Publishing and All its Ins and Outs
What are your experiences with publishing? Traditional (With the Big Five!) or self-publishing? Authors here relate their experiences, disappointments, but also wisdom.
"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."
As an intern at Ploughshares literary journal, one fledging writer learns how to become her own best editor as she sifts through others submissions.
Richard Gilbert: "Writing about our crazy canine teaches me (again) about essaying. 'Why I Hate My Dog' began as a comedic riff on our needy dog."
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.
"Writers are often cagey about the origin of their creations when asked where the story started."
Matthew Smith has spent the last 25 years working with books. His interview with press editor Jo Ely.
Vote for the cover of Sydney Scrogham's latest novel!
On the pros and cons of self publishing, or going with a publishing house.
Selling is about marketing yourself as an author, and as someone who will continue to write.
A to-do list of suggestions for increasing your marketing after signing a contract.