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.
Aching to earn that creative-writing degree that got away? It's never too late to prove you've got the write stuffespecially if you have real-world experience under your belt.
Here are 10 steps to pay attention to when sending your writing into a competition.
Although e-mail can be a time saver for writers, never underestimate the power of etiquette in the age of the Internet.
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.
Secure a distributor! Your book will get into chain stores, and you will have free time to pursue more lucrative, non-traditional markets.
A little R with a circle around itand a world of questions attached: Here's what you need to know about using brand names in your stories.
Take our quiz on journalistic ethics and see if your writing integrity is up to snuff.
Here's the truth about advances, foreign rights and what to expect with the sale your first book.
Copyright laws and fair use still got you confused? We asked WD legal eagle Howard Zaharoff, a lawyer in Waltham, Mass., to explain all those invisible boundaries concerning the fair use of song lyrics and literary works.
To help you understand why your book proposal needs to be so thorough, the editors at Writer''s Digest offer this behind the scenes look at a typical book proposal meeting. This peek behind the publishing curtain will demystify the proposal process so that you can more easily give editors what they...
Should My Query Offer a Web Element?
Two members weigh in on what's happening in the world of self-published magazines.
When even C-list celebrities won't talk, it's time to resort to Plan B.
If it feels like you're writing in murky waters these days, well, you are. Lying, plagiarism and other misdeeds have always been part of publishing, but in the digital age it's more prevalentand more easily caughtthan ever.
All paper is not created equal. Yes, you could write in 39 ? school notebooks, but your journal should be recorded on a medium that will endure.
Omniscient point of view can lend richness and flexibility to your storybut only if you use it with a disciplined and purposeful hand.
Do you still have first-time rights to your work if it's been printed in blogs, e-zines or tiny defunct journals? Well, the rules aren't so black and white any more.
What You Can Do About Aggregators
Find out if you need individual liability insurance, and learn how to protect yourself from libel or invasion of privacy claims.