Novelist and short story writer Joyce Carol Oates has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Achievement in the Short Story, and various other awards. Known best for her short stories, many of which have been anthologized in The Pushcart Prize and The Best American Short Stories of the 20th Century, Oates still...
Whether fountain or felt-tip, your words are worth the added flair of a perfect pen.
The recent tough times in the media marketplace can mean opportunities for freelancers who can go with the flow.
Just a sampling of the many opportunities that exist for you the romance writer.
Scare readers with the perfect setting and characters in your horror fiction.
Yeah, you heard us. There are grants out there for writers of all stripes, if you know where to look. Now you do.
This month launches the second year of Zine Scene. For those of you just aboard, let us take a moment to tell you what it's all about.
What goes into a winning query and how does one go about finding representation?
Mike Po, as president and A&R of Limited Potential Records, discovered acts such as Smashing Pumpkins, Brainiac and Catherine.
Some leading writers organizations recommend against it, but many magazines don't pay writers until their work is published. Is it worth the risk? Editors and writers weigh in.
Advice for fiction writers and poets on getting published.
Here are some expert book query tips you can use to get your manuscript a greenlight by an agent or editor.
Author Paul Raymond Martin gives the following tips for brave writers not afraid to aggressively promote their own books.
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.
5 Tips To Polish Your Fiction
Editors want to say yes to your story as badly as you want them to?so make it easy for them with these five steps.
Hang in there! You can finesse your way to the end of your first draft with advice from novelists who've been there and lived to tell another tale.
Writing humor is subjective and challengingthankfully, there are many ways to create it. How to Write Funny provides advice, insights and humor from more that twenty writers with a gift for making readers laugh
Word choice: It''s writing''s core. Although it takes practice to always use the exact right word, be sure to keep these guidelines in mind.
The Premise of Your Story
If you are interested in writing stories for very small children, here are five tips that can help get you started.
Between the Internet, Nintendo and the TV remote how can "boring" books compete? If you've never asked yourself a similar question, you've probably never written anything for children. Marcia T. Jones and Debbie Dadey explain what it takes to grab a kid's attention and hold onto it from the beginning to "the end."
Steven Malk of Writer''s House, who handles children''s book authors like Jon Scieszka and Elise Primavera, talks about the advantages of having an agent, offers tips on choosing one, and reveals what he looks for in a manuscript.
J.K. Mason's short story about life, death and e-mail takes this year's top prize.
How to celebrate and share your writing every day, even if you don't publish your work.