Into Print: Guides to the Writing Life

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This valuable reference is the product of twenty-five years of editorial and publishing wisdom.
Culled from the pages of Poets & Writers magazine, the articles here cover practical topics of interest to both emerging and published writers, including: manuscript preparation; negotiating your own contracts and royalties; health-care options; where to find writers colonies and how to apply; how to publicize your own book; and what you should know about libel, permissions, and ...
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Overview

This valuable reference is the product of twenty-five years of editorial and publishing wisdom.
Culled from the pages of Poets & Writers magazine, the articles here cover practical topics of interest to both emerging and published writers, including: manuscript preparation; negotiating your own contracts and royalties; health-care options; where to find writers colonies and how to apply; how to publicize your own book; and what you should know about libel, permissions, and trademarks. Since 1970 Poets & Writers has been the central source of practical information for the literary community in the United States.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780913734483
  • Publisher: Pushcart Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/25/1997
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Give That Unsolicited Manuscript A Chance 2
Baiting the Hook - A Primer on Query Letters 8
Multiple Submissions - Essential or Unethical or Both? 13
Libel & Fiction 21
Name That Tune (It's Cheaper Than Using the Lyrics) 30
How Much Should Writers Worry About Trademarks? 36
Book Contracts: Negotiating Your Own 45
A Push to Clean Up Royalty Statements 55
Separate Canadian Rights 60
Publicizing Your Novel 67
Press Finesse 74
Selling to the Seller 81
Low-Residency M.F.A. Programs 91
The M.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction 95
Nonfiction M.F.A.s: Where to Find Them 103
On Cloud Nine 110
Colonies That Offer Fellowships, Free Residency, or Living Stipends 111
Writers' Residences 128
Cutting the High Cost of Health Care 146
12 Organizations That Offer Group Health Insurance to Writers 150
A National Guide to Writers' Resources 158
Regional Literary Centers in the United States 169
Regional Literary Centers in Canada 190
Writers' Resources 193
About the Authors 209
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