How to Write Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters

How to Write Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters

Author: John Wood

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: PSU:000043370160

Category: Reference

Page: 189

View: 974

John Wood sees it with numbing regularity: the query letter that comes close to making a sale - until the writer makes some avoidable mistake and dooms the pitch to rejection. So the Modern Maturity senior editor wrote this letter-writer's guidebook. Read it, learn from it, use the secrets it reveals to write queries too customized, too exciting, too good to turn down. As you publish more, your professional correspondence will increase. With the help of this book, so will your letter-writing skill. Whether the missive is a complaint to your editor, a celebrity interview request or anything else connected with your career, you'll make it ring with style and professionalism. Wood includes chapter-ending Question & Answer sections that clarify issues concerning the type of letter at hand. He's also packed the book with illustrative samples. You'll see many that are pure dynamite - and one real bomb. Read this book and write energetic, masterly, persuasive letters. Keep editors hanging on your words. Make them eager to buy more.

How to Write Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters

How to Write Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters

Author: John Wood

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582970238

Category: Reference

Page: 216

View: 863

John Wood sees it with numbing regularity: the query letter that comes close to making a sale - until the writer makes some fatal, but avoidable mistake. &break;&break;So the Modern Maturity senior editor wrote this letter-writer's guidebook. Read it, learn from it, use its secrets to write queries that get accepted. &break;&break;Discover: &break; why boldness beats blandness every time&break; how to rocket your query right past the slush pile&break; how to make a big impression with a little cover letter&break; the 10 basics you must have in your article query&break; the 10 query blunders that can ruin your chances&break; how to dramatize your novel with a query/synopsis package&break; what a book proposal is, why you need it, and how to write it &break;&break;As you publish more, your professional correspondence will increase. Whether the correspondence is a complaint to your editor, a celebrity interview request or anything else connected with your career, you'll make it ring with style and professionalism with this book. &break;&break;Wood includes chapter-ending Question & Answer sections that clarify issues concerning the type of letter at hand. He's also packed the book with illustrative samples. You'll see many that are pure dynamite - and one real bomb. &break;&break;Read this book and immediately begin to write energetic, masterly, persuasive letters. Keep editors hanging on your words. Make them eager to buy your work.

2011 Children's Writer's And Illustrator's Market

2011 Children's Writer's And Illustrator's Market

Author: Alice Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599634265

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

View: 156

Now includes a subscription to CWIM online (the children’s publishing area of writersmarket.com). The 2011 CWIM offers more than 650 listings for book publishers, magazines, agents, art reps and more. It’s completely updated and is the most trusted source for children’s publishing information. CWIM also contains exclusive interviews with and articles by well-respected and award-winning authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals as well as nuts-and-bolts how-to information. Readers will learn what to do, how to do it, and get loads of information and inspiration.

2013 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

2013 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599636382

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 720

View: 796

The Most Trusted Guide to the World of Children’s Publishing If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2013 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 25th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you’ll find more than 650 listings for children’s book markets (publishers, agents, magazines and more) - including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories they’re looking for.You’ll also find: • Profiles of debut authors who succeeded, as well as interviews with acclaimed novelists such as Garth Nix (The Old Kingdom and Seventh Tower series), Tamora Pierce (Song of the Lioness series) and Marissa Meyer (Cinder) • A special roundup with more than 20 SCBWI advisors worldwide who share their best advice on how to get your children’s book published and break out • In-depth articles on topics such as picture book pacing, illustration, query letters, finding and agent, social media, craft and voice, writers’ conferences and more! PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.

2012 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

2012 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599632452

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 806

View: 702

The Most Trusted Guide to the World of Children's Publishing If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2012 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. For more than 20 years, CWIM has been the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 700 listings for children's book publishers and magazines, including a point of contact, how much they pay, and what they're looking for. You'll also find: • Interviews with acclaimed best-selling authors, such as Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries), M.T. Anderson (Feed), Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver), and Ally Carter (Gallagher Girls series) • Advice from dozens of prominent literary agents, most of whom are seeking new clients • Other informative articles on topics such as composing a query letter, selling articles to magazines, creating your writer "voice," working with co-writers, attending a writers conference, and more Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with Chuck Sambuchino that will teach you how to use this book and see your work in print. "Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is invaluable for writers of children's books. Chock-full of publishing resources, it's a must-have!" —Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush Hush and Crescendo "Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market is the most complete, trusted, definitive, and inspiring source of publishing opportunities for children's writers and illustrators working today." —Mary Kole, literary agent and award-winning blogger (kidlit.com)PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the ebook version of this title.

Writer's Market 2016

Writer's Market 2016

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599639536

Category: Reference

Page: 1743

View: 915

THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO GETTING PUBLISHED Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2016 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets of six-figure freelancers, how to create a productive home office, and apps that make freelancing easier. Plus, you'll learn how to build relationships in the publishing business, use video to promote your work, and remove obstacles from your path to freelance writing success. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and the return of the much-requested book publisher subject index! You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-15 + Includes exclusive access to the webinar "How to Build an Audience and Business With Your Writing" from Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market "As a young writer, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the newest Writer's Market. No other annual has provided such a shot-in-the-arm to my dreams--nor such priceless guidance in making them come true. To read Writer's Market is to surround yourself with friends, teammates, teachers, experts, coaches, and cheerleaders--all of whom return season after season with entirely new voices but the same mission: to help you get from writer to published writer." --Tim Johnston, New York Times best-selling author of Descent

Writer's Market 2017

Writer's Market 2017

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440347870

Category: Reference

Page: 1769

View: 305

The most trusted guide to getting published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2017 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets to writing better queries and selling more articles, tips for a great conference experience, and insight into developing an effective author brand. Plus, you'll learn how to write and curate content to grow your audience, connect with book clubs, and make promotions and publicity work for you. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index, too! You also gain access to: • List of professional writing organizations. • Sample query letters. • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-16. Includes exclusive access to the webinar "7 Principles of Freelance Writing Success" from Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market.

Writer's Market 2019

Writer's Market 2019

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440354519

Category: Reference

Page: 890

View: 321

Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2019 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents--as well as new playwriting and screenwriting sections. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets to ten-minute marketing, how to make money covering live events, and seven steps to doubling your writing income. Plus, you'll learn how to do video effectively, create a business plan for success, and so much more. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index! You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters

2009 Writer's Market

2009 Writer's Market

Author: Robert Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976778

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1839

View: 625

For 88 years, Writer's Market has given fiction and nonfiction writers the information they need to sell their work–from completely up-to-date listings to exclusive interviews with successful writers. The 2009 edition provides all this and more with over 3,500 listings for book publishers, magazines and literary agents, in addition to a completely updated freelance rate chart. In addition to the thousands of market listings, you'll find up-to-date information on becoming a successful freelancer covering everything from writing query letters to launching a freelance business, and more.

How To Say It

How To Say It

Author: Rosalie Maggio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101215517

Category: Reference

Page: 750

View: 366

This practical guide features comprehensive lists of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs that allow you to express yourself on any subject in your own voice and style. It teaches what to include and what to leave out when writing. Whether you want to sound formal or casual, traditional or contemporary, businesslike or lighthearted, distant or intimate, you’ll find here the words for every letter writing occasion, including: - Business letters - Personal letters - Get-well cards - Invitations - Resumes - And more! With helpful grammatical appendices and sample letters, say goodbye to your writing etiquette worries!

Writer's Market 2020

Writer's Market 2020

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593188194

Category: Reference

Page: 898

View: 282

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2020 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents—as well as new playwriting and screenwriting sections. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find articles devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing, how to develop an author brand, and overlooked funds for writers. This edition also includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index! You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • How to land a six-figure book deal

How to Say It, Third Edition

How to Say It, Third Edition

Author: Rosalie Maggio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101029169

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

View: 743

For anyone who has ever searched for the right word at a crucial moment, the revised third edition of this bestselling guide offers a smart and succinct way to say everything One million copies sold! How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say--and what not to say--in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence to personal letters, this is the perfect desk reference for anyone who often finds themselves struggling to find those perfect words for: * Apologies and sympathy letters * Letters to the editor * Cover letters * Fundraising requests * Social correspondence, including invitations and Announcements This new edition features expanded advice for personal and business emails, blogs, and international communication.