Yes, I know I haven’t blogged in like a year or some such. And, yes, this is disappointing as I promised I’d keep everyone abreast of publishing information. And, yes, I do suck.
But, this popped up in my feed today, so I have decided to post it here. I’m not saying that I’ll start blogging about personal stuff again, but if intersting tid-bits come about, I’ll repost them here.
Anyway, enough of my rambling preamble. These are figures regarding literary magazines, and their interaction with female writers — whether that’s reviewing a female author, or using women to write their reviews and stories. And, to be honest, it’s shameful. While we all knew it was going on, seeing the woman’s voice reduced to a pie-chart sliver makes it harder to ignore.
The following link sums it all up: http://www.vidaweb.org/the-count-2012
But, what shall we do about it?
I stumbled across this old article from the Jezebel, and it really made me think, ‘There aren’t many funny female novelists’. Why is that? Continue reading
Just before lunch today Loraine asked if I had any plans. I was about to tell her about my café lunches, but then decided that I wanted to keep it a secret from everyone…even Loraine. I know it’s silly, but it’s become the only place that is mine. All mine. Continue reading
Back in the old NFTI days, I used to put all kinds of awesome links on the blog in hopes of providing information and instigating discussion. I have had all the intention in the world of doing this for NTFI-The Agency, but I just don’t have the time. Actually, it’s my job at work to look up cool publishing and literature stuff on the internet and report back to others. Unfortunately, the ‘others’ are limited to my co-workers and bosses, and not my bloggy-woggy followers. Also, as I do not blog at work (unlike at MNM where I consistently blogged at work), I don’t have time to make a note of all these cool links on this site. Instead, I’ve been keeping a record of them separately, promising myself that I will ‘one day, when I get a chance, put them up on NFTI for all to see.’ Continue reading
Posted in Agents, Bathtub Blogroll, Notes from the Intern -- The Agency, Publishing, Self-Publishing, Slush Pile, Women in Publishing
Tagged Bathtub Blogroll, How Not to Write A Novel, Nathan Bransford, postaday, Slush Pile Tales, Slushpile Tales, The Unemployed Bride, Women getting published
I know I shouldn’t be blogging from work, but I am so, so, very, very tired, and it’s a glorious spring day, and even with the windows cracked in the office I just can’t stay awake. I’m hoping this will wake me up a bit and help me focus. Continue reading
Today at work was extremely productive; unfortunately for MNM my productivity had little to do with my job. I started looking for something work-related on the internet, which lead to something else, which lead to something else, and before I knew it, I’d spent the day looking up writing and publishing websites. Continue reading
Posted in Agents, Notes from the Intern -- The Internship, Publishing, Slush Pile, Thoughts on literature, Women in Publishing
Tagged Alan Clinton, Alan Wright, Dundee Book Prize, ebooks, Faber and Faber, Good Reads, libraries, libraries and money, Library Apps, Little Big, Online Magazines, Terry Pratchet Prize, The Thought Fox, Words with Jam, world book night
With everyone out of the office and half of Britain getting a snow day, I spent the morning catching up on my internet surfing. As promised, I have an ongoing project to find sites that either support or showcase new writing, and today’s internet research has paid out.
I’ve listed below some interesting sites, and some equally interesting articles. You can also find this listed on my ‘Thoughts on Literature’ and ‘In Search of New Writing Pages’. Continue reading
Posted in Notes from the Intern -- The Internship, Publishing, Thoughts on literature, Women in Publishing
Tagged Dogmatika, literary agents, literary agents blogs, online artist forum, online blog support, online writers forum, Orange New Writers, Rachael Harrie, Rachelle Gardner, This is Central Station, Toni McGee Causey, Women’s Library, Writers’ Platform-Building Crusade