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  • I wonder if I did publish the poetry I wrote would anyone ever read it… lol my self confidence sucks honestly

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  • writing tip #3021:

    your book’s potential success is directly related to the location of the word ‘trombone’ within the text

    #gr8 writing tips #publishing#3021
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  • Druckfrisch in der neuen Ausgabe des PHOTOGRAPHIE Magazins 🖤 Danke für die acht Seiten über die Katerina Belkina @thebelki und das neues Buch welche kürzlich im @kocmoc.berlin Verlag entstanden ist. @photographie_magazin

    #belkinabook #belkina #belkoart #katerinabelkina #femaleartist #womaninart #photobook #bildband #CoffeeTableBook #kocmocberlin #fairpublisher #wereadindie #indiebooks #independentpublisher #kocmoc #berlin #publishingspace #publishing #publisher #sustainable #fair #book (hier: Werder (Havel))

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  • Deadline: December 1st, 2020 Payment: $0.06/word Theme: Parenthood in SFF Note: Only 2 stories available An anthology exploring the theme of parenthood from science fiction and fantasy authors who are parents themselves! Thank you SO MUCH for your support for this anthology. Now that we’ve reached our funding goals, behind the scenes we’re organizing our timelines and getting started with writing. And thanks to your help in reaching our stretch goals, we’ll be open to TWO SLUSH STORIES! The theme is, not surprisingly, parenting in SFF. You can interpret that any way you like, and take it in any direction you like. We’d love to see what you come up with! Stories should be no more than 5,000 words, and when they’re all edited and ready to go, can be submitted in a .doc or .docx file to donttouchthatantho@gmail.com no later than 11:15pm EST on December 1, 2020. Please remember to include your name, pen name if you use one, and contact info on your submission (not part of your word count). Thank you again, and stay tuned to our Kickstarter page for monthly updates and we move forward writing these fantastic stories of parents and kids in SFF! – Mike, Kai, and Keena Via: Don’t Touch That’s Kickstarter.

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  • Deadline: January 15th, 2021 Payment: $20 per story Theme: Electric Spec prefers science fiction, fantasy, and the macabre, but we’re willing to push the limits of traditional forms of these genres. Please don’t query us about your story submission. We don’t have the manpower to answer such queries. An editor will email you back as soon as possible with the decision about your story. This can take a few days, or, up to three months. We make every effort to get back to authors in a timely manner but we get a lot of submissions so sometimes it’s not possible. A note on our editorial policy: before publication we may edit the story for length or readability. However, we always remain true to the spirit of the story. Issues are published at the end of February, May, August, and November. We reserve the right to shift publication date slightly, as necessary. We have reading periods for each issue, though we never close to submissions. February closes January 15 May closes April 15 August closes July 15 November closes October 15 Please do not submit the same story more than once, and please submit only one story at a time. We consider any story between 250 and 7000 words with speculative fiction elements. We prefer science fiction, fantasy, and the macabre, but we’re willing to push the limits of traditional forms of these genres. We do not consider poetry, stories with over-the-top sex or violence, serials, novels, fan fiction, or non-fiction. We don’t accept multiple submissions; in other words, only submit one story at a time and wait for a response before submitting another. We accept simultaneous submissions as long as you let us know up front and tell us as soon as it’s accepted elsewhere. We do not publish reprints, including anything…

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    Dino Thrashers is on Kickstarter now until 10/31/2020. Please check it out and share! Thanks for the support!

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  • Received the following rejection to my query today (obviously, I am not going to say who from):

    Dear R,

    Thank you so much for thinking of me. MIDAS AND THE GOLDEN CHILD has a compelling premise, and I enjoyed reading your sample pages. Unfortunately, it’s not the right fit for my list at this time, and so I am going to step aside for now.

    However, I truly appreciate the opportunity to consider your work, and I wish you the very best of luck as you move forward!

    This is a hard rejection, because it does not mean there is anything wrong with my work. If there was, I could improve on it. It also worries me, because when I came across this agent’s manuscript wish-list, she was one of the closest matches I had found yet. So what is there to do now? Keep sending in queries, and be confident that it’s not me right now–it’s them. 

    Chins parallel to the floor people. Chins parallel to the floor. 

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  • Journal: you can have 2 figures per article

    Academic: ok boys, you heard the boss, can we put 16 graphs in one picture? I think we can

    #textpost#shitpost#academia#journals#publishing #i just saw a figure a-p rjnebdjfksj
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    New coloring on Dino Thrashers! On Kickstarter now till 10/31/2020.

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  • Why does querying have to be so nerve-wrackingly scary 🥺.

    I’m on my second full req, and I don’t want to keep my hopes up but this agent is literally my dream agent 🤞🏻

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  • 1. Using All Caps This is considered shouting at your reader and is frowned upon by agents. Use stronger verbs to show urgency in your writing rather than this. Once someone points out how annoying all caps is, it will bug you too. 

    2. Using Multiple Punctuation For example, don’t use ?!?!!?!?!?!?! Save it for texting. 

    3. Overusing Exclamation Points Unless a character is actually shouting, don’t use these. No matter how dramatic it is. Use strong verbs or body language descriptors. It’s annoying! See! How obnoxious is this?!?!

    4. Using bizarre fonts, formats, or text sizes Stick to a standard font such as Ariel or Times New Roman, 12pt, and double spaced. Even if you hate it. It’s much easier to read. 

    5. Using Filler Words (too much) Words such as just, that, only, really, seemed, almost, slightly, are examples of words that might be removed from your MS. Do not go to the extreme of this and remove every that in your MS, because that has multiple uses. If you can read your sentence without it, and it still makes sense, cut it.
    Example: Katie said that Jared was mad. Remove that: Katie said Jared was mad. Makes sense still. 
    When not to use this rule: When the sentence feel like it has a better flow with that that in place. 
    If that post about that that word wasn’t that confusing, you are on your way to become a good writer! 

    6. Using too many adverbs Truly, eloquently using illustriously contrived adverbs is overrated. Which is more impactful? “Look out!” Katie said loudly. or “Look out!” Katie shouted. This is an easy example, but you get the point. Strong verbs for another win

    7. Using too many big words This may sound counter intuitive, but if you’re writing with big words (especially if those big words are not used appropriately) your publisher will know you are an amateur. As I heard once–own a thesaurus, but keep it in the shed across the yard. Don’t flip through it looking for the biggest word you can find. 

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  • can someone please link me to some good sources on why amazon is bad for the publishing industry and books in general

    like, i 10000% believe they are, but having some detailed sources would be nice

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  • I know everyone hates shouting into the lonely void of internet space, but I dread the day it answers back. 

    I want to create. More than that, I want to share my creations. 

    But how do I share myself?

    Can I become my own product? Craft a version of myself for the world’s consumption? Must I polish my palatable parts while blunting all the barbs of my being, the ones I might prick myself on if strangers wield them against me? 

    Think of it: all those aggregate traumas and anxieties; everything about my being I have been taught to see as strange or shameful or scary or best-kept-silent; my private faith and sexuality and gender and ancestry and health and mental health and fluctuations and fears… 

    We claim to have killed the author, yet consumers still gobble up creators as well as creations. There remains a certain sense of entitlement to personal details, as if an author’s past will help us understand why and what they write. As if that is what truly matters.

    In such a climate, am I allowed not to be known? 

    How much should I present the world with, to dissect? 

    And if - when - I do, will I be changed by it? 

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