In the last preview, I wrote about the new listings that will be part of the redesigned website. The new listings will expand the site’s size from its currently respectable 2500-or-so listings to an estimate of over 15,000! That’s a lot Read more…


In my first preview, I mentioned that the scope of LitMatch is expanding to better represent the breadth and depth of the entire publishing industry. Keen-eyed readers of preview #2 may have noticed an inadvertent hint at that expanded scope in the teaser Read more…


If you’ve been following this blog…well, let’s face it: if you’ve been following this blog, you’re one heck of an optimist because there hasn’t been a lot to follow. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned as a father of Read more…


If you’ve been using LitMatch for a while, then you already know exactly what it is that we’re all about. But, if you’re new to the site, or perhaps new to how the traditional publishing system works in general, a quick overview Read more…


We always look forward to getting your feedback here at LitMatch, and we get a lot of it. But from time to time, we like to ask you specific questions about your experiences in the publishing world, and your thoughts Read more…


Back in September, we announced the LitMatch Anniversary Giveaway as a way to say thank you to everyone who helped make our first year such a great success. The winners were drawn at the end of last month, and if Read more…


As many of you know, LitMatch is a family operation, and last week, our family got a little bit bigger. I’m pleased to announce the birth of Benjamin James Akira Hawkins, born on January 1, 2009. I can’t think of a better Read more…


The economy is awful right now. Unless you’ve been living under that proverbial rock these past months, that much is obvious. If you’ve been following the publishing world lately, the dire state of things is even more apparent. Houghton Mifflin Read more…


A few weeks ago, I received an email from a LitMatch member who was having trouble getting started in her search for publication. Like a lot of writers, she found the whole process daunting and a little scary. This, paraphrased slightly, is Read more…


A number of big changes hit LitMatch in the past few days. Like most of the changes we make, they incorporate suggestions made by our users and combine them with a few ideas of our own. The first thing you’re likely to Read more…