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Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market: 1000+ Editors, Agents and Art Directors Who Want Your Work
Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market: 1000+ Editors, Agents and Art Directors Who Want Your Work
by Alice Pope
Edition: Paperback
20 used & new from CDN$ 2.66

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate, Complete and Up-To-Date Info, Jan. 22 2004
The ultimate guide to getting your manuscripts and illustrations for the children's market published is back with over 1,000 editors, agents and art directors. Contract terms, tips for breaking in, current needs for both fiction and nonfiction and contact info for writers and illustrators give you the edge in actively pursue your career in the industry.
Everyone can benefit from the articles jam-packed into this year's edition. All aspects of the business are covered, with topics such as:
* The Business of Writing & Illustrating
* Can an Unagented, Unknown Writer Get Published? Editors Sound Off
* Get Noticed: An Illustrator's Guide to Self-promotion
* Writing Through Rejection
* Money Matters: Payment for Authors and Illustrators
Writers and illustrators new to the publishing world will not only enjoy the articles but also the in-depth interviews with newcomers to children's publishing. And no matter what your experience, there are over 200 pages of market listings to help you seek out the right opportunity for you. Writer's Digest Books updates this guide every year to bring you the very latest information every children's writer and illustrator needs to stay ahead of the publishing game.
No more excuses! This is your one and only resource for seeking out markets for your work. Everything you need to get published, including publishing house listings, magazines, greeting cards, contests and more, is right at your fingertips.

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market: 2,000+ Places to Get Your Fiction Into Print
Novel & Short Story Writer's Market: 2,000+ Places to Get Your Fiction Into Print
by Anne Bowling
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for the Fiction Writer, Jan. 22 2004
Fiction writers who don't have the newest edition of Novel and Short Writer's Market are missing out on the latest industry needs, submission guidelines and in-depth guidance on the writing craft. This year, there are over 600 magazine markets and more than 500 book publishers packed in between the covers.
But writers have also come to rely on the in-depth articles. From Walter Mosley to Alice Sebold, authors share their expertise on subjects like getting on the bestseller list and connecting through words. Experts also share their insight on graphic novels, strengthening your manuscript and even the daily discipline of sitting in your chair to write.
Special sections in addition to the marketing listings include:
* Personal Views
* Craft & Technique
* Getting Published
* For Mystery Writers
* For Romance Writers
* For Science Fiction/Fantasy & Horror Writers
When you've finished reading the articles, find a market for your writing whether you're looking for online publications, literary magazines, consumer magazines or book publishers. You'll also find extensive listings of writing contests and conferences for the year.
Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the best investment you can make in your writing career. If you're a fiction writer who wants to see your work in print, you need a copy of the current year's guide in your personal library.

The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf: A Novel
The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf: A Novel
by Kathryn Davis
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 22.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Story on a Magical Canvas, Jan. 22 2004
Our dreaded, daily misuse of carbohydrates has even the U.S. Surgeon General concerned. In the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf, waste is at issue more than healthy eating.
Inger treasures her shoes more than the bread she was asked to deliver to her family. Therefore, as with any failed diet plan, Inger sinks to the bottom of a bog and turns to stone. The pure weight of Inger's sin holds her in place while her eyes dart about and her ears hear every ugly thing said about her in her absence.
In Kathryn Davis' novel, the idea of Inger's sin is revisited by Helle Ten Brix, a spunky lesbian composer who seeks to change the world's view of the bread sin. Frances Thorn and Helle Ten Brix are unlikely friends in life and odd partners after Helle's death.
As Frances seeks to piece together clues about Helle's unusual life and to complete an inherited unfinished opera for her dead friend, she takes a revealing journey that proves both entertaining and thought-provoking for the reader.

Homesick: A Memoir
Homesick: A Memoir
by Sela Ward
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sela Ward Finds Her Way Back Home, Jan. 7 2004
This review is from: Homesick: A Memoir (Hardcover)
Go down south with Mississippi born actress Sela Ward. Homesick is a refreshing look at the everyday life of a young girl as she moves from small town life to young adulthood in New York and then settles in Hollywood.
Sela shares the story of her family stating, "The Wards have always walked a fine line between conviction and orneriness..." She admires her father and her mother. She talks much of the way she grew up as a southern girl, the south's traditions and the legacies, girl talk sessions, cliques, church, the family restaurant, charm school and even hanging at the local Quik Stop. It's rather refreshing that the book focuses on the positives of life.
Sela speaks of her own life, though not with Hollywood spectacles on. She shares her climb to success but does not allow it to take over the entire telling of her story. Her claim to fame is only part of her. Her family, her history, her place of birth are so much more.
Homesick also touches on issues such as racism in the South, the tragedy of September 11, overindulged children and drugs. The book also details Sela's mother's death and the hardship on the family.
The book is generously sprinkled with photographs which tell a story themselves. You'll see the young Sela, the model, the actress, but mostly you'll see the real Sela Ward, the one who stood at her mother's knee and listened to the stories of her family.

2004 Writer's Market
2004 Writer's Market
by Brogan & Brewer Eds.
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vital for All Writers, Dec 11 2003
This review is from: 2004 Writer's Market (Paperback)
Serious writers look forward to this time of year. The latest edition of Writer's Market always offers something new and contains even more invaluable than the previous year's.
Why should you update your Writer's Market every year? In the past year, some editors have moved on to other opportunities, contact information has changed and submission guidelines have evolved with current needs.
The best reason to get the current year? All new content, 100-percent updated information, new articles and more than 250 literary and script agent listings.
Inside you'll find helpful articles about the writing life as well as the business aspects of the craft. The annual Guide to Literary Agents has been combined into the Writer's Market, now giving writers everything they need to not only find a market for their articles and books but also representation for those who need an agent.
Also new this year, the greeting card and syndicate listings have been moved. They are now exclusively available through Writer's Market Online, joining newspaper and online publications.
Besides book publishers, Writer's Market contains thousands of magazine opportunities covering a variety of topics, including these sample markets:
* Hobby and Craft
* Juvenile
* Regional
* Religious
* Sports
* Teen and Young Adult
* Trade, Technical and Professional Journals
* Travel
* Medical
If you're unfamiliar with this resource, each listing contains icons to help you identify the publisher's pay scale. Example: A market with one dollar sign ($) pays 0 - 9 cents per word or $0 - $150 an article. A market with four dollar signs ($$$$) pays at least $1 a word or over $1,500 per article. You'll also find special icons for markets new to the 2004 edition, Canadian markets, online publications, markets not accepting unsolicited submissions and markets only accepting agented manuscripts.
Regardless of your writing experience, Writer's Market can help you get published. Whether you're looking for a home for your world affairs book or write articles on people who live in coal towns, this guide has a market for you.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
by Mitch Albom
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creatively Exploring Life, Afterlife and Spirituality, Dec 9 2003
Mitch Albom opened eyes and warmed hearts with his first novel, Tuesdays with Morrie. Now with his second novel, Albom further explores spiritual curiosities.
Eddie's job at an amusement park is taking its toll on him. After many long years fixing the rides and maintaining the park he is left feeling like his life's work from a young boy to old age is meaningless and feels unfulfilled.
Then one day on his eighty-third birthday Eddie is killed tragically during a heroic rescue of a little girl falling from a cart on a ride. When Eddie awakens he realizes he is no longer among the living and that heaven is nothing like he thought it to be.
The people Eddie meets in heaven explore his life with him, opening his eyes to see how even though certain people didn't seem significant to him, Eddie played a major role in their lives.
Through them, Eddie realizes his life wasn't so meaningless after all. Albom's exploration of the afterlife is written with such imagination and creativity.
This is a wonderful story that will invoke so much emotion from readers. Albom has a warm and magical writing style that will comfort his readers and leave them feeling fulfilled by his words.

Love and Country: A Novel
Love and Country: A Novel
by Christina Adam
Edition: Hardcover
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3.0 out of 5 stars Enduring Tale That's Unforgettable, Dec 9 2003
Fourteen year old Kenny wants to be a cowboy like Roddy. Shortly after his father announces that he is getting remarried, he dies in an airplane crash.
Kenny is left adjusting to the now unfulfilled promises of death as well as his feelings toward Cynthia who is a senior in high school. His choice to protect her could cost him his freedom.
Cynthia just wants to escape her father's seemingly unjustified hatred toward her. She searches for the answers as she tries to form a relationship with Roddy, defying all her father's wishes as she goes.
Lenna, Kenny's mother, is also dealing with the death of her ex-husband and her lust for Roddy. She realizes she is too old for him but she can't seem to stay away from his charms as he lures her into his already full life.
In between rodeos, Roddy gains the attentions of both Lenna and Cynthia. He manages to keep them apart for a while. More than sparks fly when the two ladies come face to face.

Private Sector
Private Sector
by Brian Haig
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Serial Killer and Crooked Corporate Dealings, Oct. 20 2003
This review is from: Private Sector (Hardcover)
Corporate lawyers and JAG officers are, by nature, opponents and Major Sean Drummond, JAG officer extraordinaire, has no desire to get sucked into that pit. But he's about to anyway. When told he's to become part of the "Working With Industry Program" which places him in the midst of a private sector firm, he's determined to make the most of his notorious reputation - and get kicked out.
His resolve wavers, however, when the military officer previously assigned to the same office is murdered and others follow. Now, Drummond is on the path of a serial killer and may end up the next target. With "partners" Janet Morrow and David Spinelli, he uses tactics not employed by law enforcers to get the information he needs.
At the same time, there is suspicious activity going on at the firm that keeps landing at his door. Drummond has an aversion to people assuming he's incompetent enough to become a fall guy, so he's on a mission to put a stop to that also.
He may have become embroiled with more than he can handle this time. There are agencies involved he never would have dreamed of, and - for their own purposes - they may be far too willing to look the other way when it comes to punishing the truly guilty parties. As a man who has dedicated his life and loyalty to the government, what can he do but let them?
Brian Haig's fourth novel is undoubtedly his best to date. It once again features the roguish and proudly antagonistic Sean Drummond who is rapidly growing into one of the genre's favorite legal eagles.

The Heartbreaker
The Heartbreaker
by Carly Phillips
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Will Sloane Carlisle Become the Next Chandler Bride?, Oct. 20 2003
This review is from: The Heartbreaker (Hardcover)
Brought up as a senator's daughter, Sloane Carlisle was living a fairytale life. Close to her mothers, father and twin sisters, her busy life in Washington D.C. left her little time to contemplate what she might be missing.
Until one day she overhears a horrible secret: the man she thought was her father, Michael Carlisle, really isn't. And to make things worse, Michael's right-hand man wants Sloane's real father out of the picture.
Desperate to warn her biological father of the threat, Sloane finds herself in out-of-the way Yorkshire Falls. Immediately welcomed into the small-town atmosphere, she is jolted when she runs into a man she had a one-night stand with, Chase Chandler.
Seeing Chase brings back all of her feelings in a rush, especially when he offers to help her. But will he live up to his nickname of 'the heartbreaker' or will he make all her dreams come true? And will she be able to find her father in time to save him?
The Heartbreaker is a comical, light-hearted romance about a couple that clearly should be together even though they fight it. With a hint of mystery thrown in to make the courtship even more difficult, it makes the reader root for the couple even more. From an on-again, off-again affair, to a meddling mother, to a choice between career and family, The Heartbreaker keeps the pages turning until the happily-ever-after ending.

How to Meet Cute Boys: A Novel
How to Meet Cute Boys: A Novel
by Deanna Kizis
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilariously Funny With Fun Illustrations, Oct. 20 2003
Benjamina Franklin is her name and finding a wonderful cute boy is her game. In Deanna Kizis's new novel, eaders will get to follow Ben on all her dating adventures, okay more like misadventures.
Ben writes for Filly Magazine giving advice on everything from relationships to friendships but when it comes to finding a Mr. Perfect for herself even her own advice doesn't seem to hold up to well.
To add to the pressure, Ben's little sister is getting married leaving her six months to find herself a boyfriend. It doesn't take long for Ben to land Max but she soon begins to wonder if he is really the perfect guy for her.
Maybe everything she thought she wanted in a relationship is not what it's all cracked up to be and maybe the perfect guy is really all smoke and mirrors.
How to Meet Cute Boys is a funny, feel good read. Anyone who has ever been on a bad date will look back and laugh after spending a few hours in Ben's world.
So grab a pen and a copy of Deanna Kizis's new book because this tale of the single life is hilariously funny and full of games, tips and tricks, dating and relationship statistics and magazine styled quizzes. With witty characters and a comical story line this is a feel good novel that will have readers enjoying every page until the very end.

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