Writer's Digest March/April 2019 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest March/April 2019 Digital Edition

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Writer's Digest, March/April 2019, Volume 99, No. 3

The theme of the March/April 2019 Writer's Digest is “The Complete Guide to Submissions," with a focus on submitting to literary journals, nonfiction book proposals and perfecting your manuscript's first pages. Articles include:

FEATURES: Complete Guide to Submissions
Page Master Your novel's first 10 pages hold the most weight when it comes to publication potential. A literary agent explains why and lays out what to consider before querying. By Laura Zats
A Decent Proposal The key to selling your nonfiction book idea is a truly tantalizing proposal. Understand the anatomy of a submission package to more effectively beguile agents and editors. By Phil Sexton
Submission Control Sending your work to literary journals puts you at the whim of editors,but there's more in your power than you may realize. Consider these insider tips to blast your entries into another orbit. By Dinty W. Moore
The 5 Rejections You Meet in Your Inbox Rejections are a reality of the writing trade, but even a pass can provide valuable insight to carry forward your career. Here are the most common kinds and the lessons therein. By Jeff Somers
Reader Friendly Building a robust platform is an increasingly essential factor in attracting an agent's attention. Employ these 8 techniques so that when the time comes, you can bring a built-in readership to the table. By Mindy McGinnis
She Shattered The winner of WD's 26th Annual Self-Published Book Awards turned a family saying on its head,then documented her self-discovery.

OTHER FEATURES The WD Interview: Min Jin Lee The Pachinko author talks finding story ideas that truly provoke your passions and how to tune out the burden of expectations. By Amy Jones
Productive Repetition By Pat Pattison
Verse Continuity By Pat Pattison
The Art of Spin-Offs Cultivating multiple story ideas from the same topic can help freelance writers collect more bylines. By Dinsa Sachan

  • 5-Minute Memoir: The Science of Writing
  • The Founding Father of Fake News
  • Poetry for the Non-Poets
  • Worth a Thousand Words
  • Poetic Asides: Password Poem

MEET THE AGENT: Lisa Grubka, Fletcher & Company. By Kara Gebhart Uhl
BREAKING IN: Debut author spotlight. By Cassandra Lipp
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Productivity Hacks; A Note on Writing After Imbibing and Writing What You Know By Barbara Poelle
YOUR STORY: “Seeing Clearly"
TAKE TWO: Submitting to Hollywood By Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
CONFERENCE SCENE: The Muse and the Marketplace; WisRWA Write Touch Conference. PLUS: How to Become a Conference Presenter By Don Vaughan

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