How to Get Published
From Ginny Wiehardt, former About.com Guide
Publish Your Short Stories
Nothing is more validating for a writer than seeing his or her work in print. Nevertheless, the process can be daunting. The articles below will help you implement a system for sending work out without letting the inevitable rejections get you down.
- Short Story Contests by Month
- About.com Monthly Writing Challenges
- About.com General Submissions
- How to Publish Short Stories
- Cover Letter Advice
- Journals for Adults & Young Writers
- Novel and Short Story Writer's Market
- The Rewards of the Process
- Common Publishing Terms
- Writing Scams
Publish Your Book
You've written your novel, and now face the work of getting it published. These interviews, profiles, and articles will help you get to know the market, discover what editors and agents want, and present your work -- and yourself -- in the most professional manner possible.
Edit Your Work
The most important thing you can do before sending your writing anywhere is to really edit your work. This means getting a decent style guide and finding some good readers. If you're not ready for criticism, this may be a sign that you're not ready to take this next step.
Money and Writing
While you try to get published and build a name for yourself, you've still got to pay the rent. These resources explore other ways of earning money as a writer and discuss how to best use money once you get it.