Not Defining YA
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Not Defining YA

Lauren Briggs investigates how to classify writing into Young Adult or Adult Fiction genres. There are two books sitting in front of me. One—let’s be very original and call it Book A—has a male protagonist, thirteen years old. It’s set in a small country town, where the protagonist has to contend with family problems, personal fears, … Continue reading

Good news for emerging fiction writers
HARDCOPY / Nigel Featherstone / Publishing

Good news for emerging fiction writers

by Nigel Featherstone You have a secret. It’s not the sort of secret your friends spread around like…well, best insert your favourite simile here.  Their secrets are about who’s seeing who, who had an especially rough night, who’s quit which band and is now playing drums – drums! – with that band.  Meanwhile, you’ve kept your secret to yourself.  For … Continue reading

What’s the Future of Publishing?: A Verity La interview with Charlotte Harper of Editia
Charlotte Harper / Editia / Nigel Featherstone / Publishing

What’s the Future of Publishing?: A Verity La interview with Charlotte Harper of Editia

If there’s two things we’re fans of here on Capital Letters, it’s online magazines with great content and publishers who like to experiment. Put the two together and it’s magic, like in the instance of Verity La‘s recent interview with Charlotte Harper of Editia. Verity La has kindly given permission for Capital Letters to reprint … Continue reading

Everything Starts with Books: Aleesah Darlison and Writing for Children
2013 / Aleesah Darlison / children's story books / Publishing

Everything Starts with Books: Aleesah Darlison and Writing for Children

There is always something in our childhood that is special with to us. For me, it was books. I would devour them and my first memory of reading a children’s book was Possum Magic by Mem Fox. The memories of these books are still with me today. – by Laura Bartlett ‘Everything starts with books. … Continue reading

The Edited Becomes the Editor: On moving to the dark side of the desk
Anthology / editing / P.S. Cottier / Poetry / Publishing / Rejection

The Edited Becomes the Editor: On moving to the dark side of the desk

 – by P.S. Cottier As a working poet (that is, a poet who writes, is published, and even receives the occasional $50 on what I call ‘champagne days’) I have always regarded editors with suspicion.  The tired old image of the Gatekeeper in his medieval armour, asking impossible riddles of those seeking entry into the … Continue reading

The Truth About Short Cuts
2013 / ACTWrite / Aleesah Darlison / Publishing / Workshop

The Truth About Short Cuts

A few times a week, the Writers Centre receives a call or a welcome visitor, asking a question about publishing. Sometimes, that question is about e-publishing, sometimes it might be about finding a book designer, and sometimes it’s that question we all live to solve: How do I get published? by ACTWrite Editor, Rosie Stevens … Continue reading

It’s the Word of the Month: Zine
2013 / Insight / Interview / Publishing / zine

It’s the Word of the Month: Zine

As a young emerging writer, I am forever looking for publications in which I can get my work published – whether it be from short stories, extracts or even articles. There’s one option that I’ve continually overlooked: zine making. – Laura Bartlett ‘Zines are a great stepping stone for emerging writers and indeed artists to … Continue reading

For the Love or the Money: Extended Version
Evana Ho / Insight / Interview / Publishing / Reading

For the Love or the Money: Extended Version

In this month’s edition of ACTWrite, Evana Ho investigates publishing trends by interviewing publishers, talking Harry Potter, and discussing working with authors. Here, you’ll find the extended version of her article. -by Evana Ho Even in this digital age of eBooks and self-publishing, having your book picked up by Random House or Allen & Unwin … Continue reading