What’s the difference between vanity presses, small presses and other kinds of publishing?

When you’ve written a good book, be it prose or poetry, the next step is to find a publisher. If you are a relative unknown, you may be doing this without an Agent. If so, it can be hard to know what kind of publisher to choose. Vanity Press Typically a ‘vanity’ press refers toContinue reading “What’s the difference between vanity presses, small presses and other kinds of publishing?”

Imposter Syndrome

Everyone is SO much better at writing than I am! Familiar internal monologue complaint? Felt the compassion-pressure of measuring up to others whom you believe are ‘natural’ writers? Who do I think I am??? A fraud! These feelings are known as¬†impostor syndrome, or what psychologists often call ‘impostor phenomenon’. An estimated 70% of people experienceContinue reading “Imposter Syndrome”

Worried poetry is dead and nobody will read your book?

Well you aren’t alone. One of the most fascinating parts of working in publishing is noticing the similar concerns creatives have toward their work. I would go further and say, as creatives, we’re pretty good at self-sabotage! By being too egocentric, well we know how that goes, we can be unaware of how we’re perceivedContinue reading “Worried poetry is dead and nobody will read your book?”