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On Writing: Pushing Through and Making Way

Sometimes it can be hard to remember that certain something you used to have. Setbacks, side trips, roadblocks, life in general, can chip away at our belief in ourselves. Those setbacks give free reign to that little voice in our head to talk smack. At least, its been that way for many times. If we want things…

Learn How to Win Fellowships and Grants

I’ve got big plans for 2019. To make that happen, I need to arm myself with as much knowledge as possible. I was excited to see that the ProFellows Academy is now free. I’ve been on their mailing list for about a year and have checked out their listings of fellowships for writers. Now that…

Otis Books Opens Call for Manuscripts

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS Fall 2018 Otis Books will be accepting submissions from October 16–November 30, 2018 for publication in spring or fall of the coming year. They are interested in book-length manuscripts of poetry and prose (fiction or non-fiction), in the English original or in translation. There is no reading fee. Please submit your work via their…

Check Out Nickelodeon’s Writing Program

Like children’s programming? Time to start polishing those television scripts. Nicklelodeon will open up submissions for its writing program from January 2, 2019 through January 31, 2019. The Nickelodeon Writing Program offers emerging television writers from around the world a paid opportunity to develop their craft and launch their careers. There are two tracks, you must choose…

PEN America Offers Emerging Voices Fellowship

Here’s a great opportunity for writers looking for a mentor. Apply now for the 2019 Emerging Voices Fellowship, a seven-month fellowship run out of PEN America’s Los Angeles office. The application closes August 1, 2018. By the end of the Emerging Voices Fellowship, a writer will leave with: Seven months of guidance from a professional mentor and written notes on…

10 Must-Haves For Book Promotion

You’ve probably heard the old saying by now, writing your book may be the easiest part of the publishing process. Yeah, I know, that’s hard to believe, especially when you’re knee deep in revisions. But it’s true. Once your book has gone through the editing process and proofreading, if you’re self-publishing, you’re going to need…