May 10, 2019

Welcome, dear readers, to Around the Web, your weekly roundup of book, publishing, and literary posts from across the corners of the internet.

This week, I’m sharing some publishing advice, a poignant look at trauma in art, a new report from BookNet Canada, and an autho...

March 18, 2019

Happy Monday, everyone. I was recently asked, “What goes into a publishing agreement and how negotiable up front are they by the author?” 


So, let’s go through the standard sections of the agreement and I’ll note, at the end of each one, just how negotiable it really i...

March 4, 2019

Hello, everyone and happy March!

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a writer’s group. As usual there were lots of questions, but many centred around a single theme⎯how do we make our children’s literature acquisition decisions?

In brief, these are our key criteri...

February 15, 2019

Welcome back to Around the Web, friends!

I’m writing this from my home office where, thanks to my landlord’s snow blower, I’ve managed to avoid being completely snowed in. Still, there’s tons of snow on roads, and the sidewalks, and just about everywhere else, so I’m pl...

February 8, 2019

Hello friends! It’s me again, back to share some links from around the web. This week I’ve got a wild tale of publishing, some thesaurus trivia, a discover, and some comic recommendations. 


Dan Mallory’s Career of Lies

The New Yorker published an exposé on one of the to...

February 12, 2018

Depending on the state of your literary career, an agent or manager could very well be the final ingredient in your recipe of success.

June 19, 2017

I know. We didn't give any warning for this. We're sorry, but we're closing to unsolicited submissions until September. What a jerk move! you may be thinking. Okay, okay, let me explain.

Common Deer Press is  small press. Like, really small. That means a few things happ...

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