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-two countries and twenty-six 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.
"Doug wrote an indispensible book for those of us who love to write short fiction. He includes indie publishing, and a lot of traditional publishing tips. ... [Doug is] one of the best short story writers in the business, and one of the best at the business of short story writing. I learned a few things from this book, and sometimes I think I've seen it all. So, if you have any interest in writing short fiction, or you're already making a living a short fiction, take a peek at this book. It's wonderful." --Kristine Kathryn Rusch, award-winning author and editor
"I can't tell you what you should write. That's entirely up to you. But if you are the least bit interested in having a career as a fiction writer then I can tell you what to read: Douglas Smith's Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction. From now on this is my go-to book for all things related to starting and maintaining my fiction writing career." --Filip Wiltgren, writer and game designer