BlogThe Writing ProcessWebinar Replay: Playing the Short Game: How to leverage short fiction in your writing career

Webinar Replay: Playing the Short Game: How to leverage short fiction in your writing career

Libby Bushill
Editorial Assistant at ProWritingAid
Published Jul 28, 2020

Contents:
  1. ProWritingAid Presents: Playing the Short Game: How to leverage short fiction in your writing career
  2. Douglas Smith
  3. Are Your Short Stories Publish Ready?

ProWritingAid Presents: Playing the Short Game: How to leverage short fiction in your writing career

On September 17, the ProWritingAid community was invited to learn how short stories can form a crucial part of any fiction writer's career. Award-winning author Douglas Smith spoke about the basics of licensing rights for short fiction, why you should always target the top markets, key clauses to look for in short fiction contracts, and much more.

Watch the replay above to learn the many ways a successful short fiction writer can leverage their backlist of published stories far beyond that first sale, including reprints, foreign language sales, audio markets, and collections.

Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith is the multi award-winning Canadian author of Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction.

Are Your Short Stories Publish Ready?

If you have a back-catalogue of short stories that have never seen the light of day, now is the time to get them out into the world! If you're not sure if your writing is ready for publication, ProWritingAid can help.

Our editor is more than a regular spelling and grammar checker. ProWritingAid will help you identify overused words, distracting dialogue tags, readability improvements, sentence structure errors and much more. There are over 20 reports to help you edit your writing into shape.

More, it helps you learn as you edit, making you a better writer every time you use the program.

The best way to find out how much ProWritingAid can do is to try it yourself!


We host dozens of free trainings for writers about everything from book publishing to business writing. Why not find out more about the Seven Processes of Publishing in our session with publishing expert Orna Ross, or browse all of our replays here.

Subscribe for writing hacks, special offers and free stuff
We will not share your details
Have you tried  ProWritingAid  yet? What are you waiting for? It's the best tool for making sure your copy is strong, clear, and error-free!
Libby Bushill
Editorial Assistant at ProWritingAid

Libby is ProWritingAid's Editorial and Marketing Assistant. When she's not editing and writing blog posts, she can be found spreading the word about ProWritingAid on social media. A recent English Lit grad and co-editor of the University of Reading's A Room of Our Own Project, she loves all things writing and editing and can't wait to work on more projects in the future.

Black Friday Sale

Up to

50% off

Browse Offers
Ends Monday, November 30 at 11:59 PST