A step-by-step guide to finding literary agents, plus how to select the right agent for you and your work.
Pitching agents at a writers conference can be a difficult task for the new writer. Here’s how to make it a little easier on yourself.
Everything you need to know to start writing a book proposal for your nonfiction book.
How a self-publishing poet achieved visibility for her book—and landed a book deal with traditional publisher Andrews McMeel.
As the publishing industry has transformed in the digital age, small press activity has proliferated. Here’s how authors can evaluate their offerings.
If you have a book idea or manuscript, one of your first questions is probably: How do I find a publisher? Here are the most popular, essential resources.
Author platform is one of the most difficult concepts to explain, partly because everyone defines it a little differently. Here’s what agents and editors mean by platform, plus a clear definition of what platform is NOT.
What young people need to know about writing and publishing.
No one used to question the value of a publisher, but now everyone’s wondering: What are they good for?
Learn how to pitch your nonfiction book to agents and publishers—whether you’re writing memoir, narrative nonfiction, or prescriptive nonfiction.
I am thrilled to announce that my 24-lecture series on how to publish your book is now available from The Great Courses.
Author and editor Chuck Sambuchino discusses promoting books, the talent writers need, and good writing advice.
Literary journals have done little to move beyond their gatekeeping function, and cling to a scarcity model that no longer works in the digital age.
As a teenager, I looked on my mother’s files with disdain and, later, with pity. How sad, I thought, to just move papers about and never really do the things you want to do. How tragic, to lock up a life in a box.
Working with a small press is an option many authors never consider. It’s the shadowy middle ground between self-pub and a Big Five contract.
I’ve revisited my No. 1 post on how to get published—adding more advice and instruction.
I recently received the following question from a writer who wishes to remain anonymous: Every new writer wants to know how to get an agent and everyone seems to write about that topic. But I want to know how to assess my agent. How do I know if I have a good one? I’m trying […]