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Discuss the road to being published. Share your experiences/dilemmas/questions with fellow unpublished writers and published writers here. Search our archives via the blue "Search" link at the top of forum pages (not the main site search) for answers.

  1. Short Story Contest

    SHORT STORY CONTEST: For all aspiring writers out there who have been bubbling with stories that need to be told to the world, here's a grand...

    Started by Huned Contractor‎, 08-27-2008 04:28 AM
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    • Replies: 51
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    04-16-2009, 09:04 AM Go to last post
  2. What's the story with this new crop of e-publishers?

    While I continue to query (unsuccessfully) literary agents, I have begun thinking about other options. I've rejected the idea of self-publishing...

    Started by Kenneth Teicher‎, 08-12-2011 02:42 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 9,306
    09-29-2011, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  3. Hello, I'm new.

    Hi. I'm Eelahne. I believe in being completely direct. So if anyone should say something about me I'd have no problem with you saying it to me. Okay....

    Started by Eelahne Ophry‎, 07-22-2002 05:23 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 60
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    07-26-2002, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  4. Xlibris vs. Lulu

    I have recently finished my first book and after getting a lot of good (in my opinion) advice from people in the buisiness and from here, I think I...

    Started by Sean McCaw‎, 02-13-2006 03:51 PM
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 9,213
    04-01-2006, 01:04 PM Go to last post

    Open Letter About Damnation Books Friends: Below find a copy of the letter I have been sending around about Damnation Books. I canít post the...

    Started by Brendan‎, 05-04-2010 10:08 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 9,162
    05-04-2010, 10:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Looking for Literary Agent for Two Psychological Thrillers

    I am looking for a Literary Agent to publish two psychological thrillers. Marketing might dictate a timed release as the beginning of book 2 is...

    Started by Michael Letterman‎, 07-29-2011 09:26 AM
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    • Replies: 16
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    09-19-2011, 11:54 PM Go to last post
  7. How to write a Poetry Query letter?

    Happy New Year to all! Have been charging around on the net all day trying to find a formula, or at the very least an idea, of how to word a...

    Started by Val Merritt‎, 01-01-2004 03:16 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 8,962
    01-04-2004, 04:03 AM Go to last post
  8. Warp Drive.

    I understand that unless I'm writing a Star Trek novel that I'm not supposed to use a Warp drive in my science fiction. That I will never considered...

    Started by Andre Ford‎, 06-25-2009 08:05 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 50
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    07-06-2009, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  9. Series (Yes or NO)

    Okay all you experienced published writers, question for you. Series - good or bad? I read somewhere that people are turned off by series and...

    Started by Writers Choice‎, 11-06-2015 11:06 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 8,769
    02-09-2016, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  10. What do agents/publishers look for?

    It's really hard to know what to write next when you don't know what will strike an agent or publisher. I'm a fiction writer and am waiting for that...

    Started by Kyle Anderson‎, 01-12-2012 12:33 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    02-28-2012, 03:49 AM Go to last post
  11. Obscenity and literary agents

    The following is an email dialogue I had with a literary agent about my novel Slow Burn. (It was my very first email/contact with one). ...

    Started by Shanan Smith‎, 06-20-2004 08:45 AM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 100
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    06-27-2004, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  12. Do You Have a Professional Editor?

    I spent a few thousand dollars on a professional editor and I'm not all that certain of some of the suggestions. I know she is a professional and a...

    Started by Writers Choice‎, 11-22-2015 03:54 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 8,669
    02-10-2016, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  13. Glimmer Train - legit?

    I see that Glimmer Train Press has short fiction contests going all the time, limited to previously unpublished works, but with reading fees. I know...

    Started by Queen V‎, 08-02-2005 08:08 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 8,612
    08-06-2005, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  14. Questions about my Writing Future...

    I have been writing my entire life and have never been so deturmined to get published as I have this last three years, though I would really like to...

    Started by KyAuna Alonzo‎, 10-18-2011 01:10 PM
    2 Pages
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    agent, book, future, passion, questions
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 8,607
    11-24-2011, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  15. Sample Author Collaboration Agreement -- need review

    My co-author and I came up with the following author collaboration agreement. Just wanted to get some expert or experienced opinion on it. I...

    Started by Tracey Black‎, 06-01-2004 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 8,593
    06-02-2004, 08:11 AM Go to last post
  16. How do you know if someone has already written your book?

    Hello All, I've just joined WritersNet. Don't know if I'm posting this in the right forum or not but here goes - I have an idea for a book I want to...

    Started by Susan Widmer‎, 11-12-2006 04:49 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 8,515
    11-13-2006, 06:49 AM Go to last post
  17. Senior Project

    I'm not sure this is the right section to post this, but for my senior project, I chose to write and try to publish a short novel. One of the...

    Started by Fenris Grey‎, 02-28-2010 06:53 PM
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    • Replies: 13
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    03-23-2010, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  18. Portable Writing Device

    Not sure if this is the right place... I'm looking to go on a trip. About 60 days, sleeping in a tent. I can't stand writing by hand. So I'm...

    Started by Dave Bolster‎, 06-28-2004 10:05 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    07-06-2004, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  19. Should I say my book has been published or unpublished?

    I have a book on the market called Alyssa's African Adventures, about the same girl (although now I changed her last name to McCarthy), except she...

    Started by Sunayna Prasad‎, 11-06-2011 08:06 AM
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    • Replies: 21
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    12-01-2011, 03:03 PM Go to last post
  20. For Young Writers

    This is for Chelsea and other young writers who post here saying they want to be published: From Conversations: Reynolds Price and William Ray...

    Started by Nora Christie‎, 09-18-2003 08:30 AM
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    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 8,256
    09-20-2003, 04:50 PM Go to last post

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