L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

You’ve decided to submit your manuscript to an independent publisher. Now what? The staff of four indie presses answer WD’s questions about small publishers. Cassandra Lipp This issue of WD celebrates the work that independent publishers do to serve authors and better the literary landscape. But don’t just take our word for it; hear the …

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Laura Drake I read a recent article from Electric Lit. As a professional writer, or aspiring to publication, you need to read it. It’s HERE. Go ahead, we’ll wait. The facts the article was based on came from the Authors Guild 2018 Survey (you can read that HERE) which said that, “American authors … incomes …

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A new poll reveals that 60% of Britons long to be an author. It can be a good life, for sure – but could they handle the insecurity, loneliness and paranoia? Tim Lott All work and no play … Jack Nicholson at his typewriter in The Shining A YouGov poll that has just been released …

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*LANGUAGE WARNING terribleminds 1. This Industry Is Alarmingly Subjective Despite the promises of certain snake oil salesmen offering to sell you a magical unguent that — once slathered upon your inflamed nethers — will assure that your book gets published, no actual formula for success exists. If it did, a book would go out into the world …

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Morris M. The classic image of a writer is a hard-working, hard-drinking lone wolf who breaks big stories and rakes in a fortune. But while we don’t really expect every journalist to be Tom Wolfe or every author to be Ernest Hemingway, there’s still a huge gulf between reality and what most of us imagine …

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Via Spark Press “You may burn my books and the books of the best minds in Europe, but the ideas those books contain have passed through millions of channels and will go on.”—Helen Keller from her “Open Letter to German Students”  A Short History… The first banned book in America Book burning is a long-held practice …

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