The Malahat Review posts “Publishing Tips” as a bimonthly guest column on its website and in Malahat lite. Follow it in order to learn how to improve your professional skills, from the writing of cover letters, to what house style means, to choosing a rhyming dictionary, to having an author photo (as opposed to a selfie) shot.
If you have a Publishing Tip you’d like to share, email The Malahat Review at firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Publishing Tip Idea” in the subject line. Tips should be 750 words or less. If yours is accepted, you will be paid an honorarium of $50.
"The Gatekeeper Function" weighs the pros and cons of sending your work to publishing houses versus taking the long-wolf route of self publishing.
"Using Your Good Arm" highlights advantages for writers who submit their work to publishers, editors, and book review sections of journals.
"Working with an Editor" explains the careful tug-and-pull between writers and editors, and the harsh reality of cutting words you love.
"Finding Your Strength in Retreating" gives you all the necessary info on escaping to write, so you can pack just the essentials and go!
"The Professor of Astonishment" lets writers in on the other side of the writerly coin: to be a writer is to be a reader.
"Tips on Attention" serves up hearty advice for writers on sitting down to write and improving time-management regimes.
"Finding the Right Publisher For You" offers tricks of the trade when selecting a publisher and sending out your manuscript.
"Reviewing as Spiritual Practice: The Way of the Tithe" explains why all writers should spend ten percent of their time critiquing.
"Seeds of Judgment: Why You Should Consider Writing Reviews of Books" shows how it isn't always about the money for writers.
"Submission Fees R Us: To Pay or Not to Submit?" Matthew Thibeault asks the hard questions as Canadian literary journals face tough times.