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Getting Published

June 11, 2006

Yesterday morning I went to a “Literary Event” which was rather surprising because normally I would be in church. However the town up the road was holding a Winter Arts Festival and there was a session on “Getting Published”. So I went. It was very interesting but somewhat depressing as it is very difficult to get published in Australia. The supply of publishable material is large and the market is small. I had hoped they would talk more about online publishing. Anyway they gave me a few ideas and a few web sites to check out.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

10 thoughts on “Getting Published”

  1. Yes did it actually help at all. I mean you learn interesting facts about the Bible and that people can’t read 300 but that aside did you learn anything you didnt already know?

  2. Yes did it actually help at all. I mean you learn interesting facts about the Bible and that people can’t read 300 but that aside did you learn anything you didnt already know?

  3. A lot of stuff that was said I already knew but it was strongly reinforced to me.

    Two things stand out: firstly there is a lot of variety in publishing, meaning there is everything from children’s stories, magazine articles, coffee-table books, non-fiction etc and I need to keep an eye on the market so I know what’s “in” and what the market is looking for.

    Secondly I’ll never get published if I’m completely unheard of. So I’ve been thinking of ways of raising my profile through the web, magazine articles etc.

  4. A lot of stuff that was said I already knew but it was strongly reinforced to me.

    Two things stand out: firstly there is a lot of variety in publishing, meaning there is everything from children’s stories, magazine articles, coffee-table books, non-fiction etc and I need to keep an eye on the market so I know what’s “in” and what the market is looking for.

    Secondly I’ll never get published if I’m completely unheard of. So I’ve been thinking of ways of raising my profile through the web, magazine articles etc.

  5. I still think it was rather bizarre. I mean I go to a secular Arts Festival and a guy starts his spiel by talking about how the Old Testament was put together. I think they may have been a few holes in his theory but I did check and the the word “Bible” does mean “Books”.

  6. I still think it was rather bizarre. I mean I go to a secular Arts Festival and a guy starts his spiel by talking about how the Old Testament was put together. I think they may have been a few holes in his theory but I did check and the the word “Bible” does mean “Books”.

  7. Hi, I found your blog via _Big Ear Productions_ and his Ghanian Football posting experiment. As an American writer who has been published in Australia your article interests me. Granted my publication record abroad is not huge, but I have been published in both Queensland and Tasmania.

    I have been published in Australian periodicals a couple of times. I actually found it easier to break into the Australian market than getting published in the US. The largest magazine in terms of circulation to ever carry one of my articles has been _Quadrant_. Their July/August 1997 issue carried an article I wrote on Stalin’s deportation of Chechens.

    One Australian publication which is always looking for articles, but doesn’t pay is _Lithuanian Papers_ out of U. of Tasmania. They actually solicited an article for me. Usually the writer not the editor sends out queries. If you have a short article dealing with Lithuania it is a good place for adding another publication to your CV.

    I can not think of any other advice on Australian publishing. All my book publishers have been US companies with offices in London. For the English speaking world the US followed by the UK pretty much dominate the scene. Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa are small markets in comparison.

  8. Hi, I found your blog via _Big Ear Productions_ and his Ghanian Football posting experiment. As an American writer who has been published in Australia your article interests me. Granted my publication record abroad is not huge, but I have been published in both Queensland and Tasmania.

    I have been published in Australian periodicals a couple of times. I actually found it easier to break into the Australian market than getting published in the US. The largest magazine in terms of circulation to ever carry one of my articles has been _Quadrant_. Their July/August 1997 issue carried an article I wrote on Stalin’s deportation of Chechens.

    One Australian publication which is always looking for articles, but doesn’t pay is _Lithuanian Papers_ out of U. of Tasmania. They actually solicited an article for me. Usually the writer not the editor sends out queries. If you have a short article dealing with Lithuania it is a good place for adding another publication to your CV.

    I can not think of any other advice on Australian publishing. All my book publishers have been US companies with offices in London. For the English speaking world the US followed by the UK pretty much dominate the scene. Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa are small markets in comparison.

  9. Oops, sorry I meant I have been published in Victoria and Tasmania. For some reason I was thinking _Quadrant_ was published in Queensland when I wrote the last post. It is published in Victoria.

  10. Oops, sorry I meant I have been published in Victoria and Tasmania. For some reason I was thinking _Quadrant_ was published in Queensland when I wrote the last post. It is published in Victoria.

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