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By Candy Schulman
Dealing with online comments about your work.
Master the market
By Keysha Whitaker
Understanding where your manuscript fits into the current marketplace is essential for authors querying in all genres. Here’s everything agents, authors, and publishers say you need to know.
Put your writing on display
By Ryan G. Van Cleave
Where do agents look for new clients?
Rhythm, movement, & flow
By Jack Smith
Never write another boring sentence: A master class on pacing in fiction.
By Kerrie Flanagan
Think outside the box when marketing your self-published books.
Re-drawing the landscape
By Yi Shun Lai
A roadmap to better diversity in literary magazines.
By Claire Mulligan
Read the winning story from our “The Coming Change” short fiction contest.
Taming the hostile audience
By Gail Radley
An approach for opening closed minds.
Writing with kids, part II
By Pete Croatto
Writing while parenting is no easy feat. Here’s what expecting freelancers need to know.
Turtle Island Responds
By Melissa Hart
Verse, current events, and underrepresented voices meld beautifully in this online poetry series.
By Melissa Hart
From social justice to video essays, this fact-focused conference is deeply grounded in modern-day truthtelling.