The Publishing Landscape

We periodically put up blogs like this one to educate authors about the publishing landscape. There are two legitimate streams of publishing: Traditional Publishing: you submit to a publisher. They will judge if (they believe) your book is worth publishing. If they accept you, they take all the financial risk to publish you. They will … Continued

Connection and Journey

Why do we connect to certain stories? The simple answer is because they reflect our own lives. JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is about a disenfranchised teenager trying to find his place in the world. It speaks to teenagers who are angry, rebellious, and displaced. Here is a novel that champions them. This … Continued

The Closet Editor

Once you finish writing your manuscript, what do you do next? Submit it somewhere Give it to friends to read Revise. If you answered number 1 or 2, you’re wrong. A first draft shouldn’t go anywhere. You might think it’s brilliant. It’s probably not. A first draft is a spill: ideas, prose, phrasing, idiosyncrasies, crap, … Continued

Mental Health and Writing

Mental health is back in the public discussion following the tragic death of AFL legend Danny ‘Spud’ Frawley. It’s a shame that we only start talking about mental health again after something happens. Growing up in the 1980s, mental health was stigmatised. Nobody talked about issues. Males were told to, ‘Man up’, and to brave … Continued

The Return of [untitled]

Guess what? [untitled] is almost ten years old. Just on a conceptual level, it’s been around since late-2008. It wouldn’t be until early 2009 that we discussed the form it would take, and what we’d name it. And then on 10 September 2009, the first issue of [untitled] found its way into the world. Back … Continued

Our New Website

We have a new website! It’s been a long time coming, but here it is! One of the reasons we felt we needed a change is because we’ve just got so much going on. Between publishing our own books (under our imprint of Pinion Press); helping authors to get their own stories out there through … Continued