Fully revised and updated, The Writer's Handbook 2008 is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession. Packed with provocative articles, useful advice, key contacts, hints and discussion, this practical and straightforward guide provides full details on the key markets. Here you will find all you need to know about book publishing in the UK and US, agents, newspapers and magazines, screenwriting, TV and radio, film and video, theatre, PR consultancies, poetry, writing courses and circles, festivals, grants and prizes, alongside up-to-date information on taxation, copyright, contracts and much, much more. With two easy-to-use indexes that allow you to search by company or subject, this is a book no established or aspiring writer can afford to be without.
New features for this edition:
A guide to the publishing industry and how to get your work published
Chris Hamilton-Emery on the globalization of poetry
An expert's guide to good English
Macmillan New Writing: a bold venture in discovering new talent
The future of publishing as seen by the top agents