Fiction writing contests are fun. They give you a concrete deadline, supply a good starting point in the form of a topic or prompt, and bear prizes that range from nice to mouth-watering. The trick, of course, is to win them. Here are some tips about that.
One of the hardest things about being a writer is figuring out where to submit your work. The problem is real for both newcomers and seasoned writers—where do you submit if you’ve never submitted before, or if you’ve run out of places to submit to? Re:Fiction and Alex J. Coyne went investigating to find you a massive list of websites that list writers guidelines and rates, organized by genre—so that you don’t have to. Happy submitting, and good luck!
You’ve secured an offer from a prestigious publishing company. You’re so excited that you want to sign the dotted line right away.
A publishing contract will make or break your novel and possibly your career. Sign something you don’t understand, and you might end up trapped in a terrible deal. Here are some basic terms to master before you sign.
Choosing a literary agent is like choosing a babysitter for your baby. You’ll be entrusting your precious work, perhaps even your future as an author, to the hands of a stranger. Whom do you trust? Where do you look?
Here are some tips that will set you on the right path.
So you’ve chosen the time-consuming, time-honored path of trade publishing. Now what? In a world where thousands of writers vie for attention, how do you get noticed? Which company should you submit to? What makes a fair publishing contract? And how do you protect your rights?