What’s the average advance for a first novel? How long does it take the typical first novel to sell? Do most first novelists sell their books on their own, or through an agent? Will publishers and agents consider first novelists who don’t have any short fiction publication credits?
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SFWA Active members, there are only 5 days left to vote for the Nebula Awards. Why not spend the weekend reading the Nebula Nominated Fiction available in the members’ only Discussion Forum. Your vote must be received by Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 11:59pm PST in order to be counted.
Member News for Suzanne Johnson, Julie Washington, Costi Gurgu, and Tom Rodgers!
Our sister site, http://www.nebulaawards.com is hosting a series of interviews with the Nebula and Norton nominees. First up is an interview by Tehani Wessely of John Scalzi.
Here are several publishing-related items that caught Victoria Strauss’s eye over the past week.
Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Mark C. Newton, Jim C. Hines, and Howard Jones!
Award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, Nnedi Okorafor, looks at the question, “What is African Science Fiction?”
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Because I don’t already have enough to do (ha!), I’ve just set up a Facebook page for Writer Beware. It’ll aggregate the content I’m posting around the Web–the blog posts here, my Twitterfeed, and info from various writers’ groups and discussion boards. Your comments, responses, and thoughts are […]
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Today: the second of two guest posts on content mills. In this article originally published at The WM Freelance Writers Connection, writer Angela Atkinson takes a more positive view of content mills, arguing that they can be a good way for new writers to sharpen skills and build […]
Dr. Grasshopper explains how to construct believable doctor language for your invented diseases.