55th out of 59 books — 3 voters
Manuscript Submission (Elements of Fiction Writing)
Looks at the current fiction market, explains how to select and approach editors and agents, and indicates the proper form for proposals and submissions.
Hardcover, 163 pages
Published February 1st 1990 by Writer's Digest Books
(first published January 1990)
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Good, easy to understand, and thorough book about getting your writing into professional shape. My editor at HarperCollins once said he reads an unsolicited manuscript of query letter until he finds a glaring gaffe either in usage or proofing. If it isn't until the 25th page of the manuscript, he continues reading, for the writer has done his or her work in doing their best to prepare a manuscript to be read by an editor. Conversely, if a writer cannot find the time (or the talent) to adequately...more
Since 1978, Scott has studied happily and productively with several spiritual teachers, including Toni Packer, Dainin Katagiri, Tim McCarthy, and (currently) Steve Hagen. As the friend of many spiritual teachers from a variety of traditions, he has also spent much time with them off duty, sometimes serving as confidant. He is a longtime practitioner of both Buddhism and Judaism, and a committed pr...moreMore about Scott Edelstein...