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  1. Is Dorrance Publishing a good company??

    I just submitted my children's book that i also illistrated as well. They seem very intrested in publishing it. But in the letter that they sent me...

    Started by Nicole Woolsey‎, 10-27-2008 06:36 PM
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  2. Finding an Editor

    I'm sure this is a common theme for new writes - "I can't afford editor". And I'm sure the common reply is, "You can't afford NOT to have an...

    Started by matthewkeith‎, 05-11-2013 01:38 PM
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    02-10-2016, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  3. Serious Writers Needed

    Murray\'s Literary Agency is now accepting manuscripts from new/ unpublished writers. We offer 10 years experience in the busniess, 5 books...

    Started by Eunice Murray‎, 12-03-2005 04:29 PM
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    02-17-2014, 03:33 AM Go to last post
  4. Should I have my manuscript professionally edited before sending to agents?

    I have read different opinions on this subject. Some say yes, some say wait unless you\\\'re asked to do so by an agent. I feel like I could use a...

    Started by Ellen Pomeroy‎, 09-09-2009 06:41 AM
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    09-19-2009, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  5. Using real names in writing a book without their permission, is it legal?

    Is it legal to use real names in a book without the person\'s permission or knowledge? What can happen if you do use real names without permission? ...

    Started by Lori Taylor‎, 03-21-2007 10:30 AM
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    04-01-2007, 05:10 AM Go to last post
  6. seeking excellent manuscript evaluation services

    I have a memoir in about draft number 10. It's been in the hands of one publisher, and three agents, but so far no takers. Before I submit to any...

    Started by Craig CPM‎, 11-11-2013 01:21 PM
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    09-10-2014, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  7. length of magazine articles?

    Hi, I wish to submit some articles I have written to magazines. I am wondering if there is an expected approximate word count? The publications I am...

    Started by S Allen‎, 01-13-2010 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-16-2010, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  8. Would you buy this book for a kid 10-12 with this blurb?

    Twelve-year-old Alyssa Norris has suffered through tough times of her life. She lost her parents at the age of seven, her aunt at age nine, and her...

    Started by Sunayna Prasad‎, 06-27-2011 10:09 AM
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    08-12-2011, 06:57 AM Go to last post
  9. Aspiring editor needed. This is deferred pay opportunity

    I have a traditional publishing house that is willing to consider publication of my book. But they have made suggestions that I need to implore. The...

    Started by davidford75‎, 08-01-2012 10:55 AM
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    08-30-2012, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  10. Referencing within fiction without being sued

    Hi guys, I'm curious as to how much referencing can be made to things in the real world in a work of fiction. Obviously place names are not too...

    Started by Patrick Jane‎, 12-18-2010 01:29 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-16-2011, 01:05 PM Go to last post
  11. AuthorHouse Publishing Scam - Info please

    What's the lowdown on AuthorHouse Publishing, trying to find out additional information after they offered my 15 year old daughter who writes...

    Started by John Munroe‎, 01-05-2011 03:18 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-18-2011, 05:14 AM Go to last post
  12. Oh My! I made it past the first hurdle - at last!

    Hi all Just wanted to share this with you today. I finally made it past that first hurdle of getting an agent to ask for a full!!! The agent is...

    Started by Dublin Writer‎, 09-24-2014 06:06 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-21-2014, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  13. Let's talk about writing!

    Wow, the writing forums have gone the way of the dodo. What's everyone working on? I had to take several months off but am finally back up to...

    Started by Keith .‎, 01-26-2012 04:38 AM
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    08-04-2012, 11:27 AM Go to last post
  14. Vanguard Press

    Hello, I have just had a reply from a publisher -Elliot Mackenzie of Cambridge UK. I submitted a collection of short stories to them. The response...

    Started by Harry Downey‎, 09-29-2004 12:35 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-06-2014, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  15. How do I find someone to write my story?

    I was one of the jurors on the Warren Jeffs trial. I am interested in telling my story. I am not good at writing. How do I find someone to write it...

    Started by Deidre Shaw‎, 11-16-2007 08:45 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-17-2007, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  16. Seeking publisher for my graphic story of childhood sexual abuse.

    Seeking a publisher or agent to help publish a very graphic story of childhood sexual abuse. My firsthand account.

    Started by Robert B‎, 12-10-2010 02:53 PM
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    03-16-2011, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  17. Converting word count to pages?

    Hi All: I just finished my first murder mystery manuscript and it was a fantastic journey. I had heard and read about how many people start the...

    Started by Shelton Wilkes‎, 04-21-2003 07:59 AM
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    04-25-2003, 05:45 AM Go to last post
  18. preditors and editors

    I was looking at the Preditors and Editors website and it seemed to me that the number of publishers not recommended was much higher than the number...

    Started by carlos montoya‎, 02-05-2007 07:59 AM
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    02-14-2007, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  19. Are men able to write erotic romance novels?

    Are men capable of writing erotic books? Are they allowed to do so? I\'m curious. I recently thought it might be fun to try my hand at erotic...

    Started by Justin Case‎, 02-17-2006 05:45 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-07-2006, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  20. Rejected!!!

    After sending out query letters to over a dozen lit. agents for my first novel, I patiently waited for days and weeks to hear back from someone....

    Started by Ty Waller‎, 09-15-2011 01:53 PM
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    10-02-2011, 10:22 PM Go to last post

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