sony Pictures in literary development. Developing a book into a film or a TV show is exciting, but I found there were often too many people muddling with the creative vision.