Writer's Digest February 2012 (PDF)

Writer's Digest February 2012 (PDF)

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You'll Love This Issue If:

  • You want to know who to submit your work to and what you should include
  • You want a step-by-step guide to getting published
  • You want to find out the secrets to a bestselling writing team

In this issue of Writer's Digest, we have something for any type of writer. No matter what genre , short stories, novels, nonfiction books, freelance articles, memoirs, picture books, poetry, screenplays, graphic novels, and comics , you'll find how to submit your work to a literary agent, book publisher, or acquisitions editor. Each genre includes a handy submission checklist, with pointers on who to send your work to and what you should include. Read great tips about landing an agent, writing your best query, targeting your submission to your market, the best ways to track submissions, following up after submitting, and, how to handle rejection.

What You'll Learn:

  • Tips and advice on how to submit your work to a literary agent, publisher, or acquisitions editor
  • The secrets to collaborating with other writers
  • What you can get out of joining a writing critique group

What You'll Find Inside This Issue:

The WD Interview: Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
An exclusive conversation with this bestselling thriller-writing team reveals the hidden benefits of collaborating in any genre , and plenty of advice for succeeding on your own, too.
by Kara Gebhart Uhl

Critique Your Way to Better Writing
If you've ever had mixed emotions about critique groups,as in, you want to get critiques, but wish you didn't have to spend so much time giving them,you're not alone. Here's how to turn every critique you give into a win-win for your own work.
by Becky Levine

Writer's Workbook: Your Protagonist
6 Keys to Introducing Your Main Character
by Jordan E. Rosenfeld

Life of the (Book Launch) Party:
Follow these 9 steps to host an event that will launch your book on the path to success.
by Lela Davidson

4 Rules for Sci-fi & Fantasy Protagonists
by Steven Harper

Craft Your Character's Transformation
by Jeff Gerke

Ask the Agent:
Andy Ross, Andy Ross Literary Agency
by Kara Gebhart Uhl

Questions & Quandaries:
Chapter Lengths; Sample Chapter Submissions; Freelancing Full Time
by Brian Klems

  • Poetic Asides: Prose Poem
  • Skill-Builders for Fiction Writers
  • 5-Minute Memoir: Bridesmaid, Second Banana, Also-Ran
  • Breaking In: Debut Author Spotlight
  • Your Story: First Things First, Contest #36
  • Standout Markets: The Missouri Review; Professional Artist; Baen Books
  • Conference Scene: Unicorn Writers' Conference; Self-Publishers Online Conference; Kentucky Women Writers Conference
  • Reject a Hit: Moby-Dick
  • Contributors
  • Editor's Letter
  • Online Exclusives
  • Reader Mail

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