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Literary magazines with one week's response time

36 literary magazines which respond within a week


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20 services to help you get your work ready for publication

We've been offering editing services for writers from our office in London since 2001 and have the widest and best-value range on the web. Get your work ready for publication or submission with the help of our team of skilled professional editors.

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How to get your book translated into English (without it costing the earth)

English Language Editing

If you are not a native English speaker but you want to publish your book in English to make it available to the international market, what do you do?  Read more

Copy editing for self-publishers

Why self-publishers (and other authors) need it

Do you want your book to be properly published? There's no reason why a self-publisher shouldn't have as good a chance of finding an audience as an author whose book is coming out from a publisher.  Read more

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Getting your manuscript copy edited

Getting your manuscript copy edited

If you are looking for copy editing online, it can be difficult to ensure that you are getting a professional copy editor who will do a good job on your manuscript.

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The Slush pile

The ‘Slush Pile’

When I started working in publishing over thirty years ago it was part of my job to check through the pile of unsolicited manuscripts that arrived on a daily basis, and like every other enthusiastic young editorial assistant, I dreamed of finding the next bestseller in the ‘slush pile’. I was soon disillusioned for the reality is that of the thousands of new books that are sent to ‘The P  Read more

Top Ten Tips

Top Ten Tips for Nonfiction Writers

from Julie Wheelwright, programme director, MA Creative Writing Nonfiction, City University, London  Read more

Writing for the web

Writing for the web

You have to grab your readers online. Writing effectively for the web is quite different from writing for the printed page. Writers intending to write web pages should observe some simple rules if they want to attract and keep visitors to their pages.  Read more

Getting your poetry published

Getting your poetry into print

Poets are naturally keen to see their work in print but it’s actually quite hard to get a first collection taken on by a publisher. This is because most poetry lists are pretty small.  Read more

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