The official resource used by the AWP (Associated Writing Program) and the YMCA National Writer's Voice, Get Your First Book Published goes beyond the conventional advice for writers. The book includes hundreds of awards and publishers that are exclusively in the market for first-time authors or favorable to unpublished authors. Each award listing is complete with deadlines, names of previous award winners, advice from directors, and much more. Each publisher's listing represents large and small houses most interested in publishing first books, along with statistical information, previous first-time authors, and useful advice. The book also features the first-ever comprehensive national directory for chapbooks.
Inspirational as well as practical, Get Your First Book Published includes contributions from many of our most distinguished contemporary writers on how they got their first books published and the insights they've gained.
The book features ways to make your first book a success, and reveals the opportunities and resources available to writers to promote their work.