Claire King


Pub/Lit Roundup

Posted on: February 9th, 2011 by Claire - 7 Comments

I’ve decided to keep a log of the best links I find and post or retweet on Twitter and I will post them here periodically. Here is the first batch of twenty:


Literary Agents and Publishing

Questions to Agents (and replies) – Jennifer Laughran (Literaticat) Open Thread

The self publishing Hoo-Ha – Chuck Wendig

On deciding to self publish – Robert Chazz Chute

The speech that all writers need to hear (on rejection, success and living your life) – Jane Smith

How much editing does a contracted book need? – Jody Hedlund

Are e-books killing the literary novel? – bnet

Bloomsbury Restructure along global lines – Publishers Weekly Feb 8th



The four most common mistakes fiction editors see – KM Weiland

What point of view do you use? – Patty Jansen

The lies writers believe in (are there really any rules for writers?) – The Literary Lab

Anxiety and The Modern Writer – Amber Sparks

Maximising Pay-Off with a Character Fix – Novel Resolution by  Lydia Sharp


Writing Competitions

Why writers should enter competitions – Jody Hedlund

Yeovil Prize

Putting rejections into context – Nik Perring


Things to Read – Short stories, new short fiction

Sparks – featuring flash by Jon Pinnock, Vanessa Gebbie and More

Horizon Review – Edited by Jane Holland



Is there a Literary Glass Ceiling for Women Writers?

Mariella Frostrup talks to Sebastien Faulks on Heroes/Heroines and the great british novel – BBC Radio 4

The dangers of a single story – a TED talk from Chimamanda Adichie

7 Responses

  1. Nik Perring says:

    Thanks for the mention, Claire – glad you thought my little post was useful!


  2. claire says:

    Pleasure, Nik – It’s always good to have the wider perspective!

  3. ooo these are such good links – sorry, meant to comment earlier. I’ve been happily skewing your stats, coming back and then visiting another gem.

    And kind of you to link to Sparks – nutty place that it is.. good old flash fiction. vx

  4. Christopher says:

    Great links, Claire. Thanks 🙂

  5. Thanks for the kind nod and bump of love, Claire…I didn’t mean that to sound dirty… Ahem.

  6. Thanks for the mention of Sparks – fab place 🙂 Lots of other good links there too – esp that TED talk. Have you read That Thing Around Your Neck? Some great stories in there.

  7. Ooh I have been having loads of fun today with this. Best page ever!

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