This month literary agent Betsy Lerner's revised edition of The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers was published by Riverhead Books. Originally published ten years ago, the updated guide includes information about electronic etiquette, book promotion via social media platforms, and the current publishing economy. Lerner, who began her career as an editor, is a partner in the Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Agency in New York City. Lerner answers questions from writers on her blog betsylerner.wordpress.com.
Find details about every creative writing competition—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, grants for translators, and more—that we’ve published in the Grants & Awards section of Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it in the Writing Contests database, the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.