The Writer's Handbook 2011: The Complete Guide for all Writers, Publishers, Editors, Agents and Broadcasters

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Completely revised and updated for 2011, this acclaimed companion provides you with the most comprehensive information on the writing industry. From pinpointing contacts in a wide range of publishing houses and literary agencies to information on writing courses in your area; from screenwriting, TV, radio and newspapers to local literary festivals and grants; The Writer's Handbook 2011 is a practical and easy-to-use resource for all writers

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Overview

Completely revised and updated for 2011, this acclaimed companion provides you with the most comprehensive information on the writing industry. From pinpointing contacts in a wide range of publishing houses and literary agencies to information on writing courses in your area; from screenwriting, TV, radio and newspapers to local literary festivals and grants; The Writer's Handbook 2011 is a practical and easy-to-use resource for all writers

It offers invaluable advice and insight from publishing experts, and successful fiction and non-fiction writers. Whether you are an aspiring or established writer, or a publishing professional, this is the book that you should not be without.

New articles in this edition include:

So you want to be an author?

Characterization in popular fiction

Great book. Pity about the reviews

Writing children's books

Confessions of a friendly ghost

Non-fiction: writing what you know

Poetic visibility and relevance at the end of the noughties

Essential guide to taxation

A writer's place in a networked world

What makes a bestseller?

Includes FREE access to the website: browse the online directory and explore the other useful resources for writers (you will find your unique access code on the sticker on the front of this book).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230207295
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

BARRY TURNER has worked on both sides of publishing, as an editor and marketing director and also as an author. He has been a full time writer for over 30 years and has worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the fields of politics, biography, travel and education. As well as being the author of over 20 books, Barry is the editor of The Statesman's Yearbook and is a regular contributor to The Times as a book reviewer and serializer.

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Table of Contents

So you want to be an author? Barry Turner vii

Articles

Writing children's books Michelle Paver 1

Great book. Pity about the reviews Barry Turner 5

The Writers' Handbook recommends… 7

Characterization in popular fiction George Mann 8

Poetic visibility and relevance at the end of the noughties Chris Hamilton-Emery 12

A writer's place in a networked world Sara Lloyd

Non-fiction: writing what you know Peggy Vance 23

The Writers' Handbook recommends… 26

Confessions of a friendly ghost Barry Turner 27

What makes a bestseller? Pauline Chapman 30

The Writers' Handbook recommends… 32

Settling accounts Ian Spring 33

Glossary 45

Copy editing symbols 47

Directory

UK Publishers 48

Irish Publishers 137

European Publishers 144

US Publishers 157

Other International Publishers 176

Poetry Presses 184

Poetry Magazines 192

Organizations of Interest to Poets 202

Small Presses 208

Audio Books 221

UK Packagers 225

Electronic Publishing and Other Services 230

UK Literary Agents 232

UK Literary Scouts 260

PR Consultants 262

Irish Literary Agents 265

US Literary Agents 267

Book Clubs 280

Magazines 281

National Newspapers 359

Regional Newspapers 366

News Agencies 380

US Media Contacts in the UK 383

Television and Radio 383

European Television Companies 399

Film, TV and Radio Producers 403

Theatre Producers 423

UK and Irish Writers' Courses 437

US Writers' Courses 453

Writers' Circles and Workshops 464

Bursaries, Fellowships and Grants 469

Prizes 475

Professional Associations and Societies 518

Literary Societies 545

Arts Councils and Regional Offices 565

Library Services 567

Picture Libraries 595

Press Cuttings Agencies 619

Festivals 620

International Book Fairs 633

Useful Websites 635

Miscellany 642

Index of Entries 644

Subject Index 676

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