Publishing Opportunities for Writers: Where Are They?: Publishers, Contests, and More
For Hamline's readers and writers. The Library subscribes to over 100 literary magazines. Some are available on the 2nd Floor of the library and others are available via our institutional online subsriptions. Spend some time with voices from around the
"Duotrope is a subscription-based service for writers that offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry, and non-fiction markets, a calendar of upcoming deadlines, submissions trackers, and useful statistics compiled from the millions of data points we've gathered on the publishers we list."
Hamline is currently not able to offer this service. Annual subscription for individuals is $50/year.
"The Grants & Awards database includes details about the writing contests we've published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere."
Are you a GLS student? There's a FREE copy of this for you at the GLS House. It comes out every 2 months. Contest/award info is in the back of the publication. A publication of the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs).
"The Indie Author Project, was formelrly known as SELF-e, and was created by Library Journal in collaboration with BiblioBoard®, offers self-published and independent authors the opportunity to upload their ebooks, expand their readership, and reach new audiences through public libraries. Future Library Journal curated collections will include approximately 200 selections from specific genres at launch and, as more titles are selected, SELF-e Select will continue to grow over time making each module an evolving content set. The titles are submitted by authors from across the United States and internationally, and include many already-established indie authors such as 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize nominee Christine Horner, and popular children’s and YA writer Kristen Otte." Includes an annual competition/prize: $1000, plus a review in Library Journal, promotion, and recognition.
Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project (Pressbooks Public Self-Publishing Platform)
The Minnesota Library Publishing Project (MLPP) provides online publishing tools and training information to support independent authors and small publishers. The MLPP is a pilot project coordinated by Minitex and Minnesota’s academic and public libraries. Hamline University participates in underwriting the cost to participate in MLPP Pressbooks to encourage conversation among libraries and writers and promote experimentation with open- and self- publishing. MLPP’s book design tool is Pressbooks: an easy-to-use online service that enables authors and publishers to create attractive content using a wide variety of templates and formatting options. Pressbooks allows ebooks to be kept private, shared with other authors or editors, or made publicly available. Templates are available that are specifically tailored for poetry, fiction, family history, dissertations, and many other content types. Click on the link above to learn more.