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5 Unconventional Poetry Forms - Huffington Post/Writer's Relief's Writer Wednesday

April is National Poetry Month, a time when poets and would-be bards alike turn their attention to verses both free and formal. If you’re going to write poetry, why not try giving your work a unique twist, something that editors of literary magazines don’t already have piling up on their desks? Here are five unexpected poetry forms to inspire your muse and make your poetry stand out.

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Interview With An Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan
In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success.
Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 13 books, including the best-selling memoir She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders and the newly released Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenthood In Three Genders (both from Random House). She is the national co-chair of GLAAD and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute. Jennifer is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. A teacher at Colby College, she lives in Maine with her wife Deirdre, her two sons, and two black Labradors.
CONTEST: Leave a comment or a question for Jennifer on the blog post by April 23, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of her book, Stuck in the Middle with You! U.S. residents only.

Interview With An Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan

In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success.

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 13 books, including the best-selling memoir She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders and the newly released Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenthood In Three Genders (both from Random House). She is the national co-chair of GLAAD and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute. Jennifer is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. A teacher at Colby College, she lives in Maine with her wife Deirdre, her two sons, and two black Labradors.

CONTEST: Leave a comment or a question for Jennifer on the blog post by April 23, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of her book, Stuck in the Middle with You! U.S. residents only.

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Writers: Use Goodreads To Promote Your Books

You’ve probably heard that your reading habits can help your writing technique, but did you know that reading can also help your writing career?

Thousands of writers are interacting with their readers and establishing themselves in the writing community on Goodreads, a website that functions as an online book club, bookstore, and your own personal bookshelf.

If you are looking for an easy, fun, and free way to promote your writing and connect with people who have similar taste in books (i.e., fans, readers, editors, agents), Goodreads is for you!

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Should You Fire Your Literary Agent? The 10 Signs That It’s Time To Say Good-bye - Writer’s Relief Blog

It’s not easy to make the decision to leave your literary agency. No writer wants to fire a literary agent. Usually, literary agents and writers enter into their partnership with lots of enthusiasm and optimism. Most writers would rather try to work out any problems with their current agent than start the entire process of finding literary agent representation all over again.
That said, sometimes the signs point toward firing a literary agent. If you’ve been on the fence about whether to stay with your literary agent or say good-bye, this article will help you decide.

Should You Fire Your Literary Agent? The 10 Signs That It’s Time To Say Good-bye - Writer’s Relief Blog

It’s not easy to make the decision to leave your literary agency. No writer wants to fire a literary agent. Usually, literary agents and writers enter into their partnership with lots of enthusiasm and optimism. Most writers would rather try to work out any problems with their current agent than start the entire process of finding literary agent representation all over again.

That said, sometimes the signs point toward firing a literary agent. If you’ve been on the fence about whether to stay with your literary agent or say good-bye, this article will help you decide.

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Writers: How To Network in the Writing Community - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Never underestimate the importance of networking as a writer. Are you looking to develop your writing skills? Want to learn more writing and publishing strategies? Don’t know how to start revising your short story or poem? Need to rid yourself of writer’s block? Connecting with other writers by networking within the community can be the key to improving your creative writing. Here are some suggestions for networking with other writers in your area.

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The Writer’s Relief Review Board is OPEN! (Deadline: TODAY! APRIL 10TH)

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Writer’s Relief is an author’s submission service (not a literary agency, publisher, or publicity firm). We help creative writers get published by targeting their poems, essays, short stories, and books to the best-suited literary agents or editors of literary journals.

We can help you get published. We will:

  • Identify the best literary agents for your book manuscript. Literary agents are key to publishing your novel, memoir, or nonfiction book.
  • Identify the best literary journals for your poetry, short story, or personal essay.
  • Create your cover or query letters.
  • Proofread and format your submissions.
  • Develop strategies that get literary agents and editors excited about your writing.
  • Make more time for you to write without sacrificing the quality and efficiency of your submissions.
  • Help you get published more often in reputable markets.

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