Welcome to our Horror Story 2015 Contest. Every year we run a horror story, and every year we announce the winners the week of Halloween. This year is different in that if you win our contest you get 1 year worth of free ads on our site (over $3000 value), $250 cash, and your story will be featured in a new digital horror anthology we will be publishing this year. These are our … [Read more...] about Horror Story Contest 2015!
The Summer of 75 Words So the 50 word contest was so much fun we decided to run a new Summer 75 word contest. The contest will run from today, June 1st until August 31, 2015. The reward is the same as before. We will give you 3 months of ads and promotions on EWR. This is worth $1000. If you have a book or a magazine to promote, this contest is for you!The ground … [Read more...] about Contest: The Summer of 75 Words
Why do Self-Published Authors Need a Website? Getting your book published with a large publishing house is becoming more and more difficult. Book stores are closing, and less and less money is being made by big publishing houses. Some publishers even want to see that authors have build a writing platform online before they will consider publishing your book. They want to know … [Read more...] about Why do Self-Published Authors Need a Website?
Selling books on the internet has become a massive industry, but breaking into the market is very difficult. Here are some tips on how to build and sell your self-published books online. 1. Website Yes, you need a website. You need a website for YOU, the author, so that when you publish your next book people will already know where to go, a Facebook page won't cut it. A free … [Read more...] about Ways to Sell your Self-Published Book
In order to keep interest high in our contest, we have taken, and will take, some stories and create cards that are for sharing, like the ones below. We ask that you share these on FB, Twitter, and Pintrest and the like. We are looking to promote the contest, and the writers who are publishing their work with us.The url for the contest … [Read more...] about 50 Word Story Contest Update!
I have a question… In the near future (I would say that many of us know it’s coming even though there are many who do not want to admit it) ebooks will be the cornerstone of publishing. Ebooks are already storming the fortress walls, and it doesn’t take a lot to realize that after the last of the big box books stores goes (Barnes and Noble are planning on closing … [Read more...] about Will MFA Writing Programs be the Only Help for Successful Writers?
Should literary magazines pay? Warning! This is a rant, walk away now if you are going to be offended or upset about strong opinions being thrown at you in a not so easy to take way.I keep getting emails, about one per week, from different writers, and the email reads something like: “Why don't these stupid literary magazines you keep sending me pay! Don't they know I'm … [Read more...] about Should literary magazines pay?
How Much Money Can you Make Self-Publishing? I'm not an expert on this, but I have spent a great deal of time reading articles about how much money you can make on your self-published book. I want to make it clear that I am not writing with any agenda here, but what I see in the articles I have read seems to be an odd “skewing” toward shying people away from self-publishing. I … [Read more...] about How Much Money Can you Make Self-Publishing?
Self Publishing Companies/ Print on Demand Companies It's taken us a long time to write a list of self publishing companies. We have struggled with it. Be very cautious when going this route. There are many sharks in these waters. Read our article for more information. Also read the articles at the bottom of this page for a good start. Publishing is changing. This is a list of … [Read more...] about Self Publishing Companies/ Print on Demand Companies
Get Paid to Post on Writing Sense We are joining the ranks of literary and writers blogs who pay their contributors for posts! Writing Sense wants to support the community of writers, so we are now paying $100 for guest posts. We are hoping to improve the quality of our site. PLEASE follow the following steps before you submit work to us. Subscribe to … [Read more...] about Get Paid to Post!
NaNoWriMo: How to Prepare for the Writing Marathon You make excuses. You put it off until next weekend. You even go to that new movie you never wanted to see to avoid it. But that blue light emanating from your computer screen is an incessant reminder: You need to, and should, be writing.While the ideas might flow freely, your drive to actually spend time writing — or even … [Read more...] about NaNoWriMo: How to Prepare for the Writing Marathon
Halloween 2013 Contest This is the year of the better Every Writer. Yes, I know, all sites say that, sure, sure, whatever right? Well, we mean it. We have plans to bring you better short stories, better poetry, better markets, and better articles and interviews. Instead of waiting until the last minute, like past years, we are kicking off our Horror Halloween contest early! We … [Read more...] about Halloween 2013 Contest/Artwork/Movie
O.Henry AwardsThis is our list of magazines that have had work selected to be honored by the O'Henry Awards. Since 1918 they have been awarding short fiction writers this award. It is a time honored tradition, and the first collection of O'Henry awards was published in 1919.We always think it is important to look for magazines such as the ones we have listed below. We … [Read more...] about The O’Henry Awards Why These Awards are Still Important
Ways to Make Money with Your Literary Magazine? There are 4 ways most sites are make money on the internet. They are the same for every site. The only variation on these 4 sources of revenue is audience. I will be right to the point about these revenue streams. We at EWR have used all of them, and I’ll give you my experience with each.Quick to the point:Pay per … [Read more...] about Make Money with your Literary Magazine
Here are our top 13 movie monsters and their archetypes. When we say archetypes we are talking about the archetypes that are "supposed to have been present in folklore and literature for thousands of years, including prehistoric artwork." You can refer to this wikipedia article for more information about archetypes. We are using the term here to explain the "thing … [Read more...] about The Top 13 Horror Movie Monsters of All Time!