Around the WD Properties: January 22, 2008

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Writing a Nonfiction Book Proposal?

WD Editorial Director Jane Friedman is teaching a new webinar titled 3 Secrets to Getting Your Nonfiction Book Published.

Details: 1 p.m., EST, Thursday, Jan. 29. 90 minutes in length. The first 25 people to register may submit a 100-word summary of their
nonfiction book concept (which must include the book’s tentative
title), to be critiqued in live time by Jane during the webinar. The
second 25 people to register may also submit a summary, and will
receive a custom critique within 24 hours of the presentation.

What It Is: Find out the difference between a nonfiction book concept that gets an
immediate, enthusiastic response from agents/editors -- and one that
gets no response.
- Learn to craft a selling handle with sizzle.
- Learn the one golden rule of nonfiction book ideas, and how it assures publication every time.
- Learn about identifying markets, honing your hook, and improving your platform.
- Learn the basics of nonfiction book proposal writing (smart authors never write the book first, they always write a proposal)

Selling a proposal is a difficult task, and Jane is a master of proposals, so take advantage of this webinar. Sign up now!

WD Annual Competition

The annual contest, which is WD's biggest competition of the year, is now accepting entries.

GRAND PRIZE: $3,000 cash and a trip to New York City to meet with editors or agents. Writer's Digest will fly you and a guest to The Big Apple, where you'll spend three days and two nights in the publishing capital of the world. While you're there, a Writer's Digest editor will escort you to meet and share your work with four editors or agents! Plus, you'll receive a free Diamond Publishing Package from Outskirts Press.

Entry Deadline: May 15, 2009.

10 Categories!

* Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
* Memoirs/Personal Essay
* Magazine Feature Article
* Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
* Mainstream/Literary Short Story
* Rhyming Poetry
* Non-rhyming Poetry
* Stage Play
* Television/Movie Script
* Children's/Young Adult Fiction

Learn everything about the contest here.

WritersMarket.com

We have recently relaunched WritersMarket.com! The new site includes improved searching abilities to make sure that you're finding the best markets for your work, whether you're looking for agents, magazines or publishers.

What is WritersMarket.com? Simply put, it's all the information in the Writer's Market book, just online. In fact, all the listings we couldn't fit in the book are available with an online subscription. This listings include thousands of magazines, newspapers, book publishers, literary agents, script agents/managers, theaters (for plays), production companies, and what seems like ten million different contests!

You can sign up for WM.com on a month-to-month subscription or a yearlong sub. Your choice!

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Here are the top creativity websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Poetic Forms

Englyn Proest Dalgron: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the englyn proest dalgron, a Welsh quatrain form.

What Is a Palindrome in Writing?

What Is a Palindrome in Writing?

In this post, we look at what a palindrome is when it comes to writing, including several examples of palindromes.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Set a Trap

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Set a Trap

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, it's time to set a trap.

5 Ways to Add a Refrain to Your Picture Books (and Why You Should)

5 Ways to Add a Refrain to Your Picture Books (and Why You Should)

Children's author Christine Evans shares how repetition is good for growing readers and gives you the tools to write your story's perfect refrain.

From Our Readers

Describe the First Time a Book Transported You to Another/Magical World: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers ask: Describe the First Time a Book Transported You to Another/Magical World. Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.

About Us: How to Handle Your Story That Involves Other People

About Us: How to Handle Your Story That Involves Other People

Your story belongs to you but will involve other people. Where do your rights end and theirs begin?

Identifying Your Book's Target Audience

Identifying Your Book's Target Audience

Editor-in-chief Amy Jones navigates how to know your target audience, and how knowing will make your writing stronger.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 575

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a safe poem.