Staying on top of new markets requires understanding technology, noticing up-and-coming trends and searching for the unexpected.
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.
5 Tips To Polish Your Fiction
"Dialogue not only keeps young readers engrossed in the action, but also makes the page appear less formidable by breaking up the text." That's one of the tips from Tracey Dils, author of You Can Write Children's Books. Read more tips here.
by James V. Smith Jr, author of Fiction Writer's Brainstormer
Understanding fair use is crucial for writers who glean material from outside sources. Learn when and how to attribute facts, opinions and paraphrases.
Editors and E-Queries
The winner of the 1999 Writer's Digest National Self-Published Book Awards talks about the journey that led him to publishing success.
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.
When you're deciding whether or not to use foul language in your writing, ask yourself these three questions.
Looking for ways to streamline the process of interviewing sources? Writers Joe Feiertag and Mary Carmen Cupito offer up some helpful hints.
"For me, research was the easy part because you know you're getting results. And so you procrastinate the scary part, which is the actual sitting down and writing the story by convincing yourself that you're being productive by doing more research ... I researched for seven months."
Sometimes, a source's exact words say everything that needs to be said. But not always.
Commercial publishers, subsidy publishers, vanity presses, self-publishing, PODwhat's the difference?
On paper, they were perfect for each otherso why couldn't this agent immediately recognize our writer's genius?
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 editors to your neighbor’s teenage son, almost everyone seems to have a blog these days. But ask three people what a blog...
Is writing something you can't NOT do? If so, you're on the right track, as the case of writer Christine Byl