Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches and Proposals

Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches and Proposals

by Moira Allen, Moira Anderson Allen
     
 
Every writer wants to publish as widely as possible, and this book gives writers the tools to achieve a competitive edge and break into a wide range of markets. The second edition has been updated throughout and expanded to cover e-mail pitches, letters of introduction, pitching to international markets, how to pitch agents at conferences, and new markets such as

Overview

Every writer wants to publish as widely as possible, and this book gives writers the tools to achieve a competitive edge and break into a wide range of markets. The second edition has been updated throughout and expanded to cover e-mail pitches, letters of introduction, pitching to international markets, how to pitch agents at conferences, and new markets such as greeting cards. This sprightly guide enables readers to expand their markets and increase sales by learning how to make the perfect pitch to magazines, publishers, corporations, and other potential clients. This indispensable resource provides writers with successful approaches to such topics as how to craft a query letter, create a nonfiction or fiction book proposal, approach newspapers with a column or syndication idea, get corporate freelancing jobs, and win a writing grant. Interviews with experts in a variety of fields and dozens of new examples of successful pitches, queries and proposals enliven and illustrate the text. Beginning and experienced writers will find this the perfect one-of-a-kind, desktop reference for developing the market approaches they need to sell their work.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
"An excellent resource book that's sure to find an eager audience."
Karen S. Wiesner
"Whether you write articles, novels, nonfiction books, business material, or something in between, The Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches, and Proposals is brimming with valuable information for you. Allen and a host of experienced writers offer everything from submission basics to venturing boldly into cyberspace. This should be required reading for all writers!"
award-winning author of Electronic Publishing: The Definitive Guide and The Productive Writer (or how to avoid carpal tunnel with all those revisions)
Patricia Lucas White
"Concise, straight to the point, with excellent and easily understandable examples, The Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches & Proposals answered questions I wasn't even aware I had. It is that good-and I would recommend that every beginning writer grab it, read it, underline pertinent passages, and follow Ms. Allen's knowledgeable advice.
Crescent
Debbie Ridpath Ohi
"This book is an excellent resource for beginning and experienced writers, packed with useful tips and practical examples. In addition to covering essential topics such as writing queries for articles and books, syndication, and writing columns, it also discusses alternative publishing methods, grants, networking, and other opportunities for writers. Highly recommended."
Founder, Inkspot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581150995
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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