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Cover And Query Letter Writing
* Cover and Query Letter Writing: The Basics
* Checklist for Creating Cover/Query Letters
* How To Write A Killer Book Blurb For Your Query Letter
* Your Professional Writing Bio: How To Write A Bio In A Query or Cover Letter
* Query Letters: When (Not) To Talk About Multiple Books
* Top Query Letter Mistakes: Avoid These Amateur Errors
* How To Write A Query Letter For A Short Story Collection
* Is Your Book Literary or Mainstream Fiction?
* The Rules of Genre Fiction; Find Out If Your Book Meets Agents’ And Editors’ Criteria
* Striking the Right Tone in Your Cover Or Query Letter
* Pseudonyms: Using A Pen Name In Your Query Letter

How To Publish A Book
* Literary Agents: What They Do (And Don’t Do) For Writers
* Editors 101: What An Editor Will And Will Not Do For Your Writing
* How To Research The Best Literary Agents For Your Book
* Top Reasons To Query Agents First
* What To Do When A Literary Agent Requests Your Book
Warning Signs: How To Spot a Literary Agent Scam: Part One
* When A Literary Agent Requests An Exclusive: Solutions For Sticky Situations
* Nine Questions To Ask A Literary Agent
* Can A Book Excerpt Get Your Manuscript Published?
* Top Ten Ways To Annoy Literary Agents
* How, Why, And When To Write An Introduction To A Nonfiction Book

How To Publish Poems
* How To Submit Poems to Literary Journals and Magazines
* Writer Beware: The Seduction Of Poetry Contest Scams
* Poetry Turnoffs: Styles and Formats That Make Editors Cringe
* Seven Techniques You Must Know To Make Editors Notice Your Poetry
* How To Publish A Book of Poems, A Chapbook, Or A Collection
* The Language of Musicality in Poetry: Vocabulary for Poets
* Un-Think Your Poetry: How To Write Better Poems
* The Healing Power of Confessional Poetry
* Five Ways To Make Money As A Poet
* Poetry Is A Lifestyle Choice
* Ten Ways To Make Your Poems Stand Out In A Crowd

How To Publish Short Stories
* Short Story Checklist: Techniques For Getting Short Stories Published
* Why Length Matters When Submitting To Literary Journals
* Five Strategies To Make Your Short Story Stand Out In A Crowd
* Short Stories: Start Off With A Bang
* How To Publish A Short Story Collection
* Defining Short Prose: The Difference Between Stories, Essays, Memoirs, and Mixed Genre

How To Publish Nonfiction (Books And Essays)
* The Art of the Nonfiction Book Proposal
* The Art of the Personal Essay
* Creative Nonfiction: How To Stay Out Of Trouble
* In With The Old; Publishing Memoir In The New Year
* Defining Short Prose: The Difference Between Stories, Essays, Memoirs, and Mixed Genre
* How To Publish A Collection Of Essays

Online Writing And Publishing
* Online Submissions To Agents and Editors: Why They’re Here To Stay
* Online Literary Journals: The Cutting Edge of Publishing
* Online Submissions: Mistakes Writers Make When Submitting To Agents And Editors Online
* What Is Considered Previously Published Writing?
* Online Literary Journals: How To Determine Quality And Reputation
* E-mail Or Email? Website or Web site? Online or On-line?
* Notes For Sending E-queries To Literary Agents And Editors

Submission Strategies, Tips, And Etiquette
* Creative Writing Submission Etiquette: Submitting To Literary Agents And Editors
* What Are Literary Journals And How Can They Benefit You?
* Five Ways To Get More Acceptances
* Who Is Publishing New Writers?
* Seven Ways To Build Your Reputation As A Creative Writer
* How Much Money Can I Make Writing Stories, Poems, and Books?
* Building Publication Credits (Why Your Bio Counts)
* Get Publishing Credentials: How To Build Up Your Writing Bio Super Fast
* Who’s Who Directories and Awards For Writers: How To Identify Disreputable Organizations
* Why Length Matters When Submitting Your Stories And Poems For Publication
* Basic Vocabulary And Terms In The Publishing Industry
* What Is Considered Previously Published Writing?
* Choosing Point of View
* File Management For Writers
* Responding To Rejection
* Urban Legend: The Poor Man’s Copyright
* How To Meet A Deadline

Getting Help With Your Writing
* How To Find and Choose A Critique Partner
* How To Choose A Freelance Editor For Your Writing
* Working with a Writers’ Group
* How To Get Help With The Writing Submission Process
* Getting or Giving The Gift Of Time To Write

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