Here are seven new agents actively expanding their client lists. Hannah Todd (UK) is actively looking for commercial fiction across all genres including women’s fiction; police procedurals; clever thrillers; cosy crime; romantic comedies; accessible historical fiction focusing on WW2 and including dual timeline novels; sagas; emotional issues-led fiction. Madison Scalera…


Im-a-puzzle

This October there are nearly three dozen outstanding writing conferences. You can attend workshops, presentations, readings, discussions, lectures, and critiques via Zoom. Some are also offering workshops in person.

Conferences are not only the best way to meet agents, get tips from other writers, and learn about the publishing industry…


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This October there are more than five dozen calls for submissions. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.

I post calls for submissions on the first day of every month…


Pxfuel

This October there are nearly three dozen contests for short fiction, novels, poetry, CNF, nonfiction, and short plays. Prizes range from $60,500 to publication. None charge entry fees.

Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions carefully.

If you want to get a jump on…


I blame my children. Nine years ago, they said, “Mom, you need to start a blog.” And I listened to them. Those innocent eyes, those sweet little faces … no, wait. They weren’t kids anymore. They were adults, and they knew exactly what they were doing.

Now, nearly a decade…


Here are five new literary agents actively seeking clients. Bethany Fulk wants MG, YA and adult fantasy Historical Fiction/Fantasy, Retellings (myth, folklore, legends, fairytales), Mysteries/Speculative/Suspense.

Susan Velazquez is looking for upmarket/book club fiction and women’s fiction, thrillers and horror, romance, science fiction, fantasy, YA, and narrative non-fiction that explores little-known…


Here are five literary agents actively building their client lists. The Feldstein Agency (UK) is seeking adult fiction (excluding romance, historical fiction, and science fiction and fantasy) and adult non-fiction. D. Ann Williams represents Middle Grade and Young Adult novels and selected PB.

Susan Finesman works with a broad range…


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This September there are nearly seven dozen calls for submissions. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.

I post calls for submissions on the first day of every month. But…


Max Pixel

This September there are three dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to completed novels. Prizes range from $70,000 to publication. None charge entry fees.

Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions carefully.

If you want to…


Look and Learn

Print literary magazines are not quite a thing of the past, even if many, if not most, have been supplanted by electronic formats. So, in this age of the Internet, why publish in print?

It is immensely satisfying to actually hold a volume that contains your work, for one thing…

Erica Verrillo

Helping writers get published and bolstering their flagging spirits at http://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/

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