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Interview with USA Today Bestselling Indie Author Kathryn Le Veque

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After 20 years of trying to become published the traditional way, Kathryn Le Veque took her English Medieval Romances Indie and became a USA Today Bestselling author.

Meet one of the top Indie authors in the world and find out why NYC rejection was the best thing that ever happened to her.

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Interview with Melanie Dobson Award-Winning Author of “Catching the Wind”

Espionage, an impending war, and the quest of one journalist to find a German child lost seventy years ago in England. Melanie Dobson’s latest critically-acclaimed novel Catching the Wind slips between the past and present as this journalist seeks to uncover what happened long ago.

In this interview, Melanie discusses how she researched and wrote her gripping, unforgettable book.

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Top 10 Writing Contests with Cash Prizes

Check out our list of the 10 top legitimate writing contests with generous cash prizes and exciting prizes!

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List of Top Literary Agents and Publishers Accepting Poetry Submissions

Are you a talented poet hoping to get your poetry book published? Here is a useful list of the top literary agents who represent poetry books as well as publishers who accept unsolicited/unagented poetry book submissions from both emerging and established writers.

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Interview With Award-Winning Urban Romance Author Diamond Drake

In this interview, award-winning, self-published Urban Romance author Diamond Drake talks about the challenges of getting published, dealing with criticism, rejections, and negative reviews, and writing your best.

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Interview with Eva Dillon, Author of the Gripping Memoir “Spies in the Family”

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In this interesting interview, author Eva Dillon talks about researching and writing her highly-acclaimed, fascinating true-life thriller "Spies in the Family".

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17 Noteworthy Literary Festivals in New York (2017-2018)

Are you a poet, writer or book lover looking for a literary festival to attend in New York? Here is a list of the biggest and best, fun literary festivals about to take place in both New York City and New York State.

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The 20 Most Important International Book Trade Shows and Fairs in 2017 and 2018

Interested in attending a book trade show or book fair to network with top publishers and agents? Here are 20 of the most important international book trade shows, festivals, and fairs which are taking place around the world in 2017 and 2018.

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Upcoming Book Signing Event in NYC

On Sunday, July 23rd, 4 noteworthy authors of childrens stories and middle-grade fiction will be reading and signing their books at the Books of Wonder bookstore in New York City.
Two of these authors also offer writing workshops and manuscript critiques.

This event is free to attend and takes places from 1 to 3 PM.

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Interview with Award-Winning Self-Published Novelist and Former Missionary Mary Mendenhall

In this interview, Pinnacle award-winning novelist and former missionary Mary Mendenhall talks about writing 'stories with spirit'; combining intrigue with mystic spirituality, Christian faith, relationship drama, as well as emotionally-stirring tragedies and loss, multicultural issues, and a strong plot.

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Fun Upcoming Literary Event in New York

La Casita is Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ annual celebration of community, showcasing urban poetry, spoken word, and musical expressions that represent the diversity of traditional and contemporary cultures across New York City.

Event goers can look forward to the experience of an incredible group of artist-activists giving voice to the movements working to uphold and extend LGBTQ, women’s, civil, immigrant, and human rights.

Learn more about this fun, free literary event.

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15 Major Literary Festivals Around the World (2017-2018)

Are you an avid reader or an aspiring author hoping to get published? Literary festivals are great to attend if you love reading quality books, discovering new literary gems, debating literature, networking, meeting famous authors or wish to establish valuable connections in the industry to get your book published.

Festival attendees often include famous authors, avid readers, publishers, literary agents, booksellers, distributors, and book buyers. Attending a literary festival is not only a great opportunity to network, it's also fun!

Check out our list of the 15 major literary festivals taking place around the world in 2017 and 2018.

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“Ever” A Poem by Aracelly P. Campo

My love lives in a past memory
That almost slipped into the present
And became a distant futureI will always think of thee
Of all the things we could have done
And what we could of have been

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Upcoming Poetry Open Mic Night in NYC

This Sunday, the Bowery Club is hosting a fun poetry reading event in NYC. Emerging poets are invited to read-out-loud their poetry, listen to poetry from fellow writers, and meet like-minded poets.

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20 Important Writers’ Conferences You Can’t Miss

Wondering if there is an easy way to network with other writers, editors, and agents? Attending a writing conference is the perfect way to hone your craft while building bonds with important literary professionals in the industry.
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The Life and Works of Poet Langston Hughes

One of Langston Hughes’s admirers, Loften Mitchell, writes: “Langston set a tone, a standard of brotherhood and friendship and cooperation, for all of us to follow. You never got from him, ‘I am the Negro writer,’ but only ‘I am Negro writer.’ He never stopped thinking about the rest of us.”

Born in February of 1902, Hughes was one of the leading forces of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City during the 1920s and continued to influence the tone of African-American poetry throughout the mid-1950s and mid-1960s. However, before his career took off, his main inspirations stemmed from his upbringing.

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Review of “Our Numbered Days” by Neil Hilborn

Our Numbered Days, Neil Hilborn’s debut book, is full of old soul poetry for the young mind. Hilborn is most known for his spoken word performances, specifically his poem “OCD,” which went viral on YouTube in 2013.
“OCD” sets the tone in giving a transitional look into Hilborn’s outlooks on mental illness and how it plays a critical part in navigating love and loss. With his poignant style and lyrical tone, Hilborn not only speaks about his struggles from an outside perspective but writes a letter to them for all that they are worth. Read More

The Top Networks and Associations for Writers

Looking for support and writing resources from large associations throughout the country? We have compiled a list of the top associations for writers which provide access to writer forums and communities, support for various aspects of the publishing industry, writing conferences, and valuable networking opportunities. Check them out!

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Interview with Award-Winning Horror Author Lucian Barnes

Enjoy reading our interview with award-winning author Lucian Barnes.

In his interview, Lucian talks about his career as a horror writer, things which inspire his terrifying stories, and his latest horror book Fractured Reflections.

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The Top 10 Agent Pitch Slams and Pitching Events in 2017-2018

After completing a manuscript, you need to gain representation from a literary agent in order to get your book published.
This can be a challenging step for most writers.

Agent pitch slams and live pitching events are a great opportunity for writers to present their work to a selection of leading agents and editors for a chance to land a book publishing deal.

Here is a list of ten agent pitch slam fests we recommend for aspiring authors.

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