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Category Archives: Marketing Your Writing

Before You Start Writing Your Query Letter—Do This First

Literary agents look for signs that you are on your way to an exciting career that they’ll want to be part of. So before you even begin to write your query letter, set yourself up for success by establishing a strong foundation with these important pre-query steps! Learn how the publishing industry works. Writing a… Continue Reading

Featured Client: Kathleen Glassburn

We are pleased to introduce our Featured Client Kathleen Glassburn! The managing editor of The Writer’s Workshop Review, Kathleen has been a prolific as well as successful writer. Kathleen’s writing has been published in Amarillo Bay, Rio Grande Review, RiverSedge, and many other literary magazines. She’s also been a finalist in Glimmer Train‘s Best Start… Continue Reading

Planning A Reading Tour? There’s An App For That!

Authors who actively promote their own writing wear lots of hats: press agent, writer, negotiator, publicist, organizer, etc. That’s why Poets & Writers created this cool app for authors to help them manage their public appearance schedules. And the reading dates and information will be posted on the P&W website for a little extra exposure!… Continue Reading

Should You Make Book Comparisons In Your Query Letter?

Query letter writing workshops will often advise you to mention comparable book titles in your letter to illustrate where your own book might fit within the publishing market. While it may be helpful for a literary agent to see the titles you feel are similar to your novel or memoir, there are also potential drawbacks. Caution: Here’s Why Mom… Continue Reading

8 Things Writers Can Learn From Runners About Marketing And Promotion

Runners from all over the world are preparing for the TCS New York City Marathon. And believe it or not, many of their training strategies can also propel your marketing and promotion efforts. Do you have what it takes as a writer to cross your personal finish line? On your mark, get set, read! Courtesy… Continue Reading



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