What is a subtitle? You might recognize them as coming after a colon or appearing in smaller text after the main title of a book. You might have also noticed that they are common in nonfiction but hardly ever used in fiction at all. Why is that?
It is not enough for a title to be good (that is, a fitting description of the events of the plot that also strikes the right tone and implies the themes surrounding it), it must be enticing to the target audience and lend itself to marketing.
Writing book proposals can seem intimidating. Writing the book was hard enough, and now you have to get other people to like it too. The number of resources for writing query letters is infinite, with published authors, agents, and publishers all weighing in on what makes a good query letter. But what about the next step—the proposal package?
Hello, and welcome to the glossy new Start to Finish page for the tentatively titled Conspiring to be Meri, the young adult fiction manuscript we acquired this spring by the uber-talented writer Meagan Macvie! For those unfamiliar, find her riveting work in Narrative, Fugue, and Barrelhouse, as well as on her blog. A new manuscript […]
Memories Flow In Our Veins—the project formerly known around Ooligan Press as “The CALYX Anthology”—has been moving, shaking, and making steady progress along the path to publication during Summer 2015. We have a distinguished new title, a hot-off-the-designer’s-desk front cover, and the manuscript due date is just around the corner. In the meantime, we’ve done […]
The pace of the CALYX anthology has been ramping up this term. We have big plans for our book that we hope to see finalized by the end of the school year. Up first, a title! We have been getting more of the manuscript, and we are combing through it to find that certain word/phrase/idea […]