Tim Major

Q&A with writer Tim Major

By Teika Today I am ever so pleased to welcome speculative fiction writer, Tim Major to the blog. Considering the fact that Tim hasn’t been writing for all that long, he has achieved a considerable amount of success in a variety of forms. Huge thanks to Tim for answering my nosy questions. And I quite […]

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Squandering a free afternoon

By Tom: For most busy people, a free afternoon is an unbelievable treat. A block of time with no meetings, childcare, or other responsibilities – nothing but the promise of “me time”. It could be a chance to de-stress and relax with a good book, but it could also be a chance to get creative; […]

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Teika Bellamy at Swanwick

Publishing demystified – an interview with Teika Bellamy

by Teika After I gave my short course, ‘Publishing Demystified’, at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School last month I was interviewed by Steve Barnett of the Southampton Writers’ Circle. Steve asked me various interesting questions about the publishing world and put the whole thing on camera. So here are some of my thoughts on the complex […]

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On Fear

By Tom: Lots of people want to write a book. Of those people, a certain fraction feel capable of writing a book. A smaller fraction still actually do write a book. And the smallest fraction of all publish their book to a professional standard. So, the question arises: what is it that causes people to […]

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J.S. Emuakpor of Afrocentric Books

Q&A with J.S. Emuakpor of Afrocentric Books

by Teika I am delighted to welcome J.S. Emuakpor of Afrocentric Books to the blog today to talk about all things publishing. And as Afrocentric Books are currently open to submissions for short stories for AfroMyth Volume 2, I hope it inspires some writers to check out Afrocentric Books and get subbing! Huge thanks to […]

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Jane Spencer of Eyrie Press

Q&A with Jane Spencer of Eyrie Press

by Teika I am ever so happy to be able to welcome the wonderful Jane Spencer of Eyrie Press to the blog today, and since Eyrie Press has just now opened to new submissions I hope that this Q&A inspires some writers to get submitting to them. Many thanks to Jane for taking the time […]

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Fairy tales wanted! A list of places to submit to

by Teika The other day on Twitter a writer friend of mine asked for recommendations of literary magazines or publishers who welcome submissions of fairy tales. Off the top of my head I supplied her with a few names, but then I thought that really, what I needed to do was compile a more detailed […]

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What’s more precious? Time or money?

by Teika Recently, I’ve led a spate of workshops to do with the business of getting published. One question that’s cropped up a lot is whether it’s worth paying for editorial, mentoring or publishing support. My answer, in essence, is yes. But, it does come with a question – what is more precious to the […]

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