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Brave New World: The 10 Stages of Indie Publishing

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By Joanna Weiss

This post was originally published on Beyond the Margins.

Last summer, I took a giant publishing-industry leap of faith and put my novel, Milkshake – a satire about mommy wars, politics and breastfeeding extremists — on Kindle and Nook as an independent e-book

January 11, 2012 | Beyond the Margins

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Beyond The Margins’ 1st Annual ABOVE & BEYOND AWARD

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Beyond The Margins’

1st Annual



“I saw her rarely over the years, but each time our paths crossed she threw her arms around me as if I were exactly the person she was hoping would round the corner. I’m sure there are hundreds of people who felt that way because her attention to each of us was so special, so individual, so generous…”

December 7, 2011 | Beyond the Margins

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Starting A New Book

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By Javed Jahangir

Because spending the lion’s share of the last decade repeatedly banging my head on my desk was insufficient, I have decided to start work on a second novel. If you prefer the written word to have sound effects, please plug in your iPod and pick the Wagnerian crescendo of your choice at this point. For a medical opinion, I consulted Kathy Crowley, who in addition to being a terrific writer is also a medical doctor.

November 9, 2011 | Beyond the Margins

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The Submitter’s Dilemma: Choosing the Right Literary Magazine for Your Work

By Becky Tuch (Originally published on Beyond the Margins)

There are over 600 print and online literary magazines today, not to mention dozens of new journals starting up all the time. If you are new to submitting your work, the sheer quantity of literary magazines can be quite terrifying.

September 14, 2011 | Beyond the Margins

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Memoir is the new Novel

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By Dell Smith

I’m a fiction snob. I read mostly novels and stories; I’m drawn to the characters, the voices, and the endless points of view. If a novel’s protagonist is familiar, I draw a sympathetic comparison and nod in recognition. If the protagonist is unusual, reading the story is a chance to discover something new and see lives drawn from outside my experience but with universal emotions and attitudes.

August 24, 2011 | Beyond the Margins

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