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Book Talk / Re: Adult commercial fiction
« Last post by Melissa K on Yesterday at 08:09 PM »
You could try to Easy Rawlins mysteries by Walter Mosley. He writes literary fiction too, but you don't have to hold that against him.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: PB Back Matter
« Last post by BeccaB on Yesterday at 07:25 PM »
Are you familiar with the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, by folklorist Alvin Schwartz?

Ah! I'm way too much of a wimp to read scary stories. I read a couple of Goosebumps books as a kid, and I still get creeped out by them! The back matter sound fascinating though!
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Book Talk / Re: Adult commercial fiction
« Last post by annemleone on Yesterday at 04:22 PM »
I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Rook by Daniel O'Malley. The sequel, Stiletto, is out too (and also very good). If you imagine X-Men, crossed with Jason Bourne, crossed with Dilbert, you're mostly there. It's about a secret magical organization in London from the point of view of one its best bureaucrats--and someone is trying to kill her.
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I'm a US writer, and the Cricket group and Highlights have both required a W-9 form at the time of the first sale, and then they keep it on file after that.
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Book Talk / Re: Adult literary fiction
« Last post by Gatz on May 18, 2018, 10:17 PM »
A marvelous recent historical novel:

Euphoria, by Lily King

A tale about three anthropologists in New Guinea in the first half of the twentieth century. One of the anthro's is modeled after Margaret Mead.

This novel has some of the best atmospheric description I've ever read.

Gatz
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Book Talk / Re: Adult commercial fiction
« Last post by Gatz on May 18, 2018, 10:13 PM »
Thanks!  These look like good starting points.
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Just subbed a poem to Cricket. We'll see how it goes.
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I've been away from my computer for a couple of weeks, and I recently viewed Submittable.  The story for the dragon issue was declined on May 14, 2018, Carrie Lee, and the Cicada submission hasn't been looked at yet.  Good Luck with the Cricket Group although I haven't had any.
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The Craft of Writing / Re: Restrictions, Ezra, and us
« Last post by Pons on May 18, 2018, 11:02 AM »
It struck me that for us writers of magic realism, the situation is reversed: you can put in the magic, but all the other narrative elements must or should remain regular, realistic, so that the magic element will be stirred into the stew of believability.
I like this very much Gatz. Well said.

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The Craft of Writing / Re: Restrictions, Ezra, and us
« Last post by dewsanddamps on May 18, 2018, 08:15 AM »
Gatz, you always come up with something interesting!  :thankyou

There are counterexamples, of course, and you can always nibble at the edges, but I think I agree with Pound, and even more with you.
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