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To keep things organized and lay down some guidelines, and overall, just make things less complicated, please read and adhere to the following rules:

:bulletblue: You may only submit work to our gallery if it pertains to publishing or the revision process of writing. (we encourage work on the publication process first; though we accept tutorials and resources on the revision process, we prefer the former)

:bulletblue: You may not submit more than one entry per prompt or contest, unless stated otherwise.

:bulletblue: Please submit the work to the proper folder - either "Publishing Process" or "Revision Process," whichever works better. If you're not sure, think twice of submitting. The staff of Publish-Write decides what to put in Featured.

:bulletblue: If work is intended for a contest/prompt, the work must include a line in the artists comments stating which contest or prompt it is for, and provide a link to said contest or prompt. This is for organizational purposes.

PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING. It makes everything much easier.

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"Publish-Write" is a group dedicated to providing accurate and helpful advice, tips, and help to all the deviants who write, and are thinking of being published. Not sure how to format a manuscript? Want to know if you need an agent or not? From helpful links to lengthy tutorials, Publish-Write can help any writer or poet to get their foot in the door of the publishing world - or at least tell them how.

#Publish-Write, aka "publish right," is basically just a resource for any and all writers to look for all those helpful links and tutorials that help us to get ready for publishing, and take us through the process.
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Devious members of Publish-Write, please check your clocks and calendars. Yes, that's right – November is almost one week away! Now, that doesn't just mean on-sale candy and junk food (although I'll be first in line at the drugstore for my candy corn.) It also means that NaNoWriMo is just around the bend.

If you've joined our group recently, or have been residing in a secluded corner of the internet writing world, you may not know what National Novel Writing Month is all about. That's okay, just head right over here. The article should enlighten you a bit. If not, just drop on by the site itself. Both links should help.

The gist of it is that NaNoWriMo means writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Though I have millions of things I desperately will need to do during November, I hope to continue with my trend of winning. I participated and won in NaNo '08 and NaNo '09. This year, I'm forced to face the problem of having no plot, and 9 short days to come up with one. And I'll have to like whatever plot I come up with, and stick with it for 50,000 words. What a dilemma. So, after much deliberation, I thought I'd review some of the tutorials this group has recommended. I'll post what happens, pros and cons, and how well it works for a novelist in distress.

If you're scratching your head, trying to figure out what this has to do with publishing, let me fill you in on a little secret: publishing can only come after you've written something. And a novel is what many people find infuriating and impossible to revise and/or edit. So after NaNoWriMo's through, we'll be posting some tutorials/FAQ about revising and evaluating the worth (rough-draft wise) of your NaNo book. Then we'll talk about second drafts, querying, etc., on other works in general as well as NaNoWriMo books.

Publish-Write will also keep a list of participants and status bars to see how well they're doing throughout November. If you are participating, comment on this post with your NaNoWriMo user account and we'll put you on the list. If any of the participants (current and former) have any advice to share, comments on previous years, or questions, please post them here. Below are some links to get you started if you're really in a bind.

P.S. November will have little to offer in the way of poetry. I would say to wait for National Haiku Writing Month, and in the meantime, watch everyone else participating freak out.

Can't wait for the noveling to start!



:bulletblue:Holly Lisle
Great world-building tutorials, awesome workshops on how to make characters, etc. Endless supply of resources for starting out.


:bulletblue:Timothy Hallinan
Helpful resources on finishing, revising and publishing your novel. Not very helpful for poetry.

:bulletblue:Holly Lisle
She's great for revising, too. Tons of articles, how-to's and workshops on how to revise your novels.


:bulletblue:Query Shark
Query critiquing site - submit yours, and the "Shark" critiques it on her blog. You can revise and resubmit, and since she's an actual agent, if she really likes it, she might even ask for sample pages!


:bulletblue:Pub Rants
An agent's blog - she always has useful things to say, and it keeps you updated with what's happening in the publishing world. She sometimes posts the original queries of her client's.

NaNoWriMo 2010 Participants:

rin2yume and NaNo Account
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FunkyDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
CherokeeGal1975 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I really could use an agent.  They keep turning me down.  Maybe you can help?  I have self published on my one novel Eden Symbiotic.  I really would  like to see it succeed in the market.
BootShopStory Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Artist
Art4Artists Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello folks, if you are looking for a special book cover for your work go to my DA account or visit my home page at: :)
Jagdwolf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Just wanted to say I got published, have had 2 book signings and have been asked to be the lead off for an anthology.
Tae-Rai Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What a great group, organizing so many resources for writers looking to better their work :)
Arrowriter Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Hello fellow writers! I am looking for help in editing a letter to a celebrity, and appreciate any and all help I can get (criticism included), as well as any success stories you might have about writing to celebrities. If anyone would like to take a look at it, here it is:

Thank you so much!
ArtisinmyHeart Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Also I would love to write a blog helping writers and aspiring published devs. with their endeavors as I used to be them. Since I accomplished it I want to help others. Would your group be interested?
ArtisinmyHeart Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Can you put this out to your deviants?

also I have alot of useful info you can have.
FantasyStock Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Your group has been used in the following news article:
:star: Introduction to Tutorials at deviantART

Thanks for all you do for the art community at dA!!
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