Browsing Archive: January, 2012

2012 Writer’s Market: Disappointments and Discoveries

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Book Review 

Any of you who are regular readers should already be aware of this, but, in the name of full disclosure, I will state here that I am, for the most part, a genre writer. That is, my fiction usually falls into one of the genres commonly called Speculative – science fiction, fantasy, horror – or one of their sub-genres. Also, disclosure again, I live in Japan and my non-fiction is usually articles about Japan, its culture, history, or technological innovations; all written for the local expa...

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Important Things to Know About Submitting Work

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Sunday, January 8, 2012, In : Writing 

In my last post I commented on all the books and classes available to teach you what you need to know to have a professional looking manuscript and how to write a great cover letter; another thing they all mention, which should, really, go without having to be said, is to be polite. In an article in the May 2010 issue of The Writer (I know, I'm a year and a half behind on my reading, that's what happens when you take uni courses), Liz Scheier, a former editor at Penguin and Random House, talk...

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I'm a writer, editor, indie publisher, and dedicated Magic Spreadsheet user. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, I've been living in Japan since 1995. I've had a life-long interest in writing and in speculative fiction. My first book was published in mid-2014.
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