The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer: Everything You Need to Know About Craft, Inspiration, Agents, Editors, Publishing, and the Business of Building a Sustainable Writing Career

Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon
Published in 2020
by Avid Reader Press

In this comprehensive handbook, Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, distill fifty years of knowledge and resources accumulated by the nonprofit organization and its magazine. Topics include practical tips about how to submit to literary magazines, writing contests, MFA programs, and literary agents; insights about self-publishing and small presses; and the connections between writing and family, friends, community, respect, and happiness. The book also features writing prompts, craft advice, and personal essays about writing by acclaimed authors such as Jennifer Acker, Jane Hirshfield, Ada Limón, George Saunders, and Ocean Vuong.  


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