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Copyrights and wrongsMarch 5, 2014 · 1 Comments
Let’s talk about copyright. It’s very important to authors, since it’s how they make their money. But I’ve seen and heard a lot of people misunderstand copyright. (Disclaimer: My knowledge of copyright comes from US law. Foreign authors may wish to seek information from other sources.) First of all, copyright is kind of new. It
Two Years!March 2, 2014 · 2 Comments
I’ve been an agent for almost two years now. I’ve been thinking about the awesome things about being an agent and the not so awesome things about being an agent. I decided to share them with you in GIF form.
Looking Back on Our First Year!February 27, 2014 · 13 Comments
I have to be honest. It kind of snuck up on me. We’ve been working so hard at Foreword Literary to BE THE CHANGE happening in digital publishing, it almost slipped by. I looked at the calendar this morning and realized that March 1st is our one year anniversary. Can’t believe 12 months have passed
AWP: A Poet’s Retrospective by Tanya ChernovFebruary 27, 2014 · 2 Comments
From the first poetry class I took as an undergrad in 1999 to the day I resigned as poetry and translations editor of The Los Angeles Review this past fall, identifying myself as a poet also felt such a solitary act. As if declaring oneself an aspiring or professional poet were akin to claiming noble
What I’m Currently Looking for in Historical FictionFebruary 24, 2014 · 1 Comments
For years and years I’ve been all about European royalty in my historical fiction. Don’t get me wrong, I still am right now, in fact I’m currently reading the newest of Sharon Kay Penman’s novels about the Angevin Plantagenets (think: Richard the Lionheart). I’m still very interested in seeing an innovative novel about a fascinating
San Francisco Writers ConferenceFebruary 17, 2014 · 1 Comments
Event: San Francisco Writers Conference Location: Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA Length: 4 days + classes Cost: $725 general admission; $50 Speed Dating with Agents, $99-$198 open enrollment classes Attendance: 325 Website: https://sfwriters.org Overheard: “I’m going to write the great American novel.” “Oh, really?” “Yup. How do I do it?” As Laurie mentioned earlier, this one