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“What’s Your Book About? How to Make a Pitch”

When my first novel was complete, I sent it to an academic press. (You could do that then.) The editor liked the book, but decided it would...

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Novel Flash: Bring Up the Bodies

His children are falling from the sky. He watches from horseback, acres of England stretching behind him; they drop, gilt-winged, each with...

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Ask an Agent Series: Tracey Adams

Tracey Adams is the Co-Founder of Adams Literary. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked...

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“Of Mice and Men, America’s Mirror of Fallibilities”

“I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally” -W.C. Fields In 1937, American writer and California native John Steinbeck...

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1st Annual Hell’s Belles Short Fiction Prize

Because women are fairly under-represented in literary journals, especially southern women, we’ve decided to dedicate an entire...

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Ask an Editor Series: Hypertrophic Press

Lynsey Morandin is the Editor of Hypertrophic Press. Originally from Canada, Lynsey holds a degree and post-graduate certificate in book...

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“Stephen King The Short Story Writer: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Review”

Stephen King is first and foremost known as a novelist. If you somehow haven’t read one of his books over the past fifty years, chances...

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Reading Lists: “Eight Great Writerly Novels”

The piece of writing advice that is always debated: "Write what you know." Naturally, if writers followed that advice every time...

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“Ghosts in the Mountains: My Summer at Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 2014”

Let me start off by saying that I never wanted to go to Sewanee. Before I went there, I imagined being surrounded by a bunch of...

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The Story Behind the Story: “School Bags”

In the Netherlands, where I was born and raised, your school years are divided in two: you start around age four, for eight years in one...

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“What’s Your Book About? How to Make a Pitch”

When my first novel was complete, I sent it to an academic press. (You could do that then.) The editor liked the book, but decided it would...

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