Prepare yourself and your work before trying to contact an agent with this 10-step checklist for fiction writers.
Abigail Seymour gives advice on photography when marketing your magazine nonfiction.
Thanks to e-mail, you never need to make eye contact with editors you write for. But maybe you should. The payoff is more than you might imagine.
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Looking to streamline your writing process? We've rounded up the latest and greatest software programs designed to help, and never hinder, your writing.
Use this checklist before you head out the door to your book signing.
Choosing a good publication from a potentially delinquent one is key when it comes to receiving payment for your work.
More money is right around the corner for freelance writers. Follow these tips to double your writing rates painlessly.
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It's one of the biggest writing questions of all: What do editors want? Jeff Mock, former editor of the Gettysburg Review and author of You Can Write Poetry, has the answer.
E-books haven't set the world on fire yet, but they're carving out a nice little niche.
Excerpts from Robert Bly's book, Write More, Sell More on ways to earn more money.
Understanding fair use is crucial for writers who glean material from outside sources. Learn when and how to attribute facts, opinions and paraphrases.
Publishing has its ups and downs, but writers can find stasis in online communities. Read about three groups that provide more than just a place to commiserate about editors.
Editors and E-Queries
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Tips for Investigating Agents
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A Sample E-Query
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Want to earn more as a writer? Bob Bly, author of Write More, Sell More, offers tips. Here's one: "When supply outweighs demand, pay scales are low. That's why most article and book writers don't earn much money. When demand outweighs supply, writers can charge a premium. That's why specialists earn...
What you look like may affect your book's promotions.
Considering the incredible rise in popularity of e-mail communication, it seems inevitable that one day expensive and time-consuming traditional queries will soon be replaced by the cheap and speedy e-query. For those of you wishing to liberate yourselves from the shackles of expensive paper and SASEs, here are a few...