What to Include and Exclude in Author Bios

It’s a paradox: The author is the most important part of a book project, but the author bio may be the least significant part of a query. That said, future authors constantly ask me (and other publishing professionals) how to … More »

3 Recently Updated Literary Journals

Earlier this year, I launched this Market Spotlight feature which spotlights a certain segment of the market that we list in the Writer’s Market books and on WritersMarket.com. This time around, let’s look at some recently updated listings for literary … More »

4 New Literary Agents!

Cris Freese does an exceptional job of sharing great posts on the Guide to Literary Agents blog. I especially love the new literary agent alerts. These are the agents who are typically most receptive to working with new writers. Here … More »

Call for Submissions: 2019 Writer’s Market

Beginning today and running until 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) on November 26, 2017, I’ll be accepting pitches for articles in the 2019 Writer’s Market. I’ll start making assignments sometime that next week. What I Like So, what do I … More »

How to Define Your Target Audience for Writers

Whether you’re trying to sell food or books, there are few skills more important than knowing how to define your target audience. It’s equally important for fiction and nonfiction–and even poetry, for that matter. In this post, I’m going to … More »

3 Recently Updated Playwriting Markets

Recently, I launched this new Market Spotlight feature on the WritersMarket.com blog. Every Monday (sometimes Tuesday), I plan on spotlighting a certain segment of the market that we list in the Writer’s Market books and on WritersMarket.com. Since we have … More »

Romance Book Publishers: Market Spotlight

Recently, I launched this new Market Spotlight feature on the WritersMarket.com blog. Every Monday (sometimes Tuesday), I plan on spotlighting a certain segment of the market that we list in the Writer’s Market books and on WritersMarket.com. This week, let’s … More »

How to Write a Query Hook Successfully

Fair or not, there may be no better sales tool for writers than a successfully written query letter. And there’s no more important skill to writing successful queries than learning how to write a query hook. Some writers do such … More »