For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers for help with their professional development. In this book Poets & Writers provides the authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career. From kickstarting your creativity and developing your style to getting your work read and published, this is the bible for authors of all genres and forms.
Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life-it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer.
In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz.
Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer's desk
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 234 x 152 x 42 mm
A lucid, lively, thorough, enormously helpful book that I'll be recommending to prospective authors for years to come.
Publishing has always seemed mysterious to writers published and unpublished, to people new to the business and sometimes even to people who have worked within it for decades (me). So what a wonderful thing to have a resource like this. It clears the mist for emerging and established writers and provides a comprehensive answer to every question a writer might ask. It also makes me wonder if Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon left a spy camera in my office.
It's not every day the word complete strikes one as an understatement, but in the case of the title of this wonderful book, it is. What Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon have created here is a teeming compendium. Larimer and Gannon's insights and suggestions are grounded in comprehensive research and common sense, further enriched with insights, inspiration, and reading lists from a wide spectrum of the country's most respected writers. You bring the talent, this book will do the rest!
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