The Writer's Handbook 2002
The Writer Books, September, 2001.
Trade Paperback, 1056 pages.
The Writer's Handbook is a comprehensive annual guide for writers from The Writer Books, publisher of The Writer magazine. For years the book was edited by Sylvia Burack, but since the sale of The Writer to the Kalmbach Publishing Company, the book is now edited by Elfrieda Abbe, the editor of The Writer magazine. Despite the change in editors, the book continues to provide a vast amount of practical information and market listings for writers. This year's edition of the The Writer's Handbook includes a preface from bestselling author Frank McCourt. The first part of the book provides over 275 pages of essays about writing from established writers, plus interviews with well-known authors. The second part of the book includes market listings for periodicals, plays, greeting cards, screenplays, syndicates and book publishers. The market listings include contact information, payment information and a brief description of what types of material the market buys. The book also includes listings for literary agents, writing contests, writer's groups, organizations, colonies and conferences. The Writer's Handbook is an excellent book for both freelancers and novelists alike: the how-to articles with the market listings make this an indispensable guide for both freelancers and novelists alike.
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