The Writer's Handbook 1998 Ed. ReviewThe Writer's Handbook 1998 Ed.
Edited by Sylvia K. Burack
The Writer, Inc., Oct., 1997.
871 pp. ISBN: 0871161834
For 62 years, freelance writers have been relying on the yearly edition of The Writer's Handbook, published by The Writer, Inc., for the updated writer's guidelines, 110 chapters of practical writing advice by today's top writers such as Sidney Sheldon, Erica Jong, Madeleine L'Engle, Peter Meinke, Mary Higgins Clark and many more, and interviews with top authors about the issues that writers want to know about.
Part 2 of the book is entitled Resources for Writers and contains 3200 markets where writers can submit their manuscripts, divided into 45 categories for easy reference. The markets have all been pre-screened; you won't find any vanity presses or magazines which charge a reading fee here. Other invaluable resources for writers include information on 168 cash prizes for unpublished stories, poems, plays, book manuscripts and essays, 124 literary and drama agents who have been prescreened (they charge no reading fees and are willing to look at the work of new writers), 40 writer's colonies which offer that perfect retreat in which to write, the 1998 major writing conferences around the U.S., information on the State Arts Council for every U.S. state as well as a glossary of publishing terms and a full index.
If you are serious about being a writer, The Writer's Handbook is an essential resource to have on your shelf.Ordering information: Amazon.com.