5 Ways to Get Published in 2018!

In 2017, I launched the Market Spotlight feature which spotlights a certain segment of the market that we list in the Writer’s Market books and on WritersMarket.com. In this post, I’ve collected 5 of those market spotlights to help writers … More »

5 Ways to Make 2018 Your Best Writing Year Yet!

The act of writing is simple. However, things get more complicated when writers want to get published and make money with their writing. First off, writers have to concern themselves with writing for an audience. And in today’s publishing environment, … More »

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 »

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 »

Make Your Writing Submission Exceptional

Query letter, cover letter, book proposal, synopsis, outline, marketing plan, etc. What do all these things have in common? They’re all writing submission materials that may help or hinder your chances of getting published–frequently without an agent or editor even … More »