- Overland is looking for emerging Muslim writers interested in being part of the Overland CAL Connections project. Successful applicants will develop a major political essay in conjunction with the project’s contributing editor. Final essays will be 3500–4000 words, and the commissioned writer will receive $1500 upon publication. The deadline for proposals is November 26 and further details are available at the Overland website.
- Alan Baxter blogs about submitting work and the importance of determination
- Bryan Thomas Schmidt blogs about 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Submitting
- Gail Carriger offers her Top 5 Tips for Writing Without Pain (and given the number of writers out there with emerging and established RSI problems, this is a writing tip worth noting)
- A bit of a retro link, but this Slate article about the Distant Dog syndrome from 2010 is well worth reading
- Do you use Google a lot for research? Check out this report from Google’s Power Searching classes
- Galleycat has 5 Tools to Outline Your Novel
INDUSTRY NEWS & COMMENTARY
- Tim Coronel, former publisher of Bookseller and Publisher magazine, looks at What’s Next For the Australian Publishing Industry at the Wheeler Centre blog.
- Melville House Talks Shop with an Indie Bookseller
- Mike Shatzkin reports back from the Charleston Conference with some thoughts on the future of non-fiction publishing
- Writer Unboxed on How to Tweet So People Will Listen
- The Oatmeal published a brilliant webcomic about being a content creator who makes things for the internet.
- Tucker Max on becoming his own publishing company and distributing through his original publisher
- The Book Designer on the Top 5 Goals for Your Book or eBook cover
And that’s the fry-up for this week. As always, we’re interested in hearing about any links we may have missed in the comments, and we hope you have a great weekend of writing ahead of you.