Roundup: Marketing Your Writing

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In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week. This week we have posts on submitting and getting published.

What’s the trick? Twitter? A Facebook page? Hiring an agent? All of the above? What are the best ways to market your writing in an ever-competitive writing market? Our writers and writers from around the web divulge their marketing strategies and concerns.

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From Ploughshares:

  • “Finding an honest, understanding, capable, experienced, devoted, and supportive agent is as hard as finding a spouse,” writes Fan Wu in “Being Published, and Then…”

From Around the Web:

  • Carve Magazine says:  “Short stories and novels are arguably not the sexiest commodities in an increasingly non-literary world (pigs will most likely fly the day we all see a Super Bowl ad for a Joyce Carol Oates book).”

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Feel free to share your views on marketing and writing in the comments section below!

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