Publishing

Eye on the Indies series is reviews of notable authors but also a look at their publishers, and the kind of the works they seek.

Lessons Learned in a Literary Office

As an intern at Ploughshares literary journal, one fledging writer learns how to become her own best editor as she sifts through others submissions.

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Becoming Writer (The Cover Makes It Real)

Vote for the cover of Sydney Scrogham’s latest novel!

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A Hundred Rejection Letters

“This painful process is a necessary evil if writers are ever to climb out of the cocoon of isolation and share their work with the world.”

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Recovering from a Less Than Favorable eBook

As disheartening as a self-publishing mistake can be, it does not signify the end.

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You Have A Publishing Contract, Now What?

A to-do list of suggestions for increasing your marketing after signing a contract.

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Erin Clossey: 45th Anniversary Ploughshares

Guest editors have included Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, Pulitzer Prize–winner Elizabeth Strout, and National Book Award winners Terrance Hayes and Lauren Groff.

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Writing—an elusive art of wisps and webs

“Writers are often cagey about the origin of their creations when asked where the story started.”

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Seeking an Editor: Freelance or a Content Marketing Agency?

You may instinctively turn to a copywriting or content marketing agency to fill your needs, but is this your best and only option?

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Selling Your Self-Published Book

Selling is about marketing yourself as an author, and as someone who will continue to write.

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Ten Faux Pas To Avoid as a First-Time Author

Gerry Aldridge, on what you can learn from his mistakes during your first time being published.

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A Hundred Rejection Letters

"This painful process is a necessary evil if writers are ever to climb out of the cocoon of isolation and share their work with the world."

Lessons Learned in a Literary Office

As an intern at Ploughshares literary journal, one fledging writer learns how to become her own best editor as she sifts through others submissions.

Erin Clossey: 45th Anniversary Ploughshares

Guest editors have included Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, Pulitzer Prize–winner Elizabeth Strout, and National Book Award winners Terrance Hayes and Lauren Groff.

The Hybrid Author

On the pros and cons of self publishing, or going with a publishing house.