Brandon Marlon


Welcome to Writer’s Walk, a new web log about the worlds of writing, editing and publishing. Periodic postings will be uploaded in the hope that the concise content therein will prove beneficial to readers writing primarily for the North American marketplace. To view the blog in its original form with images, please visit:

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Christian Publishers

Posted on December 2, 2010 at 12:26 PM

The sizeable Christian book market in North America and beyond includes a number of long-established publishing houses producing fiction, nonfiction, and scriptural publication. Some companies also delve into software, video, audio books and e-books. The most prominent of these include but are not limited to:

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Masters of Mythology

Posted on August 27, 2010 at 6:47 PM
Studies in world mythology have contributed seminal knowledge to the understanding of the phenomenon of Story, and the vital nature of storytelling. Comparative mythologists, anthropologists and psychiatrists have pointed out patterns and similarities between the narratives, legends, dreams, symbols, and folklore of numerous cultures as well as across different eras. These patterns or algorithms are key to unlocking the mystery of human cr...
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Grammar FAQs

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 9:38 PM
Among the recurring grammatical challenges confronting writers of all experience levels are the following common dilemmas of usage and style with links to answers:

Who, Whom, Whose:

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Major Canadian Publishers

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 2:51 PM
Canada's most prominent publishers (excluding Canadian branch operations of the foreign conglomerates) consist of the following established houses: 
  • Key Porter Books (Toronto, ON); est. 1979; 100 titles/year
  • McClelland & Stewart (Toronto, ON); est. 1906; 80 titles/year
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American Drama Publishers

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 12:49 PM
Play publishers in the United States have a long and proud tradition of releasing straight dramas, comedies and tragedies, both established standards and new works. The triumvirate of theatrical presses include:
  • Samuel French (since 1830)
  • Dramatic Publishing Company (since 1885)
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Self-Publishing Insights

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 7:15 PM
The big three supportive self-publishing companies became one when AuthorHouse purchased its closest competitors iUniverse and Xlibris. Plenty of competition remains, however, from new professional service providers both in the U.S. and Canada. The top companies offering an array of package deals catering to every budget include:
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Rating Reference Resources

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 1:28 PM
The following reference books are each thorough compendiums for authors researching the marketplace:
  • Writer’s Market 2010 (WM; 1176 pages)
  • Literary Market Place 2010 (LMP; 2000 pages)
  • Jeff Herman’...
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Canadian Drama Publishers

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 1:26 PM
Canada has a number of high quality publishers of stage plays for theatre enthusiasts, including:
  • Brindle & Glass (Victoria, BC)
  • Canadian Theatre Review (Guelph, ON)
  • Cape Breton University Press (Cape Breton, NS)
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Quality UK Poetry Publishers

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 1:24 PM
For North American writers reaching abroad, some lesser known but well-respected British small literary presses and editors publishing poetry include: 
  • Carcanet Press (Manchester) – Michael Schmidt/Judith Willson, Editors
  • Crescent Moon Publishing (Kent) – Jeremy Robi...
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Canadian Literary Agents

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 1:22 PM
Naturally, most literary agents are located in Toronto in close proximity to the country’s major publishing houses. A few established agencies have been omitted due to closed rosters unable to accommodate new clients, but the majority of prominent agencies with their key representatives are listed here: 
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