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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Links to short stories

In my last Blog, I described my style of writing short stories. I am enclosinig a few links to some of the stories that I have written in this style.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

My style of writing

I have a few styles that I write in. Recently, I have been working on a new one. I call it "Laconic". Laconic means writing with few words. In my short stories, I try to convey a story with as few words as possible. It's an interesting paradigm because the challange is to make a story interesting to the reader and keep it under one-thousand words. One way to write in the laconic style is to avoid adjectives, but could you imagine a story with few adjectives? So the writer must strike a balance or the story line will be nothing more than statements.

The second challange is to develop the plot and not the character. The reason is that laconic stories convey a lesson or message. The character is not as important as the plot. So what this really means is that you drop things like the color of the car a person is driving or the material their clothes are made of, unless it is important to the story.

In my next post, I will include one of my stories as an example.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Final Listing of Publishers

Here is the final listinig of book publishers. I hope that you find them helpful:

Timberwolf Press
202 N. Allen Dr., Suite A
Allen, TX 75013
Needs: Fantasy, military, mystery, science fiction, suspense
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 3 months

Science and Humanities Press
P.O. Box 7151
Chesterfield, MO 63006-7151
Needs: Adventure, historical, humor, litery
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 2 months

Salvo Press
61428 Elder Ridge Street
Bend, OR 97702
Needs: Adventure, litery, mystery
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 1 month

Sunday, July 15, 2007

More book publishers

Here is the second part of book publishers:

Wendy Lamb Books
Random House Children's Book Group
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Needs: Juvenile (ages 2-18)
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 1 month

Lionhearted Publishing Inc
P.O. Box 618
Zepher Cove, NV 89448-0618
Needs: Romance, futuristic, historical, romantic comedies
Contact by: submit 3 chapters, publishing history, synopsis, cover letter. Responds in 3 months

Mid-List Press
4324 12th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407-3218
Needs: General fiction
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 3 weeks

W.W. Norton Co. Inc.
500 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10110
Needs: Literary, Poetry
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 2 months

Pathwise Press
P.O. Box 2392
Bloomington, IN 47402
Needs: Experimental, literary, short story collections
Contact by: Submit complete manuscript, responds in 1 month

Friday, July 06, 2007

Book Publishers

Now that you have a novel, short story, poem or novella completed, you are going to want to have it published. There are many options here including self-publishing, co-operative publishing, and traditional publishing. In this posting, I am going to list a few traditional publishers that I found interesting. Like the literary agents, this will be a multi-part posting:

Anvil Press
P.O. Box 3008
Main Post Office
Vancouver BC V6B 3x5 Canada
Needs: Experimental, short stories, modern literature
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 1 month

Cartwheel Books
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Needs: Children/jouvenile (fantasy, horror, mystery, humor)
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 1-4 months

John Daniel and Co.
P.O. Box 2790
McKinleyville, CA 95519
Needs: Literary, short stories, poetry (fiction/non-fiction)
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 1 month

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Final listing of literary agents

As promised, this is the third and final listing of literary agents. This is no way a complete listing as there are many, many more. If you don't see one that you like here, search online or go to the library. There are a few good books that list them as well as publishers. Speaking of which, my next few postings will list some publishers. Like the literary agents, I will post them over a few days. Here is the final listing of the literary agents:

Ethan Ellenberg
548 Broadway, #5-E
New York, NY 10012
Represents: Nonfiction/fiction books, novels
Contact by: Fiction (send introductory letter + credits, outline, first 3 chapters. For nonfiction query (mail), responds in 2 weeks

Nicholas Ellison
55 Fifth Ave, 15th floor
New York, NY 10003
Represents: Nonfiction books, novels
Contact by: Query (mail), responds in 6 weeks

Elaine P. English
1875 Connection Ave., NW Suite 712
Washington, DC 20009
Represents: Novels
Contact by: Synopsis (mail), first 3 chapters, responds in 6 months

B.R. Fleury Agency
P.O. Box 14352
Orlando, FL 32814-9352
Represents: Nonfiction books, novels, feature films, TV movie of the week
Contact by: Query (mail), 1 page letter, responds immediately to queries

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

More literary agents

In my last update I gave a partial listing of some literary agents. I am adding to that list in this posting:

Appleseed Management
200 E. 30th Street, Suite 302
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Represents: Nonfiction books, novels
Contact by: Query (mail), responds in 2 weeks

Maria Carvainis Agency Inc.
1350 Ave. of the Americas, Suite 2905
New York, NY 10019
Represents: Nonfiction books, fiction
Contact by: Query (mail), responds in 1 week

WM Clark Associates
355 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011
Represents: Nonfiction books, novels
Contact by: E-mail queries only, responds in 1 month

Frances Collin
P.O. Box 33
Wayne, PA. 19087-0033
Represents: Nonfiction books, novels
Contact by: Query (mail) and brief proposal