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Have you tried and failed to find a literary agent? Grown tired of pitch sessions and query letters? The Big Book of Small Presses and Independent Publishers lists over 350 small presses, book contests, university presses, and independent publishers that take “unagented” submissions. This book is for you if you have: finished writing your book; given […]

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The Power of Multiple Synopses

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Ten Questions for Gail Aldwin

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In this column I’m asking subscribers to share their knowledge about writing, publishing, and marketing their books. I’m calling it “Ten Questions.” Thank you, Gail Aldwin, for sharing your insights about what it takes to get a book into print. – Marylee MacDonald Author Tip: “I follow a three-act structure to avoid narrative dead ends […]

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