The Writer's Handbook

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The Writer's Handbook

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9780871161802: The Writer's Handbook

This revised 1994 edition comprises 110 chapters on how to write successfully and gives details of over 3000 markets for manuscripts, including the lucrative US market. This guidebook includes contributions by such writers as Barbara Taylor Bradford, John Irving, Dick Francis and more.

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A book as big and sprawling as a Larry McMurtry western--in fact, two books in one: The first 500 pages (!) are a copious selection of essays on the writing craft from pens ranging from E. Annie Proulx to Barnaby Conrad to Rita Dove. The second few hundred pages make up a "market guide" with information on magazines, publishers, playhouses, contests, and more. The handbook provides a good overview, but most of the listings give only street addresses; without phone or e-mail options, you're left with no recourse but snail mail.

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For over 60 years, fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, and playwrights have turned to The Writer's Handbook for inspiration, advice, and concrete information on where to sell their manuscripts because it is the best, most comprehensive single volume resource for free-lance writers offering 110 chapters of how-to information by leading writers, as well as over 3,000 market listings. The information resource include 168 cash prizes for unpublished stories, poems, plays, book manuscripts, and essays, 135 literary and drama agents who charge no reading fees and have expressed interest in considering the work of new writers, over 40 writers colonies that offer solitude and freedom from everyday distractions, 160 writers conferences that will take place around the country during 1997, information on the State Arts Council for every state in the U. S. , a glossary of terms that writers need to know in order to compete in the publishing world, and a complete index for ease of use. The Writer's Handbook is a key informational resource for all aspiring writers seeking to break into print, and for established writers seeking to expand their opportunities in today's publishing marketplace. -- Midwest Book Review

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