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Publishers Are Not Your Friends – from a publisher’s open rejection letter QUOTES FOR WRITERS

…all we can suggest is that you don’t trust publishers. They’re not your friends, and they’re not even that great at spotting what readers will like. If they reject your … Continue reading

January 2, 2022 · 2 Comments

Written a short story on the theme of solitude?

Indy publishers Everything With Words are publishing a book of short stories in spring 2021 on the theme of solitude.Submissions should be between 2,000 and 6,000 words long. There is … Continue reading

May 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Write a poem for children about kings and queens

The Emma Press is looking for poems about British and Irish kings and queens, for a new anthology aimed at children aged 8+. The book will be called The Head … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Granta Literary Magazine welcomes unsolicited submissions for 2016 and 2017

Granta calls itself the magazine for new writing but that simple description doesn’t do it justice. One of the best Christmas presents I’ve ever had was a subscription so I … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

What not to do if you want to be published

If you are thinking of submitting a manuscript to a publisher or agent you really should read this list of 29 DON’Ts from Carole Blake of the Blake Friedmann Literary … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Create New Myths — Write for a London Literary Mag

LITRO started life as a free print pamphlet featuring just one short story. It then became a pocket-sized monthly magazine—still free—with a handful of short stories and the occasional spot … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 9 Comments

2014 – A Year of Literary Rejection

Originally posted on erinnamettler:
Last New Year I posted a piece about my plans to submit writing to every possible publishing opportunity. I said I was going to organise my…

January 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Write a gritty, urban novella for 18 to 24 year olds about modern Britain – SALT are calling for submissions

SALT is an innovative and independent publisher celebrating 15 years in the business with a new experiment in fiction. Books for their Modern Fiction list will appear as ebooks only … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes) ISAAC ASIMOV

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Get writing, get reading, get involved in a creative community WHAT THE DICKENS MAGAZINE

What the Dickens? Magazine is aiming to promote, support and encourage creativity and the arts for both organisations and individuals. And there are now lots of opportunities to be part … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Written a play? Get feedback and a chance to see it on stage

Accidental Theatre in Belfast accepts submissions of new plays from November 1st to February 2nd and promises to give at least brief feedback for each script received within six weeks. … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The books that UK publishers want to commission in 2013

Here’s a tour of what 23 leading fiction editors say they want to land on their desk in 2013. This is just a summary – You can read the article … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 7 Comments

Queer in Brighton – a new project

Thanks to money from the Heritage Lottery Fund, this project is celebrating the city’s unspoken and outspoken LGBT history. The editors are looking for stories about the places, the music, the fashion, … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

When would you write for free?

Homespun Theatre Company is looking for new fairy stories for a fundraising eBook. This is an international opportunity… and a non paying one. What do you get if you have  … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 7 Comments