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DOCUMENTS PREPARED BY SHANTI ARTS

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Hanging Punctuation: Why Are the Quotation Marks Extending into the Margin?

 

QUOTATIONS: THE COMPLEX WORLD OF COPYRIGHT, FAIR USE, AND GARNERING PERMISSIONS

John Iovine, How To Legally Quote Song Lyrics in Your Stories, Books and Articles

Writer's Digest, Can I Use Song Lyrics in my Manuscript?

 

BOOK DESIGN

Elements of a Book, according to the Chicago Manual of Style: answers to questions such as “Do Acknowledgments go in the front or back of the book?” “Why are there two title pages?”

 

MEMOIR WRITING

Cate Macabe, Writing the Memoir: Disclaimers

Helen Sedwick, How to Use Real People in Your Writing Without Ending Up in Court

Suzanne Sherman, Naming Names: Telling the Truth in Memoir

 

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

BJ Gallagher, The Ten Awful Truths — and the Ten Wonderful Truths — About Book Publishing, The Huffington Post, December 6, 2017.
The best part is at the end, so be sure to keep reading.

Glenna Collett, Book award contests: Are they worthwhile?, June 15, 2016.
This article has some good advice and a helpful list of pros and cons of entering book award contests.

Alexander Manshel, Laura B. McGrath, and J. D. Porter, “Who Cares about Literary Prizes?” Public Books, September 3, 2019
Lots of data and charts, but the conclusion is that prizes matter.

Scott Lorenz, 40 Book Awards Authors Should Pursue, Westwind Communications.
This article includes a very helpful list of legitimate awards. Some are crossed off because awards come and go. Scott Lorenz is a book publicist, so he spends some time describing cases in which a book award led to national media coverage or a movie deal; he is of course looking for clients. Still, his list and the links it includes are helpful as a way to navigate the wide array of book award possibilities.

Literary Awards, Wikipedia
This link provides an overwhelmingly long list of book award possibilities, but you can scan the categories and focus on those that fit your genre and topic.

 

 

   

 

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