Byliner adds fiction to its offerings—and signs Margaret Atwood

When Byliner launched last spring, it was clear that it would do great things for narrative non-fiction, alongside other new sites like The Atavist. In the intervening 10 months, the site has grown considerably and its “Byliner Originals” have consistently topped Amazon’s Kindle Singles bestseller list. Early this year it began selling short works of […]

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Call for submissions: Short fiction and artwork for a revenue-sharing publication

If you’re a freelancer who writes short fiction or creates visual art, or if you’re interested in unique revenue steams, here’s something to consider. ZenFri, a company based out of Winnipeg, is looking for short stories and artwork for their upcoming anthology, Warpaint. Interested writers and artists can consult the submission guidelines for exact word […]

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Kurt Vonnegut’s tips for storytellers

Whether you’ve seen it before and need a refresher or it’s new to you, this lecture by the late Kurt Vonnegut—who began his incredibly sucessful writing career as a journalist—on the “shape of stories” is as full of laughs as it is an instructive summary of the most popular narrative arcs, and, therefore, always worth […]

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 9:58 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,