Submit manuscripts to Sydney School of Arts & Humanities

New at SSOA: Submit manuscripts

“Writers are now encouraged to submit manuscripts to be considered for publication by Sydney School of Arts & Humanities. We welcome many different genres and forms of literary output, from novels and poetry to non-fiction and memoir.”

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Black & White Publishing | Ongoing Submissions

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Ongoing Submissions

Black & White Publishing are happy to read material from potential new authors and accept unsolicited manuscripts for both fiction and non-fiction from the UK, Ireland and further afield. All manuscripts will be considered, but at the moment we are particularly looking for:

Fiction

  • commercial women’s fiction, especially chick lit, saga and romance
  • crime and psychological thrillers
  • contemporary YA and New Adult crossover books
  • children’s fiction

Non-fiction

  • memoirs
  • sport (UK and Ireland in particular)
  • humour
  • food and drink
  • activity books

We do not accept:

  • poetry
  • short stories
  • work written in languages other than English

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4 Things To Keep In Mind When Choosing A Title For Your Book

Just as a great cover will help sell a book, so will a great title – Source: http://blog.karenwoodward.org/

“4 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Title for Your Book” by Karen Woodward. 13 May, 2013. Karen Woodward.

That’s what I’ve been doing for the past few days, researching how to create the perfect title. I’m kicking myself for not doing this while Chuck Wendig had his Titular Titles flash fiction challenge.

Here’s what I’ve learned so far. A great title is:

1. Easy To Remember

There are few things more frustrating than someone telling me the title of a book they think I’d love and then not being able to remember it at the bookstore!

Help readers out, make the title of your work memorable. Yes, I know, that’s easier said than done but there are a few simple tips.

Alliteration

Have you ever noticed that poetry is easier to memorize than prose? It has rhythm, meter.

Maryann Yin gives these titles as examples: When Crickets Cry and Wildflowers from Winter.

Short

This isn’t always true, but I think it’s best to try and keep a title to four words or less.

For more tips on choosing a title: Karen Woodward: 4 Things To Keep In Mind When Choosing A Title For Your Book