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Writing Editor Blogs
Guide to Literary Agents Blog
by Chuck Sambuchino
GLA Editor Chuck Sambuchino keeps track of all news related to literary agents and writing conferences on his blog. Common features include agent interviews, new agency listings, agency profiles, upcoming conferences of interest, contests and other publishing opportunities, valuable writing resources, submission tips and information, and a blogroll of other agent blogs. Read Chuck’s Blog
There Are No Rules
by the editors of Writer’s Digest
Get on the cutting edge of today’s publishing trends and how authors can succeed in a world of fast-paced technological change, guided by the editors of Writer’s Digest. You’ll get an inside look at the work, play, and passion of the publishing business and find practical tools for success. Read There Are No Rules
Questions & Quandaries
by Brian Klems
Don’t know the difference between “who” and “whom”? Facing an ethical dilemma about accepting gifts from subjects? Let the informative (and humorous) columnist Brian A. Klems answer some of your most pressing grammatical, ethical, business and writing-related questions. Check out his advice and don’t hesitate to ask a question—your writing career will thank you. Read Brian’s Blog
by Robert Brewer
Published poet Robert Lee Brewer blogs on issues affecting poets from the poet’s perspective. As the editor of Writer’s Market, Brewer also shares insights on the publishing industry, especially as it relates to poetry and the poetry markets. He also explains poetic forms, interviews other published poets, and provides the occasional poetry prompt. Read Robert’s Blog
Hey, screenwriters & filmmakers– The Accolade Competition isn’t anything I’ve ever worked with, but it sounds cool. Check it out… Now in its sixth year, top-tier, international awards competition, The Accolade, announces … Read more
AAR Agent Susan Ann Protter is currently looking for a few good thriller writers. She recently updated her listing, saying that she is looking for new mystery and thriller writers. Susan accepts queries … Read more
Reminder: Newer agencies are golden opportunities for new writers because they’re likely building their client list; however, always make sure your work is as perfect as it can be before submitting, and only query agencies that are a great fit for your work. Otherwise, you’re just wasting time and postage.
Finding one new agent building her client list is a nice treat. But what if you had two at the same agency? That’s exactly what’s happened at the Prospect Agency. Here’s the down-low on these two new(er) agents. Read more
Hey, everyone– Wanted to let you know about a really valuable resource I hope you all take advantage of… Mediabistro.com‘s FishbowlLA and I have just launched Morning Call Time, the only daily … Read more
Hi Writers,Several people commented specifically on tip #10: Keep it Short from my “20 Tips for Good Blogging” article. They remarked that it’s difficult to keep posts to 300 words, and that … Read more
I, like many youngish people, use the text message feature on my cell phone in an excessive manner, which is indisputably annoying and potentially harmful, especially when trying to cut things or … Read more
I’m not going to get into any political debates on my poetry blog. Y’all can go to the WritersDigest.com forum and start a thread on that. However, I found it interesting that … Read more
Hey, screenwriters– There’s a first time for everything, and for aspiring television writers, few things are more thrilling or memorable than your first job– that first time in the writers room, that … Read more
Several poets blog. So thought I’d share some interesting pieces on blogging that some of my co-workers have been throwing online: “20 Tips for Good Blogging,” by Maria Schneider from The Writer’s … Read more
Hey, screenwriters– Regardless of how the strike pans out, the WGA is working hard to protect the rights and livelihoods of TV’s reality writers. If you can attend, here’s info on a … Read more
Hey, screenwriters– So: the DGA signed its deal with the AMPTP last night, and Hollywood is abuzz with what it means for directors, writers, actors, the strike, and the future of Hollywood. … Read more
Hi Writers,I want to thank everyone who stopped by and left a comment on my 20 Tips for Good Blogging post. I’ve learned so much from your comments and I’m going to … Read more
Hey, screenwriters– It was announced less than two hours ago that the DGA signed an agreement with the AMPTP. Although the terms of that deal haven’t been announced, all eyes are now … Read more
Hey, everyone– This email is hot of the press from the WGA… and a really interesting read… To Our Fellow Members, As you know, since the conglomerates walked away from the bargaining table on … Read more
So yeah, I’ve been meaning to post something about the poetic form known as the sestina for quite some time. It’s actually one of my favorite forms. You pick 6 words, rotate … Read more
Today marks Day 74 of the Writers Strike… and the sixth day of the Directors Guild‘s negotiations with the AMPTP. All of Hollywood is watching with baited breath to see if the … Read more
Hey, guys– I know this is super last-minute, but if you live in L.A. and have nothing to do tonight, this should be a great evening… THE JUNIOR HOLLYWOOD RADIO AND TELEVISION … Read more
Hey, screenwriters– Just wanted to make you aware of a great new service and website out there: TrackingB.com, a subsciption-based tracking board. Tracking Boards are one of the main resources of writers, … Read more
Hey, screenwriters— Thanks for all the mail lately—even those who have disagreed with me on some of the strike-related issues. As always, I love hearing from you all… your questions, comments, thoughts, … Read more
Q: While I’ve read several sites referred to as “blogs,” I’m not really sure what a blog is. What is a blog? —Christopher B. A: From writers at award-winning newspapers, to magazine … Read more
Unless you’re meeting an agent in person at a writers’ conference, a query is your first method of contact with an agent – so it better be good. A query letter, simply put, is a one-page letter that you send to an agent (or editor) that details: 1) What are the details of the work? 2) What is the story? 3) Who are you? Read more
Hi Writers, If you’ve been a regular reader here, you know that I spent much of 2007 perusing writer’s blogs for my Project 20/20: Build my Blogroll Project. I spotlighted 20 writer’s … Read more
“Sean O’Brien wins unprecedented poetry double,” by Sarah Crown from Guardian Unlimited, reports on O’Brien’s winning of the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize, making him the first author ever to win the UK’s top two … Read more
This week marks a special and unique moment in my life plan. It is the last week before I start my last semester of the last time I will ever step into … Read more
Came across the finalists for the 2007 National Book Critics Circle finalists for poetry titles in the PublishesLunch Deluxe newsletter. As reported in the newsletter, they are: * Elegy, by Mary Jo … Read more