1. 5 Things You Must Do Before Submitting a Fiction or Poetry Collection

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    July 5, 2015 by Nathaniel Tower


    Earning a living from short fiction or poetry is about as easy as earning a living from recycling aluminum cans …
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  2. What Common Rejections from Publishers Really Mean


    June 14, 2015 by Nathaniel Tower


    I’m really good at getting rejected. With almost 1,000 rejections to my name, I know everything there is to know …
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  3. How Writers Can Improve Their Submission Process (And Get Fewer Rejections)


    May 20, 2015 by Nathaniel Tower


    Ten years ago, I was a hotshot writer. Of course I was a hotshot. I was a writer. That not …
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  4. 12 Signs You Aren’t Really a Writer


    May 12, 2015 by Nathaniel Tower


    Like every other writer in the world except maybe Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, and that woman who wrote those rapey …
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  5. On Writing in a Hurry (Or Not)


    April 19, 2015 by Nathaniel Tower


    I began working on my current novel-in-progress over seven years ago. Back in 2013, I made the noble goal to have …
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  6. 5 Reasons Why Submission Fees Really Aren’t the Scourge of the Publishing World


    April 2, 2015 by Nathaniel Tower

    devils advocate

    If you want to piss off a writer, charge a submission fee. It seems like nothing bothers writers more than …
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  7. On Ending With Death


    March 21, 2015 by Nathaniel Tower

    he dies

    The leading cause of death in unpublished fiction is the end of the story. Oftentimes, these deaths are inexplicably violent, …
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