Do you have experience writing, polishing and publishing a first novel? Have a success story to share? Something you learned along the way? Something you’re still learning?
For our upcoming revamped newsletter launch, SpecFicNZ is seeking non-fiction articles about writing and preparing a first novel.
Articles should be no longer than 1,000 words and should be appropriate to the topic “Novel Writing 101”. Articles can be reprints or drawn from a blog post, but must be original work authored by you that you currently retain rights to.
Possible topics we are interested in (but not limited to) are:
- Differences between short story writing and novel writing/how and when to cross over.
- Personal experience writing a first novel/landing an agent/landing a publisher/seeing a first novel go to print/promotion of a first novel etc.
- Software tools for novel writing/querying/submitting
- Choosing a publishing route- self-publishing/small press/large press
- How to pitch to an agent or editor
- Writing blurbs and synopsis for novels
- Writing query letters
- How and who to query
- Personal success story about a first novel
- Keys to editing and polishing a first novel
SpecFicNZ will pay $25NZ for one selected “feature” article, and may purchase additional articles for the newsletter or website at a similar pay rate.
To submit, e-mail your article in the body of an e-mail with the subject line: Novel Writing 101 and your last name. The e-mail should also include you personal details and contact information.
Submission period for SpecFicNZ members is March 6, 2012-March 31st, 2012. After that time, submission may be opened up to the general public depending on membership response.
We look forward to seeing your articles.