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New Survey Reveals Low Odds Of Having A Full-Time Writing Career | Writer’s Relief

In an article on the blog The Passive Voice, Writer’s Relief learned about a recent survey of over five thousand authors that indicates fewer writers are able to make a living in the publishing industry than ever before. Here’s why:

“The word exploitation comes to mind,” said [Philip] Pullman, bestselling author of the His Dark Materials series and president of the Society of Authors. “Many of us are being treated badly because some of those who bring our books to the public are acting without conscience and with no thought for the future of the ecology of the trade as a whole … This matters because the intellectual, emotional and artistic health of the nation matters, and those who write contribute to the task of sustaining it.”

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Top 7 Mistakes Writers Make When Submitting To Literary Journals | Writer’s Relief

Most literary magazine editors try to keep an open mind when reading submissions of poems, short stories, and essays. But writers who make common submission strategy mistakes might just find their manuscripts are quickly dismissed with a “thanks but no thanks” rejection letter. If you are making submissions to literary journals, Writer’s Relief lets you… Continue Reading

Tongue-In-Cheek Poetry Awards You DON’T Want To Win! | Writer’s Relief

August 18 is Bad Poetry Day! It’s a day for poets to laugh, relax, and toss aside the stress of trying to create the perfect poem—by creating some not-so-perfect poetry. And what better way to celebrate the silliness of Bad Poetry Day than with a few tongue-in-cheek poetry awards created by the bards here at… Continue Reading

Writers: How To Cut Through The Noise And Hear Your Authentic Voice | Writer’s Relief

In a noisy world full of blaring distractions, financial pressures, and success envy, it can be easy to lose the sound of your own voice as a writer. Writer’s Relief explains how to identify obstacles and obfuscators so you can tune back in, hear yourself think, and rediscover your authentic voice. The Noise In Your… Continue Reading

Today Is National Book Lover’s Day! | Writer’s Relief

Love books? At Writer’s Relief, we do too! Which is why we’re celebrating National Book Lover’s Day. Check out these great ways to commemorate the day from www.bookish.com: Visit your local library. Have you forgotten the joys of crinkly plastic dust jackets and the comforting smell of old books? Dig out your library card and… Continue Reading



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