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  1. 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    I see that Glimmer Train Press has short fiction contests going all the time, limited to previously unpublished works, but with reading fees.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 09:08 AM
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    08-06-2005, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  2. Should I say my book has been published or unpublished?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
  3. 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 05:28 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 51
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    04-16-2009, 10:04 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 02:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    agent, book, future, passion, questions
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 7,097
    11-24-2011, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  5. Upper Middle Grade or Lower Young Adult?

    Here's a description of my book: Twelve-year-old Alyssa Norris has been going through tough times of her life. She lost her parents at the age of...

    Started by Sunayna Prasad‎, 10-03-2011 02:43 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 6,922
    10-21-2011, 04:55 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 09:05 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 50
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    07-06-2009, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  7. Do I REALLY need an agent?

    I've heard a lot of mentions about agents on this on this forum and elsewhere, and I'm wondering if I really do need one. I've heard that having an...

    Started by Jody Mosier‎, 07-23-2011 12:17 AM
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    • Replies: 22
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    09-19-2011, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 08:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 6,780
    06-02-2004, 09:11 AM Go to last post
  9. 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

    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 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 6,758
    05-04-2010, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  11. How to publish when you live in another country

    Hello, I am new here and ofcourse I have a question... I have written a book, and would like to publish it in the US. My problem is that I live...

    Started by claire kaiser‎, 12-20-2008 02:59 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    12-21-2008, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  12. 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: 6,704
    11-13-2006, 06:49 AM Go to last post
  13. 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: 6,658
    01-04-2004, 04:03 AM Go to last post
  14. Pen Names

    I heard it wasn't a good idea to use a pen name, especially if you're going to be self-published. Is that true, or does it not rly matter? I wanna...

    Started by imported_Mayesha Kpah‎, 03-07-2011 05:52 AM
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    • Replies: 32
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    04-23-2011, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 11:05 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    07-06-2004, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  16. Whew or Phew?

    Checking the dictionary I find like descriptions for both words. Anyone know if there's a preference for which is used when blowing off steam?

    Started by Mirth‎, 03-13-2004 01:36 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-17-2004, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  17. Poetry Book: Query Letter How To...

    I can write a query letter for a fiction novel but I'm pretty sure it would be different to write a query letter for a book of poetry. How would I go...

    Started by jessica m‎, 10-13-2007 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 6,547
    10-18-2007, 04:31 PM Go to last post
  18. Erotic Fiction Writers Wanted

    I am currently looking for writers of erotic fiction. I am developing an attractive website that will sell erotic ebooks. The site will be ready in...

    Started by John‎, 09-18-2003 04:30 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    11-06-2003, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  19. Recommendations for good publishers to send my YA novel to. . .

    I've just finished the manuscript of my new novel, and I'm strongly considering doing either self-publishing or sending to an editor. While...

    Started by Jody Mosier‎, 07-07-2011 11:07 PM
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    • Replies: 14
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    07-11-2011, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  20. 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, 11:52 AM Go to last post

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