For writers learning how to handle the submissions process
What Editors Want: A Must-Read for Writers Submitting to Literary Magazines in now in its second printing. This handy little book updates and expands on my essay of the same name, published in The Review Review and republished by Glimmer Train. It covers the steps in the submission process and how to handle them...and stay as sane as a writer can.
Rain Chain Press offers discounts for group purchases. Copies are also available from Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA, which handles the bookselling at the Grub Street Muse and the Marketplace Conference.
I've taught workhops in tandem with this book for writers groups and organizations. (See my Events page.) If you are interested in setting up one of these, please get in touch (via the contact page).
Praise for What Editors Want:
"Chock full of incredible insights. Every writer shold read this to make the most of their lit mag submissions."
—Becky Tuch, Editor, The Review Review
"What Editors Want is an engaging and practical guide for those of us who write but fail to submit because we just don't know where to begin. A must-read when we're serious about publishing!"
—Dixie L. King, Executive Director, The International Women's Writing Guild.
A little more advice: I took part in a discussion of submitting etiquette at The Review Review.