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The annual edition of the best-selling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and get published, the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook is now in its 107th edition. Acknowledged by the publishing industry, authors and would-be writers as the indispensable companion to navigating the world of publishing, it appears for the first time as an e-book and in print. The 80 articles are reviewed and updated each year to provide inspirational and how-to guidance on writing for newspapers, magazines, scripts for film, radio and TV; advice on writing and submitting plays, poetry, non-fiction and fiction of all genres - from fantasy to thrillers to romance; how to contact publishers and agents; managing finances as a writer; negotiating legal issues, such as copyright; understanding the editing process; self-publishing and conventional routes; digital and print. Every single one of over 4,500 listings of who to contact, where and for which disciplines across the whole media, are reviewed and most updated, with new listings added every year. The combination of up-to-date listings information and expert advice, make the Yearbook a topical and reliable resource; the perfect gift for every writer every year. New articles for the 2014 edition include: Foreword by Martina Cole Writing successful erotic fiction Writing as co-authors by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards authors of thrillers Catch Your Death and Killing Cupid How to be a writer by novelist (The Harbour) and screenwriter Francesca Brill Writing for newspapers by journalist Kate Mead Writing short stories by Tania Hershman Being an agent in the digital age by literary agent Gordon Wise Writng flash fiction by Peter Blair Marketing, publicising and selling self-published books by Ben Cameron, Smith Publicity What to look for in a self-publishing provider by Jeremy Thomspon of Matador Articles from experts and authors, include: Bernard Cornwall on writing historical fiction William Dalrymple on writing about travel David Eldridge on writing for the theatre Katie Fforde on writing romantic fiction Neil Gaiman on writing cross-over fiction Claire Tomalin on writing biographies Simon Winchester on writing non-fiction Benjamin Zephaniah on writing poetry
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