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Tips for Publishing an Anthology

If you are part of a writing group, and you want to publish all your works together, you should publish an anthology. What is an anthology? It is a collection of written works by various authors that has been gathered through the years. It is a great way for a group of authors to gain recognition for their works. If you are going to publish an anthology, you should know where to get started.

Here are key tips for publishing an anthology.

1. Research your target market

If you are going to publish an anthology, you should make sure to do as much research as possible. Remember that you will be releasing a collection of written works. Don’t just print your anthology without any strategy. Do your research first, and check what demographic your anthology will best cater to.

2. Choose what genre to publish

Yet another aspect of your anthology to decide on, is what genre you are going to publish in? Remember that your choice of genre could affect how people will perceive the work in the anthology. Your anthology could be practically any genre. It could be a collection of poems, romance stories, horror stories or stories for young adults. By choosing a specific genre, you will be able to create a sense of uniformity for all the content in the anthology.

3. Decide on guidelines

When it comes to choosing what type of literary work you will include in your anthology, you should have set guidelines and follow them to the letter. For example, you should follow a set guideline on the type of content you and your fellow writers will be including in the anthology. Remember that uniformity is key, if you want the anthology to be as well-ordered as possible.

4. Choose the best pieces to include

When you choose your works, you should only put the very best works possible. Remember that you and your group will be showing your works to the rest of the world. As a rule, you should follow a quality over quantity rule. Make sure that any work that you post, is unique and will add to the overall success of the anthology.

5. Choose a fitting title

If you are going to publish an anthology, you should make sure to choose a fitting title for your work. Remember that your title is a key aspect of selling your book. If your title is not engaging enough, there is a chance that your potential readers won’t notice your anthology. If you are going to choose a title, you should make sure that it gets the overall concept of the anthology. The title must not only be informative, but have striking words that will get the attention of potential readers.

6. Give credit to all contributing authors

Remember that an anthology is a collection of gathered works by multiple authors. You should ensure that you make your guidelines as clear as possible. It would not do if other writer’s contributions are not cohesive with the guidelines. Before you incorporate another writer’s work into the anthology, you should make sure that their work follows the overall theme of the anthology. They should also match the overall quality of the rest of the content. Most important of all, you should ask their permission first. You don’t want to get accused of plagiarism, because you added another author’s short story or poem into the anthology. Aside from getting permission to use another author’s content, you should also give him or her credit. While the anthology is mostly your project, it is important to give credit where credit is due.

Conclusion

Publishing an anthology could be tricky, especially if you are just starting out. Remember that an anthology is a collection of gathered literary works, so you should be very detail oriented. With these tips, you’ll be able to publish an anthology in no time.

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