Our reviewer concluded on this ambitious book:
'This is a serious handbook for people who approach the business of writing in a particular fashion, for whom simply ‘doing’ isn’t quite enough; it’s for people who need to know ‘why’ as well as ‘how’. On that basis, I have no hesitation in recommending it.'
Oxfam have just launched the second Life Lines CD featuring 56 poets reading their own work.
Our updated review of the new edition concluded that it provided 'superb listings of publishers and agents specialising in children's books across the world' and that it is still 'a fantastically valuable resource for anyone who wants to venture into this highly specialised area of publishing'.
Our reviewer felt that this guide to selling your poetry by Chris Hamilton-Emery of Salt Publishing does what it says on the tin:
'In effect it’s a self-help book for poets, providing 101 suggestions about how develop your career as a poet and sell your work.
If you’re serious about selling your poems, this book is a must.'
This new series is based on the advice Maureen Kincaid Speller a reviewer, writer, editor and former librarian, is our book reviewer and also works for WritersServices as a freelance editor., a long-serving WritersServices freelance editor, has given writers over the years. It deals with the most common problems she has encountered in the fiction manuscripts which cross her desk.
An Editor's Advice 1: on Dialogue
An Editor's Advice 2: on doing further drafts
An Editor's Advice 3: on genre writing
An Editor's Advice 4: on planning
An Editor's Advice 5: on points of view
An Editor's Advice 6: on autobiography
An Editor's Advice 7: on presentation