Crescent Moon Press, Musa Publishing Close Their Doors

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware   Crescent Moon Press has announced that it is closing. From a mass email sent out to authors late last month:On March 31st  at 11:59 pm, Crescent Moon Press will release all author [sic] from… [...]

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New Life For Old Books (Mine!)

Posted by Victoria StraussOne of the greatest things about the digital revolution is the opportunities it has created to give new life to old books. Years ago, books rarely came back into circulation once they were taken off the market–but the prolife… [...]

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Editing Clauses in Publishing Contracts: How to Protect Yourself

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareEditing clauses are one of those publishing contract areas where there should be a balance between the publisher’s interests and the writer’s.Publishers need a certain amount of latitude to edit a manuscript… [...]

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SFWA Opens to Self-Published Authors; Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Makes Contract Changes

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareI have two pieces of SFWA-related news to share today.—————–Members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have voted to open membership to self-published and small press auth… [...]

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Who’s Running Your Writers’ Group? Why You Should Be Careful

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareJoining a writers’ group can be a terrific way to get feedback and support, and to make new friends. But what if that group isn’t all it seems? An alert Writer Beware reader drew my attention to what seems li… [...]

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