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Douglas Smith

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Doug is an award-winning Canadian writer whose fiction has appeared in twenty-five languages and thirty countries. His works include The Wolf at the End of the WorldChimerascope, and Impossibilia.

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

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a discussion on another publishing option for your backlist of short fiction

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independently publishing your stories yourself

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I finish off the discussion I began in part 29 on some of the paths a writer might choose to take for their short fiction career, this week focusing on publishing a collection of your short fiction.

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Making your first professional sale does not improve your probability of making your next one. Now and throughout your writing career (assuming you intend to have a writing career), you will always face the same challenge: to write the best stories you can and to keep them in front of professional markets until they sell.

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Cool Stuff That Might Happen (or Not): Awards, Best of Anthologies, Movies Welcome back! This week I’ll be looking at some of the cool things...

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Bonjour / Hola / Ciao: Selling foreign language rights (conclusion) In parts 25 and 26, I began another mini-series on your options for re-selling your...

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Bonjour / Hola / Ciao: Selling foreign language rights Last week, I began another mini-series, this one on your options for re-selling your stories after...

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A Writer’s Magic Bakery: Selling your stories again (and again, and again...) Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. Last week,...

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Let the Band Ring Out and the Banners Fly: To promote or not to promote Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short...

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They Said WHAT?!?: Dealing with reviews Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. I've written these posts in a very specific...

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But, But, But...You Bought My Last Story: What Your First Sale Really Means Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. I've...

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I Love Your Story. Now Change It: Working with an editor (conclusion) Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. I've written...

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I Love Your Story. Now Change It: Working with an editor Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market and sell short fiction....

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Sign Here: What to look (and look out) for in short fiction contracts (continued) Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market and...

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Sign Here: What to look (and look out) for in short fiction contracts (continued) Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market and...

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Sign Here: What to look (and look out) for in short fiction contracts (Part 1) Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market...

THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD – A Novel...

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THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD An urban fantasy novel by Douglas Smith (Estimated release date: Summer 2013) Set in modern day Northern Canada, THE WOLF...

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Drawing the Line: When to stop submitting a story Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market and sell short fiction. These posts...

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Oh God, They Hate Me: Dealing with rejections Welcome back to my weekly series on marketing and selling short fiction. These posts are written in...

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Behind the Curtain: How an editor chooses (or rejects) a story Welcome back to my weekly series on how marketing and selling short fiction. These...

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The Numbers Game: What to do after you've submitted a story Welcome back to my weekly series on how to market and sell short fiction....

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The No-No's: What NOT to do when submitting fiction Welcome back to my on-going and generally weekly series on how to market and sell short...

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Dear Editor...: How to submit short fiction (conclusion) Welcome back to my on-going and generally weekly series on how to market and sell short fiction....

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Dear Editor...: How to submit short fiction Welcome back to my on-going and generally (kind of, sort of) weekly series on how to market and...

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Markets, Markets Everywhere: How to select the right market Welcome back. This is my ninth post on how to market and sell short fiction. This...

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Where Do I Look?: How to find short fiction markets Welcome back. This is the eighth in my (mostly) weekly series of posts on how...

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Where to First?: How to choose short fiction markets Welcome back. This is the seventh in my weekly (more or less) series of posts on...

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But How Do I Know It's Ready?: Dealing with submission fear and arrogance Welcome back. This is the sixth in my weekly series of posts...

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Why You Never "Sell" a Story: Understanding rights and licensing (conclusion) Welcome back. This is the fifth in my weekly series of posts on how...

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Why You Never "Sell" a Story: Understanding rights and licensing Welcome back. This is the fourth in my weekly series of posts on how to...