Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Writer's Digest competition, deadline 2 April

There is still time to enter the Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards competition:

Enter by April 2, 2018. You could win cash, prizes and a trip to the Writer's Digest Conference.

Writer's Digest Competitions


The decision to self-publish your book is a bold move. It can take an unfathomable amount of time, research and money—maybe even a few sleepless nights. If you’ve self-published your book, you deserve recognition. You deserve to be rewarded for your dedication.

Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards has been recognizing self-published excellence for more than 25 years, and this time around, your book could win big.

Here’s what you could win:
  • $8,000 in cash
  • A feature article about you and your book in the March/April 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest
  • A press release from Writer’s Digest, to be sent, along with a copy of your book, to 10 different major publishing review houses
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference
  • AND more!
For the chance to earn the prestige you deserve and watch your career soar to new heights, enter Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards.


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Become a Master of Synopsis


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When preparing submission materials, it can often prove difficult for writers to craft a compelling synopsis. Through this brand new live webinar, you'll learn how to incorporate voice into your synopsis, how to organize your plot points, and how to decide which details to include that will compel an agent or editor to eagerly move on to your first pages.

About the critique

Some synopses may be used within webinar itself (names removed), depending on date submitted; if you do not wish your materials to be considered for a live critique, please note this in your submission email and submit no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

What you'll learn


How to structure your synopsis


How to incorporate voice


How to eliminate clutter and unnecessary details


What characters should be left to the page, not the synopsis

Who should attend


Writers preparing to query agents/editors


Writers who need help determining their main plot points


Writers wanting to add more voice to the submission materials

Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT



Instructor: Kaitlyn Johnson
As well as being an apprentice agent for Corvisiero Literary Agency, she is also a freelance editor at her own company, K. Johnson Editorial, and has worked as a copyeditor for academic publisher codeMantra, a YA editor for Accent Press, and a Conference Assistant for GrubStreet, Boston.

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Plus, learn how to build your author blog in four easy steps.

Guide to Literary Agents 2017


Follow These 4 Basic Steps to Begin Building Your Author Blog

Learn the ABCs of how to develop content for your new author blog, and follow these basic steps to give your website a firm foundation -- which is, actually, a lot like building a house.Read more.

New Literary Agent Alert

Joe is a new literary agent at Holloway Literary. He is specifically seeking contemporary American fiction, creative nonfiction, long-form journalism, and nature and travel writing.   Learn more and discover how to submit here.


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Jess Zafarris is an energetic multimedia journalist with more than 7 years of experience writing and editing, and the editorial director of Writer's Digest.

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