Forest Avenue Press Open to Unagented Submissions for One Month

Forest Avenue Press Open to Unagented Submissions for One Month

Forest Avenue Press will accept unagented, unsolicited submissions from Feb. 14 to March 14, 2018.  The Portland, Oregon-based publisher is seeking literary fiction. “Our titles are infused with a fresh, complex, sometimes nutty, and often wondrous approach to storytelling,” the publisher said on its website.

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Two Small Presses Accept Literary Fiction from Unagented Writers

Two Small Presses Accept Literary Fiction from Unagented Writers

Two small publishers welcome novels of literary merit from unagented writers. Both publishers don’t accept electronic submissions, so be prepared to send your work the old-fashioned way. Are you unpublished? Unagented? If you’re aiming for traditional publication, check out these two traditional publishers for possible submission.

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Beware of the Deadly Info Dumps in Your Novel: 3 Signs to Watch For

Beware of the Deadly Info Dumps in Your Novel: 3 Signs to Watch For

Countless writing books, articles, and workshops tell us to avoid the deadly “info dumps” and flashbacks when writing a novel. And yet, I recently read two well-publicized literary novels, which to my dismay turned out to be info-dump fests. It took me forever to finish the first book, while I simply gave up on the second. Moral lesson: Beware of info dumps, even if you’re writing literary fiction.

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Small Presses: 2 Oregon Publishers Accept Unagented Submissions

Small Presses: 2 Oregon Publishers Accept Unagented Submissions

Two Oregon-based publishers are open to unagented submissions. Forest Avenue Press is looking for literary fiction, while Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing welcomes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

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Book Review: Love in the Time of a Great Hurricane

Book Review: Love in the Time of a Great Hurricane

I don’t know much about Galveston Island or Texas. But after reading The Promise by Ann Weisgarber, it’s almost as if I’ve been to Galveston—with the added bonus of being dramatically swept back in time.

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Debut Author Alex Myers: Don’t Be Afraid to Set a Draft Aside

Debut Author Alex Myers: Don’t Be Afraid to Set a Draft Aside

Alex Myers admits he’s lucky—he wrote a novel, got an agent, and published his book successfully. But he adds: “I was persistent, patient, and flexible. That might have helped.”

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