Author: Claire Bradshaw

Opportunities: September 2018

Foreshadow YA Anthology Submissions Submissions are now open for FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology, which will be published monthly online from January–December 2019. Each issue will feature three original young adult stories. Submissions must be previously unpublished, run between 2000–7000 words and feature a single-word title that offers a suggestion of what …

3 Key Differences Between YA Fiction and Adult Fiction

We've talked plenty about young adult fiction here on Writer's Edit. We've covered how to master conflict and what mistakes to avoid when writing for young adults; put together an ultimate guide to the category; and shared our top five tips for writing YA fiction. Not to mention the fact that our own Founding Editor, …

Opportunities: August 2018

UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize The UNO Press Lab is accepting previously unpublished submissions of book-length fiction. The winning author will receive a $1000USD advance and a contract to publish with UNO Press. Entry fee is $18. Entries close 15th August. Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program Australian authors of commercial …

6 Easy Ways To Avoid Second Book Syndrome

If you're writing a series, you might have heard of – or already be quaking in fear of – the dreaded thing called 'second book syndrome'. But what exactly is this phenomenon? Also called 'middle book syndrome' or 'second book slump', second book syndrome generally refers to an author's second …

5 Key Benefits Of Publishing Audiobooks For Indie Authors

If you're a self-published author, you might never have even considered the possibility of turning your book into an audiobook. Authors who are traditionally published generally have audiobook rights and production arranged by their literary agent or publisher. But as with all other aspects of self-publishing, the onus is on …

Opportunities: July 2018

The Brighton Prize The 2018 Brighton Prize is now open for entries in two categories: short story (between 1000 and 2000 words) and flash fiction (up to 350 words). Winning short story receives £1000 and two runners-up receive £100 each. Winning flash fiction receives £500 and two runners-up receive £50 …