The shadowy path to the ocean at my local beach Life is punctuated by highs and lows, no doubt about that. But some weeks are more tumultuous than others. In the space of a week, I've experienced the extraordinary high of a rare writing win (making the longlist for the prestigious Richell Prize - woo … Continue reading The superpower you need to become a published author
Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels. Over the years, I've submitted many short stories to international literary journals. Most of the work I've had published overseas, though, has been in the UK and Ireland. As I contemplate approaching overseas agents for representation of my psychological suspense novel, I've been wondering about expectations for manuscripts submitted … Continue reading Should you use American English for submissions to US agents and publishers?
Photo by Jessica Lewis on Pexels.com Short fiction can be a fantastic way for a writer to explore new genres, build skills or just let off steam, to have a bit of fun and actually finish a piece when a novel can take years to write and polish. Publishing short fiction can also be a … Continue reading How to get published in literary journals: why you need a submission strategy