Writing Words With the Tips of My Toes
So I seem to be doing a lot of these ‘truth’ posts. I generally type something into Google, like ‘what can a small press do for me,’ to bring up articles that are sort of similar to it. Then I browse the blurbs of these articles and usually find a strong one on the first page. So I found this article from Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, better known as SFWA. It’s an intriguing article to me because it presents something that not a lot of people who are with small presses know. For example, a lot of people go with a small press thinking this will lead right into a contract with the big guys, which is not only unrealistic but insulting as to the reason why small presses exist. In any case, let me begin the wonderful list. Hopefully I can get away from doing the list thing in future posts, but, right now, you’ll just have to put up with it.
If you don’t know what a small press is, it is an independent press not part of giant conglomerates. Sometimes these presses may be bought out by those conglomerates, but, otherwise, they are independent. Some small presses may also create other imprints that cater toward other genres. For example, AEC is pretty interested in thrillers, paranormal, and fantasy (from what I have seen). However, if they wanted to branch out into romance, they could create an imprint for that. Now, let’s go to NUMBER ONE!
I recommend reading the rest of the article, as I just wanted to touch on the big points.