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Poem of the week – ‘January Train’

January Train Fields of trees encased in frozen dew. The sun a sullen distant heatless disc. Tractors in a line retired between cold foreground and an almost lost horizon. A smattering of slick and sharded ponds. Sheep, a flock of huffing moving heat. Buckled fence...

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Should You Follow Fiction Writing Rules?

as suggested by Susan Uttendorfsky. All writers are aware of some of the most common rules in writing – don’t use too many adjectives or adverbs, don’t rely on passive writing, use nouns and verbs for stronger narrative, don’t overuse ‘ing’ words, don’t overdo he...

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Literary Agent Interview: Heather Flaherty of The Bent Agency

Adult and YA literary agent Heather Flaherty is accepting submissions. Learn what she’s interested in and how you can submit. Originally from Massachusetts, Heather Flaherty is a literary agent at The Bent Agency . She began her publishing career in the editorial...

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Primer, and more: Sci-fi films with big ideas and a low budget

Had enough of big-budget extravaganzas where it looks like they spent a lot of money on a lot of things except a writer? Or a movie with stars, but no idea to begin with? Well here then, are just some sci-fi movies from the first 18 years of this century that prove...

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What agencies or managers have open submissions Screenwriting

xml version="1.0"?> Welcome to wap site Page 1 Page 2 Welcome to page 1! Back Welcome to page 2! Back Get the discussion started! Add a flair after posting. When you have an opening with an industry professional use it wisely. As of September 2016, five films have...

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Journal’s bright birthday bullets hit the target

Sally Rooney stepped into the role as editor of 'The Stinging Fly' magazine, hailed as Ireland's foremost literary journal. Photo: Tony Gavin Ireland's foremost literary journal, The Stinging Fly, is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and this special...

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Backwater Planet: a short story by GF Willmetts.

When we sent out generation starships, we don’t expect to see them come back. More so, this was one of the earliest ones. Didn’t even have humans on-board. Just a contingent of primates. Chimpanzees in fact. Bonobos if you want to be precise. A space-buoy had...

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