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  1. wendy maryla

    Greetings! Greetings from Wendy

    Hello, I've just joined Litopia and am looking forward to meeting fellow-writers. I work in international education, but my true passion is, and always has been, writing. I have been agented before, but seem to be jinxed in that department ... my last literary agent had to close down his...
  2. AgentPete

    News How Litopia is Evolving…

    You’ll have noticed a few changes around here recently: there’s a lot more to come. But let me fill you in on the background to all this… the way I’ve been thinking. First as an author, then as a literary agent, I’ve seen the publishing business go through tectonic changes. More change in a...
  3. Erica Verrillo

    6 Writing Conferences and Workshops in January 2018

    Litopians! Arise and congregate! (If only for warmth.) January is a cold, cold month which is perhaps why half of the writing conferences this month are held in Florida. Imagine writing on the beach, instead of curled up under the covers! Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity: 6 Writing...
  4. Katie-Ellen

    NY Publishers are no longer interested in breaking out first time authors. Why?

    They are lazy. They only want sure things. Now, they want writers who will actively not only write, but help them sell the books. Video from Michael Levin
  5. Erica Verrillo

    28 Calls for Submissions in October 2017 - Paying Markets

    Litopians! Arise and submit! I've assembled 28 calls for submissions in the month of October. Every genre and form is welcome! All of these journals are paying markets, and there are no submission fees. (NOTE: On the first day of every month, I post calls. But if you want to get ahead of the...
  6. Erica Verrillo

    37 Great Writing Conferences in October 2017

    Litopians! Arise and congregate! October is a great month for writing conferences. There are so many, and such a variety to choose from. If you can't attend a conference this coming month, simply put it on your "To do" list for the future. There is no greater opportunity for hobnobbing with...
  7. Erica Verrillo

    34 Fabulous Writing Conferences in September 2017

    Litopians! Arise and congregate! If you have the time and the money, attending a conference is the best thing you can do for your writing career. (I'm serious about this!) I've assembled nearly three dozen conferences coming up in September. Even if you can't attend, just read this list - and...
  8. Erica Verrillo

    28 Free Writing Contests in August 2017 (No entry fees)

    Litopians! Arise and Compete! I've put together more than two dozen free writing contests coming up in August. They cover the full range of topics, styles and genres, from short stories, to essays, to poetry, to full-length works. Some offer substantial prizes. (Please look at the "Writing...
  9. Erica Verrillo

    19 Writing Conferences in August 2017

    Litopians! Arise and congregate! There are some great conferences coming up in August. Writing conferences are not only the best way to meet agents, get tips from other writers, and learn about the publishing industry, they make you feel like a writer. We all need community, and this is how we...
  10. Erica Verrillo

    37 Calls for Submissions in July 2017 - Paying markets

    Litopians! Arise and submit! I've assembled more than three dozen calls for submissions in July. Every genre and every form is welcome! (Lots of opportunities for speculative fiction writers.) All are paying markets, and there are no submission fees. Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity...
  11. Erica Verrillo

    31 Writing Contests in July 2017 - No entry fees

    Litopians! Arise and compete! At the end of every month I post the following month's free writing contests. So, here is my list for July! These contests cover the full range of topics, styles and genres, from short stories, to essays, to poetry, to full-length works. (If you are a...
  12. Erica Verrillo

    61 Fabulous Writing Conferences in June 2017!

    June is a great month for writing conferences. It's vacation time for anyone attending school, and with the warm weather and free time, conferences proliferate. (Keep an eye on July!) I've said it before, and I will say it again - conferences are not only the best way to meet agents, get tips...
  13. Erica Verrillo

    34 Writing Contests in June 2017 - No entry fees!

    Liptopians! Arise and compete! There are nearly three dozen free contests in June. They cover the full range of topics, styles and genres, from essays, to poetry, to full-length works. In addition to the prestige of winning a contest, some of the monetary prizes this month are substantial...
  14. Erica Verrillo

    33 Calls for Submissions in April 2017

    Litopians! Arise and submit! There are nearly three dozen calls for submissions in April. Every genre and every form is welcome! All are paying markets. (There are no fees to submit.) Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity: 33 Calls for Submissions in April 2017
  15. Erica Verrillo

    38 Writing Contests in April 2017 - No Entry Fees

    Litopians! Arise and compete! There are more than three dozen free contests in April, covering the full range of topics, styles and genres, from essays, to poetry, to full-length works. Some of the monetary prizes are substantial. Be sure to check the submission requirements carefully, as some...
  16. Erica Verrillo

    29 Writing Conferences in April 2017

    Litopians! Arise and congregate! There are 29 great conferences coming up in April. Conferences are not only the best way to meet agents, get tips from other writers, and learn about the publishing industry, they make you feel like a writer. We all need community, and this is how we, as writers...
  17. Erica Verrillo

    51 Writing Contests in March 2017 - No Entry Fees

    Litopians! Arise and compete! There is nothing quite like adding "award-winning author" to your resume. (The prize money is pretty good too.) All of these contests are FREE, so what have you got to lose? Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity: 51 Writing Contests in March 2017 - No Entry Fees
  18. Erica Verrillo

    13 Writing Conferences in February 2017

    Litopians! Arise and network! I realize many of you aren't US residents, but if you are there are plenty of opportunities to schmooze with your fellow writers in February. Conferences not only offer opportunities to network with other writers, they are the best way to find an agent. (If you live...
  19. Erica Verrillo

    35 Writing Contests in January 2017 - No entry fees

    Litopians! Arise! There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in January. They cover the full range of genres, from debut mystery novels to poetry. In addition to the prestige of winning a contest, a few of the monetary prizes this month are substantial. Publishing ... and Other Forms of...
  20. Erica Verrillo

    Mega-List of Agents Looking for Memoirs (and other Nonfiction)

    Litopians! Tell your life story! Here is a list of 230 agents looking for memoirs. These agents are, in most cases, also interested in representing other non-fiction. Read their submission requirements carefully. In the case of memoirs, agents frequently want a writing sample, just as they would...
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