Beginner's Guide to Getting Published

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There comes a point, for most writers, when the writing just isn't enough anymore. You want more. You want other people to read your words. You want to be published. Only problem is, you're unsure how and where to start. In that case, it's a good thing you've picked up this book. Because inside, you'll find twenty-seven articles from seasoned, published writers who give you direction for selling your work...advice on producing the kind of writing editors want...inside tips on making your mark on the publishing ...
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Overview

There comes a point, for most writers, when the writing just isn't enough anymore. You want more. You want other people to read your words. You want to be published. Only problem is, you're unsure how and where to start. In that case, it's a good thing you've picked up this book. Because inside, you'll find twenty-seven articles from seasoned, published writers who give you direction for selling your work...advice on producing the kind of writing editors want...inside tips on making your mark on the publishing world. You'll discover the best "break-in markets," and get professional insight on writing and publishing newspaper articles, greeting cards, book reviews, magazine articles, travel writing, business writing, and poetry. Plus, you'll get the nitty-gritty details on preparing your manuscript for submission and writing a query letter that will sell your idea to the editor. There's lots more - articles like "Cashing In on Your Hobbies," "Safe, Sane Self-Publishing," "When to Quit Your Day Job"...everything you need to submit your work. And submit it with confidence.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780898796728
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/1994
  • Edition description: Completely updated and rev
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.23 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

We Were All Beginners Once 2
Writing for the Pure Joy of It! 7
You're Never Too Young to Be a Published Writer 20
The Writing Life Begins at Forty 25
The Seven Laws of Writing 33
Basic Manuscript Preparation Techniques 36
How to Write Query Letters 42
Five Steps to Getting Published, Guaranteed 46
Ten Steps to the Top 54
Easy First Sales: Fillers 62
How to Break Into Your Local Weekly Newspaper 67
How to Self-Syndicate Your Newspaper Column 72
Getting Great Ideas for Your Greeting Cards 78
Writing Book Reviews 85
Breaking Into the Magazine Market 91
Traveling the Lucrative Road of Travel Writing 98
Cashing In on Your Hobbies 105
Where the Money Is in Business Writing 112
The Poet's Primer 120
Safe, Sane Self-Publishing 126
Writer Meets Editor 134
Turning Local Into National Magazine Article Sales 144
Are There Hidden Sales in Your Files? 148
Your Passport to Worldwide Sales 151
How to Chart Your Path to the Bestseller List 156
When to Quit Your Day Job 166
Psychic Income 176
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