4 Small Presses Across the Pond Accept Unagented Submissions

4 Small Presses Across the Pond Accept Unagented Submissions

Four small publishers in the U.K. welcome unpublished, unagented manuscripts in a variety of genres. Their websites don’t prohibit submissions from writers outside the U.K., but if you live in another country, it’s prudent to mention it in your query. Check out their submission guidelines below.

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Top 8 Benefits of Attending the San Francisco Writers Conference

Top 8 Benefits of Attending the San Francisco Writers Conference

Unlike Tony Bennett’s famous song, I didn’t leave my heart in San Francisco. I met new friends and found renewed hope while attending the 2018 San Francisco Writers Conference (SFWC). The event offers many benefits. Let me focus on the top eight advantages.

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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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Top 5 Blog Posts: Prologues, Literary Snobs, & Unagented Submissions

Top 5 Blog Posts: Prologues, Literary Snobs, & Unagented Submissions

Time sure flies! Since this blog’s launch on Feb. 15, 2014, I’ve published 255 articles on writing, reading, publishing, books, and movies. The five most popular articles focus on effective prologues, signs of a literary snob, and publishers that accept unagented and unsolicited manuscripts.

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Would Artificial Intelligence Open Doors for Authors or Aid Copyright Violation?

Would Artificial Intelligence Open Doors for Authors or Aid Copyright Violation?

Elon Musk thinks artificial intelligence can be very dangerous, such as when it’s applied to warfare. How about when it’s used in publishing? There’s no doubt AI could open doors for authors if it means easy and cheap conversion of print books into audio books, as well as foreign translations. On the flipside, AI could be used to aid and abet book piracy.

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5 Publishers Seek Experimental, Mystery, Literary, YA & Romance Manuscripts

5 Publishers Seek Experimental, Mystery, Literary, YA & Romance Manuscripts

Unagented writers seeking publication should submit their queries and/or manuscripts for consideration before the holiday season begins.  Five small presses are interested in experimental, literary, mysteries, romance, young adult, and children’s books. The following publishers accept submissions from writers without literary agents:

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2016 VIDA Count Shows Small Gains Toward Gender Equity in Publishing

2016 VIDA Count Shows Small Gains Toward Gender Equity in Publishing

The 2016 VIDA Count shows some gains toward gender equity in the mainstream publishing industry. The literary magazine Granta published more women than men in six years, while the New York Times Book review had equal percentage of female and male reviewers. The report noted that the London Review of Books has the worst gender disparity.

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