The Latest News from Blydyn Square Books
New Writing Course Coming Soon!
We’re excited to announce that we’re hard at work finalizing our latest offering: a self-paced, fully online writing course that will give you the tips and tools you need to start (or finish) writing that book you’ve always dreamed of—or get the book you’ve finally finished published.
From the warped but brilliant brains of the authors and staff of Blydyn Square Books, the course will cover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about publishing: the pros and cons of traditional versus self-publishing, how to get started on a writing project (and keep going until it’s ready to submit), and all the most common mistakes writers make in submissions that hold them back when it comes to getting published.
The course is set to launch in January, so stay tuned for more details.
Blydyn Square Review
There’s still (a little) time to submit your work for the winter issue of Blydyn Square Review, which is scheduled to publish in February. We’re open to anything: poems, short stories, essays, reviews, artwork—anything goes, as long as it makes us think. See our website for details on how to submit. Deadline is December 1.
Blydyn Square Book Club
This month, we’re reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. There’s still time to join us on November 11 at 5:45 P.M. (ET) for a great conversation! Here’s the Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83967157764
Blydyn Square Happy Hour
Don’t forget to join us next month, on December 2, for our monthly Happy Hour at 5:00 P.M. (ET). We’ll chat about books, writing, working with a small press, and whatever else comes up. Join us on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89617038653
Quote of the Month
“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”
Brain Teaser of the Month
Congratulations to Mike Vreeland, who won an Amazon gift card. The question was:
According to Greek mythology, fall begins when this goddess returns to Hades, causing her mother, Demeter, to let Earth’s crops die until her daughter returns in the spring. Who is this daughter goddess?
The answer: Persephone
Now answer this:
What book is usually considered the first fiction novel published in English?
Email us with the correct answer and you might be our next winner!
That’s it for this month. See you next time!
Editor in Chief
Blydyn Square Books