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Whats new: 27 July 2020 - What's new 27 July 2020
  • ‘Dear Aspiring Writer, you are not ready. Stop. Put that finished story away and start another one. In a month, go back and look at the first story. RE-EDIT it. Then send it to a person you respect in the field who will be hard on you. Pray for many many many red marks. Fix them. Then put...

‘Dear Aspiring Writer, you are not ready. Stop. Put that finished story away and start another one. In a month, go back and look at the first story. RE-EDIT it. Then send it to a person you respect in the field who will be hard on you. Pray for many many many red marks. Fix them. Then put it...

As hard as it may be to believe, not too long ago, it was actually quite difficult to sell a book about Donald Trump. When investigative journalist David Cay Johnston sought a publisher for a biography shortly after Trump descended his golden escalator and announced his plans to seek the...

A group of more than 80 science fiction and fantasy authors are protesting at the possibility of one of the genres' biggest conventions being held in Saudi Arabia in 2022, saying that "the Saudi regime is antithetical to everything SFF stands for".

The British Civil Wars of the mid-17th century are my passion. This extraordinary period has everything: epic battles, espionage and adventure, the only trial and execution of a monarch, and radical constitutional experiments, all documented by newspapers and pamphlets in the "first age of...

Critically acclaimed author Irenosen Okojie has won the AKO Caine prize for African writing, crediting her win with giving her "extra confidence" as a black, female experimental writer who has felt she was "operating on the fringes".

True crime is having a moment. But then, one could say true crime has been having a moment for more than three centuries, since the New England-based minister Cotton Mather published his execution sermons for eager Puritan audiences, then, with an altogether different pamphlet, laid the...

Full disclosure: I may not be the right person to answer the question posed in this headline. After all, I wrote my first novel almost entirely from bed. In fact, I am writing this essay from bed now. Like Edith Wharton, Colette, and Proust, I am more creative when reclined, and when comfortable...

Before I was a writer, I worked in publishing. I started out as an editorial assistant in a publishing house in New York before working at a literary agency in London, where I spent a decade as a translation rights agent. For five years, I both wrote and worked, squeezing in the writing on...

Deduced from my somewhat limited study of people I've met in airports and at Belt events, about 82 percent of Americans think they have a good idea for a book.

Whats new: 20 July 2020 - What's new 20 July 2020
  • ‘If something in the script did not ring true in the context of early post-independence India - and how could Andrew possibly have known every detail of that? - I pointed it out, and he took it on board.

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer Preview The Big Book of Modern Fantasy

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