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  1. Erica Verrillo

    17 Publishers Accepting Dark Fiction and Horror - No Agent Required

    Litopians! Here are seventeen publishers accepting dark fiction, horror, urban fantasy, military horror, and anything that goes bump in the night - including vampires. None require an agent, and all are traditional publishers. Some of these publishers have been in business for a long time and...
  2. Christopher Evans

    Greetings! I am new to this site. Help me get started please!

    Hello everyone My name is Chris and I am brand new to Litopia. I am a keen writer, yet to be published or represented - I have worked in the film and TV industry as an Assistant Director for 15 years and although I love my job my burning desire is to focus more on my writing. I have written a...
  3. Katie-Ellen

    'I Wrote The Same Novel Three Times...'

    ...and got away with it,' says Kashuo Ishiguro in this interview in The Paris Review If it's true, is that in any way a problem. Is it lazy or cheating or is it as some level, artistically and organically inevitable whether or not the writer is conscious of doing it? The writer's lens, the...
  4. Katie-Ellen

    Reality Check Are You Being Too Careful With Your Writing?

    Perhaps we really don't serve the Muse by wondering who is going to publish our novel, who is going to read it, or like it, and what the reader might think about us, the writer, as a person? Cream rises to the top, and scum can form there too, but a compelling story should be able to find a...
  5. Katie-Ellen

    Delivering the experience of 'Now'

    "I think there’s a way in which all novels aspire to a kind of perpetual present tense. This is why the ones we love are rereadable: they will always deliver their nowness. Perhaps all novelists, while they may want to do many things in their work and while they resolutely embark on the long...
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