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Some of my favorite resources—writing tips, conferences, contests, finding an agent, getting published, and creating buzz for your book.



  • AgentQuery

    A database of literary agents for all genres.

  • How to Write a Book Proposal

    THE resource for getting your book published. Step-by-step instructions from agent and author Michael Larsen.

  • How to Write Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters

    See what a good query and cover letter should look like. By John Wood.

  • Mediabistro

    Sign up for a class, learn exactly what publishers look for in a book proposal, figure out your target readership. An amazing resource.

  • Poet's and Writer's Database of Small Presses

    Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction—research publisher interests, contact information, and submission guidelines.

  • Publishers Lunch

    Whether or not you join Publishers Marketplace, you can subscribe to this free, daily newsletter with updates about who’s publishing what.

  • Publishers Marketplace

    An industry website that costs $20/month. Stay current with who’s representing whom, who’s publishing what, and what authors are up to.

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