Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year, by Kim Liao

From: http://lithub.com/why-you-should-aim-for-100-rejections-a-year Last year, I got rejected 43 times by literary magazines, residencies, and fellowships—my best record since I started shooting for getting 100 rejections per year. It’s harder than it sounds, but also more gratifying. In late 2011, a writer friend was sharing her experiences of having months of uninterrupted writing time at her residencies at the Millay Colony, Ragdale, and Yaddo. I was staggered by her impressive rates of acceptance. You probably have… Read More

Write on the River August Membership Meeting

Wordherders’ member, Donelle Knudsen, will be one of six published authors speaking at Write on the River’s August membership meeting. It will take place August 20th in the Wenatchee Public Library’s auditorium from 10:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. with questions/answers/socializing until 1:00 p.m.

The Total Beginner’s Guide to Submitting Short Fiction for Publication, by Amanda C. Davis

Amanda C. Davis is a prolifically published short story author. She has both self-published her stories and contributed to anthologies. In her post, “The Total Beginner’s Guide to Submitting Short Fiction for Publication,” she offers tips for newbies on how to go about submitting your stories for publication. P.S. In addition to writing, Amanda also designs book covers. She offers both specially designed covers as well as stock covers that can be modified for your book.

Comparative and Competitive Book Analysis, by Catherine Fowler

From: Presentation at Write On The River, Wenatchee, Washington, on May 16, 2009 It is critical that writers understand how their books stack up against the competition in the marketplace. Any good agent will perform a cursory market analysis before presenting a new book to a publisher. In actuality, the writer should do this in advance. It gives: the writer confidence that his/her product will compete well in the market for which… Read More

How To Write Children’s Picture Books, by Tara Lazar

From:  http://writetodone.com/six-best-tips-writing-childrens-picture-books “Anyone can write a children’s book!” Yep, that’s the response I get when I tell people I write for kids. “After all, they’re just kids,” they say with a flick of the wrist. As if kids are simpletons. As if kids don’t care what they read. As if kidlit publishers will buy any drivel. We know this is not true. Kids are smart, and picky about what they read. Publishers… Read More

SCBWI Presents! Will Your Pitch Hook an Agent or Editor?

Stephen Wallenfels, Young Adult Author: “Writing the Perfect Pitch: The Art & Science of Sizzle” and Mary Cronk Farrell, Children’s/YA Author “Writing for the Children’s/YA Market: SCBWI Can Help at Every Stage of Your Career” June 20, 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Richland Public Library. Free. Details here.

Submit Like A Man, by Kelli Russell Agodon

Article by Kelli Russell Agodon, Submit Like A Man: How Women Writers Can Become More Successful. Is there a difference?