Selling to Anthologies Video Download
As a potential market for short fiction, anthologies might just be a "best-kept secret." These stand-alone compilations of selected writings by various authors--usually focusing on a specific theme--offer beginning and seasoned fiction writers alike a unique outlet for their stories. If you can build a story around a prescribed theme, and on a tight deadline, you have what it takes to be an anthology writer. In "Selling to Anthologies," author Stephen D. Rogers (whose work has appeared in 77 anthologies) shares insider tips and techniques for successfully writing and publishing stories for this market. You'll discover what makes anthologies different from periodicals, how to find the top-paying markets, and how to negotiate rights in your favor when selling to anthologies. What you'll learn in this 22-minute video: why writers of short fiction face less competition when writing for anthologies; the three submission categories for anthologies, and guidelines for each; how "publisher status" (i.e., the amount of a publisher's involvement in an anthology project) affects your chances of publication; typical payment and rights arrangements when selling to anthologies; an overview of theme categories, including Tightly Themed, Loosely Themed, and Open; tips for working with anthology editors, how to find the best anthology markets.