2002 Novel and Short Story Writer's Market

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YOUR PATH TO PUBLICATION STARTS HERE! The 2002 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market gives you more of what you need to get your fiction published! From book and magazine publishers to online markets, you'll find at-a-glance guidelines for submitting your work, plus pay rates, e-mails, phone numbers and more:

Interviews with best-selling authors Sue Grafton, T.C. Boyle, Richard North Patterson, Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, Linda Lael Miller, screenwriter Jim Harrison and...

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Overview

YOUR PATH TO PUBLICATION STARTS HERE! The 2002 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market gives you more of what you need to get your fiction published! From book and magazine publishers to online markets, you'll find at-a-glance guidelines for submitting your work, plus pay rates, e-mails, phone numbers and more:

Interviews with best-selling authors Sue Grafton, T.C. Boyle, Richard North Patterson, Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, Linda Lael Miller, screenwriter Jim Harrison and editor Ann Close are also included, along with articles on revising your work, creating memorable characters, writing query letters and formatting manuscripts.

In addition, you'll find a special section on e-publishing and electronic rights, plus listings for organizations, conferences and contests you can't afford to miss. It's all the information you could want in one incredible book!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582970738
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 690
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Table of Contents

From the Editor 1
The "Quick-Start" Guide to Publishing Your Fiction 2
Personal Views
Dissecting the Short Story: In Class with T.C. Boyle 6
Jim Harrison: Literary Shape-Shifter 11
Joyce Carol Oates: A Life of Letters 15
Knopf Editor Ann Close: "An Open Mind is the Key to Finding Good Books," 18
John Updike's Love Affair with the Written Word Transcends All Genres 22
First Bylines 26
Craft & Technique
Bringing Humor to Your Fiction Writing 32
Revision 101: Making Good Fiction Better 37
Revision 102: The "Last" Draft 42
How to Create Compelling Characters 46
Getting Published
Perfecting Your Submission Process: Do You Know Where Your Children Are? 54
The Big Challenges of Publishing in Little Magazines 59
Northern Exposure: A Writer's Guide to Canadian Publishing 64
The Business of Fiction Writing 70
Electronic Publishing
Online Literary Magazines: A Publishing Renaissance 79
Electronic Book Publishing: Is It For You? 83
How to Evaluate Your E-Book Options 89
For Mystery Writers
Lawrence Block: Tending the Inner Fire 91
Sue Grafton: P is for Persevere 93
Ridley Pearson: The Heart of Rock-and-Roll is Still Beating 96
Leah Stewart: Bringing Back the Plot 99
Mystery Markets Directory 102
Resources for Mystery Writers 104
For Romance Writers
The Romance Market Today 105
Linda Lael Miller: Transcending Time and Place in Romance Writing 108
Julia Quinn Chose the Right Career 111
Nora Roberts: "Right Down to the Story," 116
Romance Markets Directory 118
Resources for Romance Writers 120
For Science Fiction/Fantasy & Horror Writers
Science Fiction: Building a Believable World 121
Consistency Key to Believable Fantasy 123
What's Left Unsaid: Jean Hanff Korelitz on Psychological Horror 127
Science Fiction/Fantasy & Horror Markets Directory 131
Resources for Science Fiction/Fantasy & Horror Writers 135
The Markets
Literary Agents 139
Literary Agents Category Index 158
Literary Magazines 162
Insider report
The "accidental editor" furnishes his House of Fiction--An interview with Santa Monica Review editor Andrew Tonkovich 267
Small Circulation Magazines 299
Zines 328
Online Markets 343
Consumer Magazies 373
Book Publishers 407
Insider reports
Alexandra Styron: Living her literary legacy--An interview with the daughter of "you-know-who," 428
Jody Shields: The Case History of a Writer--The author discusses her historical mystery The Fig Eater 454
Contests & Awards 503
Resources
Conferences 552
Insider report
Squaw Valley Community of Writers emphasizes teaching not celebrity 588
Organizations 598
Publications of Interest 607
Websites of Interest 610
Canadian Writers Take Note 612
Printing and Production Terms Defined 613
Glossary 615
Category Index 618
General Index 659
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