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Writer's Digest October 2012 (Print Edition)

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SKU# WD1012

You'll Love This Issue of Writer's Digest If:

  • You want to write a successful query letter
  • You're looking for an agent
  • You are a fan of Patricia Cornwell

Do you want your work to be published someday? If you answered yes, purchase this issue of Writer's Digest now. This issue spotlights 25 literary agents who are looking for new clients—one of which could be you!

In addition, you'll also find proven techniques for building suspense, an interview with bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell, and advice from well-known agents. Plus, if you're wondering how to land a book deal, we have an exclusive, step-by-step guide for you, including how to submit your work, tips for writers of every genre, and the ins and outs of writing a query letter. Purchase this issue today!

In This Issue You'll Learn:

  • 25 agents who are looking for new clients within your genre
  • How to query an agent
  • Techniques for building suspense

What's Inside This Issue:

Write the Perfect Query Letter
A literary agent shares a real-life novel pitch that ultimately led to a book deal—and shows you how to query your own work with success. by Mary Kole

Your Agent Wish List
Finding a good literary agent can be an overwhelming task—unless, of course, you already know of 25 of them who are actively seeking new work. by Chuck Sambuchino

PLUS: Agents answer your genre and submission FAQs.

Ask an Agent Anything!
What you’ve always wanted to know but have been afraid to ask: One leading literary rep gives it to you straight. by Barbara Poelle

The WD Interview: Patricia Cornwell
What does it really take to be the bestselling crime writer in the world? The mastermind shares all the gory details. by Jessica Strawser

WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Building Suspense

Raising The Stakes In Your First 50 Pages by Jeff Gerke

Creating Tension Through Misdirection by William Noble

Making The Ordinary Menacing: 5 Ways by Hallie Ephron

The 411 On Fan Fiction
Find out what’s really behind the underground genre that’s suddenly in the spotlight. by Jessica Grieser


  • 5-Minute Memoir: Writing Grief
  • Poetic Asides
  • How to Lose Assignments & Infuriate Editors
  • Literary Legends & Their Libations

ASK THE AGENT: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt Agency by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

QUESTIONS & QUANDARIES: The Best Time To Seek Critiques; Agents For Freelancers; Resubmitting Your Work by Brian A. Klems

YOUR STORY: First Things First, Contest #41

STANDOUT MARKETS: Draft Magazine; Ninth Letter; Cedar Fort by Tiffany Luckey

CONFERENCE SCENE: Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference; Writing For The Soul; Symposium For Professional Wine Writers by Linda Formichelli

REJECT A HIT: Breakfast At Tiffany’s Spoof-rejected by Saara Dutton

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