From March, 1986, until its untimely demise in February, 1989, I was the Editor-in-Chief of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine, and Editorial Director of its “twisted sister” publication, Night Cry. During that time, we received an average of one hundred manuscripts per week, in addition to a backlog of more than 2000 manuscripts left behind by my predecessor.
Archive for the ‘The Business of Writing’ Category
So you’ve been published but no one wants your book because of previous bad sales? Melisa Michaels offers some sage advice on how to get back into the bookstores.
A tongue-in-cheek commentary on assumptions writers should avoid.
Article by Elizabeth Moon on advice for novice writers. Novice writers have to take some responsibility for their own careers. The good information is NOT that hard to find. The novices who don’t find it–and don’t find it repeatedly–are resisting the truth.
Publishing changed considerably after the 1979 Supreme Court ruling in Thor Power Tool Company v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Kevin O’Donnell, Jr., explains why.
An article by Douglas Smith on selling to foreign short fiction markets.
Author John E. Stith describes the process by which an author might acquire an agent.
Lynn Flewelling writes on the basics of query letters.
Eleanor Wood’s 1998 State of Publishing speech given at the Nebula Awards weekend
Article by Melisa Michaels on how to build a writing career.