Here are 7 thoughts on conducting interviews from Terry Gross, host of NPR's "Fresh Air" show, from the February 2008 issue of Writer's Digest.
For this week’s market spotlight, we look at The Sun, a nonprofit, ad-free magazine that publishes personal essays, short stories, and poems.
Writer's Market editor Robert Lee Brewer announces the Writer's Market 2020, including what's included in the 99th annual edition of the most trusted guide to getting published.
Here are three ways to make your nonfiction article pitch stand out and find more success as a freelance writer for magazines, websites, and other media that uses shorter nonfiction writing from an editor who's assigned articles in various media.
Should I copyright my writing before submitting to agents and editors? Could they steal my story or ideas? How can I protect myself? We look at copyright here.
Why do literary agents take so long to respond to submissions from writers? Is it personal? Are there things writers can do to speed up the process? Find the answers here.
Should writers use social media? Will avoiding social media spell certain doom for budding writing careers? Or should writers consider keeping their distance from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like?
Follow these 45 literary agents on Twitter to learn about their interests specifically and the business of writing in general.
Book sales and distribution expert Amy Collins shares 5 truths you need to know before starting your own self-publishing imprint.
Guide to Literary Agents editor Robert Lee Brewer shares his simple two-step process on how to get a literary agent.
Book fairs and festivals are great events for writers and readers to meet up and celebrate books of all genres. Here's a list of book fairs and book festivals that we've compiled and will continue to update.
Making school visits is a great way for children's authors to connect with their audience and make some extra sales. Alex Woolf shares some dos and don'ts of making school visits that he's learned over the years that will make the experience productive for all involved.
Promoting a book is the one thing all authors should do to help get it to potential readers. But what does that mean? Erika Hoffman shares 10 ways to promote a book she used that are usable by other authors.
The National Book Award finalist answers 10 questions about her debut memoir The Yellow House.
Learn how to start and lead a successful writers group. In this post, John Peragine shares 6 writing group best practices, including limiting your group size, how to effectively share work, and more.
Here are eight tips for attending writer's conferences and getting the most from your writing conference experience from an editor who has been to more than 50 writing events of varying sizes across the country as a speaker and attendee.
For this week’s spotlight market, we look at Broadswords and Blasters, a pulp magazine that's currently open to submissions from writers.
Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry. Find literary agents open to submissions from under represented and unique voices in this post. List will be updated regularly.
Whether discussing movies or books, most agents and editors are eager to find projects that are high concept. In this post, learn how to develop high-concept book ideas to find more success with your writing.
Finding a literary agent is one thing, but the hard part is gaining representation. In this post, we share how to hook a literary agent to represent writing and get published by looking at the query letter, synopsis, book proposal, and sample pages.
Here’s a list of 100 common publishing terms and their definitions, including the meanings of ARC, high concept, simultaneous submissions, and so much more.
Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry. Find women's fiction literary agents open to submissions in this post. List will be updated regularly.
Nervous about pitching to an agents at a writing conference? Valley of Shadows author Steven Cooper has a few tips to make sure your pitch is a success.
Learn how to write successful queries for any genre of writing by breaking down the query letter and supplying links to example queries that worked.
Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry. Find historical fiction literary agents open to submissions in this post. List will be updated regularly.