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My Say - Dominae Primus


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My impressions of – then and now

By Dominae Primus

I first came to know of around 2003 during my forays online in search of contact information related to publishing houses. The easy navigating style, fast loading pages and the manner in which information was presented made a useful and user friendly website for both writers and aspiring writers.

Information on literary agents, the process of application, the pros and cons of having one are spelled out so that authors who access such materials are provided with ample background information before proceeding further.

The numerous routes to publishing are categorised, explained with each option’s advantages and disadvantages listed out. For both the uninitiated and those with exposure to the endeavour, there is an impressive amount of reference material available.

Also there are links to books for sale relating to publishing, authors’ handbooks of references are provided within the pages of the website.

Even though provides publishing related support services which is its source of revenue, it is generous with the amount of exhaustive information that it posts on its website for the benefit of authors and visitors to its site. You could say that is akin to a writers’ magazine minus the subscription fees.

All in all is a balance of facts and cross references punctuated with doses of encouragement for aspiring authors who must at certain junctures feel a bit overwhelmed by the complexity of getting their voices heard and the barriers standing between them and their goal.

I wish many more years of relevance and service to its regulars and new visitors!

Dominae Primus is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. She has had her work listed and featured before at the BBC (The Write Stuff) and (literary fiction and non-fiction) and has recently released fiction (Second Chances, Absolutely Done and Granary County and a blend of philosophical reflections and poetry in Daily Doses & Vital Verses.

All original Dominae Primus commercial releases are listed with free first chapters via this link.

The author’s weblog

My Say 7: Timothy Hallinan on the Writing Session.

My Say 8: Jae Watson on the magic formula which enables writers to 'cross that fine, elusive line dividing unpublished and published writers'.

My Say 9: Zoe Jenny, who is Swiss, on writing in English and why it was liberating.