Writer's Yearbook 2013 (PDF)

Writer's Yearbook 2013 (PDF)

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Writer's Yearbook 2013

Prepare Yourself

2012: The Year in Review

Stay up to date on the latest news and trends in both markets,and how they could affect your writing in the year ahead.

by Linda Formichelli

A Freelancer's Workshop

Finding the Heart of a Story

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten gives insight on writing, reporting and how, exactly, to capture the meaning of life.

by Marc D. Allan

All in the Timing

Find pitch-perfect hooks for articles on virtually any topic by targeting anniversaries.

by Don Vaughan

The Great E-Debate

Is it ever OK to conduct interviews via email? Here's what you need to know.

by Kristen Fischer

How to Pitch Freelance Articles

Use these simple tips to craft submissions that successfully land assignments.

by John Moir

10 Common Reasons Queries Are Rejected

When it comes time to pitch your next article idea, avoid these gaffes from the get-go and bypass the rejection pink slip.

by Kelly James-Enger

Build Your Book's Success

Query Success

A literary agent shares a real-life novel pitch that ultimately led to a book deal,and shows you how to successfully query your own work.

by Mary Kole

How to Submit Nonfiction Books

Use this checklist to compile a clear, effective book proposal and sell agents and editors on your concept.

by Fred Rosen

From Blog to Book

What if a single writing project could help you build your online platform and complete a book manuscript,at the same time? Here's how to leverage your blog into a book deal.

by Nina Amir

50 Simple Ways to Build Your Platform in 5 Minutes a Day

These days, getting your writing noticed is all up to you. Make the overwhelming task an easy one by taking it one step at a time.

by Christina Katz

Let's Make a Deal

Learn the ins and outs of negotiating a book contract so you can be your work's best advocate.

by Jane Choate

For Your Reference

101 Best Websites for Writers

Culled from more than 4,000 nominations from writers worldwide, this definitive roundup of the best online resources is a must-have guide for every writer.

by Brian A. Klems & Kristen Grace

The Top 100 Markets for Book & Magazine Writers

If you're finding it difficult to narrow down the perfect markets for your work, you're in luck. We've done the legwork for you. Here's our annual shortlist to simplify your search.

by Dylan Mccartney


5-Minute Memoir: An Audience of One

A bestselling author shares a powerful story of why every reader matters.

by Kris Radish

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