A Guide to Write a Novel or Short Story

2013 Novel and Short Story Writer's Market

A Trusted Guide for Fiction Writers


how to write a novel If one of your goals this year is to write a novel or short story, add the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market to your bookshelf. Douglas Preston, author of The Monster of Florence, says "Whenever I am asked for advice on getting published, my number one recommendation is: Get your hands on this book." Cited as the best resource available for getting your fiction published, it is packed full of important information ranging from exclusive author interviews to articles and publisher listings.

Editor Scott Franics organizes the book’s 576 pages into five sections: Craft and Technique, Getting Published, Promoting Your Work, Markets, and Resources. He compiles more than a 1,000 market listings for literary agents, magazines, online markets, book publishers, novel and short story contests, and writer’s events.

The book, now in its 31st edition, has interviews with authors Alan Dean Foster and Christopher Golden and articles that discuss the pitfalls within writing, how to sharpen dialogue within your story, craft emotion, and get to know your protagonist. Explore the business of fiction writing and learn how submissions work and ways to beat the competition with articles by Jack Smith, Chuck Sambuchino and Janice Hussein.

When you buy this book, includes several bonuses, such as access for a year to WritersMarket.com’s fiction section which has hundreds of additional listings for fiction publishers. Plus, you’ll receive a digital issue of the 2012 Writer’s Yearbook for free and discover the top 100 markets for novelists & short story writers.

James Scott Bell, author of The Art of War for Writers and 2013 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market today and use this invaluable fiction writing resource to your advantage.