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What’s the Scuttlebutt? Weekly News Round Up
Published on Sunday, December 2, 2012 by Magnus Berger has been named the creative director of WSJ. magazine. http://mbist.ro/Tm9AIh Is the Internet Bad for Your Health? | AppNewser http://ow.ly/fAOda TED Curator Chris Anderson On The Conference's Past, Present http://ow.ly/fAOoi Amazon forced to disclose UK sales | The Bookseller http://ow.ly/fAOwD HarperCollins Imprint Aims at Lucrative Young A...
What’s the Scuttlebutt? News Round Up for Week Ending 29th July
Published on Sunday, July 29, 2012 by Monday 23rd July, 2012 Use Your Fears To Feed Your Fiction (article) http://buff.ly/LrIUBk via @RayneHall How To Write A Query Letter | Rachelle Gardner http://ow.ly/cpKlM via @rebeccaberto Free vs. paid: Would Twitter be better if you paid for it? — Tech News and Analysis http://ow.ly/cqfz0 Free vs. paid: Would Twitter be better if you paid ...
What’s the Scuttlebutt? Writing News Round-up for Week Ending 22nd July
Published on Monday, July 23, 2012 by Monday 16th July, 2012 The Secret Lives Of Teenagers Online: A Full Report From Business Insider http://ow.ly/cfClQ 16 Tips on How to Survive and Thrive as a Writer | Live Write Thrive http://ow.ly/cfCKP Author Larry McMurtry Sets Auction of 300,000 Books | WSJ http://ow.ly/cfFl9 Poem of the week: Legacies by Peter Sirr http://gu.com/p/393b4/tf ...
What’s the Scuttlebutt? Writing News Round-up for Week Ending 15th July
Published on Sunday, July 15, 2012 by Monday 9th July, 2012 Nathan Englander wins 2012 Frank O'Connor short story award http://gu.com/p/38p8t/tf The women's community website Mumsnet holding book giveaway promotion: http://bit.ly/MQxBsc Survey of Authors Reveals Widespread Dissatisfaction with Publishing Industry | SourceWire http://ow.ly/c6s33 Amazon’s Next Kindle Fire Will Ship in Q3 With ...
What’s the Scuttlebutt? Weekly Writing News Update
Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Tuesday 3rd July 8 questions to ask yourself before deciding to self-publish http://ow.ly/bZlEc Angry Robot to support indies with e-book scheme | The Bookseller http://ow.ly/bZlnY The reading gap between boys and girls in England is widening but there is no official strategy to address it | BBC http://ow.ly/bYfIp Simon & Schuster is adding QR cod...
The Early Bird Catches the Worm: June/July 2012 Writing Competitions
Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 by Competition Planner The following list consists of links to submission calendars for UK and International writing competitions. These links will be regularly updated. Please note that none have been verified by Virtual Writers, Inc. and we can, therefore, take no responsibility for them. You are advised to research heavily before applying. If you can recommen...
Opportunities: Norman Mailer Student Writing Competition
Published on Thursday, May 24, 2012 by Are you a current student at a British educational establishment and an avid creative non-fiction writer? Well, you could win £1,000, a trip to the Norman Mailer Writer's Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts and have your work published in British GQ. All entries must be original nonfiction, no longer than 3,000 words and be received before 30 J...
Storyteller-Trainer for Scotland
Published on Monday, May 21, 2012 by Bag Books seek a self-employed Storyteller to cover Scotland. Remuneration is £150 for a 7.5 hour day on an ad hoc basis. The role is mainly home-based but as you will be required to travel to venues within Scotland you must have your own transportation. Currently there is a team of 10 Storyteller-Trainers in place covering England and Wales; a new team member...
The Early Bird Gathers the Worm: Feb/Mar Writing Competitions
Published on Thursday, February 16, 2012 by The following list consists of links to submission calendars for UK and International writing competitions. These links will be regularly updated. Please note that none have been verified by Virtual Writers, Inc. and we can, therefore, take no responsibility for them. You are advised to research heavily before applying. If you can recommend any good co...
Galaxy Award Books of the Year: 2011
Published on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 by Audible.co.uk Audiobook of the Year Winner: My Dear I Wanted to Tell You Louisa Young (HCAudio). Shortlisted: Any Human Heart William Boyd, narrator Mike Grady, Before I Go To Sleep S J Watson, narrator Susannah Harker, My Dear I Wanted to Tell You Louisa Young, narrator Dan Stevens, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Annabel Pitcher, narrator David Tennant, Sno...
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