Should comp titles be necessary?

I don’t usually do publishing hot takes, but I do wonder what everyone else’s opinion on this is. I've seen people agree that comp titles (comparative titles) are necessary, and I don’t think they see the other side. Comp titles are popular in queries, and in some places, they are required. I’ve been in Q&As … Continue reading Should comp titles be necessary?

Book review – We Want Our Bodies Back (Spoiler Free)

"I promise.She wassomebody's light." Title: We Want Our Bodies BackAuthor: Jessica Care MooreGenre: PoetryPages: 224 pagesPublication date: March 31, 2020 Fun fact: I saw Jessica, the author, about the week this book came out at the 2020 AWP conference. The virus was still small at the time, and many panelists canceled at the last minute. … Continue reading Book review – We Want Our Bodies Back (Spoiler Free)

Should writers go to DV Con?

Earlier in 2020, I did a post on AWP vs ACES for conferences, but now, I've attended the inaugural DV Con conference. Since it was during a pandemic, they took a different approach that I hope AWP and ACES continues.  DV Con was open specifically for diverse voices, including POC, LGBTQIA+ community, Deaf, blind, etc. … Continue reading Should writers go to DV Con?

A small change for female writers

My old coworker got a job at Barnes & Noble and loves it. But she got so frustrated there once because an older man refused to buy a book from any female writer—in 2018. He's the customer that publishers are afraid of. Because some people still believe females cannot write well. Most female writers change their … Continue reading A small change for female writers