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Anthologies

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Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. In my last post, I talked about the advantages of writing short stories and how they could be stand-alone works or part of a collection. Today, I want to talk about anthologies.

What’s the difference? Dictionary (dot) com defines an anthology as this:

  1. A book or other collection of selected writings by various authors, usually in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject: an anthology of Elizabethan drama; an anthology of modern philosophy.
  2. A collection of selected writings by one author.

My post today deals with the first definition. Participating with a group of authors in an anthology is another great way to build your backlist and attract new readers. I’ve been fortunate to have been included in four such collections.

If you participate in an anthology, here are a few tips.

  • Decide on a central theme…

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Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: http://jeanneowens.weebly.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

2 thoughts on “Anthologies

  1. Thank you for sharing, Jeanne!

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