Writing Magazine

Writing Magazine September 2020

The saying goes that “everyone has a story in them” and it’s the mission of Writing Magazine to help you get yours out. Brought to you by real experts who know what it takes to improve your writing or get published, this monthly magazine is a must-have for all writers. Whether you write fiction, poetry, drama, children’s books, non-fiction or anything else, each issue features tips, practical exercises and real-life advice, that will not only help you get all that creativity onto the paper but also, get your name and profile out into the industry. With writing masterclasses from professionals, industry news, events listings, competitions where you can submit your work for fantastic prizes and real paid writing opportunities, Writing Magazine has everything you need to hone and improve your talents.

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make a better world

Mid-American Review wants ‘fine literary art from a diverse body of artists’. They want to make the world a better place through literature and welcome stories, poems, translations, and nonfiction, including personal essays, essays on writing and short reviews. Fiction editor Katy Cesarotti looks for deep characterisation, and/or language-oriented writing but also with a clear narrative. Fiction may be traditional or experimental, and short-shorts are welcomed but not genre fiction. 1-5 shorts may be submitted, stories are limited to 6,000 words. Humour is always welcomed but always give the editor a story full of original ideas and language. Non-fiction editor Karen Craigo wants work which shows an ‘Intensive examination and getting below the surface of the subject’. Essays, no more than 6,000 words, must be more than anecdotes or stories so avoid…

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flattery won’t get you everywhere

I’ve been knocking around this industry for a couple of decades now, so I don’t expect to be taken by unawares. But that’s exactly what happened after I received a very complimentary email asking if I would judge a writing competition. The gist of the email was that the people running the competition were in awe of my credentials and standing in the writing community. I was, not surprisingly, as chuffed as could be, but my partner brought me down to earth with a bump when I relayed these wonderful words to him. ‘What aren’t they telling you that they feel the need to lay the flattery on so thickly?’ When I came back into the room, having walked off in a huff the magnitude of which almost caused an earthquake,…

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British Chess Magazine monthly needs authoritative reports and views on the UK and oveseas chess world. Payment is by arrangement. Details: Albany House, Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1BJ; email: editor@britishchessmagazine.co.uk; website: britishchessmagazine.co.uk Quebec novelist Stéphane Larue has won the Amazon Canada First Novel Award for The Dishwasher, about a graphic-design student whose gambling addiction drives him to take a dishwashing job in the hectic kitchen of an upscale restaurant. The novel is translated from the French by Pablo Strauss. He receives Can$60,000. The successfully self-published Why Women Are Blamed for Everything: Exploring Victim-Blaming of Women Subjected to Violence and Trauma by Dr Jessica Taylor, has been acquired for republication by Constable in August. Jessica sold 10,000 copies in eight weeks after self-publishing the book in April. ‘In times of strife, we have our…

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global fiction market

Golden Fleece Press publishes ‘exemplary, amazing stories across all genres and subjects, about all kinds of people’. They ‘love the quirky, and the fantastic, and the weird… We love subtle stories, and stories about everyday people who do extraordinary things on some Tuesday in March.’ Publishing ‘diverse, original works in any genre’ the editorial team are open to subs and currently especially want romance, erotic romance, YA and NA subs. Children’s books are also accepted. Read the separate guidelines for children’s book subs at the children’s website. Full length novels, novellas, memoirs, and non-fiction are accepted, just check the guidelines for details. All submissions should be in doc or docx format, by email: GFPsubmissions@gmail.com Follow the full formatting guidelines on the website. For novels, novellas, and non-fiction projects submit a query letter. For…

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live & learn

September is the Festival of Learning Have a Go Month, which celebrates adult learners, tutors and employers who invest in learning projects for their workers. Learning new things can be intensely pleasurable and exciting; it can boost your health, confidence and wellbeing, extend your social life and open up new working opportunities. Free-range writing helps you learn and develop new writing skills, so what better way to celebrate Have a Go Month than with these free-range writing forays? Two rules: stick to the timings… and enjoy! Pleasure is the key to good learning. Memoir Think about all the things you have learnt outside formal education and the people who taught you – your grandmother, teaching you how to bake, for example, or your big brother helping you learn to swim. Parents and family members,…

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an advisory capacity

Taking advice is a like seeking directions to somewhere you want to go. By all means take it but be careful. I recently asked a lady walking along the street for directions to a part of town I didn’t know. She said she knew exactly where it was… but not how to get there as she’d only ever been there on the bus. The caveat was implicit, bless her, so I decided to ask another driver instead. Similarly, as a writer you would hope to get good advice from another writer, based on the simple fact that, been there, done that, got the T-shirt is a good indicator. However, there’s still a caveat involved, and what worked for them might not work for you. I was once advised by a senior editor…