My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is not your ordinary “writing book”. This is an actionable text to guide you through the morass of writing groups, contests, literary journals, with references for all areas that need to be covered when submitting your work; for instance, whether simultaneous submissions are accepted et al.
The work itself is aimed at Canadian and U.S. residents, but many of the links can conceivably be used by any writer around the world to assist them on their writing journey.
This book would be helpful for any poet, fiction or nonfiction writer.
I was, at first, concerned about the price for a reference work, but in considering this extensively I realized that the price is only fair as it is far cheaper than any hardbound or eBook reference on the market today. The latter resources would charge over twice as much not to mention the membership sites which would charge far more per month let alone annually.In addition, instead of having to plug in the information from a book, 98% of the links are active and thus with one click you can be on the website for further information.
Writer’s Bounty also included information on help for underserved populations, fellowships, writing workshops and internships. The book also divides the resources for the reader’s specific niche which is easily found in Ms. Hurry’s work. Literary Agents are included, thus, you will be able to hone in on agents that are actively looking for books and writing like yours.
And for any and all writers, there is the most important part of your written work which is promotion and marketing. Information under this umbrella is just as important, arguably, as the writing.
This book has everything a writer will need to submit their work for consideration in literary journals, contests, to agents, and to publishers. A necessary reference for any writer. Not to be missed.
Please note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.
book: Writer’s Bounty
author: Valerie Hurry