The Arvon Book of Literary Non Fiction

A professional guide to the rapidly evolving genre of literary non-fiction written by tutors from the prestigious Arvon Foundation course and with contributions from leading writers.

Author: Sally Cline

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408131237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A professional guide to the rapidly evolving genre of literary non-fiction written by tutors from the prestigious Arvon Foundation course and with contributions from leading writers.

The Arvon Book of Literary Non Fiction

The Arvon Book of Literary Non-Fiction is an essential guide to writing in a wide range of genres, from travel writing to feminist polemic and writing on nature, history, death, friendship and sexuality.

Author: Sally Cline

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408175200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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The Arvon Book of Literary Non-Fiction is an essential guide to writing in a wide range of genres, from travel writing to feminist polemic and writing on nature, history, death, friendship and sexuality. Part 1 explores the full range of genres and asks the question: what is literary non-fiction? Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling literary non-fiction writers as: Lisa Appignanesi, Rosemary Bailey, Gillian Beer, Bidisha, Lizzie Collingham, William Dalrymple, Stevie Davies, Colin Grant, Rahila Gupta, Philip Hoare, Siri Hustvedt, Alice Kessler-Harris, Barry Lopez, Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Sara Maitland, Neil McKenna, Caroline Moorehead, Susie Orbach, Jennifer Potter, Susan Sellers, Dava Sobel, Diana Souhami, Dale Spender, Francis Spufford, Daniel Swift, Colin Thubron, Natasha Walter, Sara Wheeler and Simon Winchester. Part 3 offers practical advice - from planning and researching to writing a proposal and finding an agent or a publisher when your work is complete.

The Arvon Book of Life Writing

Essential reading for anyone interested in writing biography or memoir, with practical advice from successful biographers and creative writing teachers.

Author: Sally Cline

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408124185

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Essential reading for anyone interested in writing biography or memoir, with practical advice from successful biographers and creative writing teachers.

Literary Non Fiction A Writers Artists Companion

... in 2012 as The Arvon Book of Literary Non-Fiction This edition published 2016 by Bloomsbury Academic © Sally Cline, ... No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or ...

Author: Sally Cline

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474268318

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Literary Non-Fiction: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in a wide range of genres, from travel writing to feminist polemic and writing on nature, history, death, friendship and sexuality. Part 1 explores the full range of genres and asks the question: what is literary non-fiction? Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling literary non-fiction writers as: Lisa Appignanesi, Rosemary Bailey, Gillian Beer, Bidisha, Lizzie Collingham, William Dalrymple, Stevie Davies, Colin Grant, Rahila Gupta, Philip Hoare, Siri Hustvedt, Alice Kessler-Harris, Barry Lopez, Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Sara Maitland, Neil McKenna, Caroline Moorehead, Susie Orbach, Jennifer Potter, Susan Sellers, Dava Sobel, Diana Souhami, Dale Spender, Francis Spufford, Daniel Swift, Colin Thubron, Natasha Walter, Sara Wheeler and Simon Winchester. Part 3 offers practical advice - from planning and researching to writing a proposal and finding an agent or a publisher when your work is complete.

Writing Your Family History

The Local Historian's Glossary of Words and Terms, 3rd edn, Countryside Books, 2001 Burnett, John (ed.) ... The Arvon Book of Literary Non-Fiction, Bloomsbury, 2012 Curthoys, Ann and McGrath, Ann. How to Write History that People Want to ...

Author: Gill Blanchard

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473841185

Category: Reference

Page: 244

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Gill Blanchard's practical step-by-step guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors' stories to life. She looks at ways of overcoming the particular problems family historians face when writing a family history -- how to deal with gaps in knowledge, how to describe generations of people who did the same jobs or lived in the same area, how to cover the numerous births, marriages and deaths that occur, and when to stop researching and start writing.Her book provides examples to help readers find their own writing style, deal with family stories, missing pieces of information and anomalies. It also offers advice on key aspects of composition, such as adding local and social history context and using secondary material. The focus throughout is on how to develop a story from beginning to end.Exercises are a key feature of the text. There is guidance on the various formats a family history can take and how to choose the appropriate one, with examples of format and layout. Production and publishing are also covered -- books, booklets, newsletters, websites, blogs and ebooks.

True Stories

'The Dyer's Elbow' was first published in The Arvon Book of Literary Non-Fiction,edited by Midge Gillies and Sally Cline (Bloomsbury, 2012). 323 notes 1. The Things That Were Said of Them: Shaman 5480.indd5480.indd 323323 ...

Author: Francis Spufford

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300230055

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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An irresistible collection of favorite writings from an author celebrated for his bravura style and sheer unpredictability Francis Spufford's welcome first volume of collected essays gathers an array of his compelling writings from the 1990s to the present. He makes use of a variety of encounters with particular places, writers, or books to address deeper questions relating to the complicated relationship between story-telling and truth-telling. How must a nonfiction writer imagine facts, vivifying them to bring them to life? How must a novelist create a dependable world of story, within which facts are, in fact, imaginary? And how does a religious faith felt strongly to be true, but not provably so, draw on both kinds of writerly imagination? Ranging freely across topics as diverse as the medieval legends of Cockaigne, the Christian apologetics of C. S. Lewis, and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini, Spufford provides both fresh observations and thought-provoking insights. No less does he inspire an irresistible urge to turn the page and read on.

The Arvon Book of Life Writing

A new wave of biographical literature has over the past two decades or so recaptured many qualities from the ... In 2009, Philip Hoare – once a conventional biographer – won the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction with his book ...

Author: Sally Cline

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408198803

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Fascinating, wide-ranging, hugely knowledgeable - an indispensable guide and a beguiling education William Boyd Packed with insights and advice - just the inspiration to start writing! Jenny Uglow Everyone has a story This book shows how the best writers tell them, and offers advice on how to tell them yourself. Biographers Sally Cline and Carole Angier teach life writing - an area of creative writing that is exploding in popularity - at the world-famous Arvon Foundation. They have distilled the essence of their popular course on memoir, autobiography and biography into this wide-ranging book. The Arvon Book of Life Writing offers three fascinating ways into the genre. First, reflections on their trade by the authors, exploring its special challenges: truth, memory, ethics, evidence and interpretation. Second, personal tips and tales from 32 top British and American life writers - autobiographers and memoirists, literary, sports and celebrity biographers; plus a critic, an agent, a literary editor, two novelists, and a ghost writer. Third, a practical guide, complete with exercises, designed for use in creative writing courses or by individual writers at home. No other book contains such detailed, witty and professional advice on the genre.

After Agatha

After Agatha: Women Write Crime is the first book to examine how British, American and Canadian female crime writers pursue their craft and what they think about crime writing.

Author: Sally Cline

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857302335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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After Agatha: Women Write Crime is the first book to examine how British, American and Canadian female crime writers pursue their craft and what they think about crime writing. Hundreds of women who identified as lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual, able-bodied, disabled, feminist, left or right wing, who were black or white, who had experienced violence, sexism, homophobia or racism and who came from big cities or small country villages had one thing in common: they read crime novels. The book explores why so many women who face fear and violence in their daily lives should be so addicted to crime fiction, much of which features extreme violence. The book analyses why criminal justice professionals including police officers, forensic scientists, probation officers and lawyers have joined traditional detective writers in writing crime. It examines the explosions of crime writing by women between 1930 and today. It highlights the UK Golden Age women writers, the 1950s American women novelists, the 80s experimental trio, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, and Sue Grafton, who created the first female American private Investigators and the important emergence of female police protagonists, as well as those central characters who for the first time were lesbian, disabled, black or ethnic minority. After Agatha also examines the significant explosions of domestic noir thrillers and forensic science writers. PRAISE FOR SALLY CLINE PRAISE FOR SALLY CLINE 'Impressively researched and imaginatively written' - Sunday Times 'Cline gives depth and a dark edge to the familiar story of the Fitzgeralds that began stylishly in hope and ended in despair' - Times 'Fascinating, wide-ranging, hugely knowledgeable - an indispensable guide and a beguiling education' - William Boyd 'Her biography is enjoyable and even gripping' - Sunday Telegraph

Guide to Literary Agents 2019

Charges for extra copies of books for foreign submissions. ... MEMBER AGENTS Gail Hochman (works of literary fiction, idea-driven nonfiction, literary memoir and children's books); Marianne Merola (fiction, nonfiction and children's ...

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440354540

Category: Reference

Page: 339

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THE BEST RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR FINDING A LITERARY AGENT No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2019 is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 28th edition of GLA includes: • The key elements of a successful nonfiction book proposal. • Informative articles on crafting the perfect synopsis and detailing what agents are looking for in the ideal client--written by actual literary agents. • Plus, debut authors share their varied paths to finding success and their first book publications.

On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs

Mairs writes, for instance, “I am a character in a Victorian novel . . . I have a yapping little terrier foraSeeing Eyedog, whomI don'tlike” (205),aquirky detail amidstan otherwise familiarterritory: Nancysigns herself into Met State ...

Author: M. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230337688

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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Much of the existing scholarship on Nancy Mairs has approached her essays in the context of disability studies. This book seeks to broaden the conversation through a range of critical perspectives and with attention to underrepresented aspects of Mairs's oeuvre, demonstrating her provocative combination of bold ethics and subtle aesthetics.

2012 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

Currently handles nonfiction books (100%). ... for 13 years as an acquisitions editor for Contemporary Books and as executive editor for Bantam/Doubleday/Dell and Morrow/Avon. ... Considers these fiction areas: literary, mainstream.

Author: Adria Haley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599632421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published For more than 30 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has provided aspiring authors with the most complete and up-to-date information they need on publishing their work. This edition is the best yet, with more than 1,500 listings and more Edited byial content than ever before—with interviews and articles from industry insiders on pertinent topics like the importance of developing your prose style, creating a voice and authentic dialogue appropriate to your genre, strategies for self-publishing, and tips and tools to help you manage the time you spend on perfecting your craft. You also gain access to: • Thorough indexes that make choosing the best potential markets easier • A 1-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers (comes with print version only) • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with the staff of Writer's Digest Books that will teach you how to write query letters that get results "I can't imagine a fiction writer of any stripe not having this in their library." —James Scott Bell, author of The Art of War for Writers and Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure "This invaluable writer's resource is the foundation on which real dreams are built. A wise and necessary investment." —River Jordan, author of The Miracle of Mercy Land

Guide to Literary Agents 2020

REPRESENTS nonfiction, fiction, novels, juvenile books. Considers these nonfiction areas: biography, cooking, creative nonfiction, cultural interests, foods, history, humor, juvenile nonfiction, memoirs, parenting, popular culture, ...

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593191033

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2020 is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 29th edition of GLA includes: • The key elements of a successful nonfiction book proposal. • Informative articles on crafting the perfect synopsis and detailing what agents are looking for in the ideal client--written by actual literary agents. • Plus, a 30-Day Platform Challenge to help writers build their writing platforms +Includes 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2019

For fiction: e-mail a query letter along with the first chapter of ms and a synopsis. Include the genre and word count in your query letter. Nonfiction: e-mail full nonfiction proposal including a query letter and a sample chapter.

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440354533

Category: Reference

Page: 515

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THE BEST RESOURCE FOR GETTING YOUR FICTION PUBLISHED Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2019 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 38th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers valuable advice to elevate your fiction: • Break down the anatomy of a great short story. • Learn how to create an antagonistic setting and incorporate conflict into your fiction. • Discover the important elements of complexity and how to use those elements to develop your story. • Gain insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including George Saunders, Kristin Hannah, Roxane Gay, and more.

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2018

Tegen Books), Witchtown by Cory Putman Oakes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders ... MEMBER AGENTS Gail Hochman (works of literary fiction, idea-driven nonfiction, literary memoir and children's books); ...

Author: Rachel Randall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440352799

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2018 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. This edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more, and each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Inside Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, you'll find valuable tips for: • How to take your readers on a roller-coaster ride by mastering the art of the unexpected • Weaving foreshadowing and echoing into your story • Discovering the DNA--dialogue, narrative, and action--dwelling inside all memorable characters • Gaining insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including Steve Berry, Liane Moriarty, Junot Diaz, and more You will also receive a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers (comes with print version only). Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Say What? Create Dialogue to Hook Readers and Make Your Story Pop" by best-selling author Jennifer Probst.

Children s Writers Artists Yearbook 2020

Imprints: Avon, Avon Inspire, Avon Red (mass market romance); Broadside Books (conservative non-fiction); Custom House (thought-provoking non-fiction); Day ... No unsolicited material; all submissions must come through a literary agent.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472947628

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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Foreword by William Sutcliffe, author of Are you Experienced?, New Boy and We See Everything The indispensable guide to writing for children and young adults, this Yearbook provides inspirational articles from successful writers and illustrators, as well as practical advice on who to contact across the media and how to get published. New articles for the 2020 edition include: - Davinia Andrew-Lynch A message for under-represented writers: We Want You - Clémentine Beauvais Writing and translating children's fiction - Holly Bourne Dealing with tough issues in YA fiction - Natasha Farrant Writing about love and loss for children - Kiran Millwood Hargrave Writing magic into fiction - Salvatore Rubbino The craft of the illustrator - Deirdre Sullivan Reinventing old stories for new readers

Children s Writers Artists Yearbook 2022

1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104 tel +1 212-364-1100 website www.hachettebookgroup.com Divisions: Grand ... Imprints: Avon, Avon Inspire, Avon Red (mass market romance); Broadside Books (conservative nonfiction); Custom ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472982841

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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Foreword by M. G. Leonard: 'It's rare to find a book that's as useful as it is inspiring ... essential reading.' The indispensable guide to writing for children and young adults, this Yearbook provides inspirational articles from successful writers and illustrators, as well as details on who to contact across the media. It provides practical advice on all stages of the writing process from getting started, writing for different markets and genres, through to submission to literary agents and publishers as well as on the financial and legal aspects of being a writer. Widely recognised as the essential support for authors and illustrators working across all forms: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screen and theatre, it is equally relevant to those wishing to self-publish as well as those seeking a traditional publisher-agent deal. New articles for 2022: Christopher Edge Plotting and pace in your middle-grade adventure L. D. Lapinski World-building in your fantasy fiction Anna Wilson Finding your voice and point of view Rachel Bladon The learning curve: writing for the children's educational market Jenny Bowman How to hire a freelance editor Sophie Clarke The life and works of a literary scout Rachel Rooney Writing poetry for children

2009 Guide To Literary Agents Listings

THE EPSTEIN LITERARY AGENCY P.O. Box 356, Avon MA 02368. (781)718-4025. ... Currently handles: 100% nonfiction books. ... Considers these nonfiction areas: Animals; biography/autobiography; business/economics; child guidance/parenting; ...

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976600

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Now, more than ever, in a market glutted with aspiring writers and a shrinking number of publishing houses, writers need someone familiar with the publishing scene to shepherd their manuscript to the right person. Completely updated annually, Guide to Literary Agents provides names and specialties for more than 800 individual agents around the United States and the world. The 2009 edition includes more than 85 pages of original articles on everything you need to know including how to submit to agents, how to avoid scams and what an agent can do for their clients.

2010 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

Currently handles nonfiction books (35%), novels (65%). • Prior to opening her agency, Ms. Carvainis spent more than 10 years in the publishing industry as a senior editor with Macmillan Publishing, Basic Books, Avon Books, ...

Author: Alice Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599635675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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BEST RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR GETTING YOUR FICTION PUBLISHED For three decades, fiction writers have turned to Novel & Short Story Writer's Market to keep them up-to-date on the industry and help them get published. Whatever your genre or form, the 2010 edition of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market tells you who to contact and what to send them. In this edition you'll find: • Complete, up-to-date contact information for 1,200 book publishers, magazines and journals, literary agents, contests and conferences. • News with novelists such as Gregory Frost, Jonathan Mayberry, Carolyn Hart, Chelsea Cain, Mary Rosenblum, Brian Evenson and Patricia Briggs, plus interviews with four debut authors who share their stories and offer advice. • Nearly 200 pages of informative and inspirational articles on the craft and business of fiction, including pieces on a writing humor, satire, unsympathetic characters, and genre fiction; tips from editors and authors on how to get published; exercises to improve your craft; and more. • Features devoted to genre writing including romance, mystery, and speculative fiction. • And new this year: access to all Novel & Short Story Writer's Market listings in a searchable online database!

2015 Guide to Literary Agents

(England), was an editor for Harlequin Books, a senior editor for Avon Books, and editor-in-chief for Fitzhenry ... (clients range from masters of literary nonfiction, academics, journalists, critics, and wordsmiths to professionals who ...

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638638

Category: Reference

Page: 363

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The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent if you want to get the best traditional publishing book deal possible. The 2015 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent and getting your book bought by a top publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their books, this new, updated edition of GLA includes: • "10 Reasons Agents Reject Your Manuscript"--helping you learn what not to do during the submission process • "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps actively building their client lists right now • 13 debut author success stories: Writers explain their paths to publication, so you can learn from their successes and see what they did right • Informative how-to articles on query letters, synopsis writing, voice and craft, platform and blogging, nonfiction book proposals, and more *Includes access to the webinar "Everything You Need to Know About Getting an Agent" from Chuck Sambuchino, editor of Guide to Literary Agents* In this 90-minute webinar, you'll learn how to compose a query letter, what makes up a compelling pitch, synopsis writing tips, how to research/find agents, and much more.

2011 Guide To Literary Agents

Member Agents Liza Dawson (plot-driven literary fiction, historicals, thrillers, suspense, parenting books, history, psychology (both popular and clinical), politics, narrative nonfiction and memoirs); Caitlin Blasdell (science fiction, ...

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599634272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Now includes subscription to GLA online (the agents section of writersmarket.com)! Now in its 20th year, Guide to Literary Agents is a writer's best resource for finding a literary agent who can represent their work to publishing houses, big and small. The days when a writer could deal directly with a large publisher are over. Literary agents represent writers and shepherd manuscripts to the right editor; and a good representative is the difference between a published book and a manuscript that never gets read. To help writers acquire an agent, GLA provides names and specialties for more than 750 individual agents around the United States and the world. GLA includes more than 90 pages of original articles on finding the best agent to represent your work and how to seal the deal. From identifying your genre to writing query letters to avoiding agent pet peeves, GLA will help writers deal with agents every step of the way. NOTE: Subsciption to GLA online NOT included with e-book edition.