What Every Successful Novel Opening Must Do: Myth vs. Reality

Column by Susan DeFreitas September 17, 2015
It's no secret that agents, editors, and their assistants are looking for any reason to reject a manuscript in the first few pages. But what does it really take to get readers hooked?
Rare James Joyce Letters Sell for Big Bucks

Rare James Joyce Letters Sell for Big Bucks

News by Raine Winters
The found notes sold for 10 times the guide price on the U.S. market.
Announcing the Restless Book Prize for New Immigrant Writing

Announcing the Restless Book Prize for New Immigrant Writing

News by Raine Winters
Submissions will focus on “American identity in a global age.”

6 Women Who Changed the Face of Publishing

Column by Cath Murphy August 19, 2015
Male writers might get more than their fair share of attention, but if being a woman is good enough for Joan Didion then it's good enough for me.

10 Tips On How To Write A Press Release

Column by Michael David Wilson
A guide to writing a press release. What to include and what not to include.

What Traditionally-Published And Indie Authors Can Learn (gasp) FROM EACH OTHER

Column by Melissa F. Olson July 16, 2015
Though the two sides are often thought of as adversarial, Melissa F. Olson argues that if both sides were to just calm down for a second, they'd see there are things they can learn—from each other!

Are Internships Valuable?

Column by Leah Dearborn
Is it ever reasonable to accept an unpaid internship, and how valuable is that experience when it comes to finding a more permanent position?

11 Tips For Startup Publishers With A Small Budget

Column by Michael David Wilson
Got big dreams and a small amount of money? Here's some advice.

Path to Publication: 'New Yorked' Is Here, So This Is Where I Leave You

Column by Rob Hart June 9, 2015
Today's the day: 'New Yorked' is officially available. On the mixed bag of emotions that conjures and la morte de l'auteur.
Illustrated Harry Potter Series to be Released in UK

Illustrated Harry Potter Series to be Released in UK

News by Raine Winters
Because magic is always better with pictures.

Path to Publication 3.7: What Goes Into Designing A Book Cover?

Column by Rob Hart May 18, 2015
What goes into designing a cover? If you're with a publisher willing to work with you, it's a fun, collaborative process. Rob breaks it down, from comps to finished product.

In Defense Of The Big 6

Column by Keith Rawson
Is the Big 6 a graveyard of creativity, or hot bed returning to its former glory?

Path to Publication 3.6: Blurbs And Reviews, Incoming

Column by Rob Hart April 20, 2015
With reviews coming in and blurbs set, it's time to talk a little bit about being judged by peers and readers.
HarperCollins at War with Amazon

HarperCollins at War with Amazon

News by Raine Winters April 2, 2015
Who didn’t see this coming?

How To Do AWP 2015

Column by Brandon Tietz April 1, 2015
A guide to this year's AWP, taking place in Minneapolis.

In Defense Of Indie (It's Not What You Think)

Column by Keith Rawson March 25, 2015
Does Indie publishing need to be defended? Do even the oceans of crap deserve it?

Five Asinine Things Writers Hate to Hear

Column by Ed Sikov March 6, 2015
A selection of idiotic questions and comments that ruin a writer's day.

The Spork of Publishing: What to Consider After Finishing Your First Novel

Column by Max Booth III March 5, 2015
The publishing industry is a strange beast. Prepare to be chewed up and spat out.

In Defense Of Short Fiction (Not That I Need To Defend It, Because It's Awesome)

Column by Keith Rawson February 27, 2015
As a writer, do you think short story writing is a creative and financial deadend? Keith Rawson doesn't think so, and he is going to tell you why.

Why Six Figure Advances Will Destroy the Publishing Industry

Column by Cath Murphy February 26, 2015
The six figure publishing deal for debut novels is back. Here's why it needs to go away again. Forever.
What pet should I get? Dr. Seuss

Missing Seuss/Sherlock Manuscripts Found

News by Raine Winters
The world will be treated to more legendary tales penned by Dr. Seuss (aka Ted Geisel) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Snapchat: The New Publishing Platform?

Snapchat: The New Publishing Platform?

News by Peter Derk January 29, 2015
Snapchat has unveiled its new service, Discover, which allows for longer pieces and sponsored stories from magazines and news sources.

We Are All Idiots: Learning From Our Mistakes and Progressing Our Writing Careers

Column by Max Booth III January 21, 2015
A look back at the mistakes one author has made and how he's learned to improve.

The Big Six: A Glance Back at the History of Publishing

Column by Leah Dearborn January 12, 2015
This handful of companies wields a great deal of influence over the written word. But how did they begin, and how did they get to be so big?