Now’s the time to send your poetry out. Calyx is holding a contest:
My friend Don just told me about this website where you can subscribe to a free e-newsletter that lets you know what screenplays producers are looking for: http://www.inktippro.com/
Zyzzyva is a print journal that accepts writing from West Coast writers and artists only. The publication accepts submissions from writers and artists currently living in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon or California. Finally — it pays to be from where we are!
Here’s one writer’s take on the differences between writing for newspapers and magazines:
As you may remember, talk-show host Oprah Winfrey and novelist Jonathan Franzen had a tiff over the fact that Franzen acted less than totally appreciative when Oprah picked his novel The Corrections for her book club. That spat must be over because, according to this Associated Press article, Oprah has chosen Franzen’s latest novel, Freedom, as her most recent book-club choice. What do you think? Do you care? Do you enjoy reading Franzen’s literary fiction?
If you created an e-book, what would it be about? Here’s one to check out:
For an interesting Newsweek article on self-publishing, click here:
In her blog, literary agent Rachelle Gardner explains that book publishers are looking for another example of what people are currently reading. What do you think? Should you tailor your writing to what’s hot at the moment? Should you be writing about vampires?
Click here to read a blog that will actually make you laugh about getting rejected.
Many thanks to Anita Offerman for forwarding this link to me:
Is publishing dead? By extension, are other mass media dead?
This 2-minute video will surprise you; just be patient and watch the whole thing.