List of illustrations; Preface to the sixth edition; 1. Getting started; 2. The Internet; 3. Understanding Rights and Contracts; 4. Keeping records; 5. Preparing Your Work for Submission; 6. Submitting Your Work to the Market; 7. Writing for Magazines and Newspapers; 8. Writing and Selling Short Stories; 9. Writing and Selling Your First Novel; 10. Writing and Selling Non-Fiction Books; 11. Writing for Children and Teenagers; 12. Writing Poetry. Song Lyrics and Greeting Cards; 13. Writing for Radio, Screen and Stage; 14. Self-Financed Publishing; 15. Writing for Competitions; Glossary; Recommended Reading; Associations Open to Unpublished Writers; Other Useful Addresses; Index.
Chriss McCallum has many years' experience in the world of publishing as an editor, 'agony aunt', market correspondent and ghost writer. She is also the author of numerous articles, as well as short stories and non-fiction books.
'Absorbing and highly informative... No author seriously interested in getting published can afford to be without this book.' Writers' News 'Really definitive... Leaves every other similar book in its shade.' Pause, National Poetry Foundation From the author: 'Publishers need writers. Without writers there would be nothing for them to publish. If you can offer quality work to the right market at the right time, you'll have as good a chance of success as anyone'