Publishing Help

Publishing Help When looking for someone to guide you through the publication process, there are many job titles that sound similar. Here is a list of different, yet seemingly-similar, professions. Literary Manager: A literary manager is primarily someone who works with screenwriters. Theater, television, and film are their main forms of expertise. Literary Agent: Literary…

The Line Between Truth And Fiction

Dear Publication Advisors, I’m writing a memoir. I remember the events of my life extremely well, however, I don’t remember everything. Sometimes, if I read a memoir I really like, I notice they use dialogue. Are they remembering the exact dialogue they had five or twenty five years ago or are they lying? What is…

To publish online or in print?

Dear Publishing Advisors, Is it easier to get published online than in print? I have a friend who says online publishing is not as good as an actual bound magazine. Is one more authentic than the other? Sincerely, Digital vs. Paper     Dear Digital vs. Paper, There are prestigious online publications and there are…

Nanowrimo Editing

Congratulations to those who made it through their first (or seventh) novel!  Now that the bare bones have been laid, the editing process must begin. If you need help editing your manuscript, we provide both developmental and line edits.  The first page is free with no requirement to continue.  This sample editing page will give…

Easiest Genre To Publish

Dear Publishing Advisors, What genre of writing is the easiest to get published? I want to get published soon, but do not have a ton of time to write/revise.  Rather than spending my time on a genre that is more cut-throat, I’d rather invest my time more wisely.  Recommendations? Sincerely, Short on Time    …

How To Choose The Right Teacher

Dear Pub Advisors,  There are a lot of teachers online and even in my town that teach a variety of creative writing classes.  Some of them have degrees, some of them are affiliated with universities, some of them are published.  These classes are not cheap.  My question is: how do you know which teachers are…

When To Wait For Inspiration

Dear Publication Advisors, I started writing in high school and am now 38 years old.  In my teens, I used to write everything from poetry to short stories.  Whenever the creative itch hit me, I had to find a notebook immediately.  It was as if the inspiration could not wait. Now the inspiration never hits. …

How to Craft the Perfect Bio

Q: Dear Publishing Advisors, A lot of publications ask for a bio to go along with the submission.  I do not have many publications and the ones I do have are not up to the same standards as the magazines I’m now submitting to.  By nature I am more comfortable not tooting my own horn…

MFA Programs: Are They Worth it?

Dear Publishing Advisors, I’m trying to decide whether or not I should get an MFA.  My friends (who aren’t writers) say that it’s common knowledge that the more education you have, the better your chances are at basically everything.  My one friend who is a writer says that MFA programs are a waste of money…

Intimacy in Personal Essays

Q:  Dear Publishing Advisor, I have a really interesting personal story for an essay, but I’m not sure if it’s too intimate to publish.  The problem is, the intimacy of the story is what makes it good.   I’ve seen similar personal stories published and know that the publisher would not be concerned with the subject…