Writing Editor Blogs

The Writer’s Dig
by Brian A. Klems

Online Editor Brian A. Klems covers everything about writing on his blog. From grammar to writing tips to publishing advice to best practices in finding an agent to fueling your creative fire, he’s got you covered by pulling in great tips (not just from himself but from from other published and award-winning authors, too). Check out his advice—your writing career will thank you. Read Brian’s Blog

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

Poetic Asides
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

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Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards: Behind the Scenes of a Writing Competition with Crime Judge Jeffrey Marks

Today, as part of our Behind the Scenes of a Writing Competition series, Crime judge Jeffrey Marks provides tips and techniques for a standout submission. Meet the Judge: Jeffrey Marks is a long-time mystery fan and freelancer. After numerous mystery author profiles, he chose to chronicle the short but full life of mystery writer...

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7 Literary Agents Seeking Fantasy Novels NOW

All the agents listed personally confirmed to me as of October 2015 that they are actively seeking fantasy submissions NOW. Some gave personal notes about their tastes while some did not. I tried to only includes agents on here that ruled out no type of fantasy. So that means these agents are fantasy generalists....

Robert Lee Brewer

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 328

For today’s prompt, write a movie-inspired poem. I think I may have had this prompt previously (somewhere in the 200s or 100s), but I can’t help it: I’m excited about the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. So feel lucky, I’m widening the net to all movies, because I was tempted (only briefly)...

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Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards: Behind the Scenes of a Writing Competition with Thriller Judge Jodie Renner

Today, as part of our Behind the Scenes of a Writing Competition series, Thriller judge Jodie Renner discusses how to avoid common mistakes and take your submission to the top. Meet the Judge: Jodie Renner is a freelance fiction editor and the award-winning author of three craft-of-writing guides in her series An Editor’s Guide...


How to Craft Query Letters & Other Submission Materials That Get Noticed — Oct. 26 Agent-Run Boot Camp (with Critiques!)

When your submission materials – a query letter, synopsis, manuscript, or book proposal – arrive in an agent’s inbox, they land among hundreds of others. Authors who get rejected tend to fall in one of two categories when submitting materials: they try too hard, or not enough. This Oct 26 Writer’s Digest Boot Camp,...

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Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards: Behind the Scenes of a Writing Competition with Science Fiction Judge Philip Athans

The deadline for the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards has been extended to November 6! This week, check out interviews with our Popular Fiction judges to find out how to make your submission stand out. Our first interview is with science fiction judge Philip Athans. Meet the Judge: Philip Athans is the founding partner...


7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Francesca Zappia

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers (this installment written by Francesca Zappia, author of MADE YOU UP) at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice and instruction as well as how they possibly got their book agent — by sharing seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey...

Robert Lee Brewer

Join Google+: Day 16 of the 2015 October Platform Challenge

I’m glad so many people were “gone writing” yesterday. It’s important to remember that not only CAN you do that while building a writing platform, but you SHOULD do that while building a writing platform. Now back to platform-specific stuff… Join Google+ For today’s platform-building task, join Google+ at http://plus.google.com. While I happen to...


7 Things To Do After Finishing Your Book

Congratulations! You finished your first book. Work-wise, you’ve accomplished 10 percent. Now for the hard part: doing what’s required to get your book into a reader’s hands. Do you know that an unknown self-published or small-press author only sells an average of up to 250 books? Once your friends and family members have purchased...

When It Comes to Your Writing, It’s NEVER Too Late!

Let’s get one thing out of the way: The idea of feeling like it might be “too late” to do something doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with age. I remember vividly the first time I was overcome with the unsettling sensation that certain ships had sailed. I was a new college graduate folding...

Robert Lee Brewer

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 327

For today’s poetry prompt, write a watching the world go by poem. Whether watching from the window, a park bench, or a couch, perspective is one part of this prompt; the other is what one sees and thinks about it. Remember: Be nice. This is a poetry place and not an arguing politics place....

The Kenyon Review

The Kenyon Review: Monday Market Spotlight

In the poetry world, the two heavyweights are easy to figure out: Poetry magazine and this week’s Monday Market Spotlight: The Kenyon Review. The Kenyon Review: Monday Market Spotlight The Kenyon Review was founded in 1939 and has published some of the biggest names in the literary world since. While they’re not the only...