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The annual edition of the best-selling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and get published, the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook is now in its 107th edition. Acknowledged by the publishing industry, authors and would-be writers as the indispensable companion to navigating the world of publishing, it appears for the first time as an e-book and in print.
The 80 articles are reviewed and updated each year to provide inspirational and how-to guidance on writing for newspapers, magazines, scripts for film, radio and TV; advice on writing and submitting plays, poetry, non-fiction and fiction of all genres - from fantasy to thrillers to romance; how to contact publishers and agents; managing finances as a writer; negotiating legal issues, such as copyright; understanding the editing process; self-publishing and conventional routes; digital and print.
Every single one of over 4,500 listings of who to contact, where and for which disciplines across the whole media, are reviewed and most updated, with new listings added every year.
The combination of up-to-date listings information and expert advice, make the Yearbook a topical and reliable resource; the perfect gift for every writer every year.
New articles for the 2014 edition include:
Foreword by Martina Cole
Writing successful erotic fiction
Writing as co-authors by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards authors of thrillers Catch Your Death and Killing Cupid
How to be a writer by novelist (The Harbour) and screenwriter Francesca Brill
Writing for newspapers by journalist Kate Mead
Writing short stories by Tania Hershman
Being an agent in the digital age by literary agent Gordon Wise
Writng flash fiction by Peter Blair
Marketing, publicising and selling self-published books by Ben Cameron, Smith Publicity
What to look for in a self-publishing provider by Jeremy Thomspon of Matador
Articles from experts and authors, include:
Bernard Cornwall on writing historical fiction
William Dalrymple on writing about travel
David Eldridge on writing for the theatre
Katie Fforde on writing romantic fiction
Neil Gaiman on writing cross-over fiction
Claire Tomalin on writing biographies
Simon Winchester on writing non-fiction
Benjamin Zephaniah on writing poetry