The NY Literary Magazine invites a small section of special authors to take part in our online interview.
We seek to share inspirational stories about the journeys, lives, and works of outstanding, contemporary writers.

Our readers want to hear all about you, your books, how you got started, what inspires you, how you overcame challenges, and how you managed to get to where you are today.

Note: You don’t have to answer all the questions in this interview.
Simply answer the relevant questions you want and skip the rest.
The more questions you answer, the more interesting your interview will be.

Warning: If you begin filling out the interview and then return to it after many hours, the system won’t remember you and you’ll have to start the interview again.

Please only partake in this interview if you were invited by a member of our staff.
If you came across this page by accident and would like to be interviewed, please contact us.

Thank you!

Author Interview

  • Dear Author, Thank you for taking the time to be interviewed by our magazine! To begin with, we need some basic information about you. (This info won't be published.)
  • (Not required)
  • Interview Page Basics (Public Information)

    Please Note: While you will have the opportunity to introduce your book to our readers and hopefully interest them in buying it, the overall interview should not be solely self-promotional. We are interested in publishing interesting interviews which our readers will enjoy reading.

    Please avoid repeatedly urging readers to buy your book or bragging endlessly about having the most amazing, incredible writing skills in the world. Thank you!
  • Please upload an image of yourself (try to keep it up to 1MB file size or the upload will take a long time and slow your submission).
  • Please write a nice, short summary about yourself mentioning your full name, that you are an author and this is an interview with you! See this as a promotional ad for yourself, so make it something a reader would want to click on to read the interview and learn more about you.
  • Add a new row
    You can add up to 5 links. Include a link to where people can buy your books. If you have an interesting video about your book/a book trailer you can link to that as well.
  • Here you can write whatever you like about yourself and your work in general.
    You can either introduce yourself in a conversational manner or write a standard bio.

    Tell our readers something about your history. Feel free to mention all your achievements (example: "I've sold over 500k books. My books have been translated into 13 languages").
    Please try not to sound overly self-promotional (example: "I'm the best, most amazing author in the world."). Keep it interesting for readers.

  • In this section, you'll find many questions. Answer as many questions as you wish. Of course, the more interesting this interview is, the more people will enjoy reading about you and your work and perhaps share it with their friends.
    Please be aware, while you don't have to answer all the questions, if the interview is extremely short, we may not publish it.
  • About Your Book

  • Note: This interview will be mainly focused on one of your books. You can tell us about the book you're most proud of, your most successful book, or about a book you're going to publish.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg.
    Here's where you can upload the cover image(s) of your book(s). Please upload reasonable size images, not the huge cover art you send to print.
    If you have written multiple books, you may upload up to 8 images.
  • Share a short, interesting summary of your book to make our readers want to know more.
  • What inspired you to write this book?
  • (For published books.) Did you receive 100 raving 5-star reviews? Did you get a touching letter from a reader? Did your book hit a bestseller list?
    Did you gain a large following thanks to this book?
    Feel free to quote excerpts of 1-3 special reader reviews if you want.
  • Discovering Your Calling

  • What was the first story you wrote?
  • What were the most important things you did which helped you get to where you are now?
    Was it by pure luck your books become popular? Did you run a special promotion or giveaway? Did you have to work hard promoting yourself or did a publisher help you launch your career?
  • Examples: Someone stole your story, an editor insulted you, a publisher tore up your story in front of your face, someone gave you a bad review, your mother told you to stop writing and get a job etc.
    You were ready to give up on writing because of...
  • Did your parents support your writing dreams and career?
  • Your Career as an Author

    Tell us all about yourself!
  • Where does your inspiration come from?
  • Publishing & Marketing Your Book/s

  • If you self-publish, please expand on your experience. Would you have preferred a publisher or are you better off this way financially? What are the pros and cons, and the biggest challenges you face/faced self-publishing?
  • Who is your agent/publisher? How did you get your agent? How difficult was it to land an agent?

    Tell us about your experience and what it took to make it happen for you. Was it a long process to get your book/s published? Did you get a lot of rejections? How did rejections affect you? What helped you?

    What is it like to work with an agent/publisher? Pros and cons.
  • If so, feel free to quote them here. We may feature them in the interview.
  • Do you think it helped you get an agent/publisher? Has it helped you sell more books?
  • On writing? Marketing? General getting started advice, how to get published etc.

    What writing courses/workshops/classes did you take? Can you recommend any specific writing books or courses to aspiring writers?
  • Last but Not Least...

    Let's get personal!
  • Share your professional achievements in other fields. Tell us about your other businesses/current or past careers.
  • Any fictional character from your book you'd love to meet in person and spend time with? A fictional character from any other book? A famous person that is neither a family member nor a friend?