The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer: Everything You Need to Know about Craft, Inspiration, Agents, Editors, Publishing, and the Busin

Kevin Larimer (Author) Mary Gannon (Author)
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Product Details

$49.99  $45.99
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publish Date
April 07, 2020
6.1 X 5.6 X 1.9 inches | 0.01 pounds
Compact Disc

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About the Author

Kevin Larimer is the editor in chief of Poets & Writers, where he edits Poets & Writers magazine; oversees the website,; and directs the organization's program of events, Poets & Writers Live. He received his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he served as the poetry editor of The Iowa Review, and holds a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Mary Gannon is the executive director of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. From 2013 to 2018, she was associate director and director of content for the Academy of American Poets. From 2010 to 2013 she was the editorial director of Poets & Writers, where she oversaw the production of and the publication of Poets & Writers magazine, for which she served as editor from 2004 to 2009. She received her MFA in poetry from Arizona State University, where she was awarded a Swarthout Writing Prize in poetry, and a BA in English from Skidmore College.
Samantha Desz is a classically trained actor with extensive theater experience. She also is an experienced voice actor, working on a variety of long form voice-over projects. Samantha has a passion for learning about different cultures and lifestyles. She's lived around the U.S. and in London, England, called New York City home for nearly twenty years, and is currently living in the Midwest.


"A lucid, lively, thorough, enormously helpful book that I'll be recommending to prospective authors for years to come."

-- "Jynne Dilling Martin, associate publisher and director of publicity at Riverhead Books"

"Leave it to Poets & Writers to give us the comprehensive guide to the writer's life. Here is the inspiration to feed your dreams as well as the nuts-and-bolts advice to put food on the table. I wish this excellent resource had been around when I was starting out!"

-- "Tayari Jones, New York Times bestselling author"

"A wonderful book...[and] a teeming compendium. Larimer and Gannon's insights and suggestions are grounded in comprehensive research and common sense, further enriched with insights, inspiration, and reading lists from a wide spectrum of the country's most respected writers. You bring the talent, this book will do the rest!"

-- "Fiona McCrae, publisher of Graywolf Press"