Info and links for writers
If you would like to be notified when The Writer's Toolbox is updated, just drop me a line HERE.
|ARTICLES, TEMPLATES, AND OTHER INFO FOR WRITERS
Press Kit Sample
Dictionary of Publishing Terms
Choosing the Publisher That's Right for You
You're Getting it Wrong: Experts Debunk Genre Fiction Cliches
Homage to my Mentor
No Comment: The Battle to Get Quotes
September is the Start of Submission Season
Poetry Contest Advice from three Daily Press Poets Laureate
Directory of Writing Contests, Grants, & Awards, compiled by Poets & Writers The Rejection Whisperer, an examination of rejection letters, cover letters, & formatting for writers
A Brief Survey of the Short Story, a column by Chris Power
Writing Basics Resource Guide
Proper Submission Format
Sample Article Query (word document)
Sample Poetry Cover Letter (word document with comments)
Sample Cover Letter (word document)
Do I Really Knead Reference Books?
The Future of Digital Publishing (30 mb pdf download, created by Jane Friedman)
Pulitzer winner Robert Olen Butler Writes a short story in real time
|VIRGINIA EVENTS FOR WRITERS
Central Virginia Events
Hampton Roads Events
Northern Virginia Events
Western Virginia Events
|LINKS FOR WRITERS
Established in April 1887, The Writer is the patriarch of all American writing magazines. Each monthly issue includes such features as before-and-after examples of improved writing, practical solutions for writing problems, selected literary magazine profiles, tips from famous authors, and hands-on advice. It also includes an extensive market listing. A one-year subscription (12 issues) costs $32.95.
Poets & Writers
Poets & Writers provides essays on the literary life and interviews with contemporary writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The magazine publishes articles with practical applications for both emerging and established writers. In addition, it provides the most comprehensive listing of literary grants and awards, deadlines, and prizewinners available in print. A one-year subscription (6 issues) costs $19.95.
Writer's Digest is the most widely read magazine for writers. Founded in 1920, each issue includes market and contest information, articles, and interviews. A one-year subscription (8 issues) costs $19.96.
Founded in 2011, Southern Writers magazine provides articles on the craft of writing and highlights successful Southern authors, such as James Grippando and Jill McCorkle, who share behind-the-scenes moments from their writing lives and books. A one-year print subscription (8 issues) costs $52.99. An online subscription costs $29.99.
International news magazine of book publishing and bookselling. Supplies in-depth interviews with top authors, publishing industry news, bestseller lists, and much more. As the title suggests, the magazine is published weekly. A one-year subscription (52 issues) costs $225.00.