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We Help You Submit Your Creative Writing

Writer’s Relief was started in 1994 to help creative writers make well-targeted, professional submissions to literary agents and editors. We are not a literary agency, publisher, publicist, or marketing company.

Get to know us personally! Start with our FAQ page for common questions about our process, our clients, and our success rate!

Writer’s Relief Staff And Office

Just for kicks, here’s a slide show of the Writer’s Relief staff at work (and at play) in our New Jersey office. Yes, you’re welcome to laugh. If you want to connect with us, check us out on Facebook or Twitter!

Each Writer’s Relief staffer brings a special talent to the company. Some are currently or have been involved in publishing.

We all have one thing in common: we enjoy helping writers accomplish their goals. We’re writers, researchers, motivators, organizers, proofreaders, and savvy submission strategists.

The Story of Our Apostrophe (for all you grammar nerds)

Writer’s Relief started in 1994 when a friend of President Ronnie L. Smith asked for help submitting her poetry. Ronnie developed and implemented a successful submission strategy on her friend’s behalf. Writer’s Relief was born simply because one friend needed help from another, and although the business and client list have grown considerably, we continue to have close, personal relationships with all of our clients today.

We are called Writer’s Relief—as opposed to Writers’ Relief—because we believe in emphasizing close relationships with each and every one of our Full Service clients. A one-size-fits-all approach will not work for writers who need precision targeting and personalized attention to detail.

To ensure good relationships with our clients—and with the larger writing community—writers join our Full Service program by invitation only.

We Keep You Organized and Save You Time

If a writer wants to submit one single story to 50 magazines, this is approximately how much time he or she might spend to do each task well:

  • Research 50 literary magazines: 600 minutes or more to discover the 50 best-suited journals—and the hundreds of journals that are not right
  • Writing a professional and strategic cover letter (not including research and learning the best format): 120 minutes
  • Individually addressing each letter: 250 minutes (5 minutes per letter, allowing for time-eating mistakes)
  • Creating 50 unique mailing labels: 25 minutes (this means you’d have to type up one label every 30 seconds)
  • Stuffing and mailing envelopes: 120 minutes (if you’ve ever prepared submissions en masse, you know it can take this long)
  • Developing a rudimentary system to track submissions and responses: 60 minutes
  • Tracking responses to 50 submissions: 60 minutes
TOTAL TIME SAVINGS: 1235 minutes (over 20 hours!)

At Writer’s Relief we have a database of thousands of journals, magazines, and literary agents who will read your work. Because we have received editors’ and agents’ comments from our clients since 1994, our knowledge of literary markets is detailed yet vast. You’ll benefit from our thousands of hours of research—saving you precious time!

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