More about Smashwords and Digital Rights Management from 5rivers News, Views and Points of Interest
Writer Question: When Should I Take Revision Advice, and When Should I Listen to My Gut? from Editorial Ass
When Can You Query Agents? How Do You Know if Your Project is Ready? from Guide to Literary Agents
Character in Queries from Elaine English
Write What You Don't Know from the Literary Lab
Top 7 Reasons Readers Stop Reading from Wordplay, by K.M. Weiland
Four Contests to Consider:
Cry Havoc from the Ham-Sized Fist Award - an award to be given for the best heroic fantasy or sword-and-sorcery published during the year.
Don't let the date worry you. This contest runs until December 31 2009, and the winner will be picked no later than March 1, 2010. The award is currently $400, and could go up.
**CONTEST** Win a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card!!! from Hair Dye & Samurai: Musings from an overly caffinated writer
"Because the people at work are trying to kill me you, my friends, get lucky!"
"Thanks for following this Turkey" Contest! from Market My Words
"I will leave the contest open until midnight Pacific time on Wed night. I will draw a name on Thanksgiving Day and post the winner next Monday.
"The winner will get a one hour free marketing consulting session and a book."
Writing Contest! from Cipherqueen - a short story contest
Deadline: December 30th (The sooner, the better)
Length: Must be less than 7,000 words or twenty pages. Please number them.
Topic: A life-changing moment (Both fiction and nonfiction accepted)