Monthly Archives: August 2012

Want to Get Your Novel Published? – Tip #1

(Here’s the first in a series of tips for writers by Philip Martin, one of the instructors at the 2012 Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp.) Know Your Genre! Although J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, “Affixing ‘labels’ to writers, living or dead, is an inept procedure . . . a childish amusement of small minds” – this is not sound advice […]

The importance of a thorough manuscript review: An editor lays it on the line

Diane Smith, St. Paul, Minn., founder and principal editor at Grey Sparrow Press and the new River Otter Press, is a friend of the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Association. Her Grey Sparrow Journal was named the Best New Literary Journal of the Year 2011 by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals […]