One thing we're keen on here at Nemesis is helping writers to a) understand the market and b) improve their chances of attracting an agent and securing a publishing deal - even if it's not with us.
Writing is a notoriously difficult profession/obsession to earn a decent wage from and all but the very luckiest/most talented of writers have a story of how they could have wallpapered rooms with rejection letters. In fact, the vast majority of those most talented writers will still have tales of rejection and woe.
This section is still being finalised - but when it goes live, the idea is to offer as many guidelines as we can to smooth the publishing passage for writers.
When this goes live, we'll announce it in our newsletter - so if you haven't signed up for it on the homepage, what are you waiting for...?
In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to improve your craft:
First, if you're not on Twitter, you should be. There is an absolute goldmine of information, advice and publishing news, not to mention a dizzying number of authors, agents, publishers, bookshops, bloggers, editors.... the list is huge. And what's more, it's all free. Yes, FREE. We're on there - you can follow us @nemesisbooks
If you can get into Twitter, the rewards are huge for anyone involved (or hoping to be involved...) with the publishing industry. However, If you can't get into it, don't fret - there are plenty of writers out there who make it without ever setting foot in the Twitter-verse. It's very much horses for courses.
Links to cool websites will appear in the panel on the right. The first one is for Litopa - a writers' colony run by London-based literary agent Peter Cox, who also produces the groundbreaking Litopia After Dark podcast. It's home to some of the coolest folk you could wish to meet on the internet.
There are many superb bloggers out there, keen to impart their publishing wisdom - here's a taste: