2005 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

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Overview

For nearly 25 years, fiction writers have depended on the reliable information they find only in Novel & Short Story Writer's Market. If you're writing literary or genre novels or short stories, this is the ONE book you must have on your reference shelf! Over 1,900 listings, 350 of which are new, are included. Each listing contains detailed contact information, current editorial needs, and submission guidelines. More than 100 pages of interviews with working editors and writers such as bestselling novelist Margaret Atwood and graphic novelist and illustrator David Mack are included. Also included is an interview with Gregory Maguire, whose novel Wicked became a Tony-nominated Broadway hit. Glean insight and advice from top romance, science fiction, fantasy and horror writers. Get on top of new trends and resources for conferences, workshops, contests, and more! The 2005 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the only book that provides 100% updated, accurate, and easy-to-use information all in one place!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582972749
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/19/2004
  • Pages: 650
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

From the Editor 1
The Quick Start Guide to Publishing Your Fiction 2
Personal Views
Shannon Ravenel: New Stories from the South 6
Margaret Atwood: Author and Poet Discusses Her Craft 10
Gregory Maguire: Writer's Life Not Just a Fairy Tale 14
Jill Adams: Behind the Scenes at The Barcelona Review 18
Jason Sanford: On the Million Writers Award 23
David Mack: A Graphic Novelist Speaks on Craft 29
Premiere Voices: Four Authors Share Their Paths to Publication 35
Craft & Technique
To Plot? Or Not? Strategies for Working Through Your Story Line 42
Make It Fresh: Brainstorm a Compelling Premise 46
Sudden Fiction 50
Critique Groups: How to Make Them Work for You 55
Getting Published
Rejection Slips: A Writer's Guide to What They Mean 59
Self-Promotion: How to Make It Effective 63
Graphic Novels: A Primer on Submissions 69
The Business of Fiction Writing 73
For Mystery Writers
T. Jefferson Parker: Writing Close to Home 83
Poisoned Pen Press: Committed to New Writers 86
Resources for Mystery Writers 89
For Romance Writers
Debbie Macomber, Shares Her Secret to Success 91
Romance with a Twist 94
Resources for Romance Writers 98
For Science Fiction/Fantasy & Horror Writers
Douglas Clegg: 'Inspired by Darker Regions' 99
Laurell K. Hamilton: A Fresh Take on Horror 102
Nalo Hopkinson: The Salt Road to Success 105
Resources for Science Fiction/Fantasy & Horror Writers 109
The Markets
Literary Agents 111
Literary Magazines 160
Insider Reports
Brock Clarke: On the literary life and The Cincinnati Review 182
Glimmer Train: How they killed the slush pile--and helped writers 202
Small Circulation Magazines 273
Online Magazines 309
Consumer Magazines 335
Book Publishers 364
Insider Reports
James Conroyd Martin: Telling a centuries-old story 454
Gary Fincke: "Writing defines who I am" 464
Contests & Awards 473
Insider Report
Karen Kovacik: Finding her home in fiction 482
Conferences & Workshops 514
Resources
Publishers and Their Imprints 557
Canadian Writers Take Note 563
Printing & Production Terms Defined 564
Glossary 566
Literary Agents Category Index 571
Conference Index by Date 583
Category Index 587
General Index 632
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