Writer's Digest October 2015 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest October 2015 Digital Edition

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Writer's Digest, October 2015, Volume 95, No. 7

FEATURES: Get An Agent

Start Your Agent Search Here Meet 38 literary agents actively on the hunt for new clients. by Chuck Sambuchino

Beta Test Your Book Soliciting feedback from beta readers before you submit to agents can make the difference between a rejection and a book deal. Here's everything you need to know about this crucial step. by Amy Sue Nathan

Mystery, Crime, Thriller? To pitch the right agents, you first need to know exactly what it is you're pitching. Learn the subtle differences among the many subgenres of suspense,and how to meet and exceed expectations in every one. by David Corbett

I've Got an Agent! Now What? Once you successfully land literary representation, excitement can quickly turn to uncertainty. Here, author-turned-agent lets you know what to expect. by Marie Lamba

The WD Interview: Dennis Lehane From pushing genre novel boundaries with Mystic River to writing scripts for a Scorsese-helmed Shutter Island spinoff, Dennis Lehane's success has carried him coast to coast, but Boston will always be home,in his heart and on the page. by Steve Boisson

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Submission Materials

Writing an Effective Query by Chuck Sambuchino

Crafting a Nonfiction Book Proposal by Chuck Sambuchino

Getting Ready to Hit Send by Ann Rittenberg


Keys to the Roman à Clef: When writing fictional characters inspired by real ones, you need to tread carefully. Shore up your story with these 7 tips. by Boze Hadleigh


  • 5-Minute Memoir
  • Poetic Asides: Paradelle
  • Top Shelf
  • #CompleteThisTweet
  • Good to Know
  • Memory Triggers for Memoir Writers


MEET THE AGENT: Frederica S. Friedman, Frederica S. Friedman & Co. Inc. Literary Management by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Confidential Ghostwriting; Platform Before Book by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: Cold Turkey by Cindy Lam

STANDOUT MARKETS: Cicada; Tor Books; Sierra by Cris Freese

CONFERENCE SCENE: Elk River Writer's Workshop; Florida Writers Association; Indiana Faith & Writing by Don Vaughan

REJECT A HIT: “Inferno" by Dante Alighieri spoof-rejected by Stephen B. Bagley

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