Author Archives: Kiera Hufford

Amazon Books: Infiltrating the Heart of the Industry


Posted by Kiera Hufford on July 19, 2017

A little over a year ago, Jess talked with you guys about Amazon moving into their own space—the beginning of the online empire’s physical reign over the bookselling industry. Initially opening in Seattle, Amazon Books was (supposedly) intended to give book-buyers a more traditional experience, compared to books showing up in boxes on your doorstep after

Champlain Professors Discuss Writer’s Block


Posted by Kiera Hufford on May 31, 2017

Lately, we’ve been into publishing content that can help you out in your career, including posts about exploitation and technical freelancing tips. Something we rarely ever do, though, is reach out to the professors who gave us the knowledge that we’re passing onto you. I decided to reach out to the writing professors here at

Ask Yourself: Do We Really Need Small Presses?


Posted by Kiera Hufford on April 26, 2017

Small presses—otherwise known as indie publishers—are a lot of people’s go-to for their first novel, anthology, etc. Why? Because it’s hard to get a deal with one of the Big Five. They have to see potential in you as an author and, frankly, it’s a little intimidating—especially since they’re known to give unprecedented multi-million dollar

Playing in the Game of Exploitation


Posted by Kiera Hufford on March 22, 2017

Writing can be a dangerous business—especially when you’re inexperienced. Young writers are hungry for exposure and for opportunities to make themselves known, and I’ll openly admit that I’m no exception. Seeing my name in a byline is satisfying, no matter where the piece is published, and it’s a feeling I haven’t gotten tired of.  

Champlain Writer’s Newsletter


Posted by Kiera Hufford on March 13, 2017

Welcome to the Champlain Writer’s newsletter! Each edition features a new selection of places to submit, tools for writers, and prompts (for those suffering from the dreaded writer’s block). Check out the upcoming events to see what’s happening on or around campus.   Where Can I Submit My Work?   Some of the featured magazines

The Unique Position of Our Generation


Posted by Kiera Hufford on March 1, 2017

Self-publishing is on the rise. Brick-and-mortar stores are going out of business. Amazon and ebooks are becoming more popular. Already-established authors are having trouble getting novels published the traditional way and are searching for new options. So what does all this mean for us up-and-coming writers?   Because of the advancements in technology, authors can

Champlain Writer’s Newsletter


Posted by Kiera Hufford on February 13, 2017

Welcome to the Champlain Writer’s newsletter! Each edition features a new selection of places to submit, tools for writers, and prompts (for those suffering from the dreaded writer’s block). Check out the upcoming events to see what’s happening on or around campus.   Where Can I Submit My Work?   Some of the featured magazines

A Personal Thank You From CCPI


Posted by Kiera Hufford on February 8, 2017

By now you’ve probably heard a little bit about Publishing: Digitized and Personalized (if not a lot). For those who have been living under rocks and in caves, Publishing: Digitized and Personalized is our most recent publication and, if you were anywhere on the first or second floor of Champlain’s CCM Building on Friday, February 3, you probably heard

Go Behind the Scenes of “Publishing: Digitized and Personalized”


Posted by Kiera Hufford on January 25, 2017

By now you’ve probably heard of Champlain Publishing’s newest publication, Publishing: Digitized and Personalized. Wait, you mean to tell me that you haven’t heard a peep about it? Well, start here! Publishing: Digitized and Personalized is a series of essays focused on the ever-shifting publishing industry and how it merges with the digital world. It

Champlain Writer’s Newsletter


Posted by Kiera Hufford on January 23, 2017

Welcome to the Champlain Writer’s newsletter! Each edition features a new selection of places to submit, tools for writers, and prompts (for those suffering from the dreaded writer’s block). Check out the upcoming events to see what’s happening on or around campus.   Where Can I Submit My Work?   Some of the featured magazines