Pamela Wray and WordWorks Publishing Consultants: The Amazing Case of the Serial Plagiarizer

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareEvery time I consider purging Writer Beware’s files to get rid of documentation on agents and others we haven’t heard anything about in years and years, I’m reminded of why I hold onto that old paper.Last Fri… [...]

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The Short Life and Strange Death of Entranced Publishing

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareWhen Entranced Publishing (its website is now gone, but a recent archived version can be seen here) opened to submissions in 2012, it looked like a promising small press, with a number of imprints, a sizeable… [...]

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Why Poets Should Not Seek Literary Agents

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware  NOTE: One of the most frequent search phrases that brings people to Writer Beware’s Literary Agents page is “literary agents for poets” or some variation thereof. I originally published this blog post … [...]

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Rights Concerns: Amtrak Residency Program

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareThe Internet has been buzzing over the past week over the announcement of a writer-focused initiative from Amtrak: the Amtrak Residency Program.#AmtrakResidency was designed to allow creative professionals wh… [...]

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Rights Concerns: Simon451 Novel-Writing Contest for Students

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareRecently, Big 5 publisher Simon & Schuster announced the launch of two adult trade speculative fiction imprints: Saga Press, which will do both print and digital, and Simon451, which will also do print an… [...]

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