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Top freelancers share their favorite writer-friendly pubs
Talk about insider trading: This month, an array of full-time freelance writers spill the goods on their best markets--publications where writers are respected and can build a long-term relationship. Plus, other writers suggest 20 great places for new writers to get published.
Three writers on plot
Now here's a conversation fiction-writers will want to listen in on: Dennis Lehane, Gayle Lynds and Stuart Woods on how to create a great plot.
How to write a killer query
A freelancer shares top-notch secrets about queries she learned while writing PR pitches, as well as actual queries that won assignments from The New York Times, Robb Report and other pubs.
10 ways to keep editors coming back
Repeat assignments sure make the freelancing life easier. Here are some savvy tips on how to build good relationships with editors and keep your phone ringing.
Write a winning story
A contest judge offers an inside look at what short-story competitions are looking for.
Nancy Drew gets a makeover, Steve Martin keeps his entertainer cap on as a fiction writer, and a bankruptcy judge for a literary journal wants money back--from freelancers.
What do you do when a verbal contract for a magazine assignment falls through?
The pyramid approach pays dividends
Our writer found a way to combine his fascination with the business world with his love of writing.
Off the cuff
An expert on literary nonfiction shares his delight in the genre and invites you to immerse yourself in some aspect of real life--and then write about it.
Talk it up
Speaking gigs can give your writing career a boost.
A review of The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell.
10 literary journals taking submissions this summer
If summer's a hot season for your short fiction, you can find a number of literary journals that remain open for submissions.
6 questions your book proposal must answer
So you have that nonfiction book proposal ready to mail off to an editor or agent? Make sure you're not missing any essentials.
How I write
Doing a little bit of writing every day has helped busy Jim Lehrer, the PBS news anchor, write 14 novels.
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