FYI Publishing Tips

Beautiful Ruins

This is such a delicious book. I’m 2/3’s through it and rationing it, reading other less wonderful books at the same time, so I don’t gobble it up all at once. Jess Walter has written a wonderful read with real plot, characters you care about and right-on details of place and time. I went to…

Post Modern Love: Submissions Wanted

  Two of my wonderful students have started a website and are taking submissions for essays to publish on line. (Be sure to check out their very funny letter to Dan Jones, editor of the New York Times Modern Love Column.) Here’s the info:   The new website Post Modern Love (www.postmodernlove.com) was established to broaden…

Timely Response

    I spent three days in Yellowstone National Park  this week – a place of such winter stillness and beauty and solitude that all I did was take notes on what I was seeing and thinking. So I was amazed at the timing of this HARO e-mail response for advice to writers (see last…

BookTour.com

Check  out: www.BookTour.com    If you’ve published a book, this is a terrific new website to list your book and any talks, appearances, signings you have lined up (and for free!) It’s also an easy way to find out when your favorite authors will be in town.  Based on the premise that “technology can transform…

The Marketing Whore

I feel like I’m dialing for dates. I’m surfing the net for writing groups and bookstores – looking for places to talk about my book when it’s published. Talk, give free workshops – I’m available! This is what happens when your book is about to be published. The official pub date for Courage & Craft…

FYI

Call for Submissions:EARS XXI is a digital media company founded by Christopher Coppola.  His wife, Adrienne Coppola, a former student of mine and a wonderful writer, is the editor of the new EARS XXI on-line magazine and I just got this e-mail from her:  We are looking for poetry, essays, short stories, as well as…