Month: January 2018

Opening Action: how to make it work

Opening Action: how to make it work

Start with action sounds like simple advice, but making it work takes careful consideration and planning. The opening action sets the tone for your entire story. Make sure yours doesn’t fall into one of these traps.

The Negative Trait Thesaurus-Recommended

The Negative Trait Thesaurus-Recommended

Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s thesauri are a common sight on many writers’ bookshelves. These books offer tons of information is a simple to reference form. Get the complete review here.

Five Free Resources for Fiction Submissions-AuthorToolbox

Five Free Resources for Fiction Submissions-AuthorToolbox

Five places (that aren’t Writer’s Market) to help you sell your fiction or poetry

While there’s nothing inherently wrong with the Writer’s Market listings, I’ve always found their database too large and unruly to work with easily. These five databases are more user-friendly, which will save you more time for writing.

Writing Career

Blog listing open markets for fiction and poetry. Sister site is useful for freelancers looking for more gigs

https://writingcareer.com

The Review Reviewfree resources for selling fiction-www.themanuscriptshredder.com

Lists tons of literary magazines and open calls for submissions

http://www.thereviewreview.net

Publishing and Other Forms of Insanity

Contests, agents, tips, and everything else you need to get published under one roof

https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com

The Submission Grinder

Have a short story? Find a market on the grinder. Simple, clean interface lets your search by genre, word count, and even pay/non-paying.

https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com

Mica Scotti Kole

The contest queen. Mica keeps track of every free event out there: contests, grants, free twitter events, etc., all organized on her free calendar (no sign-ups necessary)

http://micascottikole.com

bonus listing:

Manuscript Wish List

A website grown from the popular Twitter tag, it reads like a dating site for agents. Find the one who’s looking for your manuscript.

http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com

Hopefully, these resources will help you reach your publishing goals. Remember, you are trying to sell your work, not line someone else’s pockets. Never pay submission fees or reading fees and be wary of contests that charge entry fees.

(If you need to brush up on your query letters click here.)

Best of luck with your 2018 submissions.

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Free Cricut Planner Stickers February 2018

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