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Success story Jax Miller

Success story: Jax Miller

Jax MillerThe latest sensational success story is that of Jax Miller, who has just sold two thrillers to HarperFiction UK.  Read more

Success story Gillian Flynn

Success story: Gillian Flynn

Gillian FlynnThe announcement that Gillian Flynn had been declared Specsavers International author of the Year last week was only the latest accolade awarded to her.  Read more

My Say - Natasha Mostert

My Say gives writers a chance to air their views about writing and the writer's life.

Contributions should ideally be 300 to 500 words in length and of general interest. Please email them to us. WritersServices' decision on whether or not to include each contribution is final.

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My Say - Richard Hall

"Write about what you know" - does this adage always make sense?

Contributions should ideally be 300 to 500 words in length and of general interest. Please email them to us. WritersServices' decision on whether or not to include each contribution is final.

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Rotten Rejections

The Letters that Publishers Wish they'd never Sent

Most of these are taken from Andre Bernard's wonderful little book Rotten Rejections:  The Letters that Publishers Wish They’d Never Sent, now sadly out of print.  Read more

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Sassy Books - an exciting new imprint for today’s new generation of girl-power readers

Sassy BooksAn Imprint Of John Hunt Publishing. Hip, real and raw, SASSY books share untamed truths, spiritual insights and entrepreneurial witchcraft with women who want to kick ass in life and start revolutions.  is an exciting new imprint for today's new generation of girl-power readers, but how would publisher Lisa Clark define her readership for the benefit of new writers interested in writing for her? "SASSY readers are gutsy girls. They're passionate women who are looking for reading material that challenges, entertains and stimulates them.  Read more

New articles

A regularly updated page of interesting new stand-alone articles and series recently added to the site

Why your book contract needs vetting

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Starting from scratch: setting up a new literary agency

Jane Dowary

It was quite an endeavor for me to start my own literary agency. You have to find the right name and the right type of projects to work on as a literary agent. You have to find ways to let writers know about your agency and what qualifies you to be a literary agent.  Read more

Success story Jessie Burton

Jessie BurtonJessie Burton's road to success is interesting because it's only just happened, following the publication of her first novel The Miniaturist in July.  Read more

Success story Tina Seskis

Tina SeskisTina Seskis is an irresistible subject for a Success Story because she lives just up the road from WritersServices in north London and because her success as a writer is like a textbook illustration of how to do it.  Read more

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