Here are some expert book query tips you can use to get your manuscript a greenlight by an agent or editor.
We combed through the pages of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market to bring you 15 book publishers that don't require an agent, aren't based in New York City and will consider first-time authors of mainstream/literary fiction.
Choose your first reader wisely if you want to advance your writing career (and still keep your friends).
WD Best Writer''s Website Contest Winner: Domain Master
Whether your first or 10th book is about to hit store shelves, a Web site is the key to promoting your latest work. Here's what you need.
Are you on a quest to find the best place to submit your short fiction? Look no further! Use this list to find the door that leads to short story publication.
Here is the essential checklist of tweaks to consider when reviving a rejected story (or while writing or editing your first draft).
by James Plath
No one wants his or her self-published book to fail. In the new issue of Publishing Success, learn to avoid eight of the most common mistakes and make sure that your book is a success.
No agent? No problem. These publishers want to read your work. Check out www.writersdigest.com for more detailed listings including tips straight from the publishers'' mouths. Special thanks to Lauren Mosko, editor of 2007 Novel & Short Story Writer''s Market, for help with compiling this list.
What does a young writer have to do to break into this business, anyway? Follow our new columnist as he finds out.
Questions & Quandaries
So what? Who cares? Who are you? Find out how to address these questions in your nonfiction book proposal.
You'll be disappointed if you expect your publisher to throw a lot of marketing dollars behind your book. We share some practical tips on how you can help get out the word.
An interview with authors William Thomas Quick and Richard Curtis
Keep your eyes open for upcoming anniversaries, and you just may land a plum assignment.
As technology improves, so do your publishing options. Here's a guide to what's new, what's available and why it's easier than ever to publish yourself.
Greg Daugherty, former editor-in-chief of New Choices, offers magazine writers the following bit of advice on how to better market their writing.
Your work should be available not only in printed book form, but also in electronic, audio, workshop and consulting forms.
There are some things you‘ll never read about in a publisher‘s writers‘ guidelines. You have to either hang around the editor‘s office and eavesdrop or find a friend who‘s able to extract the editor‘s deep, dark secrets. Luckily, you have the latter. We asked editors what they‘d say to writers if they could talk...
Just what should a nonfiction query letter contain? The editors at Writer's Digest answer that precise question.
Arthur Golden on Revision
Query letters can make or break a writer. Here are tips on how to write the perfect query and land the ideal freelance job.
The time is nigh: If you don't have a presence on the Web, you're going to get left behind. Here's why your website can be the key to your writing career, and how to do a site right.
When do you need an ISBN? When should you think about promotions? The godfather of self-publishing has the answers.