- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: Lucky Bat Books (August 14, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1928048226
- ISBN-13: 978-1928048220
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,075,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Playing the Short Game: How to Market and Sell Short Fiction
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About the Author
Douglas Smith is an award-winning Canadian author of fantasy, SF, horror, supernatural, and the ever popular "undefinable" who has been published in thirty countries and twenty-five languages around the world.
Doug is a three-time winner of Canada's Aurora Award for speculative fiction and has been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, the CBC Bookies award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane.
His other works include:
THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Lucky Bat Books, 2013) – Urban fantasy novel
CHIMERASCOPE (ChiZine, 2010) – Collection – Finalist for the Sunburst Award, Aurora Award, and CBC Bookies Award
IMPOSSIBILIA (PS Publishing, 2008) – Collection – Finalist for the Aurora Award
LA DANSE DES ESPRITS (Dreampress, 2011) – Collection – Finalist for France's Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane
A sample of what others have said about Doug and his writing:
"One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." — Library Journal
"His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." — Robert J. Sawyer, award-winning author
"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." — Charles de Lint, award-winning author
Doug's website is www.smithwriter.com and he tweets at smithwrtr.
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“Playing the Short Game” is choke-full of facts, real-life experience and advices, technical details and rules that will increase your chances to at least get read and taken into consideration by all magazine and anthology editors. Doug has been there and left his mark successfully on the short story market.
Especially if you’re a writer in a different language than English and hope to break through into the English market, this is invaluable. This is the holly book you needed and waited for. This is your chance to present and market your short stories professionally and finally get past the format and professionalism watch-dogs waiting at the gates of each and every English language professional market.