Articles & Announcements

Every month, we send a newsletter to our community featuring upcoming events as well as an article by one of our knowledgeable team members. This page chronicles the articles, but be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get them in your inbox and to be updated about events.

New Year, New Publishing Goals!

by Ali Shaw, Executive Editor If gaining a contract to publish your book traditionally is a resolution for you this New Year, then a roundup of new imprints, publishers, and agencies may be just the tool you need. It’s over at the Hot Sheet, which delivers publishing...

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COVID Fatigue Got Your Tongue? 3 Tips to Start Writing Again

By Ali Shaw, Executive Editor So frequently these days, I hear from clients and writer friends that they feel stuck. The book they were happily working on for the past few years got put on hold in March or April, like so much of our lives did at the beginning of the...

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Version Control Freak

by Laura Garwood, Collaborative Editor The editing process can be hard. You’ve sent your hard work away for someone else to look at and work on, and you are just left to wait it out. I hope they like it. If you are like a lot of people, you second-guess yourself. Oof,...

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Please Judge the Book by Its Cover

By Olivia Croom Hammerman, Collaborative Designer The book-cover design process can feel intimidating. After all, as an author, you’re a wordsmith and (most likely) not a graphic designer. Once you’ve reached the point of being ready to hire a cover designer, you’ve...

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Black Lives Matter

By Ali Shaw, Founder and Executive Editor At Indigo, it is and has always been our goal is to be inclusive and create a safe space for all authors. With the national conversation over the past month, it’s clear that Black people in American society—and Black people in...

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Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write: Summer 2020 Links

Hi, writers! We're continuing our weekly Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write write-ins every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. We chat for thirty minutes online, and then we all sign off to do an hour of quiet writing time in our own space. If you'd like to join us this...

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Elevating Black Voices

Dear community, I know that these are tough times. I sat down to write a poignant statement, but all my words fall short, and my voice is not the voice that needs to be in the center anyway. So all I'm going say here is, to our Black clients, friends, and loved ones:...

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Upcoming Class: Write Like You Mean It

Write Like You Mean It Saturdays, May 9–June 13, 2020 10:00–11:30 a.m. As great writers will tell you, the craft of writing requires more than putting words on a page.Join professional editor Ali Shaw for a six-week writing class that will both inspire you to write...

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