Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Around the Publishing World (December 8)

We stay on top of happenings/trends in the publishing world to help out busy writers who are spending their time doing what they should be doing: writing.

1. Society of Midland Authors Literary Contest
The Society for Midland Authors is now holding its annual literary awards contest for books published in 2015. If you are interested in knowing more, check the website. Founded in 1915, the Society of Midland Authors is a professional and fraternal society of book authors, poets and playwrights residing in the twelve-state area of the midwest.

2. Writing tips from great authors
You may have seen these before because they've been around for a while, but it never hurts to read them again. These pearls of wisdom are all of the tough love variety. If you can't trust fellow authors to level with you, who can you trust? One of our favorites:

If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.
– Dorothy Parker

3.Brutally honest self-publishing tips
Therin Knight is a sci-fi and mystery author and despite being young, she has some pretty good insights about self publishing. Again, of the tough-love variety. Every writer needs to hear these things occasionally.

4. Literary Tweets
Both of these brilliant minds are comedians, but we present their tweets to you with all the literary love they intended to convey...