September 23, 2008
The Bellingham Review: Literature of palpable quality is looking for submissions. Associate editor Spencer Ellsworth says:
“We get a whole lot of stories from people more interested in experimenting with form than telling about interesting characters. I think everyone is pretty sold on ‘fantastic elements’ so while we wouldn’t consider something hard enough to be in, say, Analog, the kind of stuff that shows up in F&SF or Strange Horizons would be great.”
The general submission period is Sept. 15th – Feb. 1st. The guidelines say, “The editors welcome submissions of poems, stories, and essays. There are no limitations on form or subject matter.” Maximum length 9000 words or 3-5 poems. No electronic submissions. Pay: as funds permit.
September 8, 2008
On her blog, Lit Soup, agent Jenny Rappaport is offering a chance to get books advertised on her blog. Here is her offer, called Book Blocks:
“This is an open invitation for any author who has a book coming out to write up a short piece about one of the building blocks of their upcoming book. It can be about the characters, the plot, the theme, the actual writing structure, the idea behind the novel (or non-fiction work), the worldbuilding, etc.”
It looks like it could be both interesting and educational – and possibly profitable. Let’s watch and see how it goes. With Jenny in charge, we know there won’t be any really lame entries! I also encourage others to read Jenny’s blog, and the blogs of other agents. You can really get an education on the writing business this way.
Thanks, Jenny! And good for you!